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Family Eurytomidae

small Hymenopteran wasp - Eurytoma - male Parasitoid - female Pteromalid Wasp? - Eurytoma - female  Ichneumonidae ? - Tetramesa - female wasp - Sycophila - female Eurytomid from Asphondylia gall in seaside goldenrod Eurytomidae
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 Eurytomidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated as a subfamily of Pteromalidae in some recent classifications
Epichrysomallinae recently transferred to Pteromalidae(1)
Numbers
3 subfamilies, with >280 spp. (of which ~130 in Eurytoma) in ~20 genera in our area and >1400 spp. in ~90 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
Similar to Perilampids but more slender. Usually black, with thorax, head and antennae rather hairy.
Food
Some are parasitic, others phytophagous. Almost all parasitic species feed on hosts confined to galls, stems, seeds or other protected plant parts. Some are secondary parasites.(3)(4)
Internet References
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
3.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.
4.A handbook of the families of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). 2nd Edition
Grissell E.E., Schauff M. E. 1997. Ent. Soc. Wash. 87pp.