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Subfamily Pimplinae

WASP? WASP? probable Anelosimus studiosus victim of parasitoid wasp New one for me - female A Grim Tale icheumonid 4 - female Patient Wasp - Oxyrrhexis carbonator - female Orange wasp with black head and antennae - Acrotaphus wiltii
Classification
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
Numbers
4 tribes (all represented north of Mexico) with 65 genera worldwide; ca. 180 spp. in 28 genera north of Mexico(1)(2)
Identification
Slender, polished look, cylindrically depressed abdomen, orange and black coloration, thick tibial spurs; exerted ovipositor in the female.
Range
worldwide(1)
Remarks
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)