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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

Koptur, S., Primoli, A. S., Neto, H. F. P., & Whitfield, J. (2024). Pierid Butterflies, Legume Hostplants, and Parasitoids in Urban Areas of Southern Florida. Insects, 15(2).

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.

Jin, S., Parks, K. S., Janzen, D. H., Hallwachs, W., Dyer, L. A., & Whitfield, J. B. (2023). The wing interference patterns (WIPs) of Parapanteles (Braconidae, Microgastrinae): demonstrating a powerful and accessible tool for species-level identification of small and clear winged insects. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 96, 967-982.

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.

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