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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 Wasps)
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)