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Genus Monodontomerus

Torymid Wasp - Monodontomerus - female Wasp - Monodontomerus - female Wasp - Monodontomerus - female Green metallic wasp with an ovipositor - Monodontomerus Torymid of sorts? - Monodontomerus torymid wasp - Monodontomerus - female Monodontomerus sp. (?) - Monodontomerus - female Torymus sp? - Monodontomerus thorpi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcidoid Wasps)
Family Torymidae
Subfamily Monodontomerinae
Genus Monodontomerus
Explanation of Names
Monodontomerus Westwood 1833
Numbers
18 spp. in our area(1), 44 spp. worldwide(2)
Identification
Prominent tooth under hind femur near tip, presumably the origin of the genus name.
Range
in our area, mostly sw. US(1)
Food
hosts in our area include various hymenopterans [bees (Dianthidium, Megachile, Hoplitis...), eumenine wasps], gall wasps (Antistrophus), braconids (Aleiodes)], beetles (weevils of several families, Bruchinae, buprestids), caterpillars [Malacosoma fragile (Lasiocampidae), Eucaterva variaria (Geometridae)], dipterans [Deopalpus contiguus, Tachinidae]; worldwide, a wide variety of insects(1)