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Pimpla Fabricius

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Ichneumonoidea; Family: Ichneumonidae; Subfamily: Pimplinae)

Pimpla Fabricius, 1804. Type species: Ichneumon istigator Fabricius, 1973.



Pimpla albipalpis Cameron, 1905


Pimpla arnoldi Benoit, 1953


Pimpla bicolor Brullé, 1846



Pimpla bistricta Morley, 1916


Pimpla burgeoni Seyrig, 1937


Pimpla calliphora Morley, 1914

Pimpla conchyliata Tosquinet, 1896


Pimpla crocata Tosquinet, 1896


Pimpla cyanea Szépligeti, 1908


Pimpla decaryi Seyrig, 1932


Pimpla elegantissima Szépligeti, 1922


Pimpla hova Seyrig, 1932


Pimpla maculiscaposa Seyrig, 1932


Pimpla madecassa (Saussure, 1892)

Pimpla mahalensis Gribodo, 1879


Pimpla meridionalis Benoit, 1956


Pimpla rubripes Holmgren, 1868


Pimpla spectabilis Szépligeti, 1908


Pimpla tuberculata Morley, 1914


Pimpla vumbanus Benoit, 1953


Pimpla waterloti Seyrig, 1932




Idiobiont endoparasitoids of Holometabola (insects that go through complete metamorphosis), often butterfly or moth pupae (Lepidoptera).


Benoit, P.L.G. 1956. Ichneumonidae nouveaux ou interessants de l'Afrique du Sud. Annals of the South African Museum 43: 123-135.

Fabricius, J.C. 1793. Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Tom. II. Hafniae. 519 pp.

Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum: secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Carolum Reichard, Brunsvigae. 439+32 pp.


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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2023. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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