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(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Torymidae)


Chalcimerus Steffan & Andriesc, 1962

  Exopristoides Boucek, 1982

Thaumatorymus Ferrière & Novicky 1954


Western Palaearctic.

Biology Parasitoids of Aylacini gall wasp larvae (Cynipidae) (Gibson, 1993, Grissell, 1995).


Askew, R. R., Plantard, O., Gómez, J. F., Hernandez Nieves, M. and Nieves-Aldrey, J. L. 2006. Catalogue of parasitoids and inquilines in galls of Aylacini, Diplolepini and Pediaspidini (Hym., Cynipidae) in West Palaearctic. Zootaxa, 1301: 3-60.
Bouček, Z. 1977. A faunistic review of the Yugoslavian Chalcidoidea (Parasitic Hymenoptera). Acta Entomologica Jugoslavica, 13 (Supplement): 1-145.

Bouček, Z. 1978. A study of the non-podagrionine Torymidae with enlarged hind femora, with a key to the African genera (Hymenoptera). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 41: 91-134.

Ferrière, C. & Novicky, S. 1954. Un nouveau genre de torymide (Hym. Chalcidoidea). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 27:33-37.

Gibson G.A.P. 1993. Superfamilies Mymarommatoidea and Chalcidoidea (pp. 570-655). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Grissell, E.E. 1995. Toryminae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae). Associated Publishers, Gainesville, Florida, 470pp.

Herting, B. 1977. Hymenoptera. A catalogue of parasites and predators of terrestrial arthropods. Section A. Host or Prey/Enemy. 4:106 Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Institute of Biological Control.

Jansta, P & Cruaud, A & Delvare, G & Genson, G & Heraty, J & Krizkova, B & Rasplus, J-Y. 2017. Torymidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) revised: Molecular phylogeny, circumscription and reclassification of the family with discussion of its biogeography and evolution of life-history traits. Cladistics. 10.1111/cla.12228.

Lotfalizadeh, H & Gharali, B & Rasplus, J-Y.2020. Thaumatorymus Ferrière and Novicky, 1954 (Hymenoptera: Torymidae), a rare and monotypic genus discovered in Iran. Journal of Crop Protection 9 (3): 411-419.


Photographs http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London; or Photograph © Hossein Lotfalizadeh (East-Azarbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research & Education Center, AREEO, Tabriz, Iran),

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2021. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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