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Genus Simophion

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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 ("Parasitica" - Parasitoid Wasps)
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Ophioninae (Short-tailed Ichneumonid Wasps)
Genus Simophion
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Simophion Cushman, 1947
Can be confused with Eremotylus but does not have a raised area at the base of the second tergite and the fore tibial spur does not have a membranous flange along its mesal face.
One described North American species, S. excarinatus from southwest USA(1), but there may be additional undescribed species.
Print References
Cushman, R. A. (1947). A generic revision of the ichneumon-flies of the tribe Ophionini. Proceedings of the United States National Museum.