Recent Publications (last 5 years)


  • Mo, W.-H., H.-Y. Chen, N.F. Johnson, H. Pang, L. Ma and J.-X. Liu. 2020. Revision of the genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae) from China. Zootaxa 4816: 251-310. PDF available
  • Matsuo, K., Y. Hirose and N.F. Johnson. 2020. Description of a new species of Trissolcus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) parasitic on eggs of Megymenum gracilicornie Dallas (Hemiptera: Dinidoridae). Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology 26: 19-22. PDF available


  • Lahey, Z., L. Masner, N.F. Johnson and A. Polaszek. 2019. Revision of Aleyroctonus (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Sceliotrachelinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 73: 73-93. doi:10.3897/hjr.73.83838
  • Johnson, N.F., L. Musetti and L. Masner. 2019. Systematics of Scelioninae (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): new synonymy, distribution, and species. ZooKeys 879: 23-31. doi:10.3897/zookeys.879.83788
  • Lahey, Z., S. van Noort, A. Polaszek, L. Masner and N. Johnson. 2019. Revision of the Afrotropical genus Pulchrisolia Szabó (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Sceliotrachelinae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 73: 39-71. doi:10.3897/jhr.73.33876
  • Musetti, L., N. Molotievskiy and N.F. Johnson. 2019. Beetle heritage: cataloguing the primary types of Coleoptera in the C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection. The Coleopterists Bulletin 830: 561-590.
  • Talamas, E.J., N.F. Johnson, C. Shih and D. Ren. 2019. Proterosceliopsidae: a new family of Platygastroidea from Cretaceous amber. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 73: 3-38. doi:10.3897/jhr.73.32256
  • Silva, G.S., S.M. Jahnke and N.F. Johnson. 2019. Riparian forest fragments in rice fields under different management: differences on hymenopteran parasitoids diversity. Brazilian Journal of Biology doi:10.1590/1519-6984.194760
  • Lahey, Z., L. Masner and N.F. Johnson. 2019. Calixomeria, a new genus of Sceliotrachelinae (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) from Australia. ZooKeys 830: 63-73. doi:10.3897/zookeys.830.32463


  • Johnson, N.F., H. Chen and B.A. Huber. 2018. New species of Idris Förster (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea) from southeast Asia, parasitoids of the eggs of pholcid spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae). ZooKeys 811: 65-80. doi:10.3897/zookeys.811.29725
  • Chen, H., E.J. Talamas, A.A. Valerio, L. Masner and N.F. Johnson. 2017. Revision of the world species of the genus Chromoteleia Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae). ZooKeys 778: 1-95. doi:10.3897/zookeys.778/25775
  • Thomson, S.A., R.L. Pyle, et al. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLoS Biology 16(3): 32005075. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075
  • Chen, H., E.J. Talamas, L. Masner and N.F. Johnson. 2018. Revision of the world species of the genus Habroteleia Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Scelioninae). ZooKeys 730: 87-122. doi:10.3897/zookeys.730.21846


  • Johnson, N.F. 2017. Chapter 18. Insect biodiversity informatics. Pages 802-187 inR.G. Footit and P.H. Adler, eds., Insect biodiversity: sicence and society. Vol. 1.
  • Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ. 1134 pp.
  • Talamas, E.J., J. Thompson, A. Cutler, S.F. Schoenberger, A. Cuminale, T. Jung, N.F. Johnson, A.A. Valerio, A.B. Smith, V. Haltermann, E. Alvarez, C. Schwantes, C. Blewer, C. Bodenreider, A. Salzberg, P. Luo, D. Meislin and M.L. Buffington. 2017. An online photographic catalog of primary types of Platyastroidea (Hymenoptera) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 56: 187–224. doi:10.3897/jhr.56.10774 PDF available
  • Talamas, E.J., N.F. Johnson, M.L. Buffington and D. Ren. 2017. Archaeoteleia Masner in the Cretaceous and a new species of Proteroscelio Brues (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea). PDF available 56: 241–261. doi:10.3897/jhr.56.10388 PDF available
  • Nesheim, K.C., L. Masner and N.F. Johnson. 2017. The Phanuromyia galeata species group (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Telenominae): shining a lantern into an unexplored corner of Neotropical diversity. ZooKeys 663: 71–105. PDF available
  • Popovici, O.A., L. Vilhelmsen, L. Masner, I. Mikó and N. Johnson. 2017. Maxillolabial complex in scelionids (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): morphology and phylogenetic implications. Insect Systematics & Evolution. doi:10.1163/1876312X-48022156
  • Seltmann, K.C., N.S. Cobb, L.F. Gall, C.R. Bartlett, M.A. Basham, I. Betancourt, C. Bills, B. Brandt, R.L. Brown, C. Bundy, M.S. Caterino, C. Chapman, A. Cognato, J. Colby, S.P. Cook, K.M. Daly, L.A. Dyer, N.M. Franz, J.K. Gelhaus, C.C. Grinter, C.E. Harp, R.L. Hawkins, S.L. Heydon, G.M. Hill, S. Huber, N. Johnson, A.Y. Kawahara, L.S. Kimsey, B.C. Kondratieff, F.-T. Krell, L. Leblanc, S. Lee, C.J. Marshall, L.M. McCabe, J.V. McHugh, K.L. Menard, P.A. Opler, N. Palffy-Muhoray, N. Pardikes, M.A. Peterson, N.E. Pierce, A. Premski, D.S. Sikes, J.D. Weintrab, D. Wikle, J.M. Zaspel and G. Zolnerowich. 2017. LepNet: The Lepidoptera of North America Network. Zootaxa 4247: 73–77. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4247.1.10
  • Chen, H.-Y., L. Masner and N.F. Johnson. 2017. New World species of the genus Calliscelio Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Scelioninae). ZooKeys 648: 1–136. doi:10.3897/zookeys.648.109355. PDF available


  • Burks, R.A., L. Masner, N.F. Johnson and A.D. Austin. Systematics of the parasitic wasp genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenotpera: Platygastridae s.l.), part III: African fauna. ZooKeys 565: 29-71. PDF available


  • Azevedo, C.O., A. Dal Molin, A. Penteado-Dias, A.C.C. Macedo, B. Rodriguez-V., B.Z.K. Dias, C. Waichert, D. Aquino, D.R. Smith, E.M. Shimbori, F.B. Noll, G. Gibson, H.C. Onody, J.M. Carpenter, J.E. Lattke, K. dos S. Ramos, K. Williams, L. Masner, L.S. Kimsey, M.T. Tavares, M. Olmi, M.L. Buffington, M. Ohl, M. Sharkey, N.F. Johnson, R. Kawada, R.B. Gonçalves, R.M. Feitosa, S. Heydon, T.M. Guerra, T.S.R. da Silva and V. Costa. 2015. Checklist of the genera of Hymenoptera (Insecta) from Espírito Santo state, Brazil. Boletim do Museum Biológico Mello Leitão (n.s.) 37:313–343.
  • Talamas, E.J., N.F. Johnson and M. Buffington. 2015. Key to Nearctic species of Trissolcus (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae), natural enemies of native and invasive stink bugs (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 43:45-110. doi:10.3897/JHR.43.8560. PDF available


  • Matsuo, K., Y. Hirose and N.F. Johnson. 2014. A taxonomic issue of two species of Trissolcus (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) parasitic on eggs of the brown-winged green bug, Plautia stali (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): resurrection of T. plautiae, a cryptic species of T. japonicus revealed by morphology, reproductive isolation and molecular evidence. Applied Entomology and Zoology. doi:10.1007/s13355-014-0260-4. PDF available
  • van Noort, S., L. Masner, O. Popovici, A.A. Valerio, C. Taekul, N.F. Johnson, N.P. Murphy and A.D. Austin. 2014. Systematics and biology of the aberrant intertidal parasitoid wasp Echthrodesis lamorali Masner (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l.): a parasitoid of spider eggs. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 1-16. PDF available
  • Mao, M., A.D. Austin, N.F. Johnson and M. Dowton. 2014. Coexistence of minicircular and a highly rearranged mtDNA molecule suggests that recombination shapes mitochondrial genome organization. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 636-644.
  • Yoder, M.J., A.A. Valerio, A. Polaszek, S. van Noort, L. Masner and N.F. Johnson. 2014. Monograph of the Afrotropical species of Scelio Latreille (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), egg parasitoids of acridid grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). ZooKeys 380: 1-188.PDF available