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Genus Rhopalosoma

Rhopalosomatid? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - female hymenopteran from Malaise trap - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Rhopalosomatid Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - male Ichneumon or braconidae ? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - male Ichneumon wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Ichneumon-like wasp? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Rhopalosoma, presumably nearcticum, for confirmation. - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Vespoidea (Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies)
Family Rhopalosomatidae (Rhopalosomatid Wasps)
Genus Rhopalosoma
Explanation of Names
Rhopalosoma Cresson 1865
Greek rhopalon 'club' + soma 'body'
A single species in our area, 17 spp. total(1)
New World (e. US to Argentina)(1)