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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Chalcidoidea

Familia: Eurytomidae
Subfamilia: Eurytominae
Genus: Khamul
Species: K. erwini – K. gothmogi – K. lanceolatus – K. tolkeini

Khamul Gates, 2008

Gates, M.W. 2008: Description of Khamul, gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with a hypothesis of its phylogenetic placement. Zootaxa, 1898: 1–33 [1]. Reference page.

Khamul is a genus of chalcid wasps known containing four species in Central and South America. The body and head is black, while the legs and antennae are brown individuals measure 3.3–5.3 mm (0.13–0.21 in) in body length.[1]

Khamul erwini[a] is known from Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil
Khamul gothmogi[b] is known from Ecuador and Peru
Khamul lanceolatus[c] is known from Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru
Khamul tolkeini[d] is known from Ecuador and Peru.


named after entomologist Terry Erwin
named after the fictional demon Gothmog
named for the lance-like mandibles

named after author J. R. R. Tolkien


Gates, M. W. (2008). "Description of Khamul, gen. n.(Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with a hypothesis of its phylogenetic placement". Zootaxa. 1898: 1–33.

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