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  Gonatopus amoenus Olmi

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Dryinidae; Subfamily: Gonatopodinae, Genus: Gonatopus)

Gonatopus amoenus Olmi, 1994. Holotype: female in the collection of Massimo Olmi collection, Viterbo, Italy (MOLC). Type locality: Umbeluzi, Maputo Distr., Mozambique.


Burkina Faso, Mozambique South Africa.


Hosts in South Africa: Delphacidae: Toya propinqua (Fieber) and Toya tuberculosa (Distant) (Olmi, 2006).


Olmi, M. 1994. Taxonomic Studies on the Dryinidae of Mozambique (Hymenoptera Chrysidoidea). Oriental Insects, Vol. 28:67-80.

Olmi M. 2009. New species of South African Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 50: 447460.

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. 2019. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 4630: 1619. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1


Map illustration Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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