Dr Daniel Whitmore

Dr Daniel Whitmore

Curator (Diptera)

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects
Contact: email
Phone: +44(0)2079425036
https://www.researchgate.net

Insects, Diptera

Daniel Whitmore, Duncan SivellErica McAlister

Specialisms

Diptera, Sarcophagidae, morphology, nomenclature, taxonomy

Summary

I am the curator of Diptera Acalyptratae at the NHM. The collection under my care consists of approximately half a million specimens and is being developed through re-housing, digitisation, targeted fieldwork, loans and visits by taxonomic specialists from around the world. As a curator and scientist I am also involved in public engagement and training activities. My own research interests revolve around the systematics and diversity of the calyptrate family Sarcophagidae, with a focus on the Palaearctic and Afrotropical faunas. I am a subject editor for Zootaxa (Diptera Oestroidea & Hippoboscoidea), ZooKeys (Diptera Calyptratae) and Biodiversity Data Journal (Diptera Calyptratae).

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

MSc, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Employment history

Academic

Curator (Diptera Acalyptratae), Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Postdoc, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark, 2012 - 2013

Non-academic

Entomologist/Assistant curator, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, 2003 - 2012

Highlighted publications

Whitmore D, Pape T, Cerretti P (2013) Phylogeny of Heteronychia: the largest lineage of Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169 (3) : 604 - 639. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12070

O'hara JE, Raper CM, Pont AC, Whitmore D (2013) Reassessment of Paleotachina Townsend and Electrotachina Townsend and their removal from the Tachinidae (Diptera). Zookeys, 361 (361) : 27 - 36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.361.6448

Stireman JOHNO, Cerretti PIERFILIPPO, Whitmore DANIEL, Hardersen S, Gianelle DAMIANO (2012) Composition and stratification of a tachinid (Diptera: Tachinidae) parasitoid community in a European temperate plain forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5 (5) : 346 - 357. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00168.x

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

Whitmore D (2009) A review of the Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318 : 566 - 588.

Fieldwork

South Africa
2014 - 2014.

Publications

Pezzi, M., Whitmore, D., Chicca, M., Lanfredi, M., Leis, M. (2015) Traumatic myiasis caused by an association of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a domestic cat in Italy. Korean Journal of Parasitology, 53 (4) : 471 - 475.

Cerretti P, Di GiulioA, Romani R, Inclan DJ, Whitmore D, Di GiovanniF, Scalici M, Minelli A (2015) First report of exocrine epithelial glands in oestroid flies: the tachinid sexual patches (Diptera: Oestroidea: Tachinidae). Acta Zoologica, 96 (3) : 383 - 397. doi: 10.1111/azo.12085

Evenhuis EL, Pont AC, 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. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3978.1.1

Hancock DL, Whitmore D (2015) A new species of Euphranta (Diptera: Tephritidae: Adramini) from Sulawesi. Australian Entomologist, 42 (1) : 25 - 28.

Hancock D, Whitmore D (2014) A new species of Themara Walker (Diptera: Tephritidae: Acanthonevrini) from the Indian Andaman Islands. Australian Entomologist, 41 (4) : 213 - 216.

Richet R, Verves YG, Whitmore D, Pape T (2013) Revision of Taxigramma pseudaperta Seguy, 1941 and comparisons with sympatric T. multipunctata (Rondani, 1859) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zootaxa, 3731 (4) : 520 - 532. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3731.4.5

Whitmore D, Pape T, Cerretti P (2013) Phylogeny of Heteronychia: the largest lineage of Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169 (3) : 604 - 639. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12070

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.

Mei M, Whitmore D, Lo GiudiceG, 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 (310) : 7 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.310.4914

O'hara JE, Raper CM, Pont AC, Whitmore D (2013) Reassessment of Paleotachina Townsend and Electrotachina Townsend and their removal from the Tachinidae (Diptera). Zookeys, 361 (361) : 27 - 36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.361.6448

Stireman JOHNO, Cerretti PIERFILIPPO, Whitmore DANIEL, Hardersen S, Gianelle DAMIANO (2012) Composition and stratification of a tachinid (Diptera: Tachinidae) parasitoid community in a European temperate plain forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5 (5) : 346 - 357. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00168.x

Nardi G, Whitmore D, Bardiani M, Birtele D, Mason F, Spada L, Cerretti P (2011) Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia). Research in the framework of the ICP Forests network. Cierre Grafica : Verona. 896.

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

Cerretti P, Mason F, Minelli A, Nardi G, Whitmore D (2009) Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318 :

Cerretti P, Mason F, Minelli A, Nardi G, Whitmore D (2009) Foreword (In: Cerretti et al., Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia). Zootaxa, 2318 : 5 - 7.

Whitmore D (2009) A review of the Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318 : 566 - 588.

Whitmore D, Richet R, Pape T, Blackith RM (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.

Whitmore D (2009) Flesh flies from two Nature Reserves of the Northern Apennines (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Bollettino dell'Associazione Romana di Entomologia, 64 : 337 - 345.

Whitmore D (2008) Pterella grisea (Meigen, 1824), a senior synonym of Setulia eleonorae Venturi, 1957. Fragmenta Entomologica, 40 (2) : 359 - 361.

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, In: Research on the natural heritage of the reserves Vincheto di Celarda and Val Tovanella (Belluno province, Italy), Hardersen S, Mason F, Viola F, Campedel D, Lasen C, Cassol M (Eds). Arti Grafiche Fiorini : Verona. 239 - 251.

Whitmore D, Richet R, Pape T (2008) Sarcophagidae (In: Ziegler, J, Diptera Stelviana. A dipterological perspective on a changing alpine landscape. Volume 1). Studia Dipterologica, 229 - 237.

Whitmore D, Richet R (2007) Short notes 41. Diptera, Sarcophagidae, In: Artropodi del Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio: ricerche preliminari, Nardi G, Vomero V (Eds). Cierre : Verona.

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 (In: Ferretti et al, 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 : 51 - 70.

Cerretti P, Whitmore D, Mason F, Vigna TagliantiA (2004) Survey on the spatio-temporal distribution of tachinid flies - using Malaise traps (Diptera, Tachinidae), In: Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, 2 contributo, Cerretti P, Hardersen S, Mason F, Nardi G, Tisato M, Zapparoli M (Eds). Cierre Grafica : Verona. 229 - 256.

Richet R, Whitmore D (2004) Short notes 46. Diptera, Sarcophagidae, In: Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, 2 contributo, Cerretti P, Hardersen D, Mason F, Nardi G, Tisato M, Zapparoli M (Eds). Cierre Grafica : Verona. 290 - 291.

Whitmore D (2004) Notes on two species of acalyptrate flies (Diptera, Megamerinidae, Ulididae). Bollettino della Societa Romana di Entomologia, 59 : 103 - 109.

Introduction

Summary

I am the curator of Diptera Acalyptratae at the NHM. The collection under my care consists of approximately half a million specimens and is being developed through re-housing, digitisation, targeted fieldwork, loans and visits by taxonomic specialists from around the world. As a curator and scientist I am also involved in public engagement and training activities. My own research interests revolve around the systematics and diversity of the calyptrate family Sarcophagidae, with a focus on the Palaearctic and Afrotropical faunas. I am a subject editor for Zootaxa (Diptera Oestroidea & Hippoboscoidea), ZooKeys (Diptera Calyptratae) and Biodiversity Data Journal (Diptera Calyptratae).

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

MSc, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Employment history

Academic

Curator (Diptera Acalyptratae), Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Postdoc, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark, 2012 - 2013

Non-academic

Entomologist/Assistant curator, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, 2003 - 2012

Highlighted publications

Whitmore D, Pape T, Cerretti P (2013) Phylogeny of Heteronychia: the largest lineage of Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169 (3) : 604 - 639. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12070

O'hara JE, Raper CM, Pont AC, Whitmore D (2013) Reassessment of Paleotachina Townsend and Electrotachina Townsend and their removal from the Tachinidae (Diptera). Zookeys, 361 (361) : 27 - 36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.361.6448

Stireman JOHNO, Cerretti PIERFILIPPO, Whitmore DANIEL, Hardersen S, Gianelle DAMIANO (2012) Composition and stratification of a tachinid (Diptera: Tachinidae) parasitoid community in a European temperate plain forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5 (5) : 346 - 357. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00168.x

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

Whitmore D (2009) A review of the Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318 : 566 - 588.

Projects

Fieldwork

South Africa
2014 - 2014.

Publications

Publications

Pezzi, M., Whitmore, D., Chicca, M., Lanfredi, M., Leis, M. (2015) Traumatic myiasis caused by an association of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a domestic cat in Italy. Korean Journal of Parasitology, 53 (4) : 471 - 475.

Cerretti P, Di GiulioA, Romani R, Inclan DJ, Whitmore D, Di GiovanniF, Scalici M, Minelli A (2015) First report of exocrine epithelial glands in oestroid flies: the tachinid sexual patches (Diptera: Oestroidea: Tachinidae). Acta Zoologica, 96 (3) : 383 - 397. doi: 10.1111/azo.12085

Evenhuis EL, Pont AC, 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. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3978.1.1

Hancock DL, Whitmore D (2015) A new species of Euphranta (Diptera: Tephritidae: Adramini) from Sulawesi. Australian Entomologist, 42 (1) : 25 - 28.

Hancock D, Whitmore D (2014) A new species of Themara Walker (Diptera: Tephritidae: Acanthonevrini) from the Indian Andaman Islands. Australian Entomologist, 41 (4) : 213 - 216.

Richet R, Verves YG, Whitmore D, Pape T (2013) Revision of Taxigramma pseudaperta Seguy, 1941 and comparisons with sympatric T. multipunctata (Rondani, 1859) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zootaxa, 3731 (4) : 520 - 532. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3731.4.5

Whitmore D, Pape T, Cerretti P (2013) Phylogeny of Heteronychia: the largest lineage of Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169 (3) : 604 - 639. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12070

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.

Mei M, Whitmore D, Lo GiudiceG, 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 (310) : 7 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.310.4914

O'hara JE, Raper CM, Pont AC, Whitmore D (2013) Reassessment of Paleotachina Townsend and Electrotachina Townsend and their removal from the Tachinidae (Diptera). Zookeys, 361 (361) : 27 - 36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.361.6448

Stireman JOHNO, Cerretti PIERFILIPPO, Whitmore DANIEL, Hardersen S, Gianelle DAMIANO (2012) Composition and stratification of a tachinid (Diptera: Tachinidae) parasitoid community in a European temperate plain forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 5 (5) : 346 - 357. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00168.x

Nardi G, Whitmore D, Bardiani M, Birtele D, Mason F, Spada L, Cerretti P (2011) Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia). Research in the framework of the ICP Forests network. Cierre Grafica : Verona. 896.

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

Cerretti P, Mason F, Minelli A, Nardi G, Whitmore D (2009) Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318 :

Cerretti P, Mason F, Minelli A, Nardi G, Whitmore D (2009) Foreword (In: Cerretti et al., Research on the Terrestrial Arthropods of Sardinia). Zootaxa, 2318 : 5 - 7.

Whitmore D (2009) A review of the Sarcophaga (Heteronychia) of Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318 : 566 - 588.

Whitmore D, Richet R, Pape T, Blackith RM (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.

Whitmore D (2009) Flesh flies from two Nature Reserves of the Northern Apennines (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Bollettino dell'Associazione Romana di Entomologia, 64 : 337 - 345.

Whitmore D (2008) Pterella grisea (Meigen, 1824), a senior synonym of Setulia eleonorae Venturi, 1957. Fragmenta Entomologica, 40 (2) : 359 - 361.

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, In: Research on the natural heritage of the reserves Vincheto di Celarda and Val Tovanella (Belluno province, Italy), Hardersen S, Mason F, Viola F, Campedel D, Lasen C, Cassol M (Eds). Arti Grafiche Fiorini : Verona. 239 - 251.

Whitmore D, Richet R, Pape T (2008) Sarcophagidae (In: Ziegler, J, Diptera Stelviana. A dipterological perspective on a changing alpine landscape. Volume 1). Studia Dipterologica, 229 - 237.

Whitmore D, Richet R (2007) Short notes 41. Diptera, Sarcophagidae, In: Artropodi del Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio: ricerche preliminari, Nardi G, Vomero V (Eds). Cierre : Verona.

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 (In: Ferretti et al, 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 : 51 - 70.

Cerretti P, Whitmore D, Mason F, Vigna TagliantiA (2004) Survey on the spatio-temporal distribution of tachinid flies - using Malaise traps (Diptera, Tachinidae), In: Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, 2 contributo, Cerretti P, Hardersen S, Mason F, Nardi G, Tisato M, Zapparoli M (Eds). Cierre Grafica : Verona. 229 - 256.

Richet R, Whitmore D (2004) Short notes 46. Diptera, Sarcophagidae, In: Invertebrati di una foresta della Pianura Padana, Bosco della Fontana, 2 contributo, Cerretti P, Hardersen D, Mason F, Nardi G, Tisato M, Zapparoli M (Eds). Cierre Grafica : Verona. 290 - 291.

Whitmore D (2004) Notes on two species of acalyptrate flies (Diptera, Megamerinidae, Ulididae). Bollettino della Societa Romana di Entomologia, 59 : 103 - 109.