Selected recent publications

Smith, M. A., Rodriguez, J. J., Whitfield, J. B., Janzen, D. H., Hallwachs, W., Deans, A.R. and Hebert, P. D. N. 2006. Extreme diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps exposed by iterative integration of natural history, DNA barcoding, morphology and collections. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105: 12359-12364. PNAS-2008-Smith-12359-64

Whitfield, J. B. 2006. Revision of the Nearctic Species of the Genus Pholetesor Mason (Hymenoptera:
Braconidae). Zootaxa 1144: 1-94. Nearctic Pholetesor

Whitfield, J. B. and P. J. Lockhart. 2007. Deciphering ancient rapid radiations. Trends in Ecology and Evolution22: 258-265. (PDF)

Whitfield, J. B. and K. Kjer. 2008. Ancient rapid radiations of insects: challenges for phylogenetic analysis. Annual Review of Entomology. 53: 449-472. (PDF)

Stoltz, D. B. and J. B. Whitfield. 2009. Making nice with viruses. Science 323: 884-885. (PDF)

(Nasonia Genome Working Group). 2010. Functional and evolutionary insights from the genomes of three parasitoid Nasonia species. Science327: 343-348. (PDF)

Fernandez-Triana, J., D. Ward and J. B. Whitfield. 2011. Kiwigaster gen. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from New Zealand: the first Microgastrinae with sexual dimorphism in number of antennal segments. Zootaxa 2932: 24-32.Kiwigaster

Quicke, D. L. J., M. A. Smith, D. H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, J. Fernandez-Triana, N. M. Laurenne, A. Zaldivar-Riveron, M. R. Shaw, G. R. Broad, S. Klopfstein, S. R. Shaw, J. Hrcek, P. D. N. Hebert, S. E. Miller, J. J. Rodriguez, J. B. Whitfield, M. J. Sharkey, B. J. Sharanowski, R. Jussila, I. D. Gauld, D. Chesters and A. P. Vogler. 2012. Utility of the DNA barcoding gene fragment for parasitic wasp phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): data release and a new measure of taxonomic congruence. Molecular Ecology Resources 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2012.03143.xCOI Utility Quicke et al. 2012

Wilson, J. S., M. L. Forister, L. A. Dyer, J. M. O’Connor, K. Burls, C. R. Feldman, M. A. Jaramillo, J. S. Miller, G. Rodriguez-Castaneda, E. J. Tepe, J. B. Whitfield, and B. Young. 2012. Host conservatism, host shifts and diversification across three trophic levels in two Neotropical forests.Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 532-546. (PDF)

Whitfield, J. B., J. L. Fernandez-Triana, D. H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, M. A. Smith and S. Cardinal. 2012. Mariapanteles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a new Neotropical genus of microgastrine parasitoid wasp discovered through biodiversity inventory. ZooKeys 208: 61-80. (PDF)

Smith, M. A., J. L.Fernandez-Triana, E. Eveleigh, J. Gomez, C. Guclu, W. Hallwachs, P. D. N. Hebert, J. Hrcek, J. T. Huber, D. Janzen, P. G. Mason, S. Miller, D. L. J. Quicke, J. J. Rodriguez, R. Rougerie, M. R. Shaw, G. Varkonyi, D. F. Ward, J. B. Whitfield and A. Zaldivar-Riveron. 2013. DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): impacts after five years and more than 20,000 sequences. 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 168-176. (PDF)

Rodriguez, J. J., J. Fernandez Triana, J. B. Whitfield, M. A. Smith and T. L. Erwin. 2013. Extrapolations from field studies and known faunas converge on much higher estimates of world microgastrine parasitoid wasp species richness. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 530-536. (PDF)

Arias-Penna, D. C., J. B. Whitfield, W. Hallwachs and D. H. Janzen. 2013. Three new species of Wilkinsonellus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) from the Neotropical Region, with the first host record for the genus. ZooKeys 302: 79-95. (PDF)

Bapteste, E., Janke, A., Kelchner, S., Kelk, S., McInerney, J., Morrison, D., Nakhleh, L., Steel, M., Stougie, L, Van Iersel, L., and Whitfield. J. B. 2013. Networks: expanding evolutionary thinking. Trends in Genetics 29: 439-441. (PDF)

Hrcek, J, S. E. Miller, J. B. Whitfield, H. Shima and V. Novotny. 2013. Parasitism rate, parasitoid community composition and host specificity on exposed and semi-concealed caterpillars from a tropical rainforest. Oecologia 173: 521–532. Hrcek et al 2013

Wild, A. L., P. M. Marsh and J. B. Whitfield. 2013. Fast-evolving homoplastic traits are best for species identification in a group of Neotropical parasitoid wasps.PLoS One 8 (9): e74837. (PDF)

Fernández-Triana, J. L.; J. B. Whitfield, M. A.Smith, Y. Braet Y., D. H. Janzen and W. Hallwachs. 2014. Review of Prasmodon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae) in the Neotropics, with emphasis on the species from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 37: 1-52.Fernandez Triana et al Prasmodon

Arias-Penna, D. C., Y. Zhang and J. B. Whitfield. 2014. First record of the genus Wilkinsonellus (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Fiji with description of three new species. ZooKeys 397: 25-47. ZK_article_3688

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., C. Van Achterberg and J. B. Whitfield. 2014. Australasian endemic no more: four new species of Miropotes Nixon (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with the first record from the Oriental Region. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 157: 59-77. New Miropotes

Burke, G. R., K. K. M. Walden, J. B. Whitfield, H. M. Robertson and M. R. Strand. 2014. Widespread genomic reorganization of an ancient viral integration event. PLoS Genetics 10 (9) e1004660.Burke et al. MdBV genome

Boussau, B., Z. Walton, J. Paps, L. Beani, J. A. Delgado, F. Collantes, I. J. Stewart, S. A. Cameron, J. B. Whitfield, P. Andolfatto, S. Johnston, P. Holland, D. Bachtrog, J. Kathirithanby and J. P. Huelsenbeck. 2014. Strepsiptera, phylogenomics and the long branch attraction problem. PLoS One 9 (10): e107709. Strepsiptera, Phylogenomics and the Long Branch_PLOSOne

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., D. H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, J. B. Whitfield, M. A. Smith and R. Kula. 2014. Review of the genus Pseudapanteles (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae), with emphasis on the species in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica. ZooKeys 446: 1-82.Pseudapanteles 2014

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., J. B. Whitfield, M. A. Smith, W. Hallwachs and D. H. Janzen. 2014. First record of the genus Venanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) in Mesoamerica, with the description of two new species from Costa Rica. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4167. Mesoamerican Venanus

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., J. B. Whitfield, D. H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, and M. A. Smith. 2014. Revision of the genus Sendaphne Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Microgastrinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 41: 1-29.Sendaphne Fernandez 2014 shrunk

Valerio, A. A. and J. B. Whitfield. 2015. Taxonomic review of the genus Hypomicrogaster Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae), with descriptions of 40 new species. Zootaxa 3979: 1-98. Zootaxa_Hypomicrogaster_RS(1)

Sanchez-Garcia, J. A., J. I. Figueroa, J. B. Whitfield, S. Pineda and A. B. Martinez. 2015. A new species of Apanteles Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) parasitic of two blackberry leafrollers (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Mexico. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88: 10-15.Sanches et al 2015 Apanteles from blackberry leafrollers

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., J. B. Whitfield, M. A. Smith, R. R. Kula, W. Hallwachs and D. H. Janzen. 2015. Revision of the genera Microplitis and Snellenius (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with a key to all species previously described from Mesoamerica. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitung 62: 137-201. Microplitis?Snellenius ACG

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., J. B. Whitfield, M. A. Smith, T. Dapkey, W. Hallwachs and D. H. Janzen. 2016. Review of the World species of Exoryza (Hymenoptera, Braconiae, Microgastrinae), with description of six new species. Deutche Entomologische Zeitung 63: 195-210. DEZ_article_8977

E. Sayyari, J. B. Whitfield and S. Mirarab. 2017. Fragmentary gene sequences negatively impact tree and species tree reconstruction. Molecular Biology and Evolution (Advance Access). SayyariWhitfieldMirarab-fragmentary-2017

Whitfield, J. B., A. D. Austin and J. L. Fernandez-Triana. 2018. Systematics, biology and evolution of microgastrine parasitoid wasps. Annual Review of Entomology 63: 389-406. annurev-ento-020117-043405

Burke, G. R., K. K. O. Walden, J. B. Whitfield, H. M. Robertson and M. R. Strand. 2018. Whole genome sequence of the parasitoid wasp Microplitis demolitor that harbors an endogenous virus mutualist. Genes, genomes, genetics (G3) 8: 2875-2880.