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Key to species of Conidarnes

(from Farache & Rasplus 2015)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Agaonidae; Subfamily: Sycophaginae; Genus: Conidarnes)

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1 Notauli incomplete (1a). Upper face smooth and lower face reticulate (1b). Ficus kerkhoveni ... Conidarnes laevis Farache & Rasplus, 2015


- Notauli complete (1a). Face entirely reticulate (1b) ... 2

2 Sculpture of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum mostly smooth, lateral lobes of mesoscutum engraved reticulate (2a). Scrobe with a median longitudinal sulcus, extending from median ocellus to interantennal area (2b). Ficus altissima ... Conidarnes sulcata Farache & Rasplus, 2015


- Sculpture of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum reticulate (2a), lateral lobes of mesoscutum reticulate. Scrobe without a median longitudinal sulcus (2b) ... 3

3 Antenna with one anellus (3a). Funicular segments mostly transverse (3b). Ficus pallescens ... Conidarnes santineloi Farache & Rasplus, 2015


- Antenna with two anelli (3a). Funicular segments mostly as long as wide or slightly longer than wide (3b) ... 4

4 Ovipositor approximately 1.5 x as long as body (4a). Metasoma ventrally yellow and dorsally dark brown (4b) ... Conidarnes achterbergi Farache & Rasplus, 2015


- Ovipositor as long as body or shorter (4a). Coloration of metasoma homogeneously brown (4b) ... 5

5 Ovipositor nearly as long as body (5a). Supraclypeal area wide (5b). Ficus subtecta ...   Conidarnes subtectae Farache & Rasplus, 2015


- Ovipositor nearly 0.5 x as long as body (5a). Supraclypeal area narrow (5b) ... 6

6 Antennae inserted near the middle line of compound eyes (6a). Supraclypeal area higher than clypeus (6a). Propodeum with a reticulate median line, slightly striate, and wider near the anterior margin of the propodeum (6b). Ficus sumatrana ... Conidarnes sumatranae Farache & Rasplus, 2015


- Antennae inserted at the lower line of compound eyes (Fig. 3D). Supraclypeal area shorter than clypeus (Fig. 3D). Propodeum without a well-established median line (Fig. 4B). Ficus involucrata ... Conidarnes bergi Farache & Rasplus, 2015



Farache, F.H.A. & Rasplus, J.Y. 2015. Conidarnes, a new Oriental genus of Sycophaginae (Hymenoptera, Agaonidae) associated with Ficus section Conosycea (Moraceae). ZooKeys 539: 119145. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.539.6529.


Photographs Fernando Farache (FFCLRP-USP, Ribeiro Preto).

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2021. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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