Pegoscapus

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Pegoscapus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Agaonidae
Subfamily: Agaoninae
Genus: Pegoscapus
Cameron, 1906
Type species
Pegoscapus longiceps
Cameron, 1906
Species[1]

Pegoscapus aemulus (Grandi)
Pegoscapus aerumnosus (Grandi)
Pegoscapus aguilari (Grandi)
Pegoscapus amabilis (Grandi)
Pegoscapus ambiguus (Grandi)
Pegoscapus argentinensis (nl) (Blanchard, 1944)
Pegoscapus assuetus (Grandi)
Pegoscapus astomus (Grandi)
Pegoscapus attentus (Grandi)
Pegoscapus baschierii (Grandi)
Pegoscapus bifossulatus (nl) (Mayr, 1885)
Pegoscapus brasiliensis (Mayr)
Pegoscapus bruneri (Grandi)
Pegoscapus cabrerai (Blanchard)
Pegoscapus carlosi (Ramírez, 1970)
Pegoscapus clusiifolidis (sv) (Schiffler & Azevedo, 2002)
Pegoscapus cumanensis (Ramírez)
Pegoscapus danorum (nl) (Hoffmeyer, 1932)
Pegoscapus elisae (Grandi)
Pegoscapus estherae (Grandi)
Pegoscapus flagellatus (Wiebes)
Pegoscapus flaviscapa (Ashmead)
Pegoscapus franki (Wiebes)
Pegoscapus gemellus (Wiebes)
Pegoscapus grandii (Hoffmeyer)
Pegoscapus groegeri (Wiebes)
Pegoscapus herrei (Wiebes)
Pegoscapus hoffmeyeri (Grandi)
Pegoscapus ileanae (Ramírez)
Pegoscapus insularis (Ashmead)
Pegoscapus jimenezi (Grandi)
Pegoscapus kraussi (Grandi)
Pegoscapus longiceps (Cameron)
Pegoscapus lopesi (Mangabeira Filho)
Pegoscapus mariae (Ramírez)
Pegoscapus mexicanus (Ashmead)
Pegoscapus obscurus (Kirby)
Pegoscapus orozcoi (Ramírez)
Pegoscapus philippi (Grandi)
Pegoscapus piceipes (Ashmead)
Pegoscapus silvestrii (Grandi)
Pegoscapus tomentellae (Wiebes)
Pegoscapus tonduzi (Grandi)
Pegoscapus torresi (Grandi)
Pegoscapus tristani (Grandi)
Pegoscapus urbanae (Ramírez)
Pegoscapus williamsi (Grandi)

Pegoscapus is a genus of fig wasp native to the Americas. They range from Florida and Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south. Fig wasps have an obligate mutualism with the fig species they pollinate. Pegoscapus pollinates species in section Americana of the subgenus Urostigma.

The genus is estimated to be 28 million years old using cytochrome oxidase nucleotide sequences, and more than 20 million years old based on a fossil in amber from the Dominican Republic.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Universal Chalcidoidea Database: Taxonomic Tree". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  2. ^ Machado, Carlos A.; Jousselin, Emmanuelle; Kjellberg, Finn; Compton, Stephen G.; Herre, Edward Allen (2001). "Phylogenetic relationships, historical biogeography and character evolution of fig-pollinating wasps". Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 268 (1468): 685–694. doi:10.1098/rspb.2000.1418. PMC 1088657Freely accessible. PMID 11321056.