fig wasp

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fig wasp

n.
Any of various chalcid wasps that breed in figs, especially those in the family Agaonidae that have a mutualistic relationship with fig plants, acting as the sole pollinator and developing inside the fruit.

fig′ wasp`


n.
a chalcid wasp, Blastophaga psenes, that pollinates figs, usu. of the Smyrna variety.
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2009) estimated that the crown group of Agaonidae could have originated any time between 54 and 216 Myr ago.
The term Agaoninae corresponds to the pollinating wasps, sensu Boucek (1988) or to Agaonidae sensu Rasplus, Kerdelhue, Le Clainche and Mondor (1998).
Fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae and Torymidae) in New Zealand.
Order Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea associated with figs (families Agaonidae & Pteromalidae).
2006) y de una especie particular de avispas de la familia Agaonidae para su polinizacion (Ramirez, 1970).
Entre los arboles del genero Ficus y las avispas de la familia Agaonidae existe una relacion mutualista de tipo obligado.
Estas avispas pertenecen a las familias Agaonidae, Eurytomidae, Orymidae, Pteromalidae y Torymidae y se les conoce como avispas no polinizadoras de los Ficus (Boucek 1993).
Agaonidae (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea) and Ficus (Moraceae): fig wasps and their figs, xv (Meso-American Pegoscapus).
1983) observed vertical stratification in the tropical forests of Panama, Papua-New Guinea and Brunei with a marked preference for certain groups of insects including Agaonidae (Hymenoptera) in canopy areas.
Biological analogies between some fig-wasps (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae and Torymidae: Sycophaginae) and Varroa jacobsoni (Acari: Varroidae).
1999 Agaonidae Ramirez 1988, 1991, 1997, Ramirez and Montero 1988, Ramirez and Malavasi 1997 Eulophidae Gonzalez et al.
The eurytomids also occur as parasites in Cynipidae, Pteromalidae, Eurytomidae, Tanaostigmatidae, and Agaonidae (Grisell & Schauff 1990; DiGiulio 1997), and members of the family Perilampidae are hyperparasitoids of Ichneumonidae (Darling 1997).