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A. D. Austin (Andrew D.)

Andy Austin is Director of the Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity at The University of Adelaide. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 from the University of Sydney and completed a PhD in1982 at Adelaide on the interaction between spiders and their scelionid egg parasitoids. He then spent two years at the Natural History Museum, London working on parasitoid systematics, and took up his current position at Adelaide University in 1985. Andy's major research interests centre on the biology and systematics of the wasp families Scelionidae and Braconidae, the molecular phylogenetics of parasitic Hymenoptera, the evolution of host-parasitoid interactions, and the biodiversity of terrestrial arthropods. He is on the editorial boards of the journals Invertebrate Systematics, Systematic Entomology, Australian Journal of Entomology and Oriental Insects.
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Records Collected
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Title Author Publication Year PDF File
The types of Australian species in the tribes Idrini, Baeini and Embidobiini (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae: Scelioninae). 1981-10-01
Morphology and mechanics of the ovipositor of Ceratobaeus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) and related genera. 1983-10-01
A new genus of apterous scelionid from Lord Howe Island (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). 1984-10-01
A new genus of baeine wasp (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from New Zealand associated with moss. 1988-10-01
Hickmanella, a new genus of Scelionidae from Australia (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea). 1981-10-01
A taxonomic revision of the genus Mirobaeoides Dodd (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). 1986-10-01
A revision of Old World Parabaeus Kieffer (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), a group of highly modified apterous parasitoids inhabiting litter. 1990-10-01
New species of baeine parasitoids of spider eggs (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from Western Australia. 1995-10-01
Species of Ceratobaeus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from south-eastern Australia. 1984-10-01
Ceraphronidae. 1987-10-01
New species of Platygastridae (Hymenoptera) from India which parasitise pests of mango, particularly Procontarinia spp. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). 1984-10-01
The fecundity, development and host relationship of Ceratobaeus spp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), parasites of spider eggs. 1984-01-01
The function of spider egg sacs in relation to parasitoids and predators, with special reference to the Australian fauna. 1985-01-01
The ovipositor system of scelionid and platygastrid wasps (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea): comparative morphology and phylogenetic implications. 1997-07-01
Cyphacolus bouceki sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from Australia with a discussion of generic relationships within the Baeini. 2005-02-01
Systematics, evolution, and biology of scelionid and platygastrid wasps. 2005-04-01
Fourth International Hymenopterists Conference: program and abstracts. 1999-05-01
Hymenoptera: evolution, biodiversity and biological control. 2000-07-01
Systematics, distribution and biology of the Australian 'micro-flea' wasps, Baeus spp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae): parasitoids of spider eggs. 2007-06-01
Revision of the Scelioninae (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) in Australia. 1984-04-01
Rhysacephala novacaledonica sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Xiphydriidae), the first xiphydriid woodwasp from new Caledonia. 2007-06-01
A preliminary phylogeny for the Baeini (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae): endoparasitoids of spider eggs. 2000-07-01
Biology, ecology and systematics of Australian Scelio, wasp parasitoids of locust and grasshopper eggs. 2001-02-01
Molecular phylogeny of the insect order Hymenoptera: Apocritan relationships. 1994-09-01
Systematics of the wasp genus Ceratobaeus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from Australasia: parasitoids of spider eggs. 2000-09-05
Morphological and electrophroetic taxonomy of the Australian eucalypt leaf-blister sawfly genus Phylacteophaga (Hymenoptera: Pergidae) a potential major pest group of eucalypts worldwide. 1997-06-01
Revision of the genus Neuroscelio Dodd, primitive scelionids (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) from Australia, with a discussion of the ovipositor system of the tribe Gryonini. 1992-10-01
The Australian endemic woodwasp genus Austrocyrta Riek (Hymenoptera: Xiphydriidae). 2009-06-01
First record of the woodwasp family Xiphydriidae from Tasmania with a description of a new species and host record. 2009-06-01
Systematics of the Monomorium rothsteini Forel species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a problematic ant group in Australia. 2014-05-01
The Hymenoptera associated with spiders in Europe. 1987-03-01
Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of wing reduction in the Baeini (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae): parasitoids of spider eggs. 2006-11-01
Systematics of Cyphacolus Priesner (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae s.l.), an Old World genus of spider egg parasitoid. 2010-10-01