Eurytoma

Belongs within: Eurytominae. Eurytoma is a diverse group of small wasps including both parasitoid and phytophagous species, with the majority being the former. The genus has long been regarded as poorly defined; Burks commented in 1978 that “Many species are placed in Eurytoma not because they are greatly like the type species, but because it… Continue reading Eurytoma

Eurytominae

Belongs within: Eurytomidae.Contains: Bruchophagus, Sycophila, Eurytoma. The Eurytominae are a group of eurytomid wasps in which the antenna has at most twelve segments; a single anellus is present which may be almost fused with the first funicular segment, and the apical segments are mostly fused into a clava (Bouček 1988). <==Eurytominae [Aximinae, Eudecatominae, Eurytomini, Harmolitinae,… Continue reading Eurytominae

Eurytomidae

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.Contains: Eurytominae. The Eurytomidae are a family of chalcidoid wasps including both parasitic and phytophagous species. The pronotum in eurytomids is large and subrectangular, and the majority of species are non-metallic in coloration and bear strong piliferous puncturation (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body usually non-metallic, black or marked with yellow or… Continue reading Eurytomidae

Sycophila

Belongs within: Eurytominae. Sycophila is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps with species found in both softer parts of plant galls and figs (Bouček 1988). Characters (from Bouček 1988): Body slender; gena posteriorly without conspicuous straight carina; notauli rather shallow; marginal vein longer than stigmal, moderately to very strongly widened, stigmal and postmarginal veins short and… Continue reading Sycophila

Bruchophagus

Belongs within: Eurytominae. Bruchophagus is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps, the larvae of which are (so far as is known) phytophagous, with some being notable seed pests. Characters (from Bouček 1988): Antenna in male with elongate funicular segments which bear long erect setae arranged mostly in whorls, male funicle 4-segmented; first funicular segment in female… Continue reading Bruchophagus