Praon (genus - parasitoids)

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Praon abjectum (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): James K. Lindsey
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Praon Haliday, 1833

Praon is a genus of wasps parasitizing aphids and contains between 50 and 100 species. After completing its development the larva leaves the aphid and constructs a tentlike cocoon under its empty skin. The best known species is Praon volucre which is found in Europe and other regions and has a long list of aphid hosts.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: