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Published: 2016-11-24

Description of two new species from China in a new species group of the fig wasp genus Sycophaga Westwood (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae: Sycophaginae)

Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100039, China
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100039, China
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei, 071002, China 4Corresponding author.
Hymenoptera taxonomy Sycophaginae non-pollinating Ficus

Abstract

A new species group, the brevis-group, is established for two new species of the fig wasp genus Sycophaga Westwood (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae) reared from the monoecious fig tree Ficus orthoneura (Moraceae, Ficus, subgenus Urostigma) in China. The two new species, S. brevis n. sp. and S. diutius n. sp. are described and illustrated, supplemented by COI sequence data. In contrast with two other species groups newly recognized in Sycophaga, the explorator-group for species previously classified in Apocryptophagus Ashmead and the sycomori-group for other species previously classified in Sycophaga, the brevis-group is uniquely defined by the long pronotum of females and a Ficus host within the subgenus Urostigma.

 

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How to Cite

LIU, Y., LI, Z., JIA, L., & HUANG, D. (2016). Description of two new species from China in a new species group of the fig wasp genus <em>Sycophaga</em> Westwood (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaonidae: Sycophaginae). Zootaxa, 4196(4), 569–578. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4196.4.6