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

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

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  4. Lonsdale, O., Cheung, D.K.B, and Marshall, S.A. (2011). "Key to the World genera and North American species of Clusiidae (Diptera: Schizophora).", Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification, 14(May 3, 2011). doi : 10.3752/cjai.2011.14

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

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  6. Lonsdale, O., Scheffer, S.J. (2011). Revision of nearctic holly leafminers in the genus Phytomyza (Diptera: Agromyzidae), including descriptions of four new species, 104(6), 1183-1206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN11008

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  7. Scheffer, S.J., Lonsdale, O. (2011). Phytomyza omlandi spec. nov."the first species of agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) reared from the family gelsemiaceae (Asteridae), 113(1), 42-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.113.1.42

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  8. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2010). "Clusiidae.", in Brown, B. et al. (eds.) - Manual of Central American Diptera, Volume 2, NRC Research Press, Chapter 78, pp. 1041-1048.

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  9. Lonsdale, O. and McAlpine, D.K. (2010). "Somatiidae.", in Brown, B. et al. (eds.) - Manual of Central American Diptera, Volume 2, NRC Research Press, Chapter 59, pp. 833-835.

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  10. Lonsdale, O. and Apigian, K. (2010). "Description of the first known fossil representative of the family Tanypezidae (Diptera: Schizophora).", Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 153(2), pp. 213-216.

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  11. Lonsdale, O., Marshall, S.A., Fu, J., and Wiegmann, B.M. (2010). "Phylogenetic analysis of the druid flies (Diptera: Schizophora: Clusiidae) based on morphological and molecular data.", Insect Systematics & Evolution, 41, pp. 231-274.

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  12. Lonsdale, O., Marshall, S.A., Fu, J., Wiegmann, B. (2010). Phylogenetic analysis of the druid flies (Diptera: Schizophora: Clusiidae) based on morphological and molecular data, 41(3), 231-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/187631210X500628

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  13. Lonsdale, O. (2009). "Case 3468: Clusiodes Coquillett, 1904 (Diptera, Clusiidae): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Heteroneura albimana Meigen, 1830 as the type species.", Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 66(2), pp. 144-146.

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  14. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2009). "The Heteromeringia (Diptera: Clusiidae: Clusiodinae) of Australia. (Available online at: http://publications.australianmuseum.net.au/pdf/1531_complete.pdf)", Records of the Australian Museum, 61, pp. 229-262.

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  15. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2008). "The Clusiidae (Diptera: Acalyptratae) of Fiji, with redefinition of Heteromeringia.", in Evenhuis, N.L. & Bickel, D.J. (eds.) - Fiji Arthropods XI. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, pp. 98: 3-14.

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  16. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2008). "Synonymy within Clusia and description of the new genus Melanoclusia.", Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101(2), pp. 327-330.

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  17. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2008). "Revision of the temperate South American genus Apiochaeta Czerny, 1903, including Alloclusia Hendel, 1917 new synonym (Diptera: Clusiidae).", Zootaxa, 1944, pp. 1-33.

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  18. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2007). "Revision of the New World Heteromeringia (Diptera: Clusiidae: Clusiodinae).", Beiträge zur Entomologie, 57(1), pp. 37-80.

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  19. Marshall, S.A., Buck, M., and Lonsdale, O. (2007). "Lepidosina, a new genus of New World Sphaeroceridae (Diptera, Limosininae).", European Journal of Entomology (EJE), 104, pp. 573-599.

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  20. Lonsdale, O. and Marshall, S.A. (2007). "Revision of the genus Phylloclusia (Diptera: Clusiidae).", The Canadian Entomologist, 139, pp. 778-792.

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Language

English