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Gonatopus koebergensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort

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

Gonatopus koebergensis Olmi, Copeland & van Noort, 2019. Holotype in Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town (SAMC). Type locality: Western Cape, Koeberg Nature Reserve, near dams, 33.637152S 18.414520E, South Africa.

 

Distribution

South Africa.

Biology

Host: Fulgoridae, Strongylodematinae: Strongylodemas breviceps Fennah (A. Emeljanov det.). Strongylodematinae belong to the family Fulgoridae (Emeljanov, personal comm.) and not Dictyopharidae, as attributed by other authors (Olmi et al 2019).

References

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

Credits

Photographs and 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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