oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on the natural host surveys and laboratory rearing of Goniozus natalensis Gordh (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), a parasitoid of Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae from Cyperus papyrus L. in Southern Africa

Volume 51, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Goniozus natalensis Gordh, a parasitoid of Eldana saccharina Walker, was collected from the late larval instars found in Cyperus papyrus L. umbels in north eastern Natal (Republic of South Africa), Malawi and Botswana. A method of rearing this species in the laboratory on E. saccharina larvae in sugarcane, and aspects of its biology are descriptionbed.

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