HomeFigsFig waspsBiologyFig classificationWasp classificationWaspWebBiodiversity Explorer

Identification keys to genera and species of world Agaonidae

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

ClassificationFig wasp keys

Users can choose between three different key formats depending on their personal preference. Although Lucid Phoenix keys are interactive keys they are still dichotomous and a choice needs to be made at each key couplet to continue. Lucid matrix keys, on the other hand, use a different approach where relevant states from multiple character features can be selected independently until identification is achieved. For more information concerning Lucid keys visit www.lucidcentral.org.

Agaoninae (identification keys to species)

Alfonsiella species

(Erasmus et al., 2007)

Standard dichotomous key

Lucid Phoenix key to FEMALES

Lucid Phoenix key to MALES


Nigeriella species (van Noort & van Harten, 2006)

Standard dichotomous key

Lucid Phoenix key to FEMALES

Lucid Phoenix key to MALES


Sycophaginae (identification key to genera)

Key to genera of Sycophaginae

(Liu et al., 2017)

Standard dichotomous key

Lucid Phoenix key

Lucid Matrix key


Sycophaginae (identification keys to species)

Conidarnes species

(Farache & Rasplus, 2015)

Standard dichotomous key

Lucid Phoenix key

Lucid Matrix key


Idarnes species

(Farache et al., 2016)

Standard dichotomous key

Lucid Phoenix key

Lucid Matrix key


Pseudidarnes species

(Farache & Rasplus, 2014)

Standard dichotomous key

Lucid Phoenix key

Lucid Matrix key


References

Erasmus J.C., van Noort, S., Jousselin E.,& Greeff, J.M. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of fig wasp pollinators (Agaonidae; Hymenoptera) in Ficus section Galoglychia. Zoologica Scripta 36: 61-78.

Farache, F.H.A. & Rasplus, J.Y. 2014. Revision of the Australasian genus Pseudidarnes Girault, 1927 (Hymenoptera, Agaonidae, Sycophaginae). Zookeys 404: 31-70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.404.7204

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: 119–145. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.539.6529.

Farache FHA, Cruaud A, Genson G, Rasplus J, & Pereira RAS. 2017. Taxonomic revision and molecular phylogenetics of the Idarnes incertus species-group (Hymenoptera, Agaonidae, Sycophaginae). PeerJ 5:e2842 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2842

Liu Y, Rasplus JY, van Noort S, Li Z, Huang D. 2017. Sycidiphaga, a new genus of Sycophaginae Walker, 1975 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae) associated with Ficus subgenus Sycidium in southern China. Zootaxa 4306: 91-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4306.1.5

van Noort, S. & van Harten, A. 2006. Fig wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae, Pteromalidae) species richness of Yemen. Fauna of Arabia 22: 449-472.

Credits

Photographs © Fernando Farache (FFCLRP-USP, Ribeirão Preto), or © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

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>).

Copyright 2004-2021 Iziko Museums of South Africa

website statistics