John W. Early

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John W. Early entomologist an hymenopterist specialising in the taxonomy of New Zealand Diaprioidea, Platygastroidea, and Proctotrupoidea.

Address: Curator of Entomology, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Private Bag 92018, Auckland, New Zealand


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  • Early, J.W. 1974. A study of the hymenopteran parasitoids of kelp flies (Diptera: Coelopidae) from Kaikoura, New Zealand. Unpublished B.Sc.(Hons) project, University of Canterbury, Christchurch: 23 pp


  • Early, J.W. 1976. Biosystematics of some cool-temperature and subantarctic New Zealand Diapriinae (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae). Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of Canterbury, Christchurch: part 1:53 pp; part 2:Vii+114 pp




  • Early, J.W. & Naumann, I.D. 1990. Rostropria, a new genus of opisthognathous diapriine wasp from Australia, and notes on the genus Neurogalesus (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea: Diapriidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 3: 523–550. DOI: 10.1071/IT9890523
  • Poinar, G.O., jr. & Early, J.W. 1990. Aranimermis giganteus n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda), a parasite of New Zealand mygalomorph spiders (Araneae: Arachnida). Revue de Nématologie 13(4): 403–410.


  • Early, J. 1991. Miomatis caffra in the South Island. Weta 14(1): 33. PDF


  • Early, J.W. & Gilbert, R.F. 1993. Primary types of terrestrial and freshwater Protista, Annelida and Arthropoda in the Auckland Institute and Museum: an annotated list. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 30: 49–86.
  • Early, J.W. & Townsend, J.I. 1993. Further New Zealand records of Sceliphron (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). New Zealand Entomologist 16: 52–54. PDF


  • Early, J.W. & Dugdale, J.S. 1994. Fustiserphus (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae) parasitises Lepidoptera in leaf litter in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 21: 249–252. [1]



  • Early, J.W., Masner, L., Naumann, I.D. & Austin, A.D. 2001. Maamingidae, a new family of proctotrupoid wasp (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from New Zealand. Invertebrate Taxonomy 15: 341–352. DOI: 10.1071/IT00053


  • Leschen, R. & Early, J. 2004. New collection of Brounia thoracica (Coleoptera: Chelonariidae). Weta 27: 15–21. PDF


  • Early, J.W., Masner, L. &; Johnson, N.F. 2007. Revision of Archaeoteleia Masner (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Scelionidae). Zootaxa 1655: 1–48. PDF


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