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A. Polaszek (Andrew)

Andrew Polaszek is Executive Secretary of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, part-time researcher at the Dept of Entomology, Natural History Museum, London, and Visiting Scientist, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, U.K. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and completed a PhD in1987 at Imperial College on comparative anatomy of aphid reproductive systems (including the effects of parasitoids). He then spent fifteen years with the Commonwealth (later International) Institute of Entomology, at the Natural History Museum, London, working on parasitoid taxonomy, in particular chalcids and "proctos" of economic importance. From 1990-94 he worked on secondment at Wageningen Agricultural University (The Netherlands) leading a project on the parasitoids of African cereal stem borers. Andrew's major research interests have focussed on the taxonomy of economically important parasitoid groups, and will be directed in future on the co-evolution of proctotrupomorpha and their hosts.
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Title Author Publication Year PDF File
Amitus Haldeman (Hymenoptera: Platygasteridae): a genus of whitefly parasitoids new to Britain. 1997-09-01
Masnerium wellsae gen. nov., sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae, Sceliotrachelinae) a parasitoid of Aleuroduplidens wellsae Martin (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) in Australia. 2009-09-01
Systema Naturae 250: The Linnaean ark. 2010-05-01
Telenomus species (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) attacking eggs of pyralid pests (Lepidoptera) in Africa: a review and guide to identification. 1990-04-01
Taxonomic problems in the Aphanogmus hakonensis species complex; (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae) common hyperparasitoids in biocontrol programmes against lepidopterous pestts in the tropics. 1996-10-01
Telenomus cyamophylax, n. sp. (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) attacking eggs of the velvetbean caterpillar, Anticarsia gemmatalis Huebner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). 1997-10-01
Taxonomy of the Telenomus busseolae species-complex (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) egg parasitoids of cereal stem borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae). 1993-09-01
A new species of whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and its parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) from desert lavender in California 2011-08-01
A new species of Cales (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) parasitizing Bemisia pongamiae (Takahashi) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Taiwan, with a key to world species of the Cales spenceri-group 2015-11-01
Dirphys boswelli (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) an egg-parasitoid of Plataspidae (Heteroptera) 1990-11-01
Encarsia or Encarsiella? – redefining generic limits based on morphological and molecular evidence (Hymenoptera, Aphelinidae) 2007-11-01
The Australian species of EncarsiaFörster (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea:Aphelinidae), parasitoids of whiteflies(Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha,Aleyrodidae) and armoured scaleinsects (Hemiptera, Coccoidea:Diaspididae). 2007-11-01
Baeoentedon balios (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): a parasitoid of ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex (Singh) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), new to the United States. 2017-12-01
A revision of the Chinese species of Encarsia Foerster (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae): parasitoids of whiteflies, scale insects and aphids (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae, Diaspididae, Aphidoidea). 1998-05-01
New species of Eretmocerus Haldeman (Hymenoptera:Aphelinidae) parasitizing Crenidorsum turpiniae (Takahashi)and Aleurothrixus floccosus (Maskell) (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae) from Taiwan 2016-06-01
Platygaster subuliformis (Kieffer) (Hym., Platygastridae) new to Britain, an egg-larval parasitoid of the Brassica pod midge Dasineura brassicae Winnertz (Dipt., Cecidomyiidae). 1999-08-01
Redescription of Archaeoscelio Brues and description of three new genera of Scelionidae (Hymenoptera): a challenge to the definition of the family. 2007-01-01
Primera cita de Telenomus cyamophylax (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) parasitoide de huevos de Anticarsia gemmatalis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) en Argentina. 2008-07-01
Baeoentedon balios Wang, Huang & Polaszek (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Entedoninae), parasitoid of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from India: a study based on morphological and molecular evidence. 2019-04-01