|Torymus nobilis Boheman, 1834|
The Torymidae are a family of wasps that consists of attractive metallic species with enlarged hind legs, and generally with long ovipositors in the females. Many are parasitoids on gall-forming insects, and some are phytophagous (plant-eating) species, sometimes usurping the galls formed by other insects. Over 960 species in about 70 genera are found worldwide. They are best recognized in that they are one of the few groups of Chalcidoidea in which the cerci are visible.
Grissell, E.E., 1995. Toryminae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae): a redefinition, generic classification and annotated world catalogue of species. Memoirs on Entomology, International 2:474pp.
- Media related to Torymidae at Wikimedia Commons
- Universal Chalcidoidea Database
- Image gallery from Bug Guide
- Torymidae at Waspweb
- Family description and images
- OzAnimals - Mantis Parasitic Wasp
- Megastigmus transvaalensis, Brazilian peppertree seed chalcid on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site
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