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Genus Macroteleia


The parasitic wasps of the genus Macroteleia Westwood of the New World (Hymenoptera, Proctotrupoidea, Scelionidae)
By Muesebeck, C. F. W.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1565: 1-57, 1977

The Nearctic Species of Duta Nixon (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), Egg Parasitoids of Ground Crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae)
By Masner L
The Canadian Entomologist Vol. 123, Issue 4 pp. 777-793, 1991
available here. DOI

Revisionary notes and keys to world genera of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidae)
By Lubomir Masner
Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, Vol. 108, Suppl. S97, pp 1-87, January, 1976
The subfamilies of Scelionidae in this reference are now under Platygastridae in Bugguide.

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Nearctic species of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea) that parasitize the eggs of grasshoppers
By C.F.W. Muesebeck
Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 122. 33 pp. , 1972
Available online here.

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