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Tribe Pimplini

Hymenoptera 09a - female Pimpla turionellae - female Wasp - Itoplectis conquisitor - female Pimpla sp. - Pimpla - female Pimpla genus-group maybe? - Pimpla - female Family Ichneumonidae - Ichneumonid Wasps - Theronia hilaris Unknown wasp - Pimpla marginella - female Apechthis picticornis male - Apechthis picticornis - male
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
Explanation of Names
Wesmael, 1845
38 spp.(1) in 5 genera north of Mexico(2); 14 genera worldwide(2). Subdivided into 2 genus-groups:
Pimpla genus-group
1. Apechthis (5 spp.)
2. Itoplectis (9 spp.)
3. Pimpla (20 spp.)
Theronia genus-group
4. Neotheronia (2 spp.)
5. Theronia (2 spp.)
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.