Dr. Daniel Whitmore

Kurator

Diptera (Zweiflügler)

Kontakt

Tel.:
0711 / 8936-215
Fax:
0711 / 8936-100

Forschungsprofil

Meine Forschungsinteressen liegen im Bereich der Evolutionsbiologie, Diversität und Biogeographie der Diptera, mit besonderem Schwerpunkt auf der Familie Sarcophagidae (Fleischfliegen). Dabei verfolge ich einen integrativen taxonomischen Ansatz, der morphologische Merkmale aller Lebensstadien und molekulare Methoden kombiniert. Meine Forschungen zur Fleischfliegen-Systematik umfassen die Weltfauna mit Schwerpunkt auf der Paläarktis und der Afrotropis. In aktuellen Projekten konzentriere ich mich auf die Taxonomie und Diversifizierung artenreicher Abstammungslinien der Gattung Sarcophaga, sowie Revisionen der europäischen und afrotropischen Faunen.

Projekte

Publikationen

in prep.

  • Krcmar S., Whitmore D., Pape T. & Buenaventura E. (accepted) Checklist of the Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of Croatia, with new records. ZooKeys.

2018

  • Whitmore D. & Perry I. (2018) Macronychia striginervis (Zetterstedt) new to Britain, and the misidentification of M. dolini Verves & Khrokalo (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Dipterists Digest (new series), 25: 91–97.
  • Banerjee A., Rognes K. & Whitmore D. (2018) Two species of Caiusa Surcouf (Diptera: Calliphoridae) new to India, with data on larval behaviour and morphology. Biodiversity Data Journal, 6, e27736: 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e27736
  • Prathapan K.D., Pethiyagoda R., Bawa K.S., Raven P.H., Rajan P.D. & 172 co-signatories from 35 countries. When the cure kills―CBD limits biodiversity research. Science, 360 (6396): 1405–1406. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aat9844
  • Whitmore D., Buenaventura E. & Pape T. (2018) Odd, outsized, and obscure: Sarcophaga (Hadroxena) karakoncolos sp. n. (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from Turkey. Zootaxa, 4422 (3): 385–394. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.3.4
  • Thomson S.A., Pyle R.T., Ahyong S.T., Alonso-Zarazaga M., Ammirati J., Araya J.F., Ascher J.S., Audisio T.L., Azevedo-Santos V.M., Bailly N., Baker W.J., Balke M., Barclay M.V.L., Barrett R.L., Benine R.C., Bickerstaff J.R.M., Bouchard P., Bour R., Bourgoin T., Boyko C.B., Breure A.S.H., Brothers D.J., Byng J.W., Campbell D., Ceriaco L.M.P., Cernák I., Cerretti P., Chang C.-H., Cho S., Copus J.M., Costello M.J., Cseh A., Csuzdi C., Culham A., D'Elía G., d'Udekem d'Acoz C., Daneliya M.E., Dekker R., Dickinson E.C., Dickinson T.A., Dijk P.P. van, Dijkstra K.-D.B., Dima B., Dmitriev D.A., Duistermaat L., Dumbacher J.P., Eiserhardt W.L., Ekrem T., Evenhuis N.L., Faille A., Fernández-Triana, J.L., Fiesler E., Fishbein M., Fordham B.G., Freitas A.V.L., Friol N.R., Fritz U., Frøslev T., Funk V.A., Gaimari S.D., Garbino G.S.T., Garraffoni A.R.S., Geml J., Gill A.C., Gray A., Grazziotin F.G., Greenslade P., Gutiérrez E.E., Harvey M.S., Hazevoet C.J., He K., He X., Helfer S., Helgen K.M., Heteren A.H. van, Garcia F.H., Holstein N., Horváth M.K., Hovenkamp P.H., Hwang W.S., Hyvönen J., Islam M.B., Iverson J.B., Ivie M.A., Jaafar Z., Jackson M.D., Jayat J.P., Johnson N.F., Kaiser H., Klitgård B.B., Knapp D.G., Kojima J., Kõljalg U., Kontschán J., Krell F.-T., Krisai-Greihuber I., Kullander S., Latella L., Lattke J.E., Lencioni V., Lewis G.P., Lhano M.G., Lujan N.K., Luksenburg J.A., Mariaux J., Marinho-Filho J., Marshall C.J., Mate J.F., McDonough M.M., Michel E., Miranda V.F.O., Mitroiu M.-D., Molinari J., Monks S., Moore A.J., Moratelli R., Murányi D., Nakano T., Nikolaeva S., Noyes J., Ohl M., Oleas N.H., Orrell T., Páll-Gergely B., Pape T., Papp V., Parenti L.R., Patterson D., Pavlinov I.Ya., Pine R.H., Poczai P., Prado J., Prathapan D., Rabeler R.K., Randall J.E., Rheindt F.E., Rhodin A.G.J., Rodríguez S.M., Rogers D.C., Roque F. de O., Rowe K.C., Ruedas L.A., Salazar-Bravo J., Salvador R.B., Sangster G., Sarmiento C.E., Schigel D.S., Schmidt S., Schueler F.W., Segers H., Snow N., Souza-Dias P.G.B., Stals R., Stenroos S., Stone R.D., Sturm C.F., Štys P., Teta P., Thomas D.C., Timm R.M., Tindall B.J., Todd J.A., Triebel D., Valdecasas A.G., Vizzini A., Vorontsova M., Vos J.M. de, Wagner P., Watling L., Weakley A., Welter-Schultes F., Whitmore D., Wilding N., Will K., Williams J., Wilson K.A., Winston J.E., Wüster W., Yanega D., Yeates D.K., Zaher H., Zhang G., Zhang Z.-Q. & Zhou H.-Z. (2018) Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLOS Biology, 16 (3): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075
  • Pezzi M., Scapoli C., Mamolini E., Leis M., Bonacci T., Whitmore D., Krčmar S., Furini M., Giannerini S., Chicca M., Cultrera R. & Faucheux M.J. (2018) Ultrastructural characterization of sensilla and microtrichia on the antenna of female Haematopota pandazisi (Diptera: Tabanidae). Parasitology Research, 117 (4): 959–970. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-5760-7

2017

  • Pezzi M., Whitmore D., Bonacci T., Del Zingaro C. N. F., Chicca M., Lanfredi M. & Leis M. (2017) Facultative myiasis of domestic cats by Sarcophaga argyrostoma (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), Calliphora vicina and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in northern Italy. Parasitology Research, 116 (10): 2869–2872.
  • Bonacci T., Curia G., Leoncini R. & Whitmore D. (2017) Traumatic myiasis in farmed animals caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica in southern Italy (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 49 (1): 57–60.
  • Buenaventura E.I., Whitmore D. & Pape T. (2017) Molecular phylogeny of the hyperdiverse genus Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), and comparison between algorithms for identification of rogue taxa. Cladistics, 33 (2): 109–133.
  • Hancock, D.L. & Whitmore D. (2017) New species and records of Diplochorda Osten Sacken (Diptera: Tephritidae: Phytalmiinae) from the island of New Guinea. Australian Entomologist, 44 (1): 1–18.
  • Pezzi M., Leis M., Chicca M., Falabella P., Salvia R., Scala A. & Whitmore D. (2017) Morphology of the antenna of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): an ultrastructural investigation. Journal of Medical Entomology, 54 (4): 925–933.
  • Martín-Vega D., Ebejer M. & Whitmore D. (2017) Out of the South? The first Afrotropical record of Prochyliza Walker (Diptera: Piophilidae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4232 (1): 144–150.

2016

  • Whitmore D. (2016) 3.3.17 Sarcophagidae. Part 2. Species collected by hand net. In: Ziegler, J. (ed.), Diptera Stelviana. A dipterological perspective on a changing alpine landscape. Vol. 2. Studia Dipterologica, Supplement 21: 163–172.
  • Pezzi M., Whitmore D., Chicca M., Semeraro B., Brighi F. & Leis M. (2016) Ultrastructural morphology of the antenna and maxillary palp of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 53 (4): 807–814.
  • David K.J., Ramani S., Whitmore D. & Ranganath H.R. (2016) Two new species and a new record of Bactrocera Macquart (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Dacini) from India. Zootaxa, 4103 (1): 25–34.

2015

  • Pezzi M., Whitmore D., Chicca M., Lanfredi M. & Leis M. (2015) First report of traumatic myiasis caused by an association of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Korean Journal of Parasitology, 53 (4): 471-475.
  • Cerretti P., Di Giulio A., Romani R., Inclan D.J., Whitmore D., Di Giovanni F., Scalici M. & Minelli A. (2015). First report of exocrine epithelial glands in oestroid flies: the tachinid sexual patches (Diptera: Oestroidea: Tachinidae). Acta Zoologica,96, 383–397.
  • Evenhuis N.L., Pont A.C. & Whitmore D. (2015) Nomenclatural Studies Toward a World List of Diptera Genus-Group Names. Part IV: Charles Henry Tyler Townsend. Zootaxa, 3978 (1): 1–362.
  • Hancock D.L. & Whitmore D. (2015) A new species of Euphranta (Diptera: Tephritidae: Adramini) from Sulawesi. Australian Entomologist, 42: 25–28.

2014

  • Hancock D.L. & Whitmore D. (2014) A new species of Themara Walker (Diptera: Tephritidae: Acanthonevrini) from the Indian Andaman Islands. Australian Entomologist, 41: 213–216.

2013

  • O’Hara J.E., Raper, C.M., Pont A.C. & Whitmore D. (2013) Reassessment of Paleotachina Townsend and Electrotachina Townsend and their removal from the Tachinidae (Diptera). ZooKeys, 361: 27–31.
  • Bonacci T., Greco S., Whitmore D. & Curcio U. (2013) First data on myiasis caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner, 1862) (Insecta: Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Calabria, southern Italy. Life: The Excitement of Biology, 1 (4): 197–201.
  • Richet R., Verves Yu.G., Whitmore D. & Pape T., (2013) Revision of Taxigramma pseudaperta Séguy, 1941 and comparisons with sympatric T. multipunctata (Rondani, 1859) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zootaxa, 3731 (4): 520–532.
  • Whitmore D., Pape T. & Cerretti P. (2013) Phylogeny of Heteronychia: the largest lineage of Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169: 604–639.
  • Mei M., Whitmore D., Lo Giudice G. & Cerretti P. (2013) A neotype designation for the bone-skipper Centrophlebomyia anthropophaga (Diptera, Piophilidae, Thyreophorina), with a review of the Palaearctic species of Centrophlebomyia. ZooKeys, 310: 7–28.

2012

  • Stireman J., Cerretti P., Whitmore D., Hardersen S., Gianelle D. (2012) Composition and stratification of a tachinid (Diptera: Tachinidae) parasitoid community in a European temperate plain forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5: 346-357.

2011

  • Whitmore D. (2011) New taxonomic and nomenclatural data on Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), with description of six new species. Zootaxa, 2778: 1–57.

2009

  • Whitmore D. (2009) A review of the Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) of Sardinia, pp. 566−588. In: Cerretti P., Mason F., Minelli A., Nardi G. & Whitmore D. (Eds.), Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318.
  • Whitmore D. (2009) Flesh flies from two Nature Reserves of the Northern Apennines (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Bollettino dell’Associazione Romana di Entomologia, 64(1−4): 337–345.
  • Cerretti P., Mason F., Minelli A., Nardi G. & Whitmore D. (2009) Foreword, pp. 5−7. In: Cerretti P., Mason F., Minelli A., Nardi G. & Whitmore D. (Eds.), Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318.
  • Cerretti P., Mason F., Minelli A., Nardi G. & Whitmore D. (Eds.) (2009) Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318: 602 pp.
  • Whitmore D., Richet R., Pape T. & Blackith, R.M. (2009) Redescription of Sarcophaga (Discachaeta) bezziana Böttcher and Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) infixa Böttcher, and description of a new Heteronychia Brauer & Bergenstamm from southern France (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zootaxa, 1993: 27−40.

2008

  • Whitmore D., Richet R. & Pape T. (2008) Sarcophagidae, pp. 229−237. In: Ziegler J. (Ed.), Diptera Stelviana. A dipterological perspective on a changing alpine landscape. Volume 1. Studia dipterologica, Supplement 16.
  • Whitmore D. (2008) Pterella grisea (Meigen, 1824), a senior synonym of Setulia eleonorae Venturi, 1957. Fragmenta Entomologica, 40(2): 359−361.

2006

  • Mason F., Cerretti P., Nardi G., Whitmore D., Birtele D., Hardersen S. & Gatti E. (2006) Aspects of biological diversity in the CONECOFOR plots. IV. The InvertebrateBiodiv pilot project, pp. 51–70. In: Ferretti M., Petriccione B., Bussotti F., Fabbio G. (eds.), Aspects of biodiversity in selected forest ecosystems in Italy: status and changes over the period 1996-2003. Third report of the Task Force on Integrated and Combined (I&C) evaluation of the CONECOFOR programme. Annali dell’Istituto Sperimentale per la Selvicoltura, 30, Suppl. 2.

2004

  • Whitmore D. (2004) Notes on two species of acalyptrate flies (Diptera, Megamerinidae, Ulidiidae). Bollettino dell'Associazione Romana di Entomologia, 59(1–4): 103–109.

andere Publikationen

  • Whitmore D. (2016) Adventures in the Field. NHM Wild World Magazine, January 2016: 12–13.
  • Nardi G., Whitmore D., Bardiani M., Birtele D., Mason F., Spada L. & Cerretti P. (eds) (2011) Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia). Research in the framework of the ICP Forests network. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 5.
  • Whitmore D. (2010) Ph.D dissertation: Systematics and phylogeny of Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Scuola di Dottorato in Biologia Animale, Ciclo XXII. Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell’Uomo, Università la Sapienza, Rome, 257 pp. (available online at: http://padis.uniroma1.it/bitstream/10805/941/1/Whitmore_Ph.D.%20dissertation.pdf)
  • Whitmore D., Birtele D. & Mason F. (2008) Stratiomyidae, Syrphidae and Sarcophagidae (Diptera: Brachycera) from the understorey and canopy of a riparian forest ecosystem in Italy, pp. 239−251. In: Hardersen S., Mason F., Viola F., Campedel D., Lasen C. & Cassol M. (Eds), Research on the natural heritage of the reserves Vincheto di Celarda and Val Tovanella (Belluno province, Italy). Quaderni Conservazione Habitat, 5. Arti Grafiche Fiorini, Verona.
  • Whitmore D. & Richet R. (2007) Short notes 41. Diptera, Sarcophagidae, p. 431. In: Nardi G. & Vomero V. (Eds.), Artropodi del Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio: ricerche preliminari. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 4. Cierre edizioni, Verona.
  • Mason F., Nardi G. & Whitmore D. (2005) Recherches sur la restauration du bois mort: l'exemple du Life "Bosco della Fontana" (Italie), pp. 285–291. In: Vallauri D., André J., Dodelin B., Eynard-Machet R. & Rambaud D. (Eds.), Bois mort et à cavités, une clé pour des forêts vivantes. Editions Tec & Doc, Lavoisier, Paris.
  • Richet R. & Whitmore D. (2004) Short notes 46. Diptera, Sarcophagidae, pp. 290–291. In: Cerretti P., Hardersen S., Mason F., Nardi G., Tisato M. & Zapparoli M. (Eds.), Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, 2 contributo. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 3, Cierre Grafica Editore, Verona.
  • Cerretti P., Whitmore D., Mason F. & Vigna Taglianti A. (2004) Survey on the spatio-temporal distribution of tachinid flies – using Malaise traps (Diptera, Tachinidae), pp. 229-256. In: Cerretti P., Hardersen S., Mason F., Nardi G., Tisato M. & Zapparoli M. (Eds.), Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, 2 contributo. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 3, Cierre Grafica Editore, Verona.

Präsentationen, Poster, Abstracts

  • Whitmore D., Giordani G., Dupont S.T. & Vanin S. (2018) Italy’s most common flesh fly re-identified – with insights on relationships within Sarcophaga Meigen sensu stricto (Sarcophagidae). 9th International Congress of Dipterology, Windhoek, Namibia, November 2018. Abstract Volume, p. 304 (oral presentation).
  • Moore H., Drijfhout F., Hall M. & Whitmore D. (2018) Cuticular hydrocarbons for identifying Sarcophagidae (Diptera). 15th European Association for Forensic Entomology (EAFE) meeting, Munich, 25–28 April 2018 (abstract co-author).
  • Meganck K., Ebejer M., Kirk-Spriggs A.H., Kvifte G., Couri M., Rognes K., Whitmore D., Virgilio M., Gombeer S., Backeljau T., De Meyer M. & Jordaens K. (2017) A first, local DNA barcode reference database of the forensically important flies (Diptera) of the island of La Réunion. 7th International Barcode of Life Conference, Johanesburg, November 2017 (abstract co-author).
  • Pezzi M., Leis M., Whitmore D., Chicca M. & Semeraro B. (2016) First case report of traumatic myiasis due to association of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae). XXV Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia, Padova, June 2016 (abstract co-author).
  • Pezzi M., Bovolenta M.R., Boldrini P., Leis M., Chicca M. & Whitmore D.(2016) The antennae of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) examined by scanning electron microscopy XXV Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia, Padova, June 2016 (abstract co-author).
  • Whitmore D., Greco S. & Bonacci T. (2016) Nuovi dati su Ditteri del genere Sarcophaga in Calabria (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Convegno nazionale sulla Biodiversità, Matera, June 2016 (poster presentation).
  • Whitmore D. (2014) Diversity and behaviour of the kleptoparatisic satellite flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae). 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam, Germany, August 2014. Abstract Volume, p. 48 (oral presentation).
  • Buenaventura E., Whitmore D. & Pape T. (2014) Flesh flies, rogues and molecules – the diversification of Sarcophaga (sensu lato) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam, Germany, August 2014. Abstract Volume, p. 48 (abstract co-author).
  • Whitmore D. (2014) The Insect collections of the Natural History Museum, London – 250 years of entomology. 1st Congress of Insects of Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 25–27 April 2014 (oral presentation).
  • Whitmore D., Buenaventura E. & Pape T. (2013) Elucidating the classification of Sarcophaga using molecular data (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Entomological Society of America, 61st Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November 10–13, 2013 (oral presentation).
  • Whitmore D. (2010) Phylogeny and systematics of Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). 7th International Congress of Dipterology. San Jose, Costa Rica, 8–13 August 2010, Abstract Volume (oral presentation).
  • Whitmore D. (2008) Systematics and phylogeny of Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Young Ideas in Insect Science, Florence, 5–6 June 2008 (poster presentation).
  • Whitmore D. (2006) Towards a better knowledge of Sarcophaga (Heteronychia). Workshop Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae, 6th International Congress of Dipterology, Fukuoka, Japan, 23–28 September 2006, Abstracts Volume (oral presentation).
  • Mason F., Avesani D., Bardiani M., Birtele D., Cerretti P., Hardersen S., Nardi G., Tisato M. & Whitmore D. (2006) Dipterological research by the National Centre for the Study and Conservation of Forest Biodiversity (CNBF), Verona-Bosco della Fontana (Italy). 6th International Congress of Dipterology, Fukuoka, Japan, 23–28 September 2006, Abstracts Volume (poster presentation).
  • Whitmore D., Mason F. & Nardi G. (2005) The InvertebrateBiodiv pilot project (CONECOFOR). Optimizing sampling strategies for biodiversity monitoring, Obergurgl, Austria, November 2005 (oral presentation).
  • Mason F., Cerretti P., Hardersen S., Nardi G., Whitmore D. (2005) Gestione e monitoraggio della Riserva Naturale Orientata “Bosco della Fontana”. Stelvio 70, 8–11 September 2005 (abstract co-author).

Lebenslauf

2018

  • Kurator Diptera am Staatlichen Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart

2017-2018

  • Leitender Kurator (Diptera & Siphonaptera), Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

2013-2017

  • Kurator (Diptera), Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom.

2012-2013

  • Postdoktorand am Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2003-2012

  • Entomologe / Assistent Kurator, Entomological Laboratory, National Centre for the Study and Conservation of Forest Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana” – National Forestry Service, Verona, Italy

wissenschaftliche Ausbildung

2011

  • Ph.D. in Zoology, Universität La Sapienza, Rom, Italien. Titel: “Systematics and Phylogeny of Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae)”.

2004

  • M.Sc. in Naturwissenschaften ("summa cum laude"), Universität "La Sapienza", Rom, Italien. Titel: “Spatio-temporal distribution of tachinid (Diptera, Tachinidae) communities in the State Nature Reserve of Bosco della Fontana (Italy)”.

Stipendien und Auszeichnungen

2012-2013

  • Carslberg Foundation und Bøje Benzons Støttefond unterstützen das Postdoc-Projekt “Flesh flies, forensics and phylogeny: a global approach”.

2011

  • Synthesys (http://www.synthesys.info) Stipendium für taxonomische Studien zu afrotropischen Sarkophagen im Naturkundemuseum von Dänemark.

2007

  • Synthesys (http://www.synthesys.info) gewährt Revisionsstudien zu Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) am Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels) and Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren).

2006

  • Synthesys (http://www.synthesys.info) Stipendium für Revisionsstudien zu Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) am Natural History Museum of Denmark.

2004

  • Giovanni Binaghi-Preis (vergeben von der italienischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft).

Editorships

2015 bis heute Editor für Zootaxa (Diptera Oestroidea & Hippoboscoidea).

2014 bis heute Editor für ZooKeys und Biodiversity Data Journal (Diptera Calyptratae).

Mitgliedschaften

  • Entomologischer Verein Stuttgart (2018 – heute)
  • Dipterists Forum (2013 – heute)
  • Systematics Association (2013, 2015) 
  • Associazione Romana di Entomologia (2004–2012)