Braconidae

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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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Most gardeners recognize and value the efforts of solitary parasite wasps, such as braconid wasps, feeding on tomato hornworm caterpillars.
Braconid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) represent an important insect group in biodiversity and conservation studies.
The subfamily Doryctinae is one of the most diverse group of the braconid wasps (Braet et al.
Some of the thousands of different species of these wasps, one to two millimeters in length, found around orchards include: Braconid wasps (family Braconidae); Ichneumonid wasps (family Ichneumonidae); Chalcidoid wasps (family Chalcidoidea); Chalcid wasps (family Chalcididae); Eulophid wasps (family Eulophidae); Trichogramma wasps (family Trichogrammatidae); Mymarid wasps (family Mymaridae).
You can use predator insects, such as tachnid flies, parasitic nematodes and braconid wasps, or lacewings and ladybugs, which eat the eggs.
Whitfield made the assumption that today's braconid wasps all descended from a single ancestor that somehow acquired the virus.
Chen's 1999 and 2000 surveys of three orchards in southern, central, and northern France revealed 65 parasite species, including braconid wasps and tachinid flies, that attack the pests.
Many gardeners reported seeing tomato hornworms often covered with rice-like cocoons of parasitic braconid wasps.
Venom gland apparatus in cy clostome braconid wasps with special reference to the subfamily Doryctinae (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Braconidae).
The study was conducted at the Denver Botanic Garden and the Cheyenne Botanic Garden; the target beneficials were five leading "good bug" categories--hover flies, braconid wasps, tachinid flies, lacewings and lady beetles (See "Your Gardens 'Most Wanted' Beneficial Insects," Page 76).
Venom gland apparatus in cyclostome braconid wasps with special reference to the subfamily Doryctinae (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Braconidae).
Braconid wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) diversity in forest plots under different silvicultural methods.