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Gonatopus similis Brues

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

Gonatopus similis Brues 1906. Holotype: female in Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee. Type locality: Algoa Bay, South Africa.

Pseudogonatopus mauritianus Williams, 1956. HolotypeType locality: Palmyre, Mauritius.

Distribution

Gambia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa.

Biology

Hosts: in Mauritius: Perkinsiella saccharicida Kirkl. and Dicranotropis muiri Kirk. (Williams 1956). Parasites: in Mauritius Cheiloneurus gonatopodis R.C.L. Perkins (Encyrtidae) (Williams 1956).

Reference

Brues, C.T. 1906. Descriptions of parasatic Hymenoptera from Cape Colony. Bull. Wisconsin Nat. Hist. Soc. 4 (3): 103-112.

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

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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