Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Gnamptodontinae update
Submitted to: Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae(Hymenoptera)
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/29/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Gnamptodontinae is a subfamily of apparently koinobiont parasitoids with ~88 described species worldwide. Whether they are endo- or ectoparasitoids is unknown. Host use in Gnamptodontinae is limited to species of Nepticulidae, Gracillariidae, and Heliozelidae. Gnamptodontines have not been used in biocontrol, and their utility would be limited to pests in the aforementioned families. Taxonomic works on Gnamptodontinae over the last 20 years have been limited to treatments of Pseudognaptodon Fischer and included keys to species for the New World. The New World species of Gnamptodon Haliday have not been treated for 40 years require revision. Research on evolutionary relationships for Gnamptodontinae has focused on the phylogenetic placement of Exodontiella Wharton at the level of subfamily, as well as the position of Gnamptodontinae relative to non-gnamptodontine braconids.