Schistonchus caprifici (Gasparrini, 1864)

on Ficus

gall

Inquiline of Blastophaga psenes and Philotrypesis caricae. Via the larva of the wasp the nematode arrives in the hemocoel of the female wasp and infects a new host plant when she deposits her eggs.

host plants

Moraceae, narrowly monophagous

Ficus carica.

references

Vovlas & Larizzza (1996a).

mod 2.xii.2018