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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.]
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(ˈbrækənɪd) entomol
any member of the Braconidae, a family of parasitoid wasps
of or relating to the Braconidae
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The results from this study indicate that Rhagoletis pomonella larvae infesting the derived host apple are much safer from braconid parasitoids than larvae infesting the ancestral host hawthorn.
Some to be aware of are the predatory wasps (the kinds that sting) and the parasitic trichogramma, braconid, chalcid, and ichneumon wasps (the kinds that don't).
The pteromalid Catolaccus hunteri (Crawford, 1908) and the braconid Triaspis eugenii Warton & Lopez-Martinez, 2000 are considered the most important parasitoids to reduce pepper weevil infestations (Rodriguez-Leyva et al.
The smaller sized parasitoid supercooled to lower temperatures even though it was reared at a higher temperature (25[degrees]C) than the larger sized braconid reared at 15[degrees]C.
Potential for areawide integrated management of Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with a braconid parasitoid and a novel bait spray.
Effect of larval host food substrate on egg load dynamics, egg size and adult female size in four species of braconid fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids.
The present survey demonstrated that 2 groups of presumably native braconid parasitoids, Atanycolus spp.
A total of 3,470 fruit (63.3 kg) were infested yielding 7,662 puparia from which 3,073 Anastrepha adults (1,469 males and 1,604 females), 669 braconid parasitoids, and 17 figitid parasitoids emerged.
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