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Gonatopus varipes Brues

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

Gonatopus varipes Brues, 1906. Holotype: female in Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee. Type locality: Mashonaland, Zimbabwe.


Botswana, Gambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe.


Hosts in Mozambique: unidentified species of Cicadellidae (Olmi et al., 2012).


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

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

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

Olmi, M. 2004. New species of Dryinidae and Embolemidae from Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea). Frustula Entomologica, nuova serie 25: 86-109.

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

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.


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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