Fig insects in California
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Fig insects in California by Perez Simmons

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Fig,
  • Diseases and pests

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Statementby Perez Simmons, W.D. Reed, and E.A. McGregor
SeriesCircular / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 157, Circular (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 157.
ContributionsReed, W. D. (William Doyle), 1897-, McGregor, E. A.
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. :
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25513100M

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Fig wasp, (family Agaonidae), also called fig insect, any of about species of tiny wasps responsible for pollinating the world’s species of figs (see Ficus).Each species of wasp pollinates only one species of fig, and each fig species has its own wasp species to pollinate it. This extraordinary diversity of coevolution between figs and wasps has become so profound that neither. Therefore consider the list below as a general indicator of the insects, bugs and spiders that may be found in a given state or province. There are a total of California Insects ( Found) in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order (A-to-Z). You can always go back to the Insects by State Listing.   EMBED (for hosted blogs and item tags)Pages: Around this time of year, the garden is abuzz not only with bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, but with the iridescent green, giant, flying beetles known as fig beetles (Cotinis mutabilis). The first time I ever bumped into a fig beetle, literally, I actually heard it before I saw it coming. It sounded like a jumbo jet coming in for landing, and as I turned my head to look in its direction.

The listing below is a general indicator of insects, bugs and spiders that may be found in a given state. There are a total of (41) California True Bugs found in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order. For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal unately, we cannot . The common fig tree (Ficus carica) grows in warm and temperate regions. Growers in southern states such as South Carolina and Florida cultivate the tree for its fruit, which can be eaten raw, preserved or used in baking projects. The medium-sized tree reaches heights of 30 feet and possesses a very. The common fig tree has been cultivated since ancient times and grows wild in dry and sunny locations with deep and fresh soil, and in rocky locations that are at sea level to 1, metres in elevation. It prefers relatively porous and freely draining soil, and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Unlike other fig species, Ficus carica does not always require pollination by a wasp or from Family: Moraceae.

California fig industry: with a chapter on fig caprification written for the annual report of the California State Board of Agriculture for / (Sacramento [Calif.]: State Office, ), by B. M. Lelong and California. State Board of Agriculture (page images at HathiTrust). "Fig trees are found throughout the tropical world with over species in the genus Ficus. Many figs have an elaborate pollination system in which tiny wasps mate inside of the fruit. This book considers the biology, ecology, natural history, and the historical/cultural importance of this interesting plant/5(28). With this in mind, proceed to identify specimens, using your book and examples here to help arrive at your final determination. When you have finished you should go to a museum or reference collection and compare your results. With practice you may find that the identification of insects will become a challenging avocation. Size: 1MB.   Fig trees only bear fruit thanks to something called a fig wasp. The wasps are born inside the figs, and when the females hatch, they crawl out to find a Author: Amanda Fiegl.