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Species Goniozus legneri - Goniozus Navel Orangeworm Wasp

Goniozus legneri - female Goniozus legneri - female Goniozus legneri - male
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 & allies)
Family Bethylidae (Flat Wasps)
Subfamily Bethylinae
Genus Goniozus
Species legneri (Goniozus Navel Orangeworm Wasp)
Explanation of Names
Goniozus legneri Gordh
36 spp in genus per Arnett (1985) (1)
Biological control agent of the navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella ), and other pests such as codling (Cydia pomonella) and carob moths (Ectomyelois ceratoniae)
Introduced from South America
Print References
Legner, E.F., & G. Gordh. 1992. Lower navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae) population densities following establishment of Goniozus legneri (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) in California. Journal of Economical Entomology 85(6): 2153-2160. Abstract