Fig Insect

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“The fig insect will not lay eggs in the Smyrna fig, but only in the wild fig; therefore one individual may carry the pollen to a dozen Smyrna figs before finding a wild fig whose character it does not recognize before entering the receptacle.” — Davison, 1906


Fig, fly, Insect, pest, bug, smyrna


Alvin Davison, Practical Zoology (New York: American Book Company, 1906) 63


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