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Matthew Buffington
Systematic Entomology
Research Entomologist

Phone: (202) 633-4552
Fax: (202) 786-9422
SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY, MRC-168
NMNH
P.O. BOX 37012
WASHINGTON, DC, 20013-7012

Projects
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420491

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Key to Nearctic Trissolcus Ashmead Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Johnson, N.F., Buffington, M.L. 2015. Key to Nearctic Trissolcus Ashmead. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 43:45-110.
Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) emerges in North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Herlihy, M., Dieckoff, C., Hoelmer, K., Buffington, M.L., Bon, M., Weber, D. 2015. Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) emerges in North America. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 43:119-128.
Phylogeny, evolution, and classification of gall wasps: the plot thickens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ronquist, F., Nieves-Aldrey, J.L., Buffington, M.L., Liu, Z., Liljeblad, J., Nylander, J. 2015. Phylogeny, evolution, and classification of gall wasps: the plot thickens. PLoS One. 10(5):e0123301.
Host stage preference, efficacy and fecundity of parasitoids attacking Drosophila suzukii in newly invaded areas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossi Stacconi, V., Buffington, M.L., Daane, K.M., Dalton, D.T., Grassi, A., Kacar, G., Miller, B.T., Miller, J., Quantar, M., Loni, A., Ioriatti, C., Walton, V.M., Wiman, N., Wang, X., Anfora, G. 2015. Host stage preference, efficacy and fecundity of parasitoids attacking Drosophila suzukii in newly invaded areas. Biological Control. 84:28-35.
The redescription and phylogenetic position of Steleucoela Kieffer, 1908, a remarkable genus of Neotropical Ganaspini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Acevedo, C.O. 2015. The redescription and phylogenetic position of Steleucoela Kieffer, 1908, a remarkable genus of Neotropical Ganaspini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 117:95-115.
Review of Afrotropical Figitinae (Figitidae, Cynipoidea, Hymenoptera) with the first records of Neralsia and Lonchidia for the region Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Noort, S., Buffington, M.L., Forshage, M. 2014. Review of Afrotropical Figitinae (Figitidae, Cynipoidea, Hymenoptera) with the first records of Neralsia and Lonchidia for the region. ZooKeys. 453:37-69.
Synonymy of Kozlotelenomus Mineo, O’Connor & Ashe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L. 2015. Synonymy of Kozlotelenomus Mineo, O’Connor & Ashe. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 43:111-117.
Updates to the Nomenclature of Platygastroidea in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L. 2014. Updates to the Nomenclature of Platygastroidea in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 39:99-117.
The description of Rovnoeucoila tympanomorpha Buffington & Perkovsky, a new genus and species of fossil eucoiline,with observations on the asynchronous evolution of Diglyphosematini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Perkovsky, E., Brady, S.J. 2014. The description of Rovnoeucoila tympanomorpha Buffington & Perkovsky, a new genus and species of fossil eucoiline,with observations on the asynchronous evolution of Diglyphosematini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 116:243-254.
Datasheet for Halyomorpha halys (Stål), (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)and invasive species compendium - (Other)
Leskey, T.C., Hamilton, G.C., Biddinger, D.J., Buffington, M.L., Dieckhoff, C., Dively, G.P., Fraser, H., Gariepy, T., Hedstrom, C., Herbert, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Hooks, C.R., Inkley, D.G., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T.P., Lee, D., Nielsen, A.L., Pfeiffer, D.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Shearer, P.W., Talamas, E.J., Tomasino, E., Tooker, J., Venugopal, D., Whalen, J., Walton, V., Wiman, N. 2014. Datasheet for Halyomorpha halys (Stål), (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)and invasive species compendium. CABI Crop Protection Compendium. No. 27377.
Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Noorts, S., Buffington, M.L., Forshage, M. 2015. Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). ZooKeys. 493:1-176.
A plea for a global natural history collection - online Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balke, M., Schmidt, S., Bergsten, J., Buffington, M.L., Hauser, C.L., Kroupa, A., Riedel, A., Polaszek, A., Ubaidillah, R., Krogmann, L., Zwick, A., Fikacek, M., Hajek, J., Michat, M.C., Dietrich, C. 2013. A plea for a global natural history collection - online. ZooKeys. 10(55):1-9.
The description and bionomics of Tropideucoila blepharoneurae Buffington and Condon, new species (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Zaeucoilini), parasitoid of Blepharoneura Loew fruit flies (Tephritidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Condon, M.A. 2014. The description and bionomics of Tropideucoila blepharoneurae Buffington and Condon, new species (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Zaeucoilini), parasitoid of Blepharoneura Loew fruit flies (Tephritidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115:349-357.
The description of Paramblynotus delaneyi (Hymenoptera: Liopteridae), a new species from Joshua Tree National Park Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2013. The description of Paramblynotus delaneyi (Hymenoptera: Liopteridae), a new species from Joshua Tree National Park. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(4):358-368.
New Synonymy of Trissolcus halyomorphae Yang - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L., Hoelmer, K.A. 2013. New Synonymy of Trissolcus halyomorphae Yang. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 33:113-117.
The description of Garudella Buffington & Forshage, new genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Forshage, M. 2014. The description of Garudella Buffington & Forshage, new genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 116:225-242.
Eucoilinae of North America: A revised catalog of genera and described species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Forshage, M., Buffington, M.L., Nordlander, G. 2013. Eucoilinae of North America: A revised catalog of genera and described species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115:225-255.
Revision of the Afrotropical Mayrellinae (Cynipoidea, Liopteridae), with the first record of Paramblynotus from Madagascar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simon Van Noort, Buffington, M.L. 2013. Revision of the Afrotropical Mayrellinae (Cynipoidea, Liopteridae), with the first record of Paramblynotus from Madagascar. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 64:1-64.
Catalogue of Australian Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paretas-Martinez, Forshage, M., Buffington, M.L., Fisher, N., La Salle, J., Pujade-Villar, J. 2012. Catalogue of Australian Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera). Australian Journal of Entomology. 52:73-86.
Revision of the Oberthuerellinae (Cynipoidea: Liopteridae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Simon Van, N. 2012. Revision of the Oberthuerellinae (Cynipoidea: Liopteridae). ZooKeys. 202:1-154.
A hymenopterist’s guide to the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology: utility, clarification, and future directions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seltmann, K.C., Yoder, M.J., Miko, I., Forshage, M., Bertone, M.A., Agosti, D., Austin, A.D., Balhoff, J.P., Borowiec, M.L., Brady, S.J., Broad, G.R., Brothers, D.J., Burks, R.A., Buffington, M.L., Campbell, H.M., Dew, K.J., Ernst, A.F., Fernandez-Triana, J.L., Gates, M.W., Gibson, G.P., Jennings, J.T., Johnson, N.F., Karlsson, D., Kawada, R., Krogmann, L., Mullins, P.L., Ohl, M., Rasmussen, C., Ronquist, F., Schulmeister, S., Sharkey, M.J., Talamas, E., Vihelmsen, L., Ward, P.S., Wharton, R.A., Deans, A.R., Kula, R.R. 2012. A hymenopterist’s guide to the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology: utility, clarification, and future directions. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 27:67-88.
Divergence estimates and early evolutionary history of Figitidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Brady, S.J., Morita, S.I., Van Noort, S. 2012. Divergence estimates and early evolutionary history of Figitidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea). Systematic Entomology. 37:287-304.
The occurrence and phylogenetic implications of wing intereference patterns (WIP) in the Cynipoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Sandler, R. 2012. The occurrence and phylogenetic implications of wing intereference patterns (WIP) in the Cynipoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Invertebrate Systematics. 25:586-597.
Description of Nanocthulhu lovecrafti, a preternatural new genus and species of Trichoplastini (Figitidae: Eucoilinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2012. Description of Nanocthulhu lovecrafti, a preternatural new genus and species of Trichoplastini (Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114:5-15.
Systematics of Australian Thrasorinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with a description of Mikeiinae, new subfamily, and two new genera and three new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paretas-Martinez, J., Restrepo-Ortiz, C., Buffington, M.L., Pujade-Villar, J. 2011. Systematics of Australian Thrasorinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with a description of Mikeiinae, new subfamily, and two new genera and three new species. Invertebrate Systematics. 108:21-48.
Revision of Plectocynipinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with descriptions of three new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Nieves-Aldrey, J.L. 2011. Revision of Plectocynipinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with descriptions of three new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 113(2):91-108.
Description of two techniques to increase efficiency in processing and curating minute arthropods, with special reference to parasitic Hymenoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Buffington, M.L. 2011. Description of two techniques to increase efficiency in processing and curating minute arthropods, with special reference to parasitic Hymenoptera. Entomological News. 22:133-140.
USDA's Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL): Global leadership and innovation in insect systematics - (Abstract Only) - (14-Dec-10)
A revision Ganaspidium Weld, 1952 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae): new species, bionomics and distribution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2010. A revision Ganaspidium Weld, 1952 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae): new species, bionomics and distribution. ZooKeys. 37:81-101.
The description of Banacuniculus Buffington, new genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2010. The description of Banacuniculus Buffington, new genus (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 19:94-112.
Data publication and dissemination of interactive keys under the open access model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Penev, L., Sharkey, M.J., Erwin, T., Van Noort, S., Buffington, M.L., Seltmann, K., Johnson, N., Taylor, M., Thompson, F., Dallwitz, M.J. 2009. Data publication and dissemination of interactive keys under the open access model. ZooKeys. 21:1-17.
Recent occurrence of Aphanogmus dictynna (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae) in Kenya – an important hyperparasitoid of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Polaszek, A. 2009. Recent occurrence of Aphanogmus dictynna (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae) in Kenya – an important hyperparasitoid of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Zootaxa. 2164:1-6.
Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates: Order Hymenoptera, family Figitidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2009. Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates: Order Hymenoptera, family Figitidae. Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates. 3:20-32.
A world revision of Anacharoides Cameron, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Van Noort, S. 2009. A world revision of Anacharoides Cameron, 1904 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new species. Zoo Keys. 16:30-42.
Are taxonomists required to bend to the will of bioinformatics? A response to Johnson (Skaphion 2:49) - (Popular Publication)
Buffington, M.L. 2009. Are taxonomists required to bend to the will of bioinformatics? A response to Johnson (Skaphion 2:49). Popular Publication. 2:49.
Advanced imaging techniques II: using a compound microscope for photographing point-mount specimens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2008. Advanced imaging techniques II: using a compound microscope for photographing point-mount specimens. American Entomologist. 54(4):222-224.
The status of the type material of Pycnostigmus rostratus Cameron (Hymenoptera, Figitidae, Pycnostigminae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Notton, D.G., Buffington, M.L., Van Noort, S. 2009. The status of the type material of Pycnostigmus rostratus Cameron (Hymenoptera, Figitidae, Pycnostigminae). Journal of Natural History. 43:181-184.
The Fractionator: a simple tool for mining 'Black Gold' - (Other)
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2008. The Fractionator: a simple tool for mining 'Black Gold'. Popular Publication. 2(24):1-4.
Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the Zaeucoilini, new tribe (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) and a description of a new genus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2009. Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the Zaeucoilini, new tribe (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) and a description of a new genus. Systematic Entomology. 34:162-187.
Dome lighting for insect imaging under a microscope - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerr, P.H., Fisher, E.M., Buffington, M.L. 2008. Dome lighting for insect imaging under a microscope. American Entomologist. 54:198-200.
North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Scheffer, S.J. 2008. North American species of Agrostocynips Diaz (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), parasitoids of Agromyzidae (Diptera): bionomics and taxonomy. Zootaxa. 1817:39-48.
Not all oak gall wasps gall oaks: the description of Dryocosmus rileypokei, a new, apostate species of Cynipini from California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Morita, S.I. 2009. Not all oak gall wasps gall oaks: the description of Dryocosmus rileypokei, a new, apostate species of Cynipini from California. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 111:244-253.
The description of Euceroptrinae, a new subfamily of Figitidae (Hymenoptera), including a revision of Euceroptres Ashmead, 1896 including the description of a new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Liljeblad, J. 2008. The description of Euceroptrinae, a new subfamily of Figitidae (Hymenoptera), including a revision of Euceroptres Ashmead, 1896 including the description of a new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 17: 44-56.
A revision of Australian Thrasorinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new genus and six new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2007. A revision of Australian Thrasorinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) with a description of a new genus and six new species. Australian Journal of Entomology. 47:203-212.
Software Review: WHAT WASP IS THAT? - (Other)
Buffington, M.L. 2008. Software Review: WHAT WASP IS THAT? Systematic Entomology.
A world revision of the Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Noort, S. 2007. A world revision of the Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa. 1392: 1-30.
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