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Family Ormyridae

Chalcid from cynipid gall - Ormyrus - female Sickly Ormyrus(?) from Acraspis pezomachoides gall - Ormyrus - female Sickly Ormyrus(?) from Acraspis pezomachoides gall - Ormyrus - female Chalcidoid ex Quercus nuttallii acorn gall - Ormyrus - male Wasp - Ormyrus Wasp - Ormyrus - male Insect - Ormyrus Ormyridae, ex Antistrophus laciniatus, lateralX - Ormyrus - female
Classification
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 Ormyridae
Numbers
20 spp. in a single genus in our area, >140 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
shape of the abdomen and rows of pits on each abdominal segment are diagnostic
Range
worldwide (one cosmopolitan genus + 2 monotypic Asian genera)(1)
Food
parasitoids of various gall-forming insects (cecidogenic cynipids, chalcids, Diptera, beetles, and thrips); a few may also parasitize phytophagous eurytomids in seeds(1)
Print References
Hanson P.E. (1992) The Nearctic species of Ormyrus (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Journal of Natural History 26: 1333-1365.