Paul M. Marsh
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1964

Formerly Research Entomologist (1964-1993) and Laboratory Chief (1980-1985), Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Washington, DC.

Adjunct Faculty, University of Wyoming, 1994-present

Adjunct Faculty, Kansas State University, 1999-present

P.O. Box 384
North Newton, KS 67117
Tel. 620-947-2648


Paul is now “retired”, but continues to be a world authority on braconid wasps in general and the subfamily Doryctinae in particular.  He currently has an NSF-funded project (DEB 0717365) with the Whitfield lab at the University of Illinois to monograph the Costa Rican species of Heterospilus, a huge doryctine genus that has never been revised.  The project will also incorporate molecular phylogenetics and online interactive identification keys, and also will involve a graduate student and postdoc starting in 2008.

Selected recent publications:

Achterberg, C. van and P. M. Marsh. 2002. A revision of the genus Psenobolus Reinhard. Zool. Meded. Leiden 76: 1-25.

Marsh, P. M. 1993.  Descriptions of new Western Hemisphere genera of the subfamily Doryctinae.  Contrib. Amer. Entomol. Inst. 28: 1-58.

Marsh, P. M. and G. A. R. Melo.  1999.  Biology and systematics of New World Heterospilus attacking Pemphredoninae.  J. Hymenopt. Res. 8: 13-22.

Marsh, P. M. 2002.  The Doryctinae of Costa Rica.  Mem. Amer. Entomol. Inst. 70: 1-319.

Wharton, R. A., P. M. Marsh and M. J. Sharkey, eds. 1997.  Manual of the New World Genera of the Family Braconidae (Hymenoptera).  Spec. Pub. Int. Soc. Hymenopt. 1. 439 pp.