Ormyridae

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Ormyridae
Ormyrus sp-Chalcid-wasp-20100908b.jpg
Ormyrus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Chalcidoidea
Family: Ormyridae
Förster, 1856
Genera

Eubeckerella
Ormyrulus
Ormyrus

The Ormyridae are a small family of parasitic wasps in the superfamily Chalcidoidea. They are either parasitoids or hyperparasitoids on gall-forming insects, primarily cynipid wasps and tephritid flies. The 120 or so species in three genera (mostly in the genus Ormyrus) are cosmopolitan, except almost entirely absent from South America.

They are best recognized by distinctive scalloped sculpturing of their metasomal tergites.

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