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Genus Pimpla

Ichneumon? - Pimpla - female 1284933 Ichneumonoid - Pimpla - female Pimpla aequalis ? - Pimpla - female Pimpla? - Pimpla - female Pimpla maura? - Pimpla maura Pimpla - Pimpla pedalis - female Pimpla - Pimpla pedalis - female Braconid wasp? - Pimpla - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitoid Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Pimplinae
Tribe Pimplini
No Taxon (Pimpla genus-group)
Genus Pimpla
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author: Fabricius 1804.
Nearctica lists 20 species
"A stout, somewhat tapering ovipositor is distinctive for this genus - although some Gelinae (Cryptinae) show a very similar one. But barely one of them combines wholly black body and orange legs; forewing venation is different." -- Richard Vernier on photo 251580
Internet References
Waspweb Iziko.