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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF PARASITIC AND PLANT-FEEDING WASPS OF AGRICULTURAL IMPORTANCE Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

The first state record for Dirhinus Texanus Ashmead (Hymenoptera; Chalcididae) from Utah, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pech, L.L., Gates, M.W., Graham, T.B. 2011. The first state record for Dirhinus Texanus Ashmead (Hymenoptera; Chalcididae) from Utah, USA. Southwestern Naturalist. 56(2):275-276.
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.
A new species of Alveoplectrus Wijesekara & Schauff (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) parasitic on Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Stoepler, T. 2010. A new species of Alveoplectrus Wijesekara & Schauff (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) parasitic on Limacodidae (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 112(2):207-213.
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.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gamliel-Atinsky, E., Freeman, S., Maymon, M., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Skoracka, A., Pena, J., Palevsky, E. 2010. The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? Experimental and Applied Acarology. 51:191-204.
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.
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
A new species of Aximopsis sensu lato ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) parasitic on Euglossa spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W. 2009. A new species of Aximopsis sensu lato ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) parasitic on Euglossa spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Zootaxa. 16:22-29.
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.
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.
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.
A New Species of Invasive Gall Wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) on Blue Gum (Eucalyptus Globulus) in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lasalle, J., Arakelian, G., Garrison, R., Gates, M.W. 2009. A new species of invasive gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) on blue gum (Eucalyptus Globulus) in California. Zootaxa. 2121:35-43.
Consideration of Eurytoma Sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviours, as a biological control agent of Tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J., Ramirez-Romero, R., Gates, M.W., Aluja, M., Cordova-Garcia, G. 2010. Consideration of Eurytoma Sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviours, as a biological control agent of Tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies. Biological Control. 53(1):9-17.
Supplement to revision of New World Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
A revision of Bephrata and Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Hanson, P. 2009. A revision of Bephrata and Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 18(1):25-73.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
Description of Khamul, gen. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with hypothesis of its phylogenetic placement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W. 2008. Description of Khamul, gen. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with hypothesis of its phylogenetic placement. Zootaxa. 1898:1-33.
The genus Mymaromella (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in North America, with a key to described extant species of the world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huber, J., Gibson, G., Bauer, L., Liu, H., Gates, M.W. 2008. The genus Mymaromella (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in North America, with a key to described extant species of the world. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 17(2):175-194.
Biology of Eurytoma Sivinskii, an unusual Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J., Gates, M.W., Ramirez-Romero, R., Aluja, M. 2008. Biology of Eurytoma Sivinskii, an unusual Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae. Florida Entomologist. 91:598-603.
Potential exposure of a classical biological control agent of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, on non-target aphids in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
Taxonomic status and location of type specimens for species of Coelinidea Viereck and Sarops Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) described by Garland T. Riegel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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 new species of Eurytoma (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) attacking, Quadrastichus spp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) galling Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae) with a summary of African Eurytoma spp. biology and species checklist - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Gerard, D. 2008. A new species of Eurytoma (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) attacking, Quadrastichus spp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) galling Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae) with a summary of African Eurytoma spp. biology and species checklist. Zootaxa. 1751:1-24.
Description of immature stages of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), an ectoparasitoid of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Mena-Correa, J., Cordova-Garcia, G., Aluja, M., Sivinski, J. 2008. Description of immature stages of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), an ectoparasitoid of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae. Entomological News. 119:354-359.
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.
Species Revision and Generic Systematics of World Rileyinae (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Gates, M.W. 2008. Species Revision and Generic Systematics of World Rileyinae (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae). University of California Publications in Entomology. 127:332.
Longicorn beetles of Japan. 818 pp., (1,800 color photos, hundreds of line drawings). Japanese text with headings, scientific names, some figure legends, and index in English. Hardbound in slip case.ISBN# 978-4-486-01741-7 - (Other)
Lingafelter, S.W. 2008. Longicorn beetles of Japan. 818 pp., (1,800 color photos, hundreds of line drawings). Japanese text with headings, scientific names, some figure legends, and index in English. Hardbound in slip case.ISBN# 978-4-486-01741-7. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 61(4):539-540.
Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, D.R., Solis, M.A. 2008. Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 110:379-390.
Revision of New World Chaenusa Haliday sensu lato (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae), with new species, synonymies, hosts, and distribution records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Endobia donacis Erdös (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) newly reported from the Western Hemisphere and a review of the genus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Smith, D. 2007. Endobia donacis Erdös (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) newly reported from the Western Hemisphere and a review of the genus. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109:868-871.
List of the Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Virginia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, D.R. 2007. List of the Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Virginia. Banisteria. 28:3-23.
First Report of Conchaspis Cordiae (Hemiptera: Conchaspididae) in Florida and the United States. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Howard, F.W., Hodges, G.S., Gates, M.W. 2006. First report of Conchaspis cordiae (Hemiptera: Conchaspididae) in Florida and the United States. Florida Entomologist. 89:102-104.
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.
Key to conifer-infesting species of Lepidosaphes Schimer (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae) with descriptions of two new species and a redescription of L. pallidula (Williams) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, D.R., Williams, D.J., Davidson, J.A. 2006. Key to conifer-infesting species of Lepidosaphes Schimer (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae) with descriptions of two new species and a redescription of L. pallidula (Williams). Zootaxa. 1362:23-42.
A Taxonomic Re-evaluation of Ovatus mentharius(van der Goot) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, G.L., Halbert, S.E., Foottit, R.G. 2007. A taxonomic re-evaluation of ovatus mentharius(van der goot) (hemiptera: aphididae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109(3):522-529.
The Circumscription of the Generic Concept of Aximopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) with the Description of Seven New Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Metz, M., Schauff, M.E. 2006. The circumscription of the generic concept of Aximopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) with the description of seven new species. Zootaxa. 1273:9-54.
Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, G.A., Gates, M.W., Buntin, G.D. 2006. Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Georgia. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 15(2):187-207.
A New Pediobius (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Attacking Chyliza Apicalis Loew (Diptera: Psilidae) Associated with Rearings of Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Liu, H., Bauer, L.S., Schauff, M.E. 2006. A new Pediobius (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) attacking Chyliza apicalis loew (Diptera: Psilidae) associated with rearings of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Great Lakes Entomologist. 38:76-82.
Population Characterization of Introduced Balcha Indica (Mani & Kaul) (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) in North America, a Parasitoid of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). - (Abstract Only)
Gates, M.W., Gibson, G.A., Bauer, L., Liu, H. 2005. Population characterization of introduced Balcha indica (Mani & Kaul) (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) in North America, a parasitoid of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Meeting Abstract.(#183699: December 15, 2005)
Report of a Novel Biological Association for Paracrias Huberi Gumovsky (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with a Redescription of the Female and a Description of the Unknown Male - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metz, M.A., Gates, M.W., Schauff, M.E. 2005. Report of a novel biological association for Paracrias huberi Gumovsky (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with a redescription of the female and a description of the unknown male. Zootaxa. (#178780: June 14, 2005)
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