About the Authors

Andrew R. Deans

Deans collected and cataloged all the original references (see PDF available below). He maintains an interest in ensign wasp phylogenetics.

Matthew J. Yoder

Yoder manages the technical aspects of this database and conducts research on diapriid wasps (Proctotrupoidea: Diapriidae)

Krishna Dole

Dole currently works on the design of relational databases as well as database applications for phylogenetics.


This catalog would not be possible without help from the following individuals and institutions (roughly in chronological order):

This work was funded in part by a University of Illinois Research Board Grant (to Jim Whitfield and ARD), a Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Research Award (ARD), and a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (to ARD, DEB-041544081).

 Original Reference 

The original reference that inspired this project can be viewed/downloaded as a PDF below. The online database contains all the information from this publication in a searchable format, plus new records and taxa made available to us after November 1, 2005. Aulacid information was kindly provided by David R. Smith, and is not currently available in PDF format.

Deans, A. R. 2005. Annotated catalog of the world's ensign wasp species (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 34 (1): 1-164.
PDF This material has been published as a Contribution of the American Entomological Institute, the only definitive repository for the content that has been certified and accepted after peer review. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by the American Entomological Institute. This material may not be copied or reposted without explicit permission. Copyright © 2005 by American Entomological Institute.