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Braconidae

[brə′kän·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The braconid wasps, a family of hymenopteran insects in the superfamily Ichneumonoidea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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When I re-calculated Maier's data, the average level of braconid parasitism for hawthorn flies among Connecticut sites was 37.2% (range 31.0-40.5%), while the value for apple flies was 2.1% (range 04.2%).
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caimito was only recorded the emergence of adult braconid parasitoids but no tephritids, whereas the other infested plant species revealed the presence of both Anastrepha and parasitoids.
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The vast majority of galls were from leaves or stems; some notable exceptions include root galls on many Araceae, and fruit galls on Geonoma cuneata (Arecaceae) and Miconia longifolia (the latter induced by a braconid wasp).