Idiomacromerus Crawford, 1914

Delvare, G., Escolà, A. Ribes, Stojanova, A. M., Benoit, L., Lecomte, J. & Askew, R. R., 2019, Exploring insect biodiversity: the parasitic Hymenoptera, chiefly Chalcidoidea, associated with seeds of asphodels (Xanthorrhoeaceae), with the description of nine new species belonging to Eurytomidae and Torymidae, Zootaxa 4597 (1), pp. 1-90: 65

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Idiomacromerus Crawford, 1914


Idiomacromerus Crawford, 1914  

This genus of Torymidae   ( Microdontomerinae   ) is known to be represented in asphodel seeds by a single hitherto undescribed species. It was reared in abundance as a parasitoid of Bruchophagus gijswijti   in seeds of A. fistulosus   by Antoni Ribes, who prepared the following description not long before his death.