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Genus Ibalia

black-and-gold wasp - Ibalia anceps - female Ibalia anceps - female Ibaliid Wasp - Ibalia anceps Wasp - Ibalia anceps Ibaliidae, dorsal - Ibalia anceps - female Ibaliidae, lateral - Ibalia anceps - female Ibaliidae - Ibalia anceps - female Ibalia anceps
Classification
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 Cynipoidea
Family Ibaliidae (Ibaliid Wasps)
Genus Ibalia
Explanation of Names
Ibalia Latreille 1802
Numbers
2 subgenera, with 7 spp. in our area (2 in the east: anceps, leucospoides) and 13 total(1)
Identification
keys:
world spp. in(1)
eastern spp. in(2)
Range
mainly holarctic(1)
Food
hosts: horntail larvae (members of the nominate subgenus parasitize Siricinae, Tremibalia spp. parasitize Tremecinae)