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Genus Goniozus

Bethylid wasp? - Goniozus Chalcidoid Wasp? - Goniozus Apocrita sp.? - Goniozus - female Wasp - Goniozus Bethylidae? - Goniozus Small Wasp? - Goniozus - female Small Wasp? - Goniozus - female Bethylid? - Goniozus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae
Subfamily Bethylinae
Genus Goniozus
Explanation of Names
Goniozus Förster 1856
35 spp. in our area(1), ~170 total(2)
1.5–5.0 mm(2)
worldwide, more diverse in Eurasia(2)
hosts: microlepidopteran larvae (Gelechiidae, Pyralidae, Tortricidae, etc.); one species recorded as parasite of Crabronidae(2)
some spp. are used to control insects pests(2)