Welcome to Iranian Braconidae

This site shares information about the Iranian species of Braconidae parasitoid waps (Ichneumonoidea: Braconidae). These wasps parasitize caterpillars of moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), and thus are one of the most important groups in the biological control of agriculture and forestry pests.

Photos, host records, and distribution data for as many species/genera as possible are included. We are keeping an updated checklist of Iranian species, and also provide information on regional/local lists of species, as part of ongoing research projects. And we will keep a blog to post on other topics related to this fascinating group of wasps. Check "How to use this site" (http://cyberbraconid.myspecies.info/node/3) for suggestions on how to navigate the resources and data available. And if you want to reference this website, check "How to cite us" (http://cyberbraconid.myspecies.info/node/3).

We invite anyone interested in parasitoids of caterpillars to join this site, browse its contents, contribute/revise data, and help us to improve our work here. Thank you for visiting, and we hope that you come back soon!

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith