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    Explore data from the Insect and Disease Survey (IDS) database up to 2015.

    Genes of viral origin in the Microplitis demolitor genome

      *Microplitis demolitor* (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid used as a biological control agent to control larval-stage Lepidoptera and serves as a model for studying the function and evolution of symbiotic viruses in the genus Bracovirus. Using RNA-Seq data for this species and manual annotation of genes of viral origin, we annotated a high-quality gene set including 171 virus-derived protein-coding genes.

      Genes of viral origin in the Fopius arisanus genome

        *Fopius arisanus* (Sonan) is a braconid wasp (subfamily Opiinae) and biological control agent of a broad range of tephritid fruit fly species, including the global pests Mediterranean fruit fly *Ceratitis capitata* and the Oriental fruit fly *Bactrocera dorsalis*. In an effort to create foundational genomic resources for this species, the complete genome and transcriptomes for several wasp life stages have been recently generated. Manual annotation of 55 viral genes and phylogenetic analysis revealed that *F. arisanus* has independently acquired a symbiotic virus related to alpha-nudiviruses.

        Insect Images: The Source for Entomology Photos

          A joint project of The University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Department of Entomology, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, Georgia Museum of Natural History, The Entomology Society of America and USDA Identification Technology Program, [Insect Images](https://www.insectimages.org/) image categories include: Insect Orders: Hymenoptera; Coleoptera; Hemiptera; Lepidoptera; Blattodea; Odonata; Dermaptera; Diptera; Orthoptera; Neuroptera; Phthiraptera; Mantodea; Thysanura; Isoptera; Thysanoptera; Phasmatoptera; and Related Organisms.