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Fig Wasps

Description:

Several female Chalcid Fig wasps wandering around after exiting its host fig - Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina). These could be 2 different species and one of them is possibly a pollinating fig wasps (Eupristina koningsbergeri) from the Agaonidae family. Each of these wasps are about 2mm small only.

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:

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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1 Comment

Jetnosfreak
Jetnosfreak 6 months ago

Thank you; ChunXingWong!

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

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

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