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Genus Cephalonomia

Cephalonomia sp. - Cephalonomia - female Cephalonomia sp. - Cephalonomia - female Wasp - Cephalonomia waterstoni - female Wasp - Cephalonomia waterstoni - female Wasp - Cephalonomia waterstoni - female Wasp - Cephalonomia waterstoni - female Biting / Stinging Ant? - Cephalonomia Biting / Stinging Ant? - Cephalonomia
Classification
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 Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and Allies)
Family Bethylidae
Subfamily Epyrinae
Tribe Cephalonomiini
Genus Cephalonomia
Explanation of Names
Cephalonomia Westwood 1833
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1)
Remarks
Parasitoids of some insect that infests old cynipid galls on Valley Oaks. They may be utilizing the anobiids that feed on the starchy insides of the large galls.