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Comptoniella vannoorti Wiebes

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Otitesellinae; Genus: Comptoniella)

Comptoniella vannoorti Wiebes 1992 (in Berg & Wiebes 1992). Holotype: In Type locality: South Africa



Comptoniella vannoorti Wiebes ovipositing through fig wall.




Namibia and South Africa, but probably also present in the remaining Distributional area (lighter colour) of the host fig (Angola)


Host fig: Ficus cordata cordata Thunberg


Berg, C.C. & Wiebes, J.T. 1992. African fig trees and fig wasps. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Amsterdam, 1-298 pp.


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

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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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