Effect of local mate competition on fig wasp
Determinants of species richness in southern African fig wasp
(2010a) have shown host-switching of some Schistonchus lineages in Australia where there is evidence of long term incursions of apparently Laurasian Ficus lineages and their associated fig wasps
and nematodes supporting the possibility of nematode host-switching as fig wasp
lineages are moved into new areas.
For example, each fig species tends to be pollinated by a single fig wasp
such that the loss of one should result in the loss of the other.
She fields questions from a stick insect whose lover is obsessed with her, a fig wasp
that laments that all the males she knows bite their girlfriends in half, and a lion bemoaning the fact that his mate is a nymphomaniac.
Fig trees are special because they are pollinated by a specific fig wasp
The fertilization of fig is carried out by the symbiotic fig wasp
, Blastophaga psenes L.
The fig wasp
fauna of the receptacles of Ficus thonningii (Hyme noptera, Chalcidoidea).
A living fossil Tetrapus fig wasp
(Hymenoptera: Agaoninae) developing in extant Neotropical fig species (Moraceae: Ficus, section Pharmacosycea)
The non-pollinating agaonid fig wasp
, Josephiella microcarpae Beardsley & Rasplus (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae), which forms galls on the leaves of F.
Globalization of invasive fig wasp
species is mediated through the horticulture and bonsai trade, with the spread of fig wasp
species outside their natural range likely to be facilitated by accidental transfer of their larvae inside figs as part of international trade of the host fig species.
Little is known about the reproductive aspects of this plant, although there is one report of two Pegoscapus Cameron (1906) species of fig wasp
, simultaneously occurring in its syconiums (Schiffler, 2002).