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Subfamily Pimplinae

Sinarachna pallipes strigis - Sinarachna pallipes Itoplectis conquistitor - Itoplectis conquisitor - female Ichneumon? - female unknown hymenoptera - Itoplectis conquisitor - female parasitic wasp - female Large ichneumonid Ichneumon Wasp54 Ichneumon wasp - Clistopyga recurva - 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 (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon 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)