Mr John Chainey

Cleora cinctaria (Ringed carpet moth)
  • Curator, Lepidoptera
  • Life Sciences department
  • Insects
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Employment history

2003-present Curator (Moths & butterflies), Collections Management, Entomology Department.
1996-2003 Lead Curator (Flies, fleas & butterflies), Collections Management, Entomology Department.
1990-1996 Higher Scientific Officer (Flies & fleas), Collections Management, Entomology Department
1983-1990 Scientific Officer, Diptera Section, Entomology Department
1974-1983 Assistant Scientific Officer, Diptera Section, Entomology Department

Curation

Rannoch brindled beauty moth

Rannoch brindled beauty moth, photographed Oykel Bridge, Inverness © John Chainey

Collections

Lepidoptera (butterflies & moths): Geometroidea (Geometridae, Uraniidae and allied moths).

Special projects

Current project is a complete re-curation of moths of the family Geometridae, subfamily Ennominae (c10000 species worldwide).

Publications

2005
  • CHAINEY, J. E. ( 2005 ) The species of Papilionidae and Pieridae (Lepidoptera) described by Cramer and Stoll and their putative type material in the Natural History Museum in London. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 145 : 283-337 . Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
2004
  • CHAINEY J E & Spence J M ( 2004 ) Jersey Mocha Cyclophora ruficiliaria (H.-S.) - a geometrid moth new to the British Isles. Atropos 23 : 13-15 . Atropos
2003
  • CHAINEY, J.E. ( 2003 ) Family Tabanidae (Diptera), In: Natural history of Madagascar . University of Chicago Press : Chicago , . Natural history of Madagascar
  • Cheke R A Mas J & CHAINEY J E ( 2003 ) Potential vectors of loiasis and other tabanids on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 17 : 221-223 . Medical and Veterinary Entomology
2001
  • CHAINEY J E ( 2001 ) Identification of second brood Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora liinearis (Hb.) with notes on the status of False Mocha C. porata (Linn.). Atropos 13 : 40-43 . Atropos
2000
  • Burger, J.F. & CHAINEY, J.E. ( 2000 ) Revision of the Oriental and Australasian species of Chrysops (Diptera: Tabanidae) Invertebrate Taxonomy 14 : 607-654 . Invertebrate Taxonomy
1999
  • CHAINEY, J.E., HALL, M.J.R. & Gorayeb, I.S. ( 1999 ) Stenotabanus Lutz (Diptera: Tabanidae): an identification guide to the South American species. Memoirs on Entomology, International 14 : 75-134 . Memoirs on Entomology, International
1996
  • CHAINEY J E  & HALL M J R ( 1996 ) A new genus and three new species of Pangoniini (Diptera: Tabanini) from Bolivia. Memorias do Insitituto Oswaldo Cruz 91 : 307-312 .
1994
  • CHAINEY J E & Cheke R A ( 1994 ) A collection of Tabanidae (Diptera) from Togo with two new synonymies in Haematopota. Journal of African Zoology 108 : 225-229 .
  • CHAINEY, J.E., HALL, M.J.R., Aramayo, J.L., Bettella, P. ( 1994 ) A preliminary checklist and key to the genera and subgenera of Tabanidae (Diptera) of Bolivia with particular reference to Santa Cruz Department. Memórias do Insituto Oswaldo Cruz 89 : 321-345 . Memórias do Insituto Oswaldo Cruz
1993
  • CHAINEY, J.E. ( 1993 ) Horse flies, deer flies and clegs (Tabanidae)., In: Medical insects and arachnids . Chapman & Hall : London , 310-332 .
1991
  • CHAINEY J E ( 1991 ) Chrysops atlanticus Pechumen, 1949 (Insecta, Diptera); proposed conservation of the specifi name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 48 : 225-226 . Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
1988
  • CHAINEY J E ( 1988 ) A review of the genus Lilaea Walker (Diptera: Tabanidae) Invertebrate Taxonomy 2 : 749-753 .
1987
  • CHAINEY J E ( 1987 ) Afrotropical Tabanidae (Diptera): the genus Rhigioglossa Wiedemann, 1828 (including Mesomyia Macquart, 1850, as a subgenus) Annals of the Natal Museum 28 : 137-159 .
1986
  • CHAINEY J E & Timmer J ( 1986 ) A new species of Neavella from Madagascar. Entomologische Berichten 46 : 65-67 . Entomologische Berichten
1983
  • CHAINEY J E ( 1983 ) Afrotropical Tabanidae (Diptera): The genus Philoliche Wiedemann, subgenus Ommatiosteres Enderlein. Annals of the Natal Museum 25 : 453-474 .
1982
  • CHAINEY J E ( 1982 ) Some new specific synonymy in the Tabanidae (Diptera). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 117 : 191-197 .
1980
  • CHAINEY, J. E. & Oldroyd, H. ( 1980 ) Family Tabanidae, In: Catalogue of the Diptera of the Afrotropical Region . British Museum (Natural History) : London , 275-308 .