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Robert Kula
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Entomology

Phone: (202) 633-4558
Fax: (202) 786-9422

SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY, MRC-168
P.O. BOX 37012
NMNH
WASHINGTON , DC 200137012

Projects
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429951

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A new species of Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from the Nearctic Region -
Kula, R.R., Harms, N.E. 2016. A new species of Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from the Nearctic Region. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(1):101-108.
Habitat eradication and cropland intensification may reduce parasitoid diversity and natural pest control services in annual crop fields -
Letourneau, D.K., Bothwell, A.G., Kula, R.R., Sharkey, M.J., Stireman, J.I. 2015. Habitat eradication and cropland intensification may reduce parasitoid diversity and natural pest control services in annual crop fields. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 3:1-13.
Revision of the genera Microplitis and Snellenius (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with a key to all species previously described from Mesoamerica -
Fernandez-Triana, J., Whitfield, J.B., Smith, M.A., Kula, R.R., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D.H. 2015. Revision of the genera Microplitis and Snellenius (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with a key to all species previously described from Mesoamerica. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift . 62(2):137-201.
Four new species of Tanycarpa (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) from the Palaearctic Region and new records of species from China Reprint Icon -
Yao, J., Kula, R.R., Wharton, R.A., Chen, J. 2015. Four new species of Tanycarpa (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) from the Palaearctic Region and new records of species from China. Zootaxa. 3957:169-187.
A new cryptic species of Diatraea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on eastern gama grass and a novel host association with a braconid (Hymenoptera) in the United States -
Solis, M.A., Metz, M., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Kula, R.R., Springer, T.L. 2015. A new cryptic species of Diatraea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on eastern gama grass and a novel host association with a braconid (Hymenoptera) in the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. DOI:10.1093/aesa/sav049.
A new species in the newly recorded genus Trachyusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from China Reprint Icon -
Yao, J., Kula, R.R., Chen, J. 2015. A new species in the newly recorded genus Trachyusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from China. Zootaxa. 3931:579-584.
The genus Pseudapanteles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with an emphasis on the species in Area de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica Reprint Icon -
Fernandez-Triana, J.L., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Whitfield, J.B., Smith, M.A., Kula, R.R. 2014. The genus Pseudapanteles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with an emphasis on the species in Area de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ZooKeys. 446:1-82.
Cardiochilinae and Ichneutinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Konza Prairie -
Kula, R.R. 2016. Cardiochilinae and Ichneutinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Konza Prairie. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(2):273-288.
A new species and new distribution records for Braconidae from Mountain Lake Biological Station in southwestern Virginia and a redescription of Pentapleura foveolata Viereck -
Kula, R.R. 2013. A new species and new distribution records for Braconidae from Mountain Lake Biological Station in southwestern Virginia and a redescription of Pentapleura foveolata Viereck. Zootaxa. 3641(5):501-523.
A new brachypterous species of Heterospilus Haliday (Braconidae, Doryctinae) from the Neotropical Region Reprint Icon -
Kula, R.R. 2013. A new brachypterous species of Heterospilus Haliday (Braconidae: Doryctinae) from the Neotropical Region. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 33:83-90.
Hymenopteran Parasitoids Attacking the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Western and Central Pennsylvania -
Duan, J.J., Taylor, P.B., Fuester, R.W., Kula, R.R., Marsh, P.M. 2013. Hymenopteran Parasitoids Attacking the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Western and Central Pennsylvania. Florida Entomologist. 96:166-172.
Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy -
Boughton, A.J., Kula, R.R., Gates, M.W., Zhang, Y., Nunez, M., O'Connor, J., Whitfield, J.B., Center, T.D. 2012. Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105:753-767.
A hymenopterist’s guide to the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology: utility, clarification, and future directions -
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.
Review of Ilatha Fischer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae), including descriptions of six new species and a key to species Reprint Icon -
Kula, R.R., Dix-Luna, O., Shaw, S.R. 2012. Review of Ilatha Fischer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae), including descriptions of six new species and a key to species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114(3):293-328.
Review of the brachypterous, micropterous, and apterous Braconidae of the cyclostome lineage (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) from the Palearctic Region Reprint Icon -
Belokobylskij, S.A., Kula, R.R. 2012. Review of the apterous, micropterous, and brachypterous cyclostome Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) in the Palearctic Region. Zootaxa. 3240:1-62.
Doryctinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Konza Prairie excluding species of Heterospilus Haliday Reprint Icon -
Kula, R.R., Marsh, P.M. 2011. Doryctinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Konza Prairie excluding species of Heterospilus Haliday. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 113(4):451-491.
Two new brachypterous species of Heterospilus Haliday (Braconidae: Doryctinae) from the Nearctic Region -
Kula, R.R. 2011. Two new brachypterous species of Heterospilus Haliday (Braconidae: Doryctinae) from the Nearctic Region. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 21:53-64.
Review of parasitic wasps and flies (Hymenoptera, Diptera) attacking Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) in North America, with a key to genera Reprint Icon -
Gates, M.W., O'Hara, J.E., Kula, R.R., Smith, D.R., Lill, J.T., Whitfield, J.B., Stoepler, T.M., Wahl, D.B., Murphy, S.M. 2012. Review of parasitic wasps and flies (Hymenoptera, Diptera) attacking Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) in North America, with a key to genera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114(1):24-110.
Leluthia astigma (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae)as a parasitoid of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae),with assessment of host associations for Nearctic species of Leluthia Cameron -
Kula, R.R., Knight, K.S., Rebbeck, J., Cappaert, D.L., Bauer, L.S., Gandhi, K.K. 2010. Leluthia astigma (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae)as a parasitoid of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae),with assessment of host associations for Nearctic species of Leluthia Cameron. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 112(2):246-257.
Stantonia pallida (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a classical biological control agent of Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.)R.Br.(Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) -
Kula, R.R., Boughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. 2010. Stantonia pallida (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a classical biological control agent of Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.)R.Br.(Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 112(1):61-68.
Supplement to revision of New World Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) -
Kula, R.R., Martinez, J.J., Cabrera, G. 2009. Supplement to revision of New World Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 111(3):641-655.
A new species of Chaneusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from Hydrellia pakistanae and Hydrellia sarahae laticapsula Diptera: Ephydridae) infesting Hydrilla verticillata (Alismatales: Hydrocharitaceae) in India and Pakistan -
Kula, R.R. 2009. A new species of Chaneusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from Hydrellia pakistanae and Hydrellia sarahae laticapsula Diptera: Ephydridae) infesting Hydrilla verticillata (Alismatales: Hydrocharitaceae) in India and Pakistan. Florida Entomologist. 92(1):139-146.
The first host records for the Nearctic species Triraphis discoideus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae) -
Kula, R.R., Lill, J.T., Murphy, S., Stoeplerm, T. 2009. The first host records for the Nearctic species Triraphis discoideus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Entomological News. 20(4):380-386.
Potential exposure of a classical biological control agent of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, on non-target aphids in North America -
Wyckhuys, K.A., Koch, R.L., Kula, R.R., Heimpel, G.E. 2008. Potential exposure of a classical biological control agent of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, on non-target aphids in North America. Biological Invasions. 11:857-871.
Taxonomic status and location of type specimens for species of Coelinidea Viereck and Sarops Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) described by Garland T. Riegel -
Kula, R.R. 2008. Taxonomic status and location of type specimens for species of Coelinidea Viereck and Sarops Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) described by Garland T. Riegel. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 17(2):138-156.
Key to the New World species of Coiba Marsh (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae), including descriptions of two new species, new distribution records and a key to species Reprint Icon -
Kula, R.R. 2009. Key to the New World species of Coiba Marsh (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae), including descriptions of two new species, new distribution records and a key to species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 111(1):183-198.
Revision of New World Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae), with new species, synonymies, hosts, and distribution records -
Kula, R.R., Zolnerowich, G. 2008. Revision of New World Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae), with new species, synonymies, hosts, and distribution records. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 110: 1-60.
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