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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Chrysidoidea

Familia: Bethylidae
Subfamilia: Bethylinae
Genus: Goniozus
Species (about 170): G. akitsushimanus – G. eriae – G. inauditus – G. jacintae – G. jamiei – G. japonicus – G. kaiensis – G. koreanus – G. kuriani – G. kusigematii – G. mesolevis – G. musae – G. omanensis – G. ryukyuensis – G. yaeyamanus – G. yoshikawai

Goniozus Förster, 1856


Parasierola Cameron, 1883
Parisierola Kieffer, 1914

Primary references

Foerster 1856 Hym. Studien, 2, 96.


Lim, J.; Lee, S. 2012: Review of Goniozus Förster, 1856 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) of Korea, with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 3414: 43–57. Preview Reference page.
Santhosh, S. & Ranjith, A.P. 2015. Descriptions of two new Species of Goniozus Förster, 1856 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) associated with insect induced plant galls from India. Zootaxa 4039(1): 192–200. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4039.1.10. Preview (PDF) Reference page.

Goniozus is a genus of parasitic wasps in the family Bethylidae. There are at least 20 described species in Goniozus.[1][2][3][4][5]


These 23 species belong to the genus Goniozus:

Goniozus akitsushimanus Terayama, 2006 g
Goniozus asperulus b
Goniozus claripennis (Foerster, 1851) g
Goniozus disjunctus (Kieffer, 1926) g
Goniozus distigmus Thomson, 1862 g
Goniozus gallicola (Kieffer, 1905) g
Goniozus gestroi (Kieffer, 1904) g
Goniozus inauditus Santhosh g
Goniozus indicus (Ashmead, 1903) g
Goniozus jacintae Farrugia, 1971 c g
Goniozus japonicus Maa, 1904 g
Goniozus jamiei Ward, 2013 g
Goniozus koreanus Lim g
Goniozus kuriani Santhosh g
Goniozus legneri Gordh, 1982 b (Goniozus navel orangeworm wasp)
Goniozus maurus Marshall, 1905 g
Goniozus mesolevis Lim g
Goniozus mobilis Foerster, 1860 g
Goniozus musae Ward, 2013 g
Goniozus plugarui Nagy, 1976 g
Goniozus punctatus Kieffer, 1914 g
Goniozus tibialis Vollenhoven, 1878 g
Goniozus yoshikawai Terayama, 2006 g

Data sources: i = ITIS,[6] c = Catalogue of Life,[1] g = GBIF,[2] b =[3]

"Browse Goniozus". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
"Goniozus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
"Goniozus Genus: Information". Retrieved 2018-04-05.
"Goniozus Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
Ward, D (2013). "Revision of Bethylidae (Hymenoptera) from New Zealand". New Zealand Entomologist. 36.

"ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System". Retrieved 2018-04-05.

Further reading

Arnett, Ross H. Jr. (2000). American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico (2nd ed.). CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0212-9.
Krombein, Karl V.; Hurd Jr., Paul D. Jr.; Smith, David R.; Burks, B.D., eds. (1979). "Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico". Smithsonian Institution Press. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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