An interesting paper was published in 2013 in the journal PLoS ONE about sounds emitted by microgastrine wasps: "Characterization and generation of male courtship song in Cotesia congregata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). The paper included among its Supporting Information one audio-recording and two high-speed videos of the courtship song of a male of Cotesia congregata.
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Apanteles fumiferanae Viereck is one the most important Microgastrinae wasps in North America -at least from a forest pest management perspective. Based on specimens available in collections, it is the most common braconid parasitoid wasp reared from the spruce budworm Choristoneura fumiferanae (Harris) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), which in turn is one of the major forest pests in the region.