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Family Sierolomorphidae - Sierolomorphid Wasps

wasp - Sierolomorpha canadensis - female wasp - Sierolomorpha canadensis - female Mystery orchard wasp - Sierolomorpha canadensis - male tiny winged creature on leaf - Sierolomorpha Wasp - Sierolomorpha Bethylid - Sierolomorpha canadensis Sierolomorpha - Sierolomorpha canadensis - male Sierolomorpha? - Sierolomorpha
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Tiphioidea
Family Sierolomorphidae (Sierolomorphid Wasps)
Explanation of Names
Sierolomorphidae Brues & Melander 1932
7 spp. in a single genus in our area(1)(2)(3)
♀ body 5.1‒5.8 mm, forewing 3.0‒4.3 mm • ♂ body 3.4‒5.0 mm, forewing 2.2‒4.8 mm(4)
resemble robust bethylids with more complex forewing venation(4)
much of NA(1); Palaearctic
Hosts unknown(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.
2.New species of the genus Sierolomorpha from New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Sierolomorphidae)
Terry D. Miller. 1986. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 62(2): 121-123.
3.Nomina Insecta Nearctica
Poole, Robert W., Inc.
4.A preliminary review of the nearctic species of Sierolomorpha (Hymenoptera)
Evans, H.E. 1961. Breviora, 140: 1-12.