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Family Torymidae

wasp - Torymus - female Torymid from cynipid gall - female Tiny Green Wasp - Torymus - female Torymid ovipositing in Cynips douglasii gall - female wasp? - Torymus - female Wasp - Torymus - female Podagrion? - Podagrion - female Torymus tubicola
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)
Jansta et al. (2017) elevated Toryminae and Megastigminae to family rank (Torymidae s.s. and Megastigmidae).
Numbers
Includes six 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 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
Print References
Jansta, Petr, Astrid Cruaud, Gerard Delvare, Guenaelle Genson, John Heraty, Barbora Krizkova, and Jean-Yves Rasplus. 2017. Torymidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) revised: molecular phylogeny, circumscription and reclassification of the family with discussion of its biogeography and evolution of life-history traits. Cladistics [DOI: 10.1111/cla.12228]
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