Goniozus omanensis (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) an important parasitoid of the lesser date moth Batrachedra amydraula Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Batrachedridae) in Oman

Autoři: A. Polaszek aff001;  T. Almandhari aff002;  L. Fusu aff004;  S. A. H. Al-Khatri aff003;  S. Al Naabi aff003;  R. H. Al Shidi aff003;  S. Russell aff005;  I. C. W. Hardy aff002
Působiště autorů: Dept of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, England, United Kingdom aff001;  School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, England, United Kingdom aff002;  Plant Protection Research Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman aff003;  Faculty of Biology, 'Al. I. Cuza' University, Iasi, Romania aff004;  Core Research Laboratories, Natural History Museum, London, England, United Kingdom aff005
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223761


A new species of bethylid parasitoid wasp, Goniozus omanensis Polaszek sp. n., is described based on morphology and DNA sequence data. The species is currently known only from the lesser date moth Batrachedra amydraula, a pest of economic importance, but can be reared on two factitious host species. G. omanensis is compared with G. swirskiana, known from the same host in Israel. We summarise current knowledge of G. omanensis life-history, and its potential as an agent of biological pest control.

Klíčová slova:

Genital anatomy – Larvae – Moths and butterflies – New species reports – Phylogenetic analysis – Scanning electron microscopy – Sequence analysis – Sequence similarity searching


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