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Torymine wasps of the world

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



Allotorymus Huber, 1927


Austorymus Bouček, 1988

Ecdamua Walker, 1862


Lissotorymus Kamijo, 1961


Mesodiomorus Strand, 1911


Odopoia Walker, 1871


Ovidia Girault, 1924


Physothorax Mayr, 1885


Plesiostigmodes Ashmead, 1904

Torymus Dalman, 1820


Biology Usually parasitoids of gall-forming cynipids and cecidomyiids, rarely attacking Coleoptera or Lepidoptera; some are known as egg parasitoids of Cicadidae and a few are phytophagous (Grissell, 1995).


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.

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

Jansta, P. & Boucek, Z. 2006. A new species of Eridontomerus with taxonomic and faunistic notes on some other taxa (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 211-218.

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.

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

Risbec J. 1955. Torymidae et Agaonidae de Madagascar (Hym. Chalcidoidea). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 124: 149-194.

Walker, F. 1862. Notes on Chalcidites, and characters of undescribed species. Transactions of Entomological Society of London 3(1): 345-397.

Zavada, A. 2005. Notes on Ecdamua nambui (Hymenoptera: Torymidae), with a key to world Ecdamua species. Phegea 33: 155-160.


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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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