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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Diversity and seasonality of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae) and their parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae and Figitidae) in orchards of guava, loquat and peach.
That study found Eulophidae (131 individuals), Braconidae (69 individuals), and Platygastridae (39 individuals) to be the most common families (Fritz et al.
Influencia da temperatura no desenvolvimento e parasitismo de Lysiphlebus testaceipes (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Aphidiinae) em Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae).
En la epoca seca, la familia con mayor numero de individuos colectados fue Pteromalidae con 303 ejemplares y en la lluviosa fue Braconidae con 172 (Figura 2).
Huayta (2013), estudiando la diversidad de Braconidae en la misma zona de estudio determino una eficiencia de muestreo de 82% y 91% para la subfamilia Microgastrinae, resultados que son muy similares al obtenido en el presente estudio.
Especies de avispas de las familias Braconidae cogollero (Spodoptera frugiperda) del maiz en Mexico.
Braconidae and Pteromalidae) also were common, but hosts of the insects were not determined.
La subfamilia Opiinae de la familia Braconidae fue la mas representativa (60,35% en Rovira y 55,55% en el Libano).
Genus Proan Haliday (Hymenopter, Braconidae, Aphidiinae), a distinct Aphidiinae parasitoid group have been recorded for the first time from Punjab.
Ovipositor internal microsculpture in the Braconidae (Insecta, Hymenoptera).