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Family Braconidae - Braconid Wasps

 
 
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Marsh, Paul M. Braconidae catalog (online 2009) — in Krombein et al. (1979) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Part of the Database of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico, digitized from "The Red Book"(1). There are occasionally typos due to text recognition and authority mismatch errors due to these digitization typos, failure to recognize subspecies, or failure to recognize a species being mentioned within the body of an entry. It is useful as an easily-searchable document but does need to be double-checked for spelling.

A scan of the original print book is also available through the [url=https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4144148#page/163/mode/1up]Biodiversity Heritage L

A taxonomic review of the genus Spathius Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in North America and comments on the biological control
Marsh, Paul M. and John S. Strazanac. “A taxonomic review of the genus Spathius Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in North America and comments on the biological control of the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).” Journal of Hymenoptera Research 18 (2009): 80-112.

Abstract.—A review of the braconid genus Spathius in North America and comments on several
species in the biological control of the Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fair., are presented.
Separate keys to females and males, descriptions, distributions, and biologies are given for the 19
species occurring in North America. One new species, Spathius leiopleuron Marsh and Strazanac,

Microgastrinae Wasps of the World
from the home page: "This site shares information about the world species of Microgastrinae parasitoid waps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). There are over 3,000 described species of microgastrines, and an additional 20,000-40,000 remain undescribed, making this group one of the most diverse among parasitoid wasps. Microgastrines can be found in all major terrestrial ecosystems, from as north as 82°30' N in the Canadian Arctic (Alert, Ellesmere Island) to as south as 55° S in South America (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and Chile) and 50° S in New Zealand (the subantarctic Auckland Islands). They have also been collected up to at least 4,000 meters of altitude (in the Andes and the Himalayas). These wasps parasitize caterpillars of moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), and thus are one of the most important groups in the biological control of agriculture and forestry pests.

Dicky Sick Ki Yu (1997-2015) Home of Ichneumonoidea (Taxapad)
[cite:650027]
excellent resource, although the name of the site is a misnomer: actually, it's a set of several separate projects designed to cover eventually all the living organisms.

Genera Ichneumonorum Nearcticae (2014)
[cite:369531]

This comprehensive resource, developed and maintained by Ian Gauld and David Wahl of the American Entomological Institute, aims to provide up-to-date information about the taxonomy and biology of North American Ichneumonidae, with more detailed treatment and keys to the Nearctic genera/species of a number of [mostly minor] subfamilies, incl. Acaenitinae, Brachycyrtinae, Collyriinae, Lycorininae, Ophioninae, Poemeniinae, Rhyssinae, Stilbopinae, and Xoridinae.

Wharton R.A., Yoder M.J. Parasitoids of fruit-infesting Tephritidae
[cite:749348]

Ribes-Escolà A. (2007-2014) Himenòpters de Ponent
[cite:745081]
a wonderful resource cited on many BG pages over the years (somehow never made it into the ref section, though)

Start here

Solitary Wasp Videos
Quicktime video clips of several solitary wasps. (Link corrected 27 July 2008 as per Dick's comment.)

 
 
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