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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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including dipterans, as well as hymenopterans such as vespids, braconids and chalcids, but not bees (reviewed in Bino et al.
Today, the polydnaviruses associated with each wasp family, the braconids and the ichneumonoids, look quite different.
In the upper stratum, the densities of trichogrammatids were increased in Tr3 and Tr4, but not significantly; and the densities of braconids and ichneumonids were significantly increased in all of the treatments except Tr1, In the middle stratum, the densities of trichogrammatids were not differ significantly from the control in Trl and Tr2, but they significantly less than in the control in Tr3 and Tr4; the densities of ichneumonids were significantly increased only by Tr2, and braconids were absent in this stratum.
Braconids are systematically speciose with 19,434 described species, but perhaps close to 40,000 total species (Campos & Sharkey 2006; Yu et al.
Opiine braconids are widely used in the control of tephritid fruit flies because their relatively high host specificity and ability to inflict substantial mortality on their hosts (Aluja et al.
Currently, we have little knowledge about the life history of the 2 native braconids, S.
Species of opiine braconids are often the most abundant and diverse elements in New World parasitoid guilds attacking Anastrepha spp.
After adult emergence, tephritids and braconids were identified with identification keys (Zucchi 2000; Canal & Zucchi 2000).
Several species of braconids, ichneumonids, and pteromalids are known to parasitize D.
1999), and 2 largely sympatric species of opiine braconids, Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) and Doryctobracon areolatus (Szepligeti), inflict high levels of mortality on A.
Thus, it was established that the larvae of Tephritidae were parasitized by braconids while that of lonchaeids were parasitized by figitids.