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Microdontomerinae

Microdontomerine wasps of the world

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

Classification

 

Adontomerus Nikol'skaya, 1955

 

Cryptopristus Förster 1856

 

Ditropinotus Crawford, 1907

 

Echthrodape Burks, 1969

 

Eridontomerus Crawford, 1907

 

Erimerus Crawford, 1914

 

Exopristus Ruschka 1923

 

Idarnotorymus Masi, 1916

 

Idiomacromerus Crawford 1914

Microdontomerus Crawford, 1907
 

Ophiopinotus Husain & Kudeshia, 1987

 

Pseuderimerus Gahan, 1919

 

Zophodetus Grissell, 1980

Distribution

Afrotropical, Nearctic, Oriental, Palaearctic regions.

Biology Hosts: Anthribidae, Bombyliidae, Braconidae, Buprestidae, Cecidomyiidae, Chrysomelidae, Coleophoridae, Curculionidae, Cynipidae.

References

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.

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.

Janšta, 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.

Janšta P, Delvare G, Krogmann L, Schütte K, Peters RS. 2016. Systematics, biology and distribution of Microdontomerus iridis (Picard, 1930), comb. n. (Hymenoptera, Torymidae, Toryminae, Microdontomerini), a parasitoid of Mantodea oothecae. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 48: 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3897/JHR.48.7470

Risbec, J. 1951. 1. Les Chalcidoides de l'Afrique occidentale française. Mémoires de l'Institute Français d'Afrique Noire, Ifan-Dakar 13: 7-409.

Credits

Photographs İ Petr Jansta (Charles University, Prague).


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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