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Genus Eurytoma

Parasitoid larva in goldenrod round gall - Eurytoma gigantea Goldenrod galls - Eurytoma Eurytomid from Hexomyza willow gall - Eurytoma Eurytomidae, lateral - Eurytoma - female Eurytomid ex Andricus pattoni - Eurytoma - male Parasitoid wasp in a spherical gall in Solidago rugosa - Eurytoma gigantea The second female to emerge - Eurytoma obtusiventris - female Eurytoma obtusiventris
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 Eurytomidae
Subfamily Eurytominae
Genus Eurytoma
Explanation of Names
Eurytoma Illiger 1807
~130 spp. in our area, >700 worldwide(1)
a few are phytophagous, some are parasitic, and some are both(2)
E. orchidearum (Orchidfly) is an introduced pest of tropical origin(3)