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Conidarnes sulcata Farache & Rasplus

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

Conidarnes sulcata Farache & Rasplus, 2015. Holotype in: Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, Montpellier, France (CBGP). Type locality: CHINA: Yunnan: Luxi county, Mang Hai town, 24.53° 102.54°, 1750m.

Identification keys


Oriental region: China: Yunnan.


Host fig: Ficus altissima Blume.


Conidarnes sulcata was included in the phylogenetic analyses by Cruaud
et al. (2011). It was referred to as Conidarnes ex F. altissima (China) 1616_04w01x. The following markers are available in GenBank for this species: COI (JN001522.1), CytB (JN001596.1), EF1a (JN001659.1), and rRNA 28S (JN001493.1).


Cruaud, A., Jabbour-Zahab, R., Genson, G., Kjellberg, F., Kobmoo, N., Van Noort, S., Da-Rong, Y., Yan-Qiong, P., Ubaidillah, R., Hanson, P.E., Santos-Mattos, O., Farache, F.H.A., Pereira, R.A.S., Kerdelué, C. & Rasplus, J.Y. 2011. Phylogeny and evolution of life-history strategies in Sycophaginae non-pollinating fig wasps (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 178. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-178.

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.


Photographs © Fernando Farache (Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, Montpellier, France).

Next genus: Eukoebelea Ashmead, 1904

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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