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Family Ceraphronidae

 
 
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Pteroceraphron Dessart new to the USA (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronoidea)
By István Mikó, Lubomír Masner, Andrew Robert Deans
Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e9261, 2016
Full text (PDF)

Masner, a new genus of Ceraphronidae (Hymenoptera, Ceraphronoidea) described using controlled vocabularies
By Miko I, Deans AR
ZooKeys 20:127-153, 2009
PDF available at ResearchGate

Although the genus described is not found in the Nearctic, the paper is interesting for a few reasons:
• the new genus has characteristics of both Megaspilidae and Ceraphronidae, challenging "previous definitions of the two extant ceraphronoid families"
• the definition and use of a controlled vocabulary to describe character states (a benefit of which would be to avoid every entomologist using their own favorite terms, among others)

Catalog of systematic literature of the superfamily Ceraphronoidea (Hymenoptera)
By Johnson M, Musetti L
Contributions of the American Entomological Institute vol 33 #2, 2004
PDF download available through SemanticScholar. Also available for purchase through the AEI

Flowering Plant Hosts of Adult Hymenopteran Parasitoids of Central Illinois
By Tooker, J.F. and L.M. Hanks
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 2000
A large comprehensive study involving 151 parasitoid species over several parasitoid families and records covering over 33 years of observation and over 15,000 insect visitors. Provides persuasive data that Apiaceae (the carrot family) is the plant family by far most widely used by parasitoid wasp adults for feeding.

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The genus Mymaromella (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in North America, with a key to described extant species
By J.T. Huber, G.A.P. Gibson, L.S. Bauer, H. Liu, M. Gates
Journal of Hymenoptera Research 17(2): 175-194, 2008

The Wasps
By Howard Ensign Evans, Mary Jane West Eberhard
University of Michigan Press, 1970
A readable reference on wasp biology. Out of print, sometimes can be found used.

Parasitic Wasps
By Donald L. J. Quicke
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997

Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History (Cornell Series in Arthropod Biology)
By Kevin M. O'Neill
Comstock Publishing, 2000
Contains information concerning the behavior of a variety of solitary wasps (e.g. sphecid, pompilid, and vespid wasps). This is not, however, an identification guide and this book does not treat what are considered parasitic wasps (e.g. chalcid and ichneumon wasps). Includes a number of summarizing tables as well as case studies of particular species.

 
 
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