Andrew Whittington


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Andrew Whittington
Andrew Whittington
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a professional scientist
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Full Curator


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• PhD (Aberdeen) • Consultant Entomologist • Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society • Honorary Fellow of the School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh. • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida. • Instructor: Global Forensic Education. • Main families of research: Lonchopteridae, Platystomatidae and Afrotropical Syrphidae • Selected publications: Whittington, A.E. 2010. 67. Platystomatidae (Signal flies). 903-907. In: Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J.M., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E. & Zumbado, M.A. (Eds) Manual of Central American Diptera. 2: 715-1442. Whittington, A.E. 2009. Family Platystomatidae. 303-313. In: Gerlach, J. (Ed) The Diptera of the Seychelles Islands. Pensoft Publishers, Moscow & Sofia. 431 pp. Ollerton, J., Masinde, S., Meve, U., Picker, M. and Whittington, A. 2009. Fly pollination in Ceropegia (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae): biogeographic and phylogenetic perspectives. Annals of Botany 103: 1501 - 1514. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcp072: 1 - 14. Whittington, A.E. 2004. The Afrotropical Syrphidae Fauna: an assessment. Studia Dipterologica 10(2): 579-607. Whittington, A.E. 2003. Taxonomic Revision of the Afrotropical Plastotephritinae (Diptera; Platystomatidae). Studia Dipterologica Supplement 12. 300pp. McEwen, P.K., New, T.R. and Whittington, A.E. (eds.) 2001. Lacewings in the Crop Environment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 546pp. Whittington, A.E. 2000. A revision of Neoardelio Hendel (Diptera; Platystomatidae), with description of a new species. Studia Dipterologica 7(2): 437-461. Whittington, A.E. 2000. Revision of the Oriental genera of Plastotephritinae (Diptera; Platystomatidae). Tjidschrift voor Entomologie 142(2/1999): 333-344. Whittington, A.E. 1994. Distribution and conservation of Afrotropical Graptomyza Wiedemann, with a new species description (Diptera: Syrphidae: Volucellini). Biodiversity and Conservation 3: 716733. Whittington, A.E. 1994. Descriptions of the puparia of three Graptomyza species (Diptera: Syrphidae), with comments on probable larval biology. Tropical Zoology 7: 5765. Whittington, A.E. 1992. Revision of the Afrotropical species of Graptomyza Wiedemann (Diptera: Syrphidae: Volucellini). Annals of the Natal Museum 33(1): 209269.

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