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Torymus species (tentative ID)

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Torymidae; Subfamily: Toryminae; Tribe: Torymini; Genus: Torymus)

 

Photographs Alan Manson (Hilton, Pietermaritzburg).

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/43580349

Distribution

South Africa.

Biology

Attacking gall former on Halleria lucida.

Reference

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.

Credits

Photographs Alan Manson (Hilton, Pietermaritzburg).

 

Next genus: Pseudotorymus (Torymoidini).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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