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Subfamily Pimplinae

Wasp IMG_0806 - Theronia hilaris - male Acrotaphus wiltii  - Acrotaphus wiltii - female wasp - Acrotaphus wiltii - female Brachonid? - Neotheronia septentrionalis - female ichneumon wasp - female 5000613 ich - Pimpla - female Black ichneumon  - Itoplectis conquisitor Pimpla marginella - female
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 (Braconid and Ichneumonid Wasps)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumonid Wasps)
Subfamily Pimplinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes most of Ephialtinae of Townes
4 tribes (all represented north of Mexico) with 65 genera worldwide; ca. 180 spp. in 28 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
Slender, polished look, cylindrically depressed abdomen, orange and black coloration, thick tibial spurs; exerted ovipositor in the female.
one minor tribe(1)(2) is still missing from the Guide as of 2.vii.2010:
Perithoini (Holarctic, Oriental; a single genus with 2 spp. in our area)