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David Wahl

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Biology

Research Professor - Biology Department

Research Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Entomology, University of Kansas, 1985
A revision of Nearctic Venturia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
MA, Entomology, University of Kansas, 1982
A systematic study of the Venturia nigriscapus group (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
BS, Entomology, University of California, Davis, 1978

Biography

B.S. in entomology at UC Davis (1978), Ph.D from University of Kansas (1985). Several postdoc appts., then curator of American Entomological Institute from 1991-2016.


Research Interests

Systematics of Ichneumonidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera)

Awards

Fellow, 1988

Willi Hennig Society

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Biology, 1986

National Science Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1985

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Wahl, D.B, (1997). The cladistics of the genera and subgenera of Xoridinae: The Ichneumonidae of Costa Rica, 2. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute *
    • Wahl, D.B, (1993). Family Ichneumonidae: Identification Manual to Families of Hymenoptera (Insecta) of the World. Agriculture Canada
    • Sharkey, M.J, Wahl, D.B, (1993). Superfamily Ichneumonoidea: Identification Manual to Families of Hymenoptera (Insecta) of the World. Agriculture Canada
    • Wahl, D.B, (1988). A review of the mature larvae of the Banchini and their phylogenetic significance, with comments on the Stilbopinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): Advances in Parasitic Hymenoptera Research. E.J. Brill

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Shaw, M.R, Wahl, D.B, (2014). Biology, early stages and description of a new species of Adelognathus Holmgren (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Adelognathinae). Zootaxa, 3884, 235-252.
        • Wahl, D.B, (2014). Order Hymenoptera, family Ichneumonidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE, 5, 341-406. *
        • Gates, M.W, Lill, J.T, Kula, R.R, O'Hara, J.E, Wahl, D.B, Smith, D.R, Whitfield, J.B, Murphy, S.M, Stoepler, T.M, (2012). Review of parasitoid wasps and flies (Hymenoptera, Diptera) associated with Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) in North America, with a key to genera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 114, 24-110.
        • Wilson, J.S, Gunnell, C.F, Wahl, D.B, Pitts, J.P, (2012). Testing the limits of the tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae) endemic to California's Southern Coast Ranges. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6, 365-371.
        • Sivinski, J., Wahl, D.B, Holler, T., Al Dobai, S., Sivinski, R., (2011). Conserving natural enemies with flowering plants: estimating floral attractiveness to parasitic Hymenoptera and attraction's relationship to flower and plant morphology. Journal of Biological Control, 58, 208-214.
        • Wahl, D.B, Shanower, T.G, Hoelmer, K.A, (2007). A new species of Collyria Schiodte (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Collyriinae), a parasitoid of Cephus fumipennis (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) in China, and potential biological control agent for Cephus cinctus in North America. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society80, 43-50.
        • Wahl, D.B, Sime, K.R, (2006). A revision of the genus Trogus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae). Systematic Entomology, 31, 584-610.
        • Gauld, I.D, Wahl, D.B, (2006). The relationship and taxonomic position of the genera Apolophus and Scolums (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Zootaxa, 1130, 35-41.
        • Gates, M.W, Heraty, J.M, Schauff, M.E, Wagner, D.L, Whitfield, J.B, Wahl, D.B, (2002). Survey of the parasitic Hymenoptera on leafminers in California. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 11, 213-270.
        • Sime, K.R, Wahl, D.B, (2002). The cladistics and biology of the Callajoppa genus-group (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 134, 1-56.
        • Gauld, I.D, Wahl, D.B, (2002). The Eucerotinae: a Gondwanan origin for a cosmopolitan group of Ichneumonidae?. Journal of Natural History, 26, 2229-2248.
        • Gauld, I.D, Wahl, D.B, Broad, G.R, (2002). The suprageneric groups of the Pimplinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): a cladistic re-evaluation and evolutionary biological study. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 136, 421-485.
        • Pickett, K.M, Osborne, D.M, Wahl, D.B, Wenzel, J.W, (2001). An enormous nest of Vespula squamosa from Florida, the largest social wasp nest reported from North America, with notes on colony cycle and reproduction. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 109, 408-415.
        • Wahl, D.B, Gauld, I.D, (2001). The Townesioninae: a distinct subfamily of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) or a clade of the Banchinae?. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 126, 279-292.
        • Gauld, I.D, Wahl, D.B, (2000). The Labeninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): a study in phylogenetic reconstruction and evolutionary biology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 129, 271-347.
        • Sime, K.R, Wahl, D.B, (1998). A note on the mating behavior of Anoplius amethystinus Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 7, 122-123.
        • Sime, K.R, Wahl, D.B, (1998). Taxonomy, mature larva, and biology of Gnamptopelta obsidianator (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 7, 157-164.
        • Wahl, D.B, Gauld, I.D, (1998). The cladistics and higher classification of the Pimpliformes (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Systematic Entomology, 23, 265-298.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1997). Two new species of Megastylus from the New World (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Orthocentrinae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 104, 221-225.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1996). Further notes on the family-group names of Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 5, 273.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1996). Xenothyrini, a new tribe of Labenini, and a key to the tribes and genera of Labeninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 98, 158-161.
        • Mason, W.R, Wahl, D.B, (1995). The family-group names of the Ichneumoninae (Hymenotpera: Ichneumonidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 4, 285-293.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1993). Cladistics of the genera of Mesochorinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Systematic Entomology, 18, 371-387.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1993). Cladistics of the ichneumonid subfamily Labeninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Entomologia Generalis, 18, 91-105.
        • Wharton, R.A, Shaw, S.R, Sharkey, M.J, Wahl, D.B, Woolley, J.B, Whitfield, J.B, Marsh, P.M, Johnson, J.W, (1993). Phylogeny of the subfamilies of the family Braconidae (Hymenoptera: ichneumonoidea): a reassessment. Cladistics, 8, 199-235.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1992). Henry K. Townes, Jr., 20 Jan. 1913 - 2 May 1990. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of America, 94, 289-292.
        • Sharkey, M.J, Wahl, D.B, (1992). The cladistics of Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 1, 15-24.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1991). A new species of Dusona from New Zealand, and the application of Dusona vs. Delopia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Campopleginae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 93, 946-950.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1991). The status of Rhimphoctona, with special reference to the higher categories within Campopleginae and the relationships of the subfamily (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 117, 193-213.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1990). A review of the mature larvae of Diplazontinae, with notes on larvae of Acaenitinae and Orthocentrinae and proposal of two new subfamilies (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae). Journal of Natural History, 24, 27-52.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1989). A revision of Benjaminia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Campopleginae). Systematic Entomology, 14, 275-298.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1989). Further notes on preparation of exuviae of parasitic Hymenoptera. Entomological News, 100, 181-182.
        • Shaw, M.R, Wahl, D.B, (1989). The biology, egg and larvae of Acaenitus dubitator (Panzer) (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae: Acaenitinae). Systematic Entomology, 14, 117-125.
        • Brooks, R.W, Wahl, D.B, (1987). Biology and mature larva of Hemipimpla pulchripennis (Saussure), a parasite of Ropalidia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Vespidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 95, 547-552.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1986). Larval structures of oxytorines and their significance for the higher classification of some Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera). Systematic Entomology, 11, 117-127.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1985). A revision of the genus Agathilla (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 111, 265-277.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1985). The mature larva of Venturia townesorum (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 61, 218-220.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1984). An improved method for preparing exuviae of parasitic insects. Entomological News, 95, 227-228.
        • Wahl, D.B, (1984). The Nigriscapus Group of Venturia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 22:2, 1-35.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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