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Two Ichneumonid Parasitoid Wasps Affecting Ficus sycamorus (L.) Fruits in Khartoum State.

Two Ichneumonid Parasitoid Wasps Affecting Ficus sycamorus (L.) Fruits in Khartoum State.

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Title: Two Ichneumonid Parasitoid Wasps Affecting Ficus sycamorus (L.) Fruits in Khartoum State.
Author: Jibreel, T. J. O.
Abstract: This study was carried out to survey species of parasitoid wasps in Ficus sycamorus fruits. Two species of parasitoid wasps were found. One species was characterized by a long ovipositor and the other with a short ovipositor: The female of the short ovipositor fig wasp laid her eggs inside the short - style flowers and the other laid her eggs inside the long -style flowers. The short ovipositor fig wasps cannot pollinate the flowers but th~laid their eggs in the syconium. Their presence in the inflorescence possibly made the syconium larger in size, i.e. a gall. The long . ovipositor fig wasps pollinated the long - style flowers fertile seeds were formed. in addition to pollination the long ovipositor fig wasp possibly parasitized the larvae of the short ovipositor wasps and any other insects found in the fruits. This work is the first study of parasitoids in the Sudan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/631
Date: 2010


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