Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous parasitic wasps of the family Braconidae, the majority of which have larvae that are parasitoids of other insects.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the parasitic hymenopterous family Braconidæ (which see).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several parasitic wasps of the family Braconidae.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Braconidae, family name, possibly from Greek brakhus, short; see brachy–.]

Examples

  • The tomato hornworm is a large green caterpillar that will do a lot of vine feeding, until a parasitic wasp named the braconid shows up and lays eggs to hatch and feed on the poor thing.

    Groundwork: More tomatoes

  • The braconid wasp that had stung it a few weeks earlier had no such qualms--each white puff on the caterpillar's back was a wasp pupating, slowly using up the energy of my tomato plants chewed up by the hornworm.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • This time I am also hoping the caterpillars will escape the fate that befell their less fortunate kin last year, braconid wasps.

    Oh, frass!

  • The braconid wasp that had stung it a few weeks earlier had no such qualms--each white puff on the caterpillar's back was a wasp pupating, slowly using up the energy of my tomato plants chewed up by the hornworm.

    Life, Christmas Eve, hornworms, and fishing

  • Caterpillars are attacked by a braconid wasp Cotesia congregata that lays dozens of eggs within each larva =caterpillar...

    Sweet revenge - the indifferent way

  • Caterpillars are attacked by a braconid wasp Cotesia congregata that lays dozens of eggs within each larva =caterpillar...

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Caterpillars are attacked by a braconid wasp Cotesia congregata that lays dozens of eggs within each larva =caterpillar...

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Caterpillars are attacked by a braconid wasp Cotesia congregata that lays dozens of eggs within each larva =caterpillar...

    Where is a Cotesia

  • More important, the neem materials were compatible with the biological-control organisms (braconid wasps) used to control fruit dies.

    5 Effects on Insects

  • When infestations of scale insects in orchards are fought with DDT and dieldrin, chalcid and braconid wasps that parasitize scales are destroyed, and population outbreaks of scale result. 26 Another problem with synthetic chemical controls is that some can take a very long time to break down, remaining toxic for many years.

    5. How plants live and grow

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