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Goniozus Förster

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chrysidoidea; Family: Bethylidae; Subfamily: Bethylinae)

Goniozus Förster 1856. Type species: Bethylus claripennis Förster.


Goniozus aethiops Evans, 1976 in Gordh & Evans, 1976


Goniozus etiellae Risbec, 1955

  Goniozus garouae (Risbec, 1955)

Goniozus indicus (Ashmead, 1903)


Goniozus kabisus (Benoit, 1957)

Goniozus kiefferi Gordh, 1986
  Goniozus leuconeura (Kieffer, 1914)

Goniozus natalensis Gordh, 1986

  Goniozus procerae Risbec, 1956
  Goniozus rostratus Kieffer, 1905
  Goniozus rutshurus (Benoit, 1957)
  Goniozus simillis Fouts, 1934 


Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda.


Parasitoid of sugar cane borer Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) (Gordh, 1986)


Azevedo CO, Garcia R, Gobbi FT & van Noort S. 2015. Insecta, Hymenoptera, Bethylidae: range extension and filling gaps in Central African Republic. Check List 11: 1-4.

Azevedo CO & van Noort S. 2018. Flat wasp fauna from Cousine island, Seychelles, with description of a new species of Holepyris (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Atoll Research Bulletin 615: 1-12. http://opensi.si.edu/index.php/smithsonian/catalog/book/179

Förster, A. 1856. Hymenopterologische Studen II. Chalcidiae und Proctotrupii. Aachen. Ernst ter Meer, Vol. 2, 152 pp.

Kieffer, JJ. 1912. No. IV. –Hymenoptera, Proctotrupoidea. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Series 2. 15: 45–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1912.tb00089.x.

Gordh, G. 1986. A new species of Goniozus Foerster 1851 from southern Africa parasitizing sugar cane borer, Eldana saccharina Walker, and taxonomic notes on species of the genus in Africa (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae; Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of
Southern Africa
. 49: 257–265.

Gordh, G., & H. E. Evans. 1976. A new species of Goniozus imported into California from Ethiopia for the biological control of pink bollworm and some notes on the taxonomic status of Parasierola and Goniozus (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 78: 479-489.


Map illustration © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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