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Genus Oodera

Pteromalidae, dorsal - Oodera formosa Unknown Wasp - Oodera Popeye arms - Oodera chalcid wasp – ? - Oodera Pteromalidae, lateral - Oodera formosa Pteromalidae, dorsal - Oodera formosa Bizarre wasp July 11 - Oodera Bizarre wasp July 11 - Oodera
Classification
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 Pteromalidae (Pteromalid Wasps)
Subfamily Cleonyminae
Genus Oodera
Explanation of Names
Oodera Westwood 1874
Numbers
16 spp. total(1), a single (adventive) species of uncertain identity in our area
Range
Old World (mostly palaeotropical) genus(1), one sp. accidentally introduced into the US, recorded in mid-Atlantic states (NJ-VA) and IA
Food
recorded hosts: various beetles, notably wood-boring (Buprestidae, Scolytinae)(1)
Remarks
info based mostly on Gary Gibson's comment
Print References
Werner, Jennifer and Ralph S. Peters. 2018. Taxonomic revision of the genus Oodera Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Pteromalidae, Cleonyminae), with description of ten new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 63: 73-123. [Available online]