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
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.