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 155 (4):258-262. 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 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
  • 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 154 (2):137-141. 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 44:29-38.
  • 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.

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