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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Timulla Ashmead, 1899
38 North American species (1)
30 North American species listed by other sources (Manley and Pitts, 2002) (2)
8-10 mm (guide images)
Small ant-like mutillids. Characteristics of females (Univ. Florida Mutillidae):
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 the reference above for more details.
Print References
Arnett, p. 579 (1)
Manley, D.G., and Pitts, J.P. A Key to Genera and Subgenera of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) in America North of Mexico with Description of a New Genus. J. HYM. RES. Vol. 11(1), 2002, pp. 72-100 (BHL Link).
Internet References
Univ. Florida Featured Creatures--Mutillidae (updated 16 July 2012)