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The fig wasp fauna of the receptacles of Ficus thonningii lHymenopterac Chalcidoidear

  title={The fig wasp fauna of the receptacles of Ficus thonningii lHymenopterac Chalcidoidear},
  author={Z Bou ccaron and ek and A. Watsham and J. T. Wiebes and Zdenek Boucek},
A Molecular Phylogeny of the Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
This first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Chalcidoidea based on a molecular analysis of 18S and 28S ribosomal gene regions for 19 families, 72 subfamilies, 343 genera and 649 species finds no impact of alignment method, and few but substantial differences between likelihood and parsimony approaches.
Phylogenetic analysis of Eurytominae (Chalcidoidea : Eurytomidae) based on morphological characters
The large genus Eurytoma– which includes about half of the described species of the subfamily – proved to be polyphyletic, and is redefined in a narrowed sense using putative synapomorphies, and the family Eurytomidae is proposed to restrict to these two taxa.
A New Afrotropical Species of Ormyrus Westwood, 1832 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Ormyridae)
A new species, Ormyrus fernandinus sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Ormyridae), is described from the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). Collected with Malaise trap, the biology of the new
COI and ITS2 sequences delimit species, reveal cryptic taxa and host specificity of fig‐associated Sycophila (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae)
Two molecular markers, mitochondrial COI and nuclear ITS2, were employed to identify Sycophila from six Chinese fig species and revealed three male morphs in one species and detected two species that were overlooked by morphological analysis.
Expression and evolutionary divergence of the non-conventional olfactory receptor in four species of fig wasp associated with one species of fig
A comparison of spatial tissue-specific expression patterns and substitution rates of one orthologous gene in these fig wasps and sought evidence for selection pressures reflects possible selection pressures acting on Or2 sequences of fig wasp, particularly on PFWs who are more host-specific to figs.
A new species of Eurytoma (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) attacking Quadrastichus spp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) galling Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae), with a summary of African Eurytoma biology and species checklist
Afrotropical species classified in Eurytoma are reviewed and twenty-seven new combinations are proposed: Aximopsis acaciacola (Hedqvist) comb, and Sycophila plectroniae (Risbec) comb.
Inferring the Phylogenetic Positions of Two Fig Wasp Subfamilies of Epichrysomallinae and Sycophaginae Using Transcriptomes and Mitochondrial Data
The phylogenies of fig wasps are reconstructed using both maximum likelihood (ML) and Bayesian inference (BI) analyses and suggest that both Epichrysomallinae and Sycophaginae are more closely related to Agaonidae with a high statistical support.
First report of Paradecatoma bannensis Masi (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae) as seed parasite of Cordia africana in Ethiopia
Investigation of the cause of pyrene deterioration of C. africana in Ethiopia found Paradecatoma bannensis has emerged from de-pulped drupes and this wasp was reported for the first time on the pyrenes/drupes.
Fr. Anthony Watsham (1924–2019)
Fr. Anthony (Seamus) Watsham, a much revered and distinguished member of the Society, passed away peacefully in Harare on the 17th of January 2019, aged 94. Anthony was born in Aylesbury,