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Cuming's Fig Wasp


A fig wasp at only 1mm long. Possibly the pollinating fig wasp of Ficus cumingii. Escaped from a male fruit of the Cuming's Fig (Ficus cumingii).


Found after cutting open a male Cuming's fig fruit. Ficus cumingii is a common fig species from Philippines which have successfully arrived the east coast of Sabah, Borneo and slowly becoming abundant in the urban areas. This species is unique where it has some leaves that are growing opposite to each other which is unlike all the other fig species. Although this photo shows the side of the plant which have non-opposite leaves instead. Leaves are are very rough with tiny hard hairs.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 5, 2020
Submitted on Dec 17, 2020

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