Dr. Owen Lonsdale

Image Owen Lonsdale
Collection Manager, CNC

Collection Manager for the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes; Manager of the National Identification Service (Invertebrates).

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Lonsdale is currently involved in the study of agriculturally significant flies and their relatives, especially the leaf-mining flies (Agromyzidae), which include a number of severe crop pests and invasive alien species.

Research and/or project statements

- Systematic revisions of the genera of Agromyzidae, especially those occurring in Canada.

- Global treatments of agromyzid genera and their hosts with a focus on agricultural impact and invasive species.

- Studies on specimen holding of the CNC, with a focus on name-bearing type specimens and taxonomic inventories.

Key publications

  1. Fernandez-Triana, J., Douglas, H., Huber, J.T., Brunke, A., Lonsdale, O., Sinclair, B., Landry, J-F, Gibson, G., O'Hara, J.E., Bennett, A.M.R., and Mason, P. 2020. Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes: update for AAFC Biological Control Working Group. 1–4.

    2020 - View publication details

  2. Lonsdale, O. (2016). Revision of the genus allometopon Kertész (Diptera: Clusiidae), 4106(1), 1-127. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4106.1.1

    2016 - View publication details

  3. Lonsdale, O., Marshall, S.A. (2016). Revision of the family Nothybidae (Diptera: Schizophora), 4098(1), 1-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4098.1.1

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  4. Stebaeva, S., Lonsdale, O., Babenko, A. (2016). Catalogue of type materials of springtails (Hexapoda, Collembola) in the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, 4088(3), 429-437. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4088.3.8

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  5. Lonsdale, O. (2015). "A new afrotropical species of Phytomyza in the subgenus Ptochomyza (Diptera: Agromyzidae).", African Invertebrates, 56(3), pp. 637-643.

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  6. Brooks, S.E., Sinclair, B.J., Cumming, J.M., O'Hara, J.E., Skevington, J.H., Lonsdale, O., and Cooper, B.E. (2015). Diptera types in the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Supplement. Edition 4.0. 95 pp., [Published on the Internet]. URL: http://www.nadsdiptera.org/Catalogs/CNCtypes/Suppl.htm. (Book)

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  7. Lonsdale, O. (2014). World catalogue of the Family Tanypezidae (Diptera: Schizophora), 3857(3), 412-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3857.3.4

    2014 - View publication details

  8. Lonsdale, O. (2014). Revision of the old world sobarocephala (diptera: Clusiidae), 3760(2), 211-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3760.2.4

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  9. Lonsdale, O. (2014). Redefinition and synonymy of genera in the Ophiomyia genus group, with the description of Euhexomyza new genus (Diptera: Agromyzidae), 146(5), 481-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2014.2

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  10. Lonsdale, O. (2013). "Review of the Families Tanypezidae and Strongylophthalmyiidae, with a Revision of Neotanypeza Hendel (Diptera: Schizophora).", Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. doi : 10.5479/si.19436696.641.1

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  11. Lonsdale, O. (2013). "Review of the Families Tanypezidae and Strongylophthalmyiidae, with a Revision of Neotanypeza Hendel (Diptera: Schizophora).", Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 641, pp. 1-60.

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  12. Lonsdale, O. (2013). Japanagromyza Sasakawa (Diptera: Agromyzidae) of Africa, 3709(5), 445-460. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3709.5.3

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  13. Lonsdale, O. and Huber, J.T. (2012). "Insect Collections of Canada Series: Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, Ottawa.", Newsletter of the Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), 30(2), pp. 15-40. (Newsletter)

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  14. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2012). "Sobarocephala (Diptera: Clusiidae: Sobarocephalinae) -Subgeneric classification and Revision of the New World species.", Zootaxa, 3370, pp. 1-307.

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  15. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2012). Sobarocephala (Diptera: Clusiidae: Sobarocesphalinae)-Subgeneric classification and Revision of the New World species., Canada. (Book)

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  16. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2011). "Revision of the New World Hendelia (Diptera: Clusiidae: Clusiodinae).", Zootaxa, 2748, pp. 1-17.

    2011 - View publication details

  17. Scheffer, S.J. and Lonsdale, O. (2011). "Phytomyza omlandi spec. nov.—The First Species of Agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) Reared from the Family Gelsemiaceae (Asteridae).", Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 113(2), pp. 42-49.

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  18. Lonsdale, O. (2011). "Book review: A Revision of the Genus Aulacigaster Macquart (Diptera: Aulacigastridae). Rung, A., and Mathis, W.N. 2011.", Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 43(3), pp. 152-153.

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  19. Lonsdale, O. (2011). "The Liriomyza (Agromyzidae: Schizophora: Diptera) of California.", Zootaxa, 2850, pp. 1-123.

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  20. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2011). "Revision of the New World Hendelia (Diptera: Clusiidae: Clusiodinae).", Zootaxa, 2748, pp. 1-17.

    2011 - View publication details

Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Language

English