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Family Torymidae

Torymidae -? - Monodontomerus - female Torymidae? - Torymus - female Torymid from bristly, conical oak leaf gall - Torymus tubicola - female Torymidae, ex Stem Swelling maker, on Leafcup - female Wasp - Torymus - female Chalcid - Torymus - male Torymidae? - female chalcidoid>Torymus? - Torymus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Torymidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sycophaginae have been transferred to Agaonidae(1); Toryminae and Megastigminae elevated to family rank in (2)
Explanation of Names
Torymidae Walker 1833
Includes subfamilies: Chalcimerinae, Glyphomerinae, Monodontomerinae, Podagrioninae, Toryminae, and Microdontomerinae.
Torymidae s.l. (including Megastigmidae) (1) had ~230 spp. in 21 genera (Torymus being the largest one) in our area and ~1000 spp. in ~70 genera total(3)
Metallic green integument, sculptured thorax, long exerted ovipositor, forewing with long marginal wing veins and setae; stigmal cell very short. Laterally compressed abdomen and swollen metafemora are indicative of females.
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.Torymidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) revised: molecular phylogeny, circumscription and reclassification of the family...
Janšta P., Cruaud A,, Delvare G., Genson G., Heraty J., Křížková B., Rasplus J.-Y. 2018. Cladistics 34: 627‒651.
3.Universal Chalcidoidea Database