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Species Pimpla pedalis

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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 Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Pimplinae
Tribe Pimplini
No Taxon (Pimpla genus-group)
Genus Pimpla
Species pedalis (Pimpla pedalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coccygomimus pedalis (Cresson, 1865)
Explanation of Names
Pimpla pedalis Cresson, 1865
pedalis = from the Latin pedālis ('of the foot')
"Among North American Pimpla species, this color pattern is distinctive: black hind tibia in combination with the ferruginous hind femur, hind coxa, and mid coxa." -- Bob Carlson
NL to VA, to AK and CA(1)
Larvae are known to parasitize caterpillars of several species of the family Tortricidae (Archips argyrospila, Argyrotaenia mariana, Pseudosciaphila duplex), Geometridae (Lambdina fiscellaria, Protoboarmia porcelaria), Lasiocampidae (Malacosoma americanum, M. californicum, M. disstria), Erebidae (Ctenucha virginica, Dasychira plagiata, Euproctis chrysorrhoea, Leucoma salicis, Lophocampa caryae, Lophocampa maculata, Lymantria dispar, Orgyia antiqua, O. leucostigma, Pyrrharctia isabella), Notodontidae (Heterocampa guttivitta), Noctuidae (Acronicta americana, Leucania linita, Mythimna unipuncta), Hesperiidae (Epargyreus clarus), Pieridae (Neophasia menapia). Other hosts include sawfly larvae (Gilpinia hercyniae, Neodiprion sp.) (1)
Internet References
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