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Any of numerous parasitic wasps of the family Braconidae, the majority of which have larvae that are parasitoids of other insects.

[From New Latin Bracōnidae, family name, from Bracōn, type genus, perhaps from Medieval Latin bracō, bracōn-, sleuthhound, beagle (the genus perhaps being named on the model of New Latin Ichneumōn, icheneumon fly genus, from Greek ikhneumōn, Egyptian mongoose, ichneumon fly, literally "tracker"; see ichneumon), of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German braccho and Middle Dutch bracke, sleuthhound, both ultimately from Germanic *brakka-, of unknown origin.]


(ˈbrækənɪd) entomol
any member of the Braconidae, a family of parasitoid wasps
of or relating to the Braconidae
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Collected parasitoids were the braconids Aleiodes laphygmae (Viereck) and an Aleiodes sp.
Larvae have already been observed attacking sugar apple and atemoya leaves in Florida, but without causing significant damage, since they are very parasitized by braconids (PENA and CRANE, 2006).
Influence of color and height of pan traps to capture braconids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
including dipterans, as well as hymenopterans such as vespids, braconids and chalcids, but not bees (reviewed in Bino et al.
Spatial distribution of braconids (Hymenoptera) records from the state of Oaxaca.
The braconids obtained were: Opius Wesmael, 1835, Praon Haliday, 1833 and Diaeretiella rapae (Mc 'Intosh, 1855), and the last two were the most abundant.
As Alayo predicted in the introduction of his Catalog, the braconids have increased significantly; the total number of genera known today has doubled since 1970 (see a summary in Fernandez and Portuondo 2001, updated in Portuondo and Fernandez 2003).
Today, the polydnaviruses associated with each wasp family, the braconids and the ichneumonoids, look quite different.