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Torymus Dalman

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

Torymus Dalman, 1820. Type species: Ichneumon bedeguaris Linnaeus, 1758

Callimome Spinola, 1811
Callimomus Thomson, 1876
Diomorus Walker, 1834
Dihomerus Schulz, 1906

Hemitorymus Ashmead, 1904
Lioterphus Thomson, 1876
Misocampe Latreille, 1818
Misocampus Stephens, 1829
Nannocerus Mayr, 1885
Syntomaspis Förster, 1856

 

Torymus ambositrae (Risbec, 1955) (Madagascar)

 

Torymus magnificus (Risbec, 1955) (Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Mozambique)

 

Torymus mandrakensis (Risbec, 1956) (Madagascar)

 

Torymus ranomafanensis (Risbec, 1956) (Madagascar)

 

Torymus subnudus Bouček, 1978 (South Africa)

Torymus species (South Africa)

Torymus species (South Africa)

Distribution

Worldwide.

Biology

Either parasitoids of a range of insect eggs and larvae (Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera) or phytophagous (may also be inquilines) (Grissell, 1995).

References

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

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 © Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

 

Next genus: Pseudotorymus (Torymoidini)


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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