Female Ormyrus orientalis, from here.

Belongs within: Chalcidoidea.

Ormyrus is a cosmopolitan genus of wasps parasitising plant galls of other insects (Bouček 1988).

See also: Ormyrids: attacking the gall.

Characters (from Bouček 1988): Antenna always 13-segmented; occipital carina present, horseshoe-shaped; pronotum relatively short; notauli complete, posteriorly subparallel; forewing without linea calva; marginal vein at least five times as long as narrow pedunculate part of stigmal vein; gaster always strongly sclerotised and often with coarse sculpture, sometimes sculpture reduced to small longitudinal ridges bearing a bristle at apex; cerci reduced to low plates and placed on undivided sclerotised epipygium which is subconical in female, or in form of transverse plate in male; ovipositor not exserted; male gaster broader than high, with at least a blunt edge on sides.

<==Ormyrus Westwood 1832 (see below for synonymy) B88
    |--*O. punctiger B88
    |--O. australiensis Girault 1915 B88
    |--O. bicarinatus Girault 1915 B88
    |--O. bicoloripes Girault 1915 B88
    |--O. carinativentris Girault 1915 B88
    |--‘Torymus (*Chrysoideus)’ chrysidiformis B88
    |--O. langlandi Girault 1920 [incl. Tribaeus decaryi Risbec 1955] B88
    |--O. longicornis Bouček 1970 B88
    |--O. orientalis B88
    |--O. rosae HB13
    |--O. silvae Girault 1925 B88
    `--O. watshami B88

Ormyrus Westwood 1832 [incl. Chrysoideus De Stefani 1898, Cyrtosoma Perris 1840, Monobaeus Förster 1860, Periglyphus Boheman 1833, Siphonura Nees 1834, Tribaeus Förster 1860, Wania Risbec 1951] B88

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[HB13] Heraty, J. M., R. A. Burks, A. Cruaud, G. A. P. Gibson, J. Liljeblad, J. Munro, J.-Y. Rasplus, G. Delvare, P. Janšta, A. Gumovsky, J. Huber, J. B. Woolley, L. Krogmann, S. Heydon, A. Polaszek, S. Schmidt, D. C. Darling, M. W. Gates, J. Mottern, E. Murray, A. D. Molin, S. Triapitsyn, H. Baur, J. D. Pinto, S. van Noort, J. George & M. Yoder. 2013. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics 29: 466-542.

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