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Abstract

First record of Platyscapa quadraticeps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Agaoninae) in Colombia: a warning sign?

Abstract

The first occurrence record of Platyscapa quadraticeps in Colombia is reported. This wasp is the pollinator of Ficus religiosa, a tree species introduced mainly for ornamental use. The obligate mutualistic relationship between them could result in the naturalization of both species, with possible negative consequences.