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Tribe Pimplini

6015995 - Pimpla - female Red legged wasp? - Pimpla sanguinipes - female Insect 829 - Itoplectis conquisitor - female Black wasp with orange and black legs? - Pimpla pedalis - female another black wasp? - Pimpla pedalis - female Ichneumonidae - Pimpla pedalis - male Sawfly - Itoplectis conquisitor Ichneumonidae ID - 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
Explanation of Names
Wesmael, 1845
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.