Gary A. P. Gibson, Ph.D.
Honorary Research Associate
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Gary Gibson's photograph

Technical Support: Lisa Bearss

  • Systematics of chalcid parasitoid wasps (Chalcidoidea), especially the families Eupelmidae and Pteromalidae.
  • Evolutionary relationships of Chalcidoidea and Hymenoptera (Symphyta, Apocrita).
  • Functional and comparative morphology of Chalcidoidea and Hymenoptera.
Current Research Projects
  • Revision of the Palaearctic species of E. (Eupelmus) Dalman (Eupelmidae), in collaboration with Dr. Lucian Fusu, Faculty of Biology, "Al. I. Cuza" University, Iasi, România.
  • Revision of the species of Nearctic species of Eurydinoteloides Girault (Pteromalidae).
  • Differentiation of the tidius and artynes species complexes of Necremnus Walker (Eulophidae) using molecular and morphological techniques, in collaboration with Marco Gebiola and Umberto Bernardo, Instituto per la Protezione delle Plante, Portici, Italy.
Recently Completed Projects
  • 2013  - Gibson, G.A.P. "The extinct Baltic amber genus Propelma Trjapitzin, a valid genus of Neanastatinae (Hymenoptera, Eupelmidae)." Zookeys, 283: 59-69.
  • 2013 - Gibson, G.A.P. "Revision of the species of Jaliscoa Boucek within a review of the identity, relationships and membership of Jaliscoa, Catolaccus Thomson, Eurydinoteloides Girault, Lyrcus Walker and Trimeromicrus Gahan (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)." Zootaxa, 3612: 1-85.
  • 2013 - Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Cruaud, A., Gibson, G.A.P., Liljeblada, J., Munro, J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Delvare, G., Janšta, P., Gumovsky, A., Huber, J., Woolley, J.B., Krogmann, L., Heydon, S., Polaszek, A., Schmidt, S., Darling, D.C., Gates, M.W., Mottern, J., Murray, E., Dal Molin, A., Triapitsyn, S., Baur, H., Pinto, J.D., Van Noort, S., George, J., and Yoder, M.J. "A phylogenetic analysis of the megadiverse Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)." Cladistics, DOI: 10.1111/cla.12006.
  • 2013 - Korenko, S., Schmidt, S., Schwarz, M., Gibson, G.A.P. and Pekár, S. "Hymenopteran parasitoids of the ant-eating spider Zodarion styliferum (Simon) (Araneae, Zodariidae)." Zookeys, 262: 1-15.
  • 2012 - Gibson, G.A.P., Dewhurst, C., and Makai, S. "Nomenclatural changes in Anastatus Motschulsky and the description of Anastatus eurycanthae Gibson n. sp. (Eupelmidae: Eupelminae), an egg parasitoid of Eurycantha calcarata Lucas (Phasmida: Phasmatidae) from Papua New Guinea." Zootaxa, 3419, p. 53-61.
  • 2012 - Seltmann, K.C., Yoder, M.J., Mikó, I., Forshage, M., Bertone, M.A., Agosti, D., Austin, A.D., Balhoff, J.P., Borowiec, M.L., Brady, S.G., Broad, G.R., Brothers, D.J., Burks, R.A., Buffington, M.L., Campbell, H.M., Dew, K.J., Ernst, A.F., Fernández-Triana, J.L., Gates, M.W., Gibson, G.A.P., and other authors. "A hymenopterists' guide to the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology: utility, clarification, and future directions." Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 27(1), p. 67-88.
Web Products
  • About Chalcidoidea (Chalcid wasps) - Information concerning the systematics, biology and printed and online resources for chalcid wasps. link icon
  • Lists of CNC chalcid taxa by family and their regional distributions. link icon
  • Type material contained in the CNC. link icon
  • Illustrated key to the native and introduced chalcidoid parasites of filth flies in North America. [PDF reprint pdf icon : 3.3 MB]
  • Illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms for chalcid wasps. link icon
  • ScaleNet, a BASIS (Biology And Systematic Information System) bibliography and catalog of the scale insects of the world, in collaboration with scientists in the United States Department of Agriculture and Israel Agriculture Research Organization. link icon
  • Animal Protection Systematic Study - a web site designed to provide taxonomic and related biological and ecological information about the insects, mites and ticks that affect human and animal health in Canada and North America. link icon
  • Research Publications (with PDF reprints to download) link icon
  • Research Publications (citations only) link icon
Affiliations Contact details
  • Telephone: 613-759-1823
  • Fax: 613-759-1927
  • E-mail: Gary Gibson  e-mail Dr. Gibson
  • Mail: Canadian National Collection of insects
  •  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, ECORC
    K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Ave
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0C6
Content contributed by Gibson & Bearss

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