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James Bryan Whitfield

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Contact Information

320 Morrill Hall
505 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Ecology and phylogeny of parasitoid wasps 

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, Entomology

Recent Publications

Carrington-Hoekstra, P., Fernandez-Triana, J., Dyer, L. A., & Whitfield, J. (2023). Larissimus nigricans sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), a new reared species of a rare neotropical genus recovered through biodiversity inventory in Ecuador. ZooKeys, 2023(1156), 15-24.

Fernandez-Triana, J. L., Shimbori, E. M., Whitfield, J. B., Penteado-Dias, A. M., Shaw, S. R., Boudreault, C., Sones, J., Perez, K., Brown, A., Manjunath, R., Burns, J. M., Hebert, P. D. N., Smith, M. A., Hallwachs, W., & Janzen, D. H. (2023). A revision of the parasitoid wasp genus Alphomelon Mason with the description of 30 new species (Hymenoptera, Braconidae). ZooKeys, 2023(1175), 5-162.

Sharkey, M. J., Baker, A., McCluskey, K., Smith, A., Naik, S., Ratnasingham, S., Manjunath, R., Perez, K., Sones, J., D’souza, M., Jacques, B. S., Hajibabaei, M., Whitfield, J., Arias, D., Solis, A., Metz, M., Burns, J., Zuñiga, R., Phillips-Rodriguez, E., ... Janzen, D. (2023). Minimalist revision of Mesochorus Gravenhorst, 1829 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Mesochorinae) from Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica, with 158 new species and host records for 129 species. Revista de Biologia Tropical, 71, Article e53316.

Smith, M. A., Warne, C., Pare, K., Dolson, S., Loewen, E., Jones, K., McPhee, M., Stitt, L., Janke, L., Smith, R. M., Coatsworth, H., Loureiro, A. M. M. C., Solis, A., Viquez, C. F., Rodriguez, J., Fernandez-Triana, J., Sharkey, M. J., Whitfield, J., Masís, A., ... Janzen, D. H. (2023). Communities of Small Terrestrial Arthropods Change Rapidly Along a Costa Rican Elevation Gradient. In Neotropical Gradients and their Analysis (pp. 255-307). Springer.

Campos-Moreno, D. F., Gates, M. W., Zhang, Y. M., Pérez-Lachaud, G., Dyer, L. A., Whitfield, J. B., & Pozo, C. (2022). Aximopsis gabrielae sp. nov. a gregarious parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) of the skipper Quadrus cerialis (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) feeding on Piper amalago in southern Mexico. Journal of Natural History, 56(1-4), 173-189.

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