Australian Torymidae

Australian Torymidae

Postby Graeme Cocks on 08 Jun 2017, 00:35

Can anyone suggest a family for this wasp? Torymidae? Light trap, Townsville, Queensland.
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Re: Australian wasp?

Postby chalcidbear on 08 Jun 2017, 16:44

The long marginal vein does look like that of a torymid's, but I think this is instead a Eulophidae. You can check your specimen for 2 key characteristics: Torymidae have enlarged hind coxae (eulophids don't). Eulophids have only 3 or 4 funicle segments (torymids have more) (eulophids also have 4-segmented Tarsi (torymids have 5), but I have often found that a difficult character to make out).
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Re: Australian wasp?

Postby Graeme Cocks on 08 Jun 2017, 22:43

Thanks Bob. The wasps is packed away and too difficult to get at, so I'll go with the feature I can see and call it Torymidae.
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