Dr. Wolf Kuslitzky
collection manager for Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera)
Dr. Wolf Kuslitzky is a collection manager for Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera). Wolf received his PhD from the Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, in 1975. (Thesis: “Ichneumon-flies of the tribe Glyptini (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) of the USSR fauna”). Before leaving the Soviet Union for Israel (1990), he worked for almost 20 years at the All-Union Research Institute of Biological Methods for Plant Protection. After his arrival to Israel he was employed at the Pest Protection and Inspection Services (Ministry of Agriculture). Since 2005, he worked at the Cohen Institute for Biological Control, Bet Dagan (he studied the complex of fruit fly parasitoids in orchards, until 2013) and at the Department of Zoology (presently part of the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History) Tel Aviv University, where he curates the Braconidae (until 2019) and Ichneumonidae collection. Wolf has authored or co-authored about 70 publications (including 1 book and 4 book chapters) on the taxonomy, systematics and fauna of plant pests’ hymenopteran parasitoids.