A new species of Binodoxys (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae), parasitoid of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, with comments on biocontrol Academic Article uri icon


  • Binodoxys kelloggensis Pike, StarĂ½, ani Brewer, n. sp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae), is described and illustrated. This aphidiine parasitoid, found in southcentral Michigan, is considered a native species, reared from the exotic soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, from naturally infested field soybeans and from aphid-infested potted soybeans placed outdoors among assorted plants. It is one of eight parasitoid species now known to attack A. glycines in North America.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pike, K. S., StarĂ½, P., Brewer, M. J., Noma, T., Langley, S., & Kaiser, M.

publication date

  • April 2007