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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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A comparison of semiochemically mediated interactions involving specialist and generalist Brassica-feeding aphids and the Braconid parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae.
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Whitfield of the University" of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found evidence that in the braconid wasp family at least, the advent of the symbiotic relationship dates to ancient times.
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.