Braconidae


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Related to Braconidae: Ichneumonoidea

Braconidae

[brə′kän·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The braconid wasps, a family of hymenopteran insects in the superfamily Ichneumonoidea.

Braconidae

 

the family of parasitic Hymenoptera insects, resembling the ichneumon fly. Wingless forms are encountered (most often females). The family includes about 400 genera, uniting about 5,000 species; they are distributed throughout the world. All Braconidae in the larval stage are endoparasites of other insects, largely of the larvae of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera. Some Braconidae are used in biological combat against harmful insects. Most significant in the USSR are Apanteles glomeratus, the main predator of white butterflies (cabbage butterflies), and Habrobracon juglandis and Meteorus versicolor, parasites of willow tussock moths.

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East-paleartic braconid species of the genera Dirrhope and Mirax (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Miracinae).
Localities Natural enemies Cuauhtemoc Cusihuiriachi Bachiniva Parasitoids not emerged (a) 62 25 27 Hymenoptera Braconidae Chelonus insularis 8 1 5 Meteorus arizonensis 54 67 34 Ichneumonidae Campoletis sonorensis 2 2 0 Campoletis flavicincta 39 7 18 Pristomerus sp.
Families of Collected at Collected at Number of Hymenoptera Hacienda Kiuic Specimens Collected Tabi Research Collected Station Scoliidae [check] 1 Xiphydriidae [check] 1 Formicidae [check] [check] 30 Vespidae [check] [check] 20 Apidae [check] [check] 27 Ichneumonidae [check] [check] 31 Sphecidae [check] [check] 24 Dryinidae [check] [check] 4 Pompilidae [check] [check] 4 Bradynobaenidae [check] [check] 3 Tiphiidae [check] [check] 6 Halictidae [check] [check] 9 Eucollidae [check] [check] 4 Bethyliidae [check] [check] 3 Ormyridae [check] [check] 2 Mutillidae [check] [check] 6 Braconidae [check] 7 Colletidae [check] 2 Scelionidae [check] 2 Chalcididae [check] 2 Torymidae [check] 1 Diapriidae [check] 1 Eucharitidae [check] 3 Evaniidae [check] 1 Andrenidae [check] 1 Sapygidae [check] 1
Braconidae and Pteromalidae) also were common, but hosts of the insects were not determined.
Many species of the family Braconidae attacked larvae and pupae of important Lepidoptera pests in South Africa [26].
Hymenopterans of the families Braconidae, Eulophidae, Pteromalidae, Encyrtidae, Eupelmidae, and Bethylidae emerged from wood containing various species of Scolytinae.
9 Formicidae 7 2 Braconidae 1 10 Chalcididae 1 1 Eulophidae 2 1 Pteromalidae 3 1 Ichneumonidae 1 Chrysididae 2 Encyrtidae 5 Torymidae 1 Cephidae 1 Sphecidae 1 Agaonidae 7 Cynipidae 8 Psocoptera 0.
1 Crepidodera opulenta 2 LeConte Curculionidae 1 Hymenoptera 15 Ichneumonoidea 2 Braconidae 3 Chrysididae 1 Formicidae 5 Pseudomyrmex sp.
Like many other Braconidae species, P dignus is quite easy to rear and manipulate under laboratory conditions.
These 12 plant species were chosen from a larger group of 19 because they were significantly attractive to at least one of the following parasitoid taxa, Braconidae, Chalcidoidea, Ichneumonidae (Rohrig et al.
38 987 Braconidae 19 Chalcidoidea 13 Formicidae (708 Formica sp.