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Matthew Buffington
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
Entomology

Phone: (202) 633-4552
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
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429951

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Discovery of an exotic egg parasitoid of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in the Pacific Northwest -
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(3):466-470.
Advanced imaging techniques III: a scalable and modular dome illumination system for scientific microphotography on a budget -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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). -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
A revision Ganaspidium Weld, 1952 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae): new species, bionomics and distribution -
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) -
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 -
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.
Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates: Order Hymenoptera, family Figitidae -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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.
Description, circumscription and phylogenetics of the Zaeucoilini, new tribe (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) and a description of a new genus -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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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