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Matthew L Buffington
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Research Entomologist

Phone: (202) 633-4552
Fax: (202) 786-3141
Room CE-519

SEL, USDA, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
NATIONAL MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY
NMNH
WASHINGTON, DC 200137012
Projects
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429951
Protecting the American Chestnut through Proactive Taxonomy and Phylogenetics of Chestnut Gall Wasps
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434642
Protecting the American Chestnut through Research on Chestnut Gall Wasp
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435707

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
New records of Leptopilina, Ganaspis, and Asobara species associated with Drosophila suzukii in North America, including detections of L. japonica and G. brasiliensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abram, P., Mcpherson, A.E., Kula, R.R., Hueppelsheuser, T., Thiessen, J., Perlman, S.J., Curtis, C.I., Fraser, J.L., Tam, J., Carrillo, J., Gates, M.W., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Buffington, M.L. 2020. New records of Leptopilina, Ganaspis, and Asobara species associated with Drosophila suzukii in North America, including detections of L. japonica and G. brasiliensis. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 78:1-17.
Species of Eucoilinae Associated with Agromyzidae in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valenzuela Ecoboza, F.O., Palacios Torres, R., Cortez Mondaca, E., Buffington, M.L., Lomeli Flores, J., Valdez Carrasco, J. 2020. Species of Eucoilinae Associated with Agromyzidae in Mexico. Southwestern Entomologist. 44:705-714.
Unintentional biological control ()
World Cynipoidea: a key to higher-level groups - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Lijeblad, J., Forshage, M., Tang, C., Van Noort, S. 2020. World Cynipoidea: a key to higher-level groups. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 4:1-69.
Invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) into the USA: developing a national response to an invasive species crisis through collaborative research and outreach efforts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ludwick, D.C., Morrison III, W.R., Acebes-Doria, A.L., Agnello, A.M., Bergh, J., Buffington, M.L., Hamilton, G.C., Harper, J.K., Hoelmer, K.A., Krawczyk, G., Kuhar, T.P., Pfeiffer, D.G., Nielsen, A.L., Rice, K.B., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Shearer, P.W., Shrewsbury, P.M., Talamas, E.J., Walgenbach, J.F., Wiman, N.G., Leskey, T.C. 2020. Invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) into the USA: developing a national response to an invasive species crisis through collaborative research and outreach efforts. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 11(1):1-16. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmaa001.
Molecular phylogeny of Trissolcus wasps (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), natural enemies of stink bugs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bon, M., Talamas, E., Hoelmer, K.A., Buffington, M.L. 2019. Molecular phylogeny of Trissolcus wasps (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), natural enemies of stink bugs. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 73:201-217.
Review of the Synergus Hartig species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) associated with tuberous and other tumor-like galls on oaks from America with the description of three new species from Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lobato-Vila, I., Cibrian-Tovar, D., Barrera-Ruiz, U., Equiha-Martinez, A., Estrada-Venegas, E., Buffington, M.L., Pujade-Villar, J. 2019. Review of the Synergus Hartig species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) associated with tuberous and other tumor-like galls on oaks from America with the description of three new species from Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 121(2):193-255.
Exploration for native parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in China reveals a diversity of parasitoid species and narrow host range of the dominant parasitoid Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giorgini, M., Wang, X., Wang, Y., Chen, F., Zhang, H., Chen, Z., Cascone, P., Formisano, G., Carvalho, G.A., Buffington, M.L., Hoelmer, K.A., Guerrieri, E. 2018. Exploration for native parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in China reveals a diversity of parasitoid species and narrow host range of the dominant parasitoid. Journal of Pest Science. 92:509-522. https://doi.org/10.1007s10340-018-01068-3.
Geographic and Seasonal Variation in Species Diversity and Community Composition of Frugivorous Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and their Leptopilina (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) Parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lue, C., Borowy, D., Buffington, M.L., Lieps, J. 2018. Geographic and Seasonal Variation in Species Diversity and Community Composition of Frugivorous Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and their Leptopilina (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) Parasitoids. Environmental Entomology. 47:1096-1106.
The parasitoid complex of D. suzukii and other fruit feeding Drosophila species in Asia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Girod, P., Ris, N., Borowiec, N., Zhang, J., Wu, H., Fang, Y., Chen, G., Xiao, C., Kimura, M., Buffington, M.L., Peris-Fillipp, F.R., Aebi, A., Haye, T., Kenis, M. 2018. The parasitoid complex of D. suzukii and other fruit feeding Drosophila species in Asia. Biological Control. 8:11839.
Immature stages of Scrobipalpula patagonica Povolný (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschemini), a gall inducer of Suaeda divaricata Moq. (Amaranthaceae) in Argentina with a summary of its parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adamski, D., Gates, M.W., Torrens, J., Fidalgo, P., Kula, R.R., Buffington, M.L. 2018. Immature stages of Scrobipalpula patagonica Povolný (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschemini), a gall inducer of Suaeda divaricata Moq. (Amaranthaceae) in Argentina with a summary of its parasitoids. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(4):659-669.
Phylogeny of Evanioidea (Hymenoptera, Apocrita), with descriptions of new Mesozoic species from China and Myanmar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Rasnitsyn, A., Shih, C., Labandeira, C., Buffington, M.L., Ren, D. 2018. Phylogeny of Evanioidea (Hymenoptera, Apocrita), with descriptions of new Mesozoic species from China and Myanmar. Cladistics. 43:810842. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12315.
Team Trissolcus: Integrating taxonomy and biological control to combat the brown marmorated stink bug - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Talamas, E., Hoelmer, K.A. 2018. Team Trissolcus: Integrating taxonomy and biological control to combat the brown marmorated stink bug. American Entomologist. 64:224-232.
New host plant and distribution records for Antistrophus laciniatus Gillette, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), an herb gall wasp on Silphium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Prasifka, J., Gates, M.W., Kula, R.R., Peterson, K. 2017. New host plant and distribution records for Antistrophus laciniatus Gillette, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), an herb gall wasp on Silphium. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(4):660-666.
Description of Afroserphus masneri, new species (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) and clarification of the identity of Afroserphus bicornis Masner, 1961 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Copeland, R., Van Noort, S. 2018. Description of Afroserphus masneri, new species (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) and clarification of the identity of Afroserphus bicornis Masner, 1961. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120:687-707.
The Gall Associates of Asphondylia poss. swaedicola Kieffer & Jörgensen (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Suaeda divaricata Moq. (Amaranthaceae) in Semiarid Argentina and Summary of Parasitic Hymenoptera Associated with Suaeda - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Kula, R.R., Buffington, M.L., Javier, T., Patricio, F. 2017. The Gall Associates of Asphondylia poss. swaedicola Kieffer & Jörgensen (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Suaeda divaricata Moq. (Amaranthaceae) in Semiarid Argentina and Summary of Parasitic Hymenoptera Associated with Suaeda. Neotropical Entomology. 2:1-12.
The description of Humboldteria, a new genus Neotropical Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L. 2017. The description of Humboldteria, a new genus Neotropical Eucoilinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(sp1):718-736.
Genetic diversity and origins of Halyomorpha halys in the U.S. and of its potential biocontrol agent unexpectedly recovered from the wild in the United States - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L., Guermache, F., Weber, D.C. 2017. Genetic diversity and origins of Halyomorpha halys in the U.S. and of its potential biocontrol agent unexpectedly recovered from the wild in the United States. Proceeding of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, September 11-15, 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia. p. 3.
Integrative review of indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abram, P.K., Hoelmer, K.A., Acebes-Doria, A., Andrews, H., Beers, E., Bergh, C.J., Bessin, R., Biddinger, D., Botch, P., Buffington, M.L., Cornelius, M.L., Costi, E., Delfosse, E., Dieckhoff, C., Dobson, R., Donais, Z., Grieshop, M., Hamilton, G., Haye, T., Hedstrom, C., Herlihy, M.V., Hoddle, M., Hooks, C., Jentsch, P., Neelandra, J., Kuhar, T., Lara, J., Legrand, A., Lee, J.C., Leskey, T.C., Lowenstein, D., Milnes, J., Maistrello, L., Morrison III, W.R., Nielsen, A.L., Ogburn, E., Pickett, C., Poley, K., Pote, J., James, R., Shrewsbury, P., Talamas, E.J., Tavella, L., Walgenbach, J., Waterworth, R., Weber, D.C., Welty, C., Wiman, N.G. 2017. Integrative review of indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe. Journal of Pest Science. 90(4):1009-1020.
Revision of Palearctic Trissolcus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L., Hoelmer, K. 2017. Revision of Palearctic Trissolcus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 56:79-261.
Genetic differentiation of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) from East and Southeast Asia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nomano, F., Kasuya, N., Matsuura, A., Suwito, A., Mitsui, H., Buffington, M.L., Kimura, M. 2017. Genetic differentiation of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) from East and Southeast Asia. Applied Entomology and Zoology. DOI 10.1007/s13355-017-0493-0.
Parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Apocrita) associated with Sagittaria latifolia Willd. and Sagittaria platyphylla (Engelm.) J. G. Sm. (Alismatales: Alismataceae) in the Nearctic Region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kula, R.R., Gates, M.W., Buffington, M.L., Harms, N.E. 2017. Parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Apocrita) associated with Sagittaria latifolia Willd. and Sagittaria platyphylla (Engelm.) J. G. Sm. (Alismatales: Alismataceae) in the Nearctic Region. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119(2):215-227.
Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) egg surface chemicals inhibit North American Telenomus and Trissolcus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) parasitism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tognon, R., Aldrich, J.R., Buffington, M.L., Talamas, E.J., San'Ana, J., Zalom, F. 2017. Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) egg surface chemicals inhibit North American Telenomus and Trissolcus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) parasitism. Journal of Biological Control. 114:39-44.
Phylogenomic analysis of ants, bees and stinging wasps: Improved taxon sampling enhances understanding of hymenopteran evolution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branstetter, M., Danforth, B., Pitts, J., Faircloth, B., Ward, P., Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W., Kula, R.R., Brady, S. 2017. Phylogenomic analysis of ants, bees and stinging wasps: Improved taxon sampling enhances understanding of hymenopteran evolution. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 27:1019-1025.
A photographic catalog of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Thompson, J., Cutler, A., Fitzsimmons-Schoenbe, R., Cuminale, A., Jung, T., Johnson, N., Valerio, A., Smith, A., Haltermann, V., Alvarez, E., Schwantes, C., Blewer, C., Bodenreider, C., Sazverg, A., Luo, P., Meislin, D., Buffington, M.L. 2017. A photographic catalog of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution . Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 56:3-40.
Investigating Biological Controls to Suppress Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations ()
Wang, X., Jones, J., Nance, A., Hutchins, J., Miller, B., Walton, V.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Buffington, M.L., Daane, K.M. 2017. Investigating Biological Controls to Suppress Spotted Wing Drosophila Populations. California Cherry Board Annual Crop Report. 2016, pp. 1-10.
New record for the invasive Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Anillaco, Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lue, C., Mottern, J.L., Walsh, G., Buffington, M.L. 2017. New record for the invasive Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Anillaco, Argentina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 119:146-150.
Archaeoteleia Masner in the Cretaceous and a new species of Proteroscelio Brues (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Johnson, N., Buffington, M.L., Ren, D. 2017. Archaeoteleia Masner in the Cretaceous and a new species of Proteroscelio Brues (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 56:57-77.
Review of the genus Leptopilina (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae, Eucoilinae) from the Eastern United States, including three newly described species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lue, C., Driskell, A., Leips, J., Buffington, M.L. 2016. Review of the genus Leptopilina (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae, Eucoilinae) from the Eastern United States, including three newly described species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 53:35-76.
Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milnes, J.M., Wiman, N., Talamas, E.J., Brunner, J.F., Hoelmer, K.A., Buffington, M.L., Beers, E.H. 2016. Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118:466-470.
Redescription of Helorus ruficornis Förster (Hymenoptera: Heloridae), with a new synonymy and new Afrotropical specimen records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Copeland, R.S. 2016. Redescription of Helorus ruficornis Förster (Hymenoptera: Heloridae), with a new synonymy and new Afrotropical specimen records. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(3):330-344.
Advanced imaging techniques III: a scalable and modular dome illumination system for scientific microphotography on a budget - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kawada, R., Buffington, M.L. 2016. Advanced imaging techniques III: a scalable and modular dome illumination system for scientific microphotography on a budget. PLoS One. 11(5):e0153426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153426.
First foreign exploration for asian parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daane, K., Wang, X., Biondi, A., Miller, B., Miller, J.C., Riedl, H., Shearer, P.W., Guerrieri, E., Giorgini, M., Buffington, M.L., Van Achterberg, K., Song, Y., Kang, T., Yi, H., Jung, C., Lee, D., Chung, B., Hoelmer, K.A., Walton, V.M. 2016. First foreign exploration for asian parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Pest Science. doi: 10.1007/s10340-016-0740-0.
The description of Zapatella davisae, new species, (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) a pest gall wasp of black oak (Quercus velutina) in New England - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Melika, G., Davis, M., Elkinton, J.S. 2016. The description of Zapatella davisae, new species, (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) a pest gall wasp of black oak (Quercus velutina) in New England. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(1): 14-26.doi: 10.4289/0013-8797.118.1.14.
Redescription of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Ihering, 1905), new combination, (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) a natural enemy of the invasive Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Forshage, M. 2016. Redescription of Ganaspis brasiliensis (Ihering, 1905), new combination, (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) a natural enemy of the invasive Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(1):1-13.doi: 10.4289/0013-8797.118.1.1.
Impact of the egg parasitoid, gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), on sentinel and wild egg masses of the squash bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Buffington, M.L., Talamas, E.J., Gates, M.W. 2016. Parasitism and predation rates on sentinel and naturally occurring egg masses of the squash bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland. Environmental Entomology. 45(2) 367-375.
Leaf beetles are ant-nest beetles: the curious life of the juvenile stages of case-bearers (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agrain, F.A., Buffington, M.L., Chaboo, C.S., Chamorro, M.L., Scholler, M.S. 2015. Leaf beetles are ant-nest beetles: the curious life of the juvenile stages of case-bearers (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae). ZooKeys. 547:133-164.
Fossil Platygastroidea in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L. 2015. Fossil Platygastroidea in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 47:1-52.doi:10.3897/JHR.47.5730.
Predation and Parasitism Rates on Sentinel and Naturally Occurring Egg Masses of the Squash Bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Buffington, M.L., Talamas, E.J., Gates, M.W. 2016. Predation and Parasitism Rates on Sentinel and Naturally Occurring Egg Masses of the Squash Bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland. Environmental Entomology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvv228 367-375..
Muhaka icipeins, an enigmatic new genus and species of Kleidotomini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) from an East African coastal forest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Copeland, R. 2015. Muhaka icipeins, an enigmatic new genus and species of Kleidotomini (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) from an East African coastal forest. Journal of Natural History. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2015.1042411.
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 - (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 ()
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 Reprint Icon - (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)
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) ()
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' ()
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2008. The Fractionator: a simple tool for mining 'Black Gold'. Popular Publication. 2(24):1-4.
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, 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.
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? ()
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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