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Family Braconidae - Braconid Wasps


Hymenoptera Texana
By Cresson, Ezra Townsend
American Entomological Society, Philadelphia , 1872

Revision of the North American species of Promicrogaster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with an updated key to ...
By Jose Fernandez-Triana
Journal of Hymenoptera Research 70: 89-112, 2019
Full title: Revision of the North American species of Promicrogaster (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with an updated key to all described species in North and Meso America
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Biology of Alysiini (Hymenoptera: Alysiinae), parasitoids of cyclorrhaphous Diptera.
By Robert A. Wharton
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A & M University System, 1984
Technical Monograph 11:1-39.

Review of the Nearctic Alysiini (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): With Discussion of Generic Relationships Within the Tribe
By Wharton, Robert
University of California Press, 1980
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A Revision of the Tetrasphaeropyx Ashm. Lineage of the Genus Aleiodes Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae)
By Fortier, Joseph C.
Magnolia Press, 2009
Zootaxa 2256: 1-126

Seventy-three known Aleiodes (Tetrasphaeropyx) species are described. A morphological phylogenetic analysis is provided to test the monophyly of the group. A dichotomous key to species is provided as well as a glossary of terminology, illustrations referred to in the key, host information, and geographical collection information.
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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

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.

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