tanaostigmatid

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tanaostigmatid ‎(plural tanaostigmatids)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the family Tanaostigmatidae of parasitic wasps.
    • 1993, Braam Van Wyk, Bushveld Trees: Lifeblood of the Transvaal Lowveld, page 70:
      Galls on tamboti branches are caused by the larvae of a wasp of the tanaostigmatid family, which bores into the wood to lay her eggs.
    • 2005, Norman F. Johnson, Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects, page 531:
      In most chalcidoids, the mesopleura have a groove for the femora, but encyrtids lack this groove (as do the signiphorids, tanaostigmatids, some aphelinids, and some eupelmids).
    • 2014, Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, Neotropical Insect Galls, page 159:
      We have indirect evidence that at least a couple species of Tanaostigmatidae (Tanaoneura hirticoxa and a species of Tanaostigmodes in the gracilis group) feed as inquilines in various leaf galls on Inga (influding morphospecies 21) and modify gall morphology, as has been reported in another tanaostigmatid species (Fernandes et al. 1987) and cynipid gall wasps (Brooks and Shorthouse 1998).