The Aphidiinae are a subfamily of parasitoid wasps that use aphids as their host. While the larva of the 2-3 mm long Praon leaves the hollowed shell of the aphid from below to pupate in a volcano-like cocoon, most other Aphidiinae pupate inside the dead aphid.
Several species have been used in biological control programs of aphids.
(after Shi & Chen 2005)
The Aphidiinae are subdivided into several tribes, the Ephedrini, Praini and Aphodiini, with the latter subdived into three subtribes. Most species reside in the Aphodiini. The Praini's loss of internal pupation is likely to be secondary.
Molecular phylogeny of the Aphidiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) based on DNA sequences of 16S rRNA, 18S rDNA and ATPase 6 genes
Jan 01, 2005; Key words. Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae, 16S rRNA, 18S rDNA, ATPase 6, phylogeny Abstract. Phylogenetic...
Praon volucre (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae), a natural enemy of Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Life table and intrinsic rate of population increase
Oct 03, 2011; Key words. Aphididae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Braconidae, Praon volucre, parasitoid, fecundity, immature mortality, developmental...
Parasitism of the brown citrus aphid in Dominica by Lysiphlebus testaceipes and Lipolexis oregmae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiinae).(Scientific Notes)(Report)
Sep 01, 2009; The brown citrus aphid Toxoptera citricidus (= citricida, Nieto Nafria et al. 2005) (Kirkaldy) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is an...
Sex ratio shift caused by hyperparasitism in the solitary parasitoid Lysiphlebus hirticornis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae)
Jan 01, 2005; Key words. Aphidiinae, Braconidae, Lysiphlebus hirticornis, aphid parasitoid, offspring mortality, hyperparasitism,...