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Tribe Pimplini

Ichneumon - Pimpla pedalis - female Pimpla sp. - Pimpla - female Ichneumon - Apechthis annulicornis - male 28jul2012-hym1 - Pimpla - male Unknown Hymenoptera - Pimpla - male Ichneumonid - Pimpla - female Wasp ID help - Pimpla Black ichneumon  - Itoplectis conquisitor
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Pimplinae
Tribe Pimplini
9 genera worldwide; 38 spp. in 4 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
Species of Pimplini are usually internal parasites of pupae of Lepidoptera, but species of Itoplectis and, to a lesser extent, Pimpla sometimes parasitize Symphyta or Ichneumonoidea which spin cocoons in leaf litter or exposed situations.