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Genus Pelecinus

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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 Proctotrupoidea
Family Pelecinidae (Pelecinid Wasps)
Genus Pelecinus
Pronunciation
pel-uh-sye'-nus (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelecinus Latreille, 1801
Explanation of Names
Pelecinus is New Latin, from Greek, pelekinos (πελεκινος), a pelican (1).
Numbers
One North American species, though this may represent a species complex. (2)
Print References
Arnett, p. 572 (2)
The Century Dictionary, entry for Pelecinus (1)