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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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Pemberton & Cordo 2001) revealed the occurrence of at least 8 or 9 parasitoids, among which the braconid Apanteles alexanderi Brethes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) was the most frequent, with parasitism rates as high as 30%.
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).
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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.
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