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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance

Location: Systematic Entomology

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Review of Hyperimerus (Pteromalidae: Asaphinae) in North America, with redescription of Hyperimerus corvus (Girault) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Schender, D., Katz, K. 2015. Review of Hyperimerus (Pteromalidae: Asaphinae) in North America, with redescription of Hyperimerus corvus (Girault). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 116(4):408-420.
Four new species of Tanycarpa (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Alysiinae) from the Palaearctic Region and new records of species from China     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
Two new species of Oobius Trjapitzin (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) egg parasitoids of Agrilus spp. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the USA, including a key and taxonomic notes on other congeneric Nearctic taxa     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Triapitsyn, S., Petrice, T., Gates, M.W., Bauer, L.S. 2015. Two new species of Oobius Trjapitzin (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) egg parasitoids of Agrilus spp. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the USA, including a key and taxonomic notes on other congeneric Nearctic taxa. ZooKeys. 498:29-50.
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.
A new species in the newly recorded genus Trachyusa (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from China     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) as a potential natural enemy of corn-infesting Ulidiidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Owens, D., Nuessly, G., Gates, M.W. 2015. Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) as a potential natural enemy of corn-infesting Ulidiidae. Florida Entomologist. 98(1):276-279.
The genus Pseudapanteles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with an emphasis on the species in Area de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
A Study of the Species of Tenuipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) Deposited in the Smithsonian USNM Insect & Mite Collection - (Proceedings)
Rezende, J.M., Ochoa, R., Feres, R.J., Bauchan, G.R. 2014. A Study of the Species of Tenuipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) Deposited in the Smithsonian USNM Insect & Mite Collection. Meeting Abstract. 13.
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.
NOMENCLATURAL NOTES ON THE EURYTOMIDS (CHALCIDOIDEA: EURYTOMIDAE) DESCRIBED BY JEAN BRÈTHES HOUSED IN MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES “BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA” - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W. 2014. NOMENCLATURAL NOTES ON THE EURYTOMIDS (CHALCIDOIDEA: EURYTOMIDAE) DESCRIBED BY JEAN BRÈTHES HOUSED IN MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES “BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA”. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 3790:185-193.
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.
Discovery of Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an Egg Parasitoid of the Bean Plataspid, Megacopta cribraria F. (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), in its Expanded North American Range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardner, W.A., Blount, J.L., Golec, J.R., Couret, J.R., Jones, W.A., Hu, X., Dong, X., Talamas, E.J., Ray, Jr, C.H., Buntin, G.D., Gerardo, N.M. 2013. Discovery of Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an Egg Parasitoid of the Bean Plataspid, Megacopta cribraria F. (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), in its Expanded North American Range. Journal of Insect Science. 48(4):355-359.
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.
Testing species limits of eurytomids (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) associated with galls induced by Diplolepis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Canada using DNA barcoding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Gates, M.W., Shorthouse, J.D. 2013. Testing species limits of eurytomids (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) associated with galls induced by Diplolepis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Canada using DNA barcoding. The Canadian Entomologist. 146:1-14.
New host record for Camponotophilus delvarei (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a parasitoid of Microdon sp. larvae associated with the ant Camponotus sp. aff. textor     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez-Lachaud, G., Gates, M.W., Lachaud, J. 2013. New host record for Camponotophilus delvarei (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a parasitoid of Microdon sp. larvae associated with the ant Camponotus sp. aff. textor. Psyche. 2013:1-6.
A new species and new distribution records for Braconidae from Mountain Lake Biological Station in southwestern Virginia and a redescription of Pentapleura foveolata Viereck - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
New Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and implications for biological control in rice (Oryza sativae; Poaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Hanson, P. 2013. New Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and implications for biological control in rice (Oryza sativae; Poaceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(3):256-264.
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.
A new brachypterous species of Heterospilus Haliday (Braconidae, Doryctinae) from the Neotropical Region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kula, R.R. 2013. A new brachypterous species of Heterospilus Haliday (Braconidae: Doryctinae) from the Neotropical Region. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 33:83-90.
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.
A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.Y., Delvare, G., Jansta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S.L., Polaszek, A.P., Schmidt, S., Darling, C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Dalmolin, A., Murray, E., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J., Van Noort, S., George, J., Yoder, M.J. 2012. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics. 1-77.
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.
Review of Ilatha Fischer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae), including descriptions of six new species and a key to species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
Description of Camponotophilus, gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with discussion of diagnostic characters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Perez-Lachaud, G. 2012. Description of Camponotophilus, gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with discussion of diagnostic characters. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114(2):111-124.
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