Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP InsectsASDP Ants ASDP Opisthopsis sp ASDP Bees Amegilla chlorocyanea Bee Braunsapis sp Exoneurella eremophila Bee Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Mating Lasioglossum (Homalictus) ASDP Beetles Bush Cockroach (Ellipsidion humarale) Snout Beetle (Lixus) Transverse Ladybird ASDP Butterflies & Moths Banksia Moth – Caterpillar Caper White Butterfly Chequered Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus ssp sthenelus) Day Flying Moth / Mistletoe Moth Heliotrope Moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides) Noctuinae (Caterpillar) Processionary Caterpillar ASDP Diptera Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata) ASDP Hemiptera / Heteroptera Crusader Bug (Mictis profana) Ground Shield Bug ASDP Orthoptera ASDP Katydid (Taeniomenae) ASDP Wasps Potter Wasp Torymus Chalcid Wasp ASDP Tropidoderus gracilifemur

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The genus Torymus are a group of Chalcid Wasps from the family Torymidae. Most of the species in this group are ectoparasitoids of gall forming insects.

The pictured Torymus were often seen on the Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii). They are very small flying insect.

Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Chalcid Wasp (genus Torymus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Chalcidoidea
  • Family: Torymidae
  • Subfamily: Toryminae
  • Genus: Torymus

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks for ID to Ken Walker, member of Australian Polistinae and other Hymenoptera, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/188453645581988/
  2. Torymus Dalman, 1820, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/5f51a8f5-2ec9-4d93-84a4-574934ecfef7
  3. Genus Torymus, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/250220-Torymus

ASDP InsectsASDP Ants ASDP Opisthopsis sp ASDP Bees Amegilla chlorocyanea Bee Braunsapis sp Exoneurella eremophila Bee Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Mating Lasioglossum (Homalictus) ASDP Beetles Bush Cockroach (Ellipsidion humarale) Snout Beetle (Lixus) Transverse Ladybird ASDP Butterflies & Moths Banksia Moth – Caterpillar Caper White Butterfly Chequered Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus ssp sthenelus) Day Flying Moth / Mistletoe Moth Heliotrope Moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides) Noctuinae (Caterpillar) Processionary Caterpillar ASDP Diptera Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata) ASDP Hemiptera / Heteroptera Crusader Bug (Mictis profana) Ground Shield Bug ASDP Orthoptera ASDP Katydid (Taeniomenae) ASDP Wasps Potter Wasp Torymus Chalcid Wasp ASDP Tropidoderus gracilifemur

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Alice Springs Desert ParkFauna Flora Nature Theatre Nocturnal House