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author degDale E. Greenwalt, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History MRC 121, Smithsonian Institution, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20013-7012 USA.

Dale Greenwalt received his BA from the University of Minnesota, an MSc from Bemidji State University and his PhD from Iowa State University. He was an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at San Jose State University before moving to the biotechnology industry, working at Human Genome Sciences and Poietic Technologies, the latter at which he was Director of Research. He is currently a Research Collaborator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History where he is establishing a collection of fossil insects from the Eocene Kishenehn Formation in northwestern Montana.

 

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author amorimDalton De Souza Amorim, Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

Biology in 1979, MSc in 1982, and PhD in 1987 at the University of Sao Paulo. Worked at the Federal University of Paraíba, in João Pessoa (1985-1990), working at the University of Sao Paulo since 1990 (now Senior Professor). Experience in Zoology, Phylogeny, Systematics, Biogeography, Diptera systematics, and Evolution.

 

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author hauserMartin Hauser, Department of Food and Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832, USA.

Martin Hauser received a M.S. in Zoology from the TU Darmstadt (Germany), and a M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For over 10 years he has been working as Senior Insect Biosystematist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch (CDFA-PPDB) in Sacramento, California. His research interests focuses around taxonomy, biogeography and phylogenetic systematics of various Diptera groups, including but not limited to, Tephritidae, Stratiomyidae, Syrphidae and Drosophilidae.

 

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author kerrPeter H. Kerr, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California 95832-1448 USA.

Peter H. Kerr received his Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park and now works as Senior Insect Biosystematist at the California Food and Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch (CDFA-PPDB) in Sacramento, California. His research interests include natural history, phylogenetic systematics, taxonomy, and classification of fungus gnats (Mycetophilidae, Diptera) and the molecular diagnostics of agriculturally important insect pests.

 

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author fitzgeraldScott J. Fitzgerald, Pacific Northwest Diptera Research Lab, 1460 SW Allen St., Corvallis, Oregon, 97333 USA.

Scott Fitzgerald received a B.S. in Bio-agricultural Sciences and a M.S. in Systematic Entomology from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in Systematic Entomology from Oregon State University. His research interests are on the systematics of extant and extinct Diptera with a focus on the taxonomy, phylogeny, and biology of Bibionomorpha.

 

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author wintertonShaun L. Winterton, California State Collection of Arthropods, Sacramento, California, USA.

Shaun L. Winterton works as a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) for the California State Collection of Arthropods (California Department of Food & Agriculture) working on various plant pest diagnostics and aquatic plant identification. His research interests include the systematics, biology and phylogenetics of Neuroptera and Lower Brachyceran Diptera.

 

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author cummingJeffrey M. Cumming, Invertebrate Biodiversity, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K.W. Neatby Bldg., C.E.F., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C6

Jeffrey Cumming is a Research Scientist in the Diptera Unit at the Canadian National Collection of Insects in Ottawa. He specializes in systematic research on flies, including fossils, with an emphasis on Empidoidea and lower Cyclorrhapha.

 

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author evenhuisNeal L. Evenhuis, J. Linsley Gressitt Center for Research in Entomology, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817-2704, USA.

Neal L. Evenhuis, Ph.D., is currently Senior Curator of Entomology at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his career as a research entomologist conducting field work throughout the Pacific, he has published over 550 scientific articles and eight books (including the world catalog of fossil flies in 1994) and described over 600 species new to science. Among his many interests are the systematics and taxonomy of the fly families Bombyliidae, Mythicomyiidae, Keroplatidae, Dolichopodidae, and Strongylophthalmyiidae.

 

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Bradley J. Sinclair, Canadian National Collection of Insects and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, OPL-Entomology, K.W. Neatby Bldg., C.E.F., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C6.  

Brad Sinclair is a biologist with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and curator of Diptera at the Canadian National Collection of Insects. He specializes in the taxonomy, biodiversity and systematics of a wide range of Diptera with an emphasis on the Thaumaleidae and Empidoidea. 

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