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  Gonatopus nearcticus (Fenton)

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

Pachygonotopus nearticus Fenton, 1927. HolotypeType locality:

Epigonotopus americanus Fenton, 1921, name preoccupied by Pseudogonotopus americanus R.C.L. Perkins 1905.

Platygonatopus ugandanus Benoit, 1951. Holotype: female in Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria', Genova. Type locality: Bululo, Uganda (synonymy by Olmi, 1993)

Distribution

Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe. Also Palaearctic and Nearctic regions.

Biology

Hosts: Cicadellidae: in Namibia: Paradorydium spatulatum (Naudé); in South Africa: Balclutha frontalis (Ferrari) [= B. rosea (Scott)](Guglielmino et al. 2013).

References

Fenton, F.A. 1927. New parasitic Hymenoptera of the subfamily Anteoninae from the Americas. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 72: 1–6.

Guglielmino A, Olmi M, Bückle C. 2013. An updated host-parasite catalogue of world Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Zootaxa 3740: 1–113. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3740.1.1

Olmi, M. 1993. A new generic classification for Thaumatodryininae, Dryininae and Gonatopodinae, with description of new species (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae). Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura, Serie 2, 25 (1): 57-89.

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

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. 2011. A catalogue of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 52: 177–206.

Olmi, M. & Copeland, R.S. & Guglielmino, A. 2015. An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 333-380.

Olmi, M., van Noort, S. & Guglielmino, A. 2016. Contribution to the knowledge of Afrotropical Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) with description of new species from Central African Republic and Uganda. ZooKeys 578: 45-95.

Olmi, M. Guglielmino, A., Natha, S.A. & Alfredo, A.A.N. 2012. A catalogue of Dryinidae of Mozambique, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). African Invertebrates 53: 715-731.

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

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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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