Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:7
Specimens with Barcodes:4
Species With Barcodes:3
Sycophaga is a mainly Afrotropical gall wasp genus of the family Chalcidoidea that live on the section Sycomorus of the monoecious fig subgenus, Sycomorus, and one of several fig wasp genera to exploit its mutualism with Ceratosolen wasps.
They enter the fig during the receptive phase of development, and oviposit inside the short-style flowers. This induces the growth of endosperm tissue and the enlargement and ripening of the syconium which holds the wasp-bearing drupelets, without pollination taking place.
The described species include:
- Sycophaga afflicta Grandi, 1916
- Sycophaga callani Grandi, 1955
- Sycophaga cyclostigma Waterston, 1916
- Sycophaga depressa Risbec, 1956
- Sycophaga gigantea Grandi, 1916
- Sycophaga insularis Grandi, 1916
- Sycophaga silvestrii Grandi, 1916
- Sycophaga sycomori Linnaeus, 1758
- Sycophaga tenebrosa Grandi, 1917
- Sycophaga valentinae Grandi, 1952
- Sycophaga vicina Mayr, 1906
- Sycophaga viduata Grandi, 1916
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