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Genus Sycophila

Pteromalidae (emerged from Disholcaspis quercusmamma gall) - Sycophila Parasitic Wasp - Sycophila Yucca wasps - Sycophila Sycophila sp.? - Sycophila mimosae round galls on twigs of Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana) - Sycophila Unknown wasp - Sycophila Parasitic wasp - Sycophila Chalcid - Sycophila
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 Sycophila
Explanation of Names
Sycophila Walker 1871
~40 spp. in our region(1), 120 total(2)
The infumate membrane behind the marginal vein is very distinctive. In our area, Eurytomidae with stigmated wings will almost always be Sycophila; Bephratoides spp. with similar infuscation are usually Neotropical. --Michael Gates's comment (Jul 2010)
Life Cycle
most nearctic spp. parasitize gall-forming cynipid wasps
Works Cited
1.Annotated Keys to the Genera of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
Gary A. Gibson, James B. Woolley, John T. Huber. 1997. Canadian Government Publishing.
2.Gibson G.A.P. (2013) About Chalcidoidea (Chalcid wasps)