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Family Braconidae - Braconid Wasps

Phylogeny of the subfamilies of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea)
By Quicke, D.L.J. and C. van Achterberg
Zoologische Verhandelingen Leiden 258 15.x.1990, 1990
This morphological phylogenetic analysis is interesting to compare with later combined morphological and molecular analyses, and molecular analyses.


Family Braconidae, pp. 144-295. In: Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
By Marsh, P.M.
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979

Molecular phylogenetics of Braconidae (Hym.:Ichneumonoidea) based on multiple nuclear genes, and implications for classification
By Sharonowsky B.J., Ashley P.G., Dowling P.G., Sharkey M.J.
Systematic Entomology 36: 549-572, 2011

Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera)
By Wharton, R.A., P.M. Marsh, M.J. Sharkey (Eds)
International Society of Hymenopterists, 1997
Although some systematics info is dated (Sharonowski et al. (1) is the most recent phylogenetic update of the group as of this writing), contains comprehensive biological and taxonomic information, keys, and information on the biodiversity of the various groups, as well as habitus and wing diagrams, and SEM photographs of various morphological features helpful for identification. Very high quality work.

Revision of the subfamily Blacinae Foerster (Hymeoptera, Braconidae)
By Achterberg C van
Zoologische Verhandelingen Leiden 249: 1-324, 1988

A revision of the tribus Blacini Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Helconinae)
By Achterberg C van
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 118:159-322, 1976

Six new hosts of Bracon mellitor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with a review of recorded hosts
By P. Glynn Tillman, James R. Cate
Environmental Entomology 18(2): 328-333, 1989

Three new species of Chorebus from Spain (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae).
By Docavo, I., J. Tormos, and M. Fischer.
Florida Entomologist, 2002
The Introduction has good background biological information on Alysiinae and tribe Dacnusini in addition to a historical sketch of the study of genus Chorebus.