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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012, pp. 182-186
Bioline Code: zr12028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Zoological Research, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012, pp. 182-186

 en Spatial distribution of fig wasps in syconia of two monoecious Ficus check for this species in other resources sp.
WANG, Zhen-Ji; LI, Guo-Chang; PENG, Yan-Qiong & YANG, Da-Rong

Abstract

In addition to pollinator fig wasps, there are several non-pollinating fig wasps associated with monoecious Ficus check for this species in other resources sp. In order to understand how pollinator fig wasps and non-pollinating fig wasps are distributed across the same syconium, the spatial distribution of fig wasps associated with Ficus altissima check for this species in other resources and F. benjamina check for this species in other resources were compared using the pedicle lengths of galls containing each species. The results indicate that in Ficus altissima, the average pedicel length of galls containing Eupristina check for this species in other resources sp. is longer than that containing E. altissima check for this species in other resources . Average pedicel length of galls containing Sycobia check for this species in other resources sp., Micranisa ralianga check for this species in other resources and Sycoscapter check for this species in other resources sp. two did not show significant difference. The range of pedicel lengths of galls containing Sycobia sp., M. ralianga or Sycoscapter sp. two is narrower than that of galls containing E. altissima, indicating these non-pollinating fig wasps and pollinator have partially separated spatial niches. In F. benjamina, E. koningsbergeri check for this species in other resources was distributed in galls from the outer layer to inner layer, while most Walkerella check for this species in other resources sp. were found in outer layer galls, indicating E. koningsbergeri and Walkerella sp. have partially separated spatial niches.

Keywords
Fig wasp; Spatial distribution; Gall; Pedicel

 
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