Ficophagus benjamina




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            Ficophagus benjamina (Bartholomaeus, Davies, Ye & Giblin-Davis, 2012), Davies et al., 2015


Schistonchus benjamina Bartholomaeus, Davies, Ye & Giblin-Davis, 2012

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Morphology and Anatomy:


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Found in sycones of Ficus benjamina.  The pre-reproductive female is presumed to be moved by the pollinating wasp of F. benjamina, Euspristina koninsberegeri (Batholomaeus et al., 2012).

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Feeds, grows and reproduces within syconia of Ficus benjamina.




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Bartholomaeus, F., Davies, K.A., Ye, W. and Giblin-Davis, R.M. 2012. Schistonchus (Aphelenchoididae) from Ficus benjamini in Australia, with description of S. benjamiina sp.n. Nematology 13:1005-1013.

Davies, K.A., Ye, W., Kanzaki, N., Bartholomaeus, F., Zeng, Y. & Giblin-Davis, R.M. (2015). A review of the taxonomy, phylogeny, distribution and co-evolution of Schistonchus Cobb, 1927 with proposal of Ficophagus n. gen. and Martininema n. gen. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae). Nematology 17, 761- 829. DOI: 10.1163/15685411-00002907

Zheng, Y., Huang, J., Zhang, D., Zeng, W., Shi, R., Zhang, Y., Peng, Y., Ye, W., Giblin-Davis, R.M. 2019. Ficophagus auriculatae n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae), an associate of the Ficus auriculata-complex in China. Nematology 21:497-508.


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