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Family Braconidae - Braconid Wasps

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Aleiodes wasps of eastern forests: A guide to parasitoids and associated mummified caterpillars
By Shaw, Scott R.
Morgantown: Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, 2006

A revision of the western Palaearctic species of the genus Meteorus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
By Huddleston T
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 41: 1-58, 1980
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includes the Holarctic species Meteorus rubens

A revision of the North American species of ichneumon-flies belonging to the genus Meteorus Haliday.
By Muesebeck CFW
Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 63 (2470):1–44, 1923
doi = 10.5479/si.00963801.63-2470.1
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I asked Dr. Scott Shaw about the validity of this 98 year old key. He replied "Muesebeck's key actually works pretty well. However, an important consideration is that some North American species are probably synonyms of European species." He recommended 2 keys to the Palearctic species (1)(2)

Annotated and illustrated world checklist of Microgastrinae parasitoid wasps
By Jose Fernandez-Triana et al.
ZooKeys, 2020
Paper includes a checklist of 2,999 named species with revised generic assignments and photos of representatives of each genus.

Jose Fernandez-Triana, Mark R. Shaw, Caroline Boudreault, Melanie Beaudin, Gavin R. Broad. 2020. Annotated and illustrated world checklist of Microgastrinae parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). ZooKeys 920:1-1089

Revision of the Western Palearctic Meteorini (Hymenoptera, Braconidae)...
By Stigenberg J, Ronquist F
Zootaxa 3084: 1–95, 2011
full title is "Revision of the Western Palearctic Meteorini (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), with a molecular characterization of hidden Fennoscandian species diversity"

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includes Holarctic species

Genus Indiopius Fischer, 1966 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Opiinae) in Iran with a key to the world species.
By Peris-Felipo, F.J., Z. Rahmani, S.A. Belokobilskij, E. Rakhshani
Zookeys 368: 37-44, 2014

A Revision of the genera of the world Ichneutinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
By Sharkey, M.J. and R.A. Wharton
Journal of Natural History, 1994
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First records of the genera Histermerus Wesmael (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Histeromerinae)...
By Belokobylskij, S.A., A. loni, A. Lucchi, U. Bernardo
Zookeys (310): 29-40, 2013
Url: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3690961/
Comments in "taxonomic part" immediately following the Introduction provides and excellent updated synopsis of the taxonomic history, morphology, and biology of this monotypic (single genus) subfamily. Figures 1 and 9 are adequate wing diagrams.

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