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Genus Timulla

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants)
Genus Timulla
Explanation of Names
Timulla Ashmead 1899
30 spp. in our area(1)
Small ant-like mutillids. Characteristics of females:[Cite:185010]
eyes strongly ovate
mesosoma long, rectangular, typically narrowed in middle
tergite II generally maculated with two spots or lines of pale setae
See the key in(1) for details
Print References
Mickel, C.E. 1937. The mutillid wasps of the genus Timulla, which occur in North America north of Mexico. Entomologica Americana 17: 1-119.