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Family Torymidae

small wasp Little *Wasp* ID Request - Megastigmus - male Wasp from Midge-induced Gall on White Sage Torymid from Virginia creeper petiole gall - Torymus - female Wasp - Torymus - female Wasp - Torymus Wasp - Torymus Parasitic Wasp - Megastigmus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Torymidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sycophaginae have been transferred to Agaonidae(1)
Numbers
2 subfamilies(1), with ~230 spp. in 21 genera (Torymus being the largest one) in our area and ~1000 spp. in ~70 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
Metallic green coloration, sculptured thorax, long exerted ovipositor, fore-wings with long marginal wing veins and setae; very short stigmal cell. Laterally compressed abdomen, and swollen metafemora are indicative of female Torymidae. Female with ovipositor clearly exserted, sometimes much longer than abdomen
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
Heraty J.M., Burks R.A., Cruaud A., Gibson G.A.P., Liljeblad J., Munro J., Rasplus J.-Y., Delvare G., Janšta P., Gumovsky A.... 2013. Cladistics 29: 466–542.
2.Universal Chalcidoidea Database