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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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Braconid Species Genotypes Doryctobracon Opius Utetes Total areolatus bellus anastrephae F01P07 42 132 1 175 F03P11 25 79 14 118 F04P01 0 24 2 26 F04P11 23 78 1 102 F07P08 57 107 2 166 F09P10 10 41 4 55 F11P06 174 437 4 615 F11P10 130 541 21 692 F14P07 27 228 10 265 F14P08 30 164 10 204 F14P09 124 435 17 576 F15P11 15 44 0 59 F16P02 4 76 3 83 F16P13 8 156 12 176 F16P14 90 432 13 535 F17P09 39 213 0 252 F18P01 2 12 0 14 F18P02 28 63 0 91 F19P01 30 264 7 301 F20P12 133 344 2 479 Total 991 3870 123 4984 Freq.
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Most gardeners recognize and value the efforts of solitary parasite wasps, such as braconid wasps, feeding on tomato hornworm caterpillars.
2005) many braconid (Opiinae) and eulofideos (Tetrastichinae) were taken from Africa to various parts of the world, for biological control programs.
Pan trap color preference for braconid wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) in a forest clearing.
The Braconid and Ichneumonid Parasitoid Wasps: Biology, Systematics, Evolution and Ecology
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Some of the thousands of different species of these wasps, one to two millimeters in length, found around orchards include: Braconid wasps (family Braconidae); Ichneumonid wasps (family Ichneumonidae); Chalcidoid wasps (family Chalcidoidea); Chalcid wasps (family Chalcididae); Eulophid wasps (family Eulophidae); Trichogramma wasps (family Trichogrammatidae); Mymarid wasps (family Mymaridae).
Classification and biology of braconid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).
Parasitoids of army worm such as tachinids, ichneumonids, eulophids,chalcids and braconid wasps parasitize it.
Parasitoids imported into California for quarantine studies include braconid parasitoids reared from wild olive fruit fly, (A) Psyttalia lounsburyi, (B) Bracon celer and (C) Utetes africanus, as well as braconid parasitoids reared on other fruit fly species, including (D) Diachasmimorpha longicaudata, (E) D.