Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Christian Thompson

SI research associate
Department / Division
Research Interests

Flower flies of Costa Rica, Chile (& Patagonia) and New Zealand; Nearctic flower flies; and Genera of flower flies.

Publications
Article
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2019. "A Spectacular New Chinese Species of the Genus Mallota Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Entomological news 128 (3):293–297. https://doi.org/10.3157/021.128.0309
  • Brown, Brian V., Borkent, Art, Adler, Peter H., Amorim, Dalton De Souza, Barber, Kevin, Bickel, Daniel, Boucher, Stephanie, Brooks, Scott E., Burger, John, Burington, Zelia L., Capellari, Renato S., Costa, Daniel N. R., Cumming, Jeffrey M., Curler, Greg, Dick, Carl W., Epler, John H., Fisher, Eric, Gaimari, Stephen D., Gelhaus, Jon, Grimaldi, David A., Hash, John, Hauser, Martin, Hippa, Heikki, Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio, Jaschhof, Mathias et al. 2018. "Comprehensive inventory of true flies (Diptera) at a tropical site." Communications Biology 1 (1):https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-018-0022-x
  • Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G., and Thompson, F. Christian. 2018. "Unraveling Ocyptamus and the Baccha legacy (Diptera: Syrphidae): redefinition of groups and new species descriptions." Zootaxa 4461 (1):1–44. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.1.1
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2018. "A New Flower Fly Synonym (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120 (3):651–651. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.120.3.651
  • Downes, M. F., Skevington, J. H., and Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "A new ant inquiline flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae: Pipizinae)from Australia." Australian Entomologist 44:29–38.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "Two new flower fly groups from the Orient (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of a new species." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 153:171–178.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "Substalis, a new group of eristaline flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae)." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 153:247–252.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "First Calcaretropidia Flower Fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) Known from New Guinea: the Description of a New Species." Entomological news 127 (2):93–98. https://doi.org/10.3157/021.127.0202
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "The flower fly genus Digulia de Meijere, 1913, (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 153:113–116.
  • Thompson, F. Christian and Thompson, B. J. 2017. "The flower fly genus Valdiviomyia Vockeroth (Diptera: Syrphidae), with the description of two new species." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 153:13–20.

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Magazine Article
  • Thompson, F. Christian, Wyatt, Nigel, and Mengual, Ximo. 2018. "Eosmallota, a new name for Klossia Curran, a genus of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
Chapter
  • Thompson, F. Christian, Mengual, X., Young, A. D., and Skevington, J. 2017. "Flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Philippines, Wallacea and New Guinea." in Biodiversity, biogeography and nature conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, edited by Telnoy, D., 501–524. The Entomological Society of Latvia.
  • Apigian, Kyle and Thompson, F. Christian. 2010. "Tanypezidae (Tanypezid flies)." in Manual of Central American Diptera, edited by Brown, B. V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J. M., Wood, D. M., Woodley, Norman E., and Zumbado, M. A., 831–835. Ottawa: NRC Research Press.
  • Brown, B. V. and Thompson, F. Christian. 2010. "Family Braulidae." in Manual of Central American Diptera, edited by Brown, B. V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J. M., Wood, D. M., Woodley, Norman E., and Zumbado, M. A., 1097–1099. Ottawa: NRC Research Press.
  • Evenhuis, Neal L., Pape, Thomas, Pont, Adrian C., and Thompson, F. Christian. 2010. "Flying after Linnaeus: Dipteran names since Systema Naturae (1758)." in Systema Naturae 250: The Linnaean Ark, 76–92. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • McAlpine, J. F. and Thompson, F. Christian. 2010. "Family Cryptochetidae." in Manual of Central American Diptera, edited by Brown, B. V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J. M., Wood, D. M., Woodley, Norman E., and Zumbado, M. A., 1121–1123. Ottawa: NRC Research Press.
  • Skevington, J. M., Thompson, F. Christian, and Camras, S. 2010. "Family Conopidae." in Manual of Central American Diptera, edited by Brown, B. V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J. M., Wood, D. M., Woodley, Norman E., and Zumbado, M. A., 847–855. Ottawa: NRC Research Press.
  • Thompson, F. Christian, Rotheray, Graham E., and Zimbado, Manuel A. 2010. "Syrphidae (flower flies)." in Manual of Central American Diptera, edited by Brown, B. V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J. M., Wood, D. M., Woodley, Norman E., and Zumbado, M. A., 763–792. Ottawa: NRC Research Press.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2009. "Nearctic Diptera: twenty years later." in Diptera diversity: status, challenges and tools, edited by Bickel, Daniel, Pape, Thomas, and Meier, Rudolf., 3–46. Leiden and Boston: Brill.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2006. "New Mesochria species (Diptera: Anisopodidae) from Fiji, with notes on the classification of the family." in Fiji Arthropods 4, 11–21. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers.
  • Irwin, M. E., Schlinger, E. I., and Thompson, F. Christian. 2003. "Diptera, true flies." in The Natural History of Madagascar / Goodman, SM and Benstead, JP, edited by Goodman, Steven M. and Benstead, Jonathan P., 692–702. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2003. "Nomenclature and classification. Principles of." in Encyclopedia of Insects, edited by Resh and Carde., 798–807. Academic Press.
  • Carroll, L. E., Norrbom, Allen L., Thompson, F. Christian, and Evenhuis, Neal L. 1998. "Bibliography." in Fruit Fly Expert Identification System and Systematic Information Database. Myia 9, vii and Diptera Data Dissemination Disk (CD-ROM), edited by Thompson, F. Christian., 301–513.
  • Carroll, L. E., Norrbom, Allen L., Thompson, F. Christian, and Evenhuis, Neal L. 1998. "Bibliography." in Fruit Fly Expert Identification System and Systematic Information Database. Myia 9, vii and Diptera Data Dissemination Disk (CD-ROM), edited by Thompson, F. Christian., 301–513.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1998. "Introduction." in Thompson (ed.), Fruit Fly Expert Identification System and Systematic Information Database. Myia 9, vii + 524 pp. & Diptera Data Dissemination Disk (CD-ROM), 5–6. Myia. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Pub. for the North American Dipterists' Society.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1997. "Names: the keys to biodiversity." in Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources / Marjorie L Reaka-Kudla; Don E Wilson; Edward O Wilson, 199–211.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1990. "Dipterists Ride the Third Wave." in Systematics of the North American Insects and Arachnids: Status and Needs., edited by Kosztarab, M. and Schaefer, C. W., 179–201. Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Information Series. Blacksburg, Virginia: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • Evenhuis, Neal L., Thompson, F. Christian, Pont, A. C., and Pyle, B. L. 1989. "Literature Cited." in Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions, edited by Evenhuis, Neal L., 807–989. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press and E. J. Brill.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1989. "9. Family Lygistorrhinidae." in Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions, edited by Evenhuis, Neal L., 134. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press and E. J. Brill.
  • Thompson, F. Christian and Vockeroth, J. R. 1989. "51. Family Syrphidae." in Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions, edited by Evenhuis, Neal L., 437–458. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press and E. J. Brill.
  • Mathis, Wayne Neilsen and Thompson, F. Christian. 1982. "Editors' preface and acknowledgments." in The flower flies of the West Indies (Diptera, Syrphidae), 4–5. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington.. Washington, DC: The Entomological Society of Washington.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1982. "Syrphidae." in Aquatic biota of Mexico, Central America and the West Indies : being a compilation of taxonomic bibliographies, edited by Hurlbert, Stuart H. and Villalobos-Figueroa, Alejandro., 464–465. Aquatic biota of Latin America. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1981. "Syrphidae." in Aquatic biota of tropical South America : being a compilation of taxonomic bibliographies for the fauna and flora of inland waters of the tropical portion of South America, edited by Hurlbert, Stuart H., Rodríguez, Gilberto, and dos Santos, Newton Dias., 306–308. Aquatic biota of Latin America. San Diego, CA: Department of Biology, San Diego State University.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 1977. "Syrphidae." in Biota Acuatica de Sudamerica Austral., 306–308. California: San Diego State University.
  • Knutson, L. V., Thompson, F. Christian, and Vockeroth, J. Richard. 1975. "Family Syrphidae." in A catalog of the Diptera of the Oriental Region, 307–374. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

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