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Family Eurytomidae

Seed Chalcid (Eurytominae) - female Goldenrod round gall residents. Parasitoid - Eurytoma gigantea - female Parastic Wasp? - Eurytoma - female Wasp Eupelmidae? - female Unknown wasp - Sycophila Eurytomidae, ex Antistrophus silphii, size - Eurytoma - female Male torymid? - Rileya
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated as a subfamily of Pteromalidae in some recent classifications
Epichrysomallinae recently transferred to Pteromalidae(1)
3 subfamilies, with >280 spp. (of which ~130 in Eurytoma) in ~20 genera in our area and >1400 spp. in ~90 genera worldwide(2)
Similar to Perilampids but more slender. Usually black, with thorax, head and antennae rather hairy.
Some are parasitic, others phytophagous. Almost all parasitic species feed on hosts confined to galls, stems, seeds or other protected plant parts. Some are secondary parasites.(3)(4)
Print References
Burks, B. D. 1971. A Synopsis of the Genera of the Family Eurytomidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 97(1): 1-89.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
Heraty J.M., Burks R.A., Cruaud A., Gibson G.A.P., Liljeblad J., Munro J., Rasplus J.-Y., Delvare G., Janšta P., Gumovsky A.... 2013. Cladistics 29: 466–542.
2.Universal Chalcidoidea Database
3.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.
4.A handbook of the families of Nearctic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). 2nd Edition
Grissell E.E., Schauff M. E. 1997. Ent. Soc. Wash. 87pp.