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The Systematics of the Fig Wasp Parasites of the Genus Apocrypta Coquerel

  title={The Systematics of the Fig Wasp Parasites of the Genus Apocrypta Coquerel},
  author={Sandrine A. Ulenberg},
Ovipositor length of threeApocrypta species: Effect on oviposition behavior and correlation with syconial thickness
It is deduced that the Ovipositor length adapts to the syconial thickness and induces the oviposition behavior in the different species to diverge.
How to be a fig wasp.
This new synthesis of fig wasp research attempts to integrate recent contributions with the older literature and to promote research on diverse topics ranging from behavioral ecology to molecular evolution.
Moderate parasitoidism on pollinators contributes to population oscillations and increases species diversity in the fig-fig wasp community
The theoretical predictions are consistent with the newest experimental study on the fig-fig wasp system, which showed that loss of top-down control (parasitoidism on the pollinators) resulted in a change in the balance of reciprocal benefits, thereby changing food web complexity.
Revision of the Polynemadikobraz species-group with description of a remarkable new species from South Africa (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Mymaridae)
This new Afrotropical species of Polynema (Polynema) sagittaria has the ovipositor extending ventrally under the mesosoma to well in front of the head, in a bow-like curve, and housed in a narrow, anterior elongation of the metasoma, the basal sac.
Interactions between pollinator and non‐pollinator fig wasps: correlations between their numbers can be misleading
Ficus and their species–specific pollinator fig wasps represent an obligate plant–insect mutualism, but figs also support a community of non‐pollinating fig wasps (NPFWs) that consist of phytophages
Classification and distribution ofFicus
The main subdivisions in the most recent classification by Corner12 are presented together with the genera of pollinating fig wasps (Agaonidae) associated with them and are discussed and grouped according to morphological and functional traits, in particular in connection with the unique pollination system.
Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of fig communities
  • S. Frank
  • Environmental Science
  • 2005
This work raises several new questions based on recent research on two components of fig reproduction: pollen-donation and seed-production success, which depend on the flowering phenology of the figs and the population dynamics of the pollinator wasps.
Cophylogeny of the Ficus microcosm
  • A. Jackson
  • Biology
    Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 2004
The results support the consensus that figs codiverge significantly with pollinators but not non‐pollinators and emphasises the growing realisation that evolutionary transitions in the microcosm are more flexible than previously thought and host specificity is necessary but not sufficient for codivergence.