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Genus Tetramesa

Wasp - Tetramesa Wasp - Tetramesa - male Culm wasp #1 - Tetramesa Culm wasp #1 - Tetramesa Culm wasp #1, adult - Tetramesa Culm wasp #1, adult - Tetramesa Eurytomus - possibly phytophagous - reared from dead stems of Elymus canadensis - Tetramesa Wasp ? - Tetramesa - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Eurytomidae
Subfamily Eurytominae
Genus Tetramesa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Harmolita Motschulsky 1863
Explanation of Names
Tetramesa Walker 1848
Numbers
ca. 70 spp. in our area, ~200 worldwide(1)
Remarks
The members of this genus are commonly called jointworms. The larvae make galls in the stems of cereal grains and grasses (2).
Works Cited
1.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
2.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.