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Gonatopus communis Olmi

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

Gonatopus communis Olmi, 1984. Holotype: female in The Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). Type locality: Kiribata, Zaire [=Democratic Republic of Congo].

Distribution

Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania.

Biology

Hosts in South Africa: Cicadellidae: Bonaspeia eriocephala (Cogan), Platentomus sobrinus (Stål), Recilia lobata (Linnavuori) (Olmi 2006); Exitianus taeniaticeps (Kirschbaum); Recilia cotula (Cogan);
Recilia dolabra Kramer (M. Stiller det.) (Olmi, 2009).

References

Olmi, M. 1984. A Revision of The Dryinidae (Hymenoptera). Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst., 37: 947-1913.

Olmi, M. 2006. A catalogue of Dryinidae and Embolemidae of South Africa, with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera Chrysidodea). Frustula entomologica (2005)(N.S.) vol. 28-29 (41-42): 1-57.

Olmi M. 2009. New species of South African Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 50: 447–460.

Olmi, M., Copeland, R.S. & van Noort, S. 2019. Dryinidae of the Afrotropical region (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 4630: 1–619. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4630.1.1

Credits

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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