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Pimpla genus-group

Ichneumon - Pimpla - female Pimpla? - Pimpla sodalis - female Pimpla ? - Pimpla - male Pimpla - Pimpla pedalis - female Pimpla species maybe? - Itoplectis conquisitor Pimpla marginella - female Unknown Hymenoptera - Itoplectis conquisitor - female Pimpla pedalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Pimplinae
Tribe Pimplini
No Taxon Pimpla genus-group
34 spp. in 3 genera in our area(1)
"This view shows the white stripe on the facial orbits, which is another character distinguishing female Apecthis from other Pimplini. In the males, the face is largely or completely white. Less noticeable, but visible upon careful scrutiny of the photo, is the indentation of the eye at the level of the antennal socket. This indentation is present in Apecthis and Itoplectis but not in Pimpla". — Bob Carlson

         Apecthis                  Itoplectis                    Pimpla