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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.

The Nearctic distribution, host plants and nomenclature of Monoctonus (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)
By Stary CF and Smith CF
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 78:171-175, 1976

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

Revision of the New World Genus Crassomicrodus Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Agathidinae)
By By J.I. Figueroa et al.
ZooKeys 142: 27-75, 2011
A key to 14 species of Crassomicrodus, seven of which are newly described.