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This web site deals with figs (Ficus spp., Moraceae) and fig wasps, which belong to five hymenoptera families (Agaonidae, Pteromalidae, Ormyridae, Eurytomidae & Torymidae). All species in the family Agaonidae breed in figs, but the Pteromalidae, Ormyridae, Eurytomidae and Torymidae only have a very small proportion of their total species associated with figs. The relationship of the pollinating fig wasps with their host fig tree is an obligate mutualism: the tree relies on the wasps for pollen dispersal and pollination, and in turn the wasps can only reproduce in the florets within the fig. This web site offers a lot of information about this extraordinary ecological interaction. For the figs as well as the fig wasps checklists, classification and identification keys are provided. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
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