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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)
Subfamily Mutillinae
Tribe Trogaspidiini
Genus Timulla
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Timulla Ashmead, 1899
27 spp. in our area(2)
Characteristics of females:(3)
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 (3) for details
The only member of the tribe Trogaspidiini within our range.
Works Cited
1.The mutillid wasps of the genus Timulla, which occur in North America north of Mexico. Entomologica Americana 17: 1-119
Mickel, C.E. 1937. Brooklyn Entomological Society.
2.Velvet ants of North America
Williams, Kevin A; Pan, Aaron D.; & Wilson, Joseph S. 2024. Princeton Field Guides, 145: 440 pp.
3.A key to genera and subgenera of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) in America North of Mexico with description of a new genus
Manley D.G., Pitts J.P. 2002. J. Hym. Res. 11: 72-100.