Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order HYMENOPTERA

Family TORYMIDAE

(Torymid Wasps)

(Table of Species)

The Torymids (175 NA spp) are small (2-4 mm), have large hind coxae and are generally metallic green with an elongate ovipositor. More than five undetermined species have been collected. Some attack gall insects (Torymus) while others attack seeds (Megastigmus), some are gall formers (Monodontomerus, Podagrion?), and still others attack Hymenoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, and Lepidoptera larvae.


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