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Michael Williams Gates
Systematic Entomology
Research Entomologist

Phone: (202) 633-4554
Fax: (202) 786-9422
SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY, MRC-168
NMNH
P.O. BOX 37012
WASHINGTON, DC, 20013-7012

Projects
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420491

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Nomenclatural Notes on the Eurytomids (Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) Described by Jean Brèthes Housed in Museo Argentino DE Ciencias Naturales “bernardino Rivadavia” - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W. 2014. NOMENCLATURAL NOTES ON THE EURYTOMIDS (CHALCIDOIDEA: EURYTOMIDAE) DESCRIBED BY JEAN BRÈTHES HOUSED IN MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES “BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA”. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 3790:185-193.
The description of Paramblynotus delaneyi (Hymenoptera: Liopteridae), a new species from Joshua Tree National Park Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2013. The description of Paramblynotus delaneyi (Hymenoptera: Liopteridae), a new species from Joshua Tree National Park. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(4):358-368.
Testing species limits of eurytomids (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) associated with galls induced by Diplolepis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Canada using DNA barcoding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Gates, M.W., Shorthouse, J.D. 2013. Testing species limits of eurytomids (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) associated with galls induced by Diplolepis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) in Canada using DNA barcoding. The Canadian Entomologist. 146:1-14.
New host record for Camponotophilus delvarei (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a parasitoid of Microdon sp. larvae associated with the ant Camponotus sp. aff. textor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez-Lachaud, G., Gates, M.W., Lachaud, J. 2013. New host record for Camponotophilus delvarei (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a parasitoid of Microdon sp. larvae associated with the ant Camponotus sp. aff. textor. Psyche. 2013:1-6.
New Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and implications for biological control in rice (Oryza sativae; Poaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Hanson, P. 2013. New Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and implications for biological control in rice (Oryza sativae; Poaceae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(3):256-264.
A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.P., Liljeblad, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.Y., Delvare, G., Jansta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S.L., Polaszek, A.P., Schmidt, S., Darling, C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Dalmolin, A., Murray, E., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J., Van Noort, S., George, J., Yoder, M.J. 2012. A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). Cladistics. 1-77.
The relationship between variable host grouping and functional response among parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Low, C., Scheffer, S.J., Lewis, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2012. The relationship between variable host grouping and functional response among parasitoids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 21(23):5892-5904.
Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boughton, A.J., Kula, R.R., Gates, M.W., Zhang, Y., Nunez, M., O'Connor, J., Whitfield, J.B., Center, T.D. 2012. Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105:753-767.
A hymenopterist’s guide to the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology: utility, clarification, and future directions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seltmann, K.C., Yoder, M.J., Miko, I., Forshage, M., Bertone, M.A., Agosti, D., Austin, A.D., Balhoff, J.P., Borowiec, M.L., Brady, S.J., Broad, G.R., Brothers, D.J., Burks, R.A., Buffington, M.L., Campbell, H.M., Dew, K.J., Ernst, A.F., Fernandez-Triana, J.L., Gates, M.W., Gibson, G.P., Jennings, J.T., Johnson, N.F., Karlsson, D., Kawada, R., Krogmann, L., Mullins, P.L., Ohl, M., Rasmussen, C., Ronquist, F., Schulmeister, S., Sharkey, M.J., Talamas, E., Vihelmsen, L., Ward, P.S., Wharton, R.A., Deans, A.R., Kula, R.R. 2012. A hymenopterist’s guide to the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology: utility, clarification, and future directions. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 27:67-88.
Description of Camponotophilus, gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with discussion of diagnostic characters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Perez-Lachaud, G. 2012. Description of Camponotophilus, gen. n. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with discussion of diagnostic characters. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114(2):111-124.
Description of two techniques to increase efficiency in processing and curating minute arthropods, with special reference to parasitic Hymenoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Buffington, M.L. 2011. Description of two techniques to increase efficiency in processing and curating minute arthropods, with special reference to parasitic Hymenoptera. Entomological News. 22:133-140.
Review of parasitic wasps and flies (Hymenoptera, Diptera) attacking Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) in North America, with a key to genera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., O'Hara, J.E., Kula, R.R., Smith, D.R., Lill, J.T., Whitfield, J.B., Stoepler, T.M., Wahl, D.B., Murphy, S.M. 2012. Review of parasitic wasps and flies (Hymenoptera, Diptera) attacking Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) in North America, with a key to genera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114(1):24-110.
The first state record for Dirhinus Texanus Ashmead (Hymenoptera; Chalcididae) from Utah, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pech, L.L., Gates, M.W., Graham, T.B. 2011. The first state record for Dirhinus Texanus Ashmead (Hymenoptera; Chalcididae) from Utah, USA. Southwestern Naturalist. 56(2):275-276.
A new species of Alveoplectrus Wijesekara & Schauff (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) parasitic on Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Stoepler, T. 2010. A new species of Alveoplectrus Wijesekara & Schauff (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eulophidae) parasitic on Limacodidae (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 112(2):207-213.
Consideration of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviors, as a biological control agent of tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J.M., Anzures-Dadda, A., Ramirez-Romero, R., Gates, M.W., Aluja, M. 2010. Consideration of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviors, as a biological control agent of tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies. Biological Control. 53:9-17.
A new species of Aximopsis sensu lato ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) parasitic on Euglossa spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W. 2009. A new species of Aximopsis sensu lato ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) parasitic on Euglossa spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Zootaxa. 16:22-29.
A New Species of Invasive Gall Wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) on Blue Gum (Eucalyptus Globulus) in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lasalle, J., Arakelian, G., Garrison, R., Gates, M.W. 2009. A new species of invasive gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) on blue gum (Eucalyptus Globulus) in California. Zootaxa. 2121:35-43.
Consideration of Eurytoma Sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviours, as a biological control agent of Tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J., Ramirez-Romero, R., Gates, M.W., Aluja, M., Cordova-Garcia, G. 2010. Consideration of Eurytoma Sivinskii Gates and Grissell, a Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) with unusual foraging behaviours, as a biological control agent of Tephritid (Diptera) fruit flies. Biological Control. 53(1):9-17.
A revision of Bephrata and Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Hanson, P. 2009. A revision of Bephrata and Isosomodes (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 18(1):25-73.
Biology of Eurytoma sivinskii, an unusual eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera:Tephritidae) pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J.M., Gates, M.W., Ramirez-Romero, R., Aluja, M. 2008. Biology of Eurytoma sivinskii, an unusual eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae. Florida Entomologist. 91(4):598-603.
Advanced imaging techniques II: using a compound microscope for photographing point-mount specimens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2008. Advanced imaging techniques II: using a compound microscope for photographing point-mount specimens. American Entomologist. 54(4):222-224.
The Fractionator: a simple tool for mining 'Black Gold' - (Other)
Buffington, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2008. The Fractionator: a simple tool for mining 'Black Gold'. Popular Publication. 2(24):1-4.
Description of Khamul, gen. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with hypothesis of its phylogenetic placement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W. 2008. Description of Khamul, gen. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae), with hypothesis of its phylogenetic placement. Zootaxa. 1898:1-33.
The genus Mymaromella (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in North America, with a key to described extant species of the world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huber, J., Gibson, G., Bauer, L., Liu, H., Gates, M.W. 2008. The genus Mymaromella (Hymenoptera: Mymarommatidae) in North America, with a key to described extant species of the world. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 17(2):175-194.
Biology of Eurytoma Sivinskii, an unusual Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mena-Correa, J., Sivinski, J., Gates, M.W., Ramirez-Romero, R., Aluja, M. 2008. Biology of Eurytoma Sivinskii, an unusual Eurytomid (Hymenoptera) parasitoid of fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae. Florida Entomologist. 91:598-603.
A new species of Eurytoma (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) attacking, Quadrastichus spp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) galling Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae) with a summary of African Eurytoma spp. biology and species checklist - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Gerard, D. 2008. A new species of Eurytoma (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) attacking, Quadrastichus spp. (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) galling Erythrina spp. (Fabaceae) with a summary of African Eurytoma spp. biology and species checklist. Zootaxa. 1751:1-24.
Description of immature stages of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), an ectoparasitoid of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Mena-Correa, J., Cordova-Garcia, G., Aluja, M., Sivinski, J. 2008. Description of immature stages of Eurytoma sivinskii Gates and Grissell (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), an ectoparasitoid of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) pupae. Entomological News. 119:354-359.
Species Revision and Generic Systematics of World Rileyinae (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) - (Book / Chapter)
Gates, M.W. 2008. Species Revision and Generic Systematics of World Rileyinae (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae). University of California Publications in Entomology. 127:332.
Validating DNA barcodes: A non-destructive extraction protocol enables simultaneous vouchering of DNA and morphological vouchers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowley, D.L., Coddington, J.A., Gates, M.W., Norrbom, A.L., Ochoa, R., Vandenberg, N.J., Greenstone, M.H. 2007. Validating DNA barcodes: A non-destructive extraction protocol enables simultaneous vouchering of DNA and morphological vouchers. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 7:915-924.
Endobia donacis Erdös (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) newly reported from the Western Hemisphere and a review of the genus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Smith, D. 2007. Endobia donacis Erdös (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) newly reported from the Western Hemisphere and a review of the genus. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109:868-871.
First Report of Conchaspis Cordiae (Hemiptera: Conchaspididae) in Florida and the United States. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Howard, F.W., Hodges, G.S., Gates, M.W. 2006. First report of Conchaspis cordiae (Hemiptera: Conchaspididae) in Florida and the United States. Florida Entomologist. 89:102-104.
The Circumscription of the Generic Concept of Aximopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) with the Description of Seven New Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Metz, M., Schauff, M.E. 2006. The circumscription of the generic concept of Aximopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eurytomidae) with the description of seven new species. Zootaxa. 1273:9-54.
Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, G.A., Gates, M.W., Buntin, G.D. 2006. Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Georgia. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 15(2):187-207.
A New Pediobius (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Attacking Chyliza Apicalis Loew (Diptera: Psilidae) Associated with Rearings of Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Liu, H., Bauer, L.S., Schauff, M.E. 2006. A new Pediobius (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) attacking Chyliza apicalis loew (Diptera: Psilidae) associated with rearings of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Great Lakes Entomologist. 38:76-82.
Population Characterization of Introduced Balcha Indica (Mani & Kaul) (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) in North America, a Parasitoid of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). - (Abstract Only)
Gates, M.W., Gibson, G.A., Bauer, L., Liu, H. 2005. Population characterization of introduced Balcha indica (Mani & Kaul) (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) in North America, a parasitoid of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Meeting Abstract.(#183699: December 15, 2005)
Report of a Novel Biological Association for Paracrias Huberi Gumovsky (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with a Redescription of the Female and a Description of the Unknown Male - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metz, M.A., Gates, M.W., Schauff, M.E. 2005. Report of a novel biological association for Paracrias huberi Gumovsky (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with a redescription of the female and a description of the unknown male. Zootaxa. (#178780: June 14, 2005)
Oncastichus Goughi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), An Introduced Pest of Waxflower (Myrtaceae; Chamelaucium Uncinatum) Newly Reported from Peru. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gates, M.W., Schauff, M.E. 2005. Oncastichus goughi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), an introduced pest of waxflower (Myrtaceae; Chamelaucium uncinatum) newly reported from Peru. Entomological News. 116(2):115-116
Review of Nearctic Aulogymnus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with Nomenclatural Changes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schauff, M.E., Gates, M.W. 2005. Review of Nearctic Aulogymnus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with nomenclatural changes. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae. 68:225-245.
Family Eulophidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schauff, M.E., Gates, M.W., Lasalle, J. 2006. FAMILY EULOPHIDAE. Neotropical Hymenoptera. 755-760.
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