Malagopsis doggeri

Malagopsis doggeri has no common name, which is true of more than 90% of insect species.

Malagopsis doggeri is just one of hundreds of thousands of parasitic wasps, and despite its bright coloration and relatively large size, it was only discovered in 2003. The species was named after the senior authors pet dog.

The image above is of the only known specimen, the holotype, which was collected in Kibale Forest National Park in Western Uganda in August 2003.

Species detail

  • Malagopsis doggeri
    Morphology and evolution

    Learn about the distinctive facial protuberance of Malagopsis doggeri and the Afrotropical genera it is believed to be related to.

  • Malagopsis doggeri
    Biology

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  • Typical Malagopsis doggeri environment
    Habitat and distribution

    Discover the areas of the world that Malagopsis doggeri has been found and the type of habitat it has been collected from.

  • Malagopsis doggeri
    Conservation

    Find out why it is hard to assess the conservation status of Malagopsis doggeri.

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    References

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Images

Malagopsis doggeri

Despite its bright coloration and relatively large size, Malagopsis doggeri was only discovered in 2003.

Malagopsis doggeri

The adult female uses her ovipositor to reach, paralyse and lay an egg on the concealed host.

Malagopsis doggeri

Malagopsis doggeri

Malagopsis doggeri

Malagopsis doggeri

A typical environment for Malagopsis doggeri.

A typical environment for the habitat of Malagopsis doggeri.

Author

Professor Donald Quicke

Imperial College London

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