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Species Brachycyrtus pretiosus

 
 
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Key to Ichneumonidae in New Zealand
By Schnitzler, Franz-Rudolf & Ward, Darren F
Landcare Research, 2013
While the key was designed for New Zealand, Landcare Research's "Fact Sheets' on different taxa are an excellent source for Ichneumon wasp descriptions

Hibernating Ichneumonidae of Ohio
By Clement E. Dasch
Ohio J. Sci. 71: 270–283, 1971
Ecological info and identification key for 39 spp. (all but 2 Ichneumoninae) hibernating as adults (almost exclusively ♀♀).
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Polydnaviruses of Parasitic Wasps: Domestication of Viruses To Act as Gene Delivery Vectors
By Burke, G.R. and M.R. Strand
Insects 2012. (3): 91-119. doi:10.3390/insects3010091, 2012
Comprehensive review of what is known about polydnaviruses.
Online, downloadable

Viral DNA delivers wasp's sting
By Kwok, Roberta
Nature international weekly journal of science, 2009
This online article summarizes what polydnaviruses are, evidence for their evolutionary origins, how their genome is embedded in some female wasps' reproductive tract, and whether or not they are truly viruses, or organelles.

When parasitic wasps hijacked viruses: genomic and functional evolution of polydnaviruses
By Herniou, E.A., E. Huguet, J. Theze, A. Bezier, G. Periquet, J.M. Drezen
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Online ISSN: 1471-2970), 2013

The Braconid and Icheumonid Wasps: Biology, Systematics, Evolution, and Ecology
By Quicke Donald L.J.
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
A comprehensive book on the state of the science of Ichneumonidae as of December 2014 by a top researcher in the field (and lab).

Flowering Plant Hosts of Adult Hymenopteran Parasitoids of Central Illinois
By Tooker, J.F. and L.M. Hanks
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 2000
A large comprehensive study involving 151 parasitoid species over several parasitoid families and records covering over 33 years of observation and over 15,000 insect visitors. Provides persuasive data that Apiaceae (the carrot family) is the plant family by far most widely used by parasitoid wasp adults for feeding.

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The genus Mymaromella (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in North America, with a key to described extant species
By J.T. Huber, G.A.P. Gibson, L.S. Bauer, H. Liu, M. Gates
Journal of Hymenoptera Research 17(2): 175-194, 2008

 
 
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