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Weeping Fig Wasp

Eupristina koningsbergeri

Description:

Chalcid Fig wasps of the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina). These are possibly Eupristina koningsbergeri from the Agaonidae family. Females are black and equipped with ovipositor while the males are smaller and wingless. They are only at about 2mm in size. These wasps are found exiting from an opened ripe fig fruit.

Habitat:

Breed inside fruits of the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) which this host fig tree was found growing in an oil palm plantation. More information of its host fig species here https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16...

Notes:

A study has shown that there are up to 16 fig wasp species associated with just this one fig species. Figs are unique as they have internal flowers inside their fruits so they depend on fig wasps to enter the fruits to pollinate its flowers.

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ChunXingWong
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ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 11, 2020
Submitted on Nov 7, 2020

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