Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Christian Thompson

(1944 – 2021) Former 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
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2019. "A new Afrotropical Eristaline flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 258–262. 155, (4), https://doi.org/10.31184/M00138908.1554.3968.
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2019. "A Spectacular New Chinese Species of the Genus Mallota Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Entomological news, 293–297. 128, (3), PHILADELPHIA; 1900 BENJ FRANKLIN PARKWAY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-1195 USA: AMER ENTOMOL SOC. 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, 1–44. 4461, (1), AUCKLAND; PO BOX 41383, AUCKLAND, ST LUKES 1030, NEW ZEALAND: MAGNOLIA PRESS. 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, 651–651. 120, (3), WASHINGTON; SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION DEPT ENTOMOLOGY, WASHINGTON, DC 20560 USA: ENTOMOL SOC WASHINGTON. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.120.3.651.
  • 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, 137–141. 154, (2), https://doi.org/10.31184/M00138908.1542.3920.
  • Downes, M. F., Skevington, J. H., and Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "A new ant inquiline flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae: Pipizinae)from Australia." Australian Entomologist, 29–38. 44,
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "The flower fly genus Digulia de Meijere, 1913, (Diptera: Syrphidae)." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 113–116. 153,
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "Substalis, a new group of eristaline flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae)." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 247–252. 153,
  • Thompson, F. Christian. 2017. "First Calcaretropidia Flower Fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) Known from New Guinea: the Description of a New Species." Entomological news, 93–98. 127, (2), PHILADELPHIA; 1900 BENJ FRANKLIN PARKWAY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-1195 USA: AMER ENTOMOL SOC. https://doi.org/10.3157/021.127.0202.

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