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Masner, a new genus of Ceraphronidae (Hymenoptera, Ceraphronoidea) described using controlled vocabularies
By Miko I, Deans AR
ZooKeys 20:127-153, 2009
Cite: 2157868 with citation markup [cite:2157868]
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)
• excellent SEM photos and micrographs labelled using that controlled vocabulary
• an extensive bibliography