Entomology Department
 
 

Scientific articles

A.H. Kirk-Spriggs

Refereed journals, books and catalogues

Barraclough, D.A. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. (accepted). 102. Camillidae (Camillid flies). In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J. (eds). 2018. Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 2. Brachycera-Cyclorrhapha, excluding Calyptratae. Suricata XX. Pretoria: SANBI Publishing.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Nartshuk, E.P. (accepted). 109. Cryptochetidae (Cryptochetid flies). In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J. (eds). 2018. Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 2. Brachycera-Cyclorrhapha, excluding Calyptratae. Suricata XX. Pretoria: SANBI Publishing.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. (in press). 2. Collection and preservation of Diptera. In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J. (eds). 2016. Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 1. Introductory chapters, nematocerous Diptera and Lower Brachycera. Suricata XX. Pretoria: SANBI Publishing.

Samways, M.J., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & McGregor, G.K. (in press). 10. Conservation of Diptera. In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J. (eds). 2016. Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 1. Introductory chapters, nematocerous Diptera and Lower Brachycera. Suricata XX. Pretoria: SANBI Publishing.

Swart, V.R., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Copeland, R.S. 2015. A new species of Alhajarmyia Stuckenberg (Diptera: Vermileonidae), the first wormlion fly described from East Africa and its biogeographical implications. Zootaxa. 4044:556-566. PDF 3.8 MEG

Jordaens, K., Goergen, G., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Vokaer, A., Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. (2015). A second New World hover fly, Toxomerus floralis (Fabricius) (Diptera: Syrphidae), recorded from the Old World, with description of larval pollen-feeding ecology. Zootaxa. 4044: 567-576. PDF 1 MEG

Copeland, R.S., Bukhebi, J. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2014. Newly discovered populations of the “terrible hairy fly”, Mormotomyia hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae) in Kenya, with further observations on natural history and conservation status. African Invertebrates 55: 419–445. PDF 6 MEG

Barraclough, D.A. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. (submitted). 102. Camillidae (camillid flies). In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J., eds, Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 2. SANBI Publications, Pretoria.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Nartshuk, E.P. (submitted). 109. Cryptochetidae (cryptochetid flies). In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J., eds, Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 2. SANBI Publications, Pretoria.

Samways, M.J., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & McGregor, G.K.(submitted). 10. Conservation of Diptera. In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J., eds, Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 1. SANBI Publications, Pretoria.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mey, E. 2014. Phoresy of a sucking louse, Linognathus sp.(Phthiraptera: Anoplura; Linognathidae), by Musca (Byomya) conducens Walker (Diptera: Muscidae) in South Africa. African Invertebrates 55: 119–123.  PDF 2.7 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Wiegmann, B. 2013. A revision of Afrotropical Quasimodo flies (Diptera: Schizophora: Curtonotidae). Part IV - the continental Afrotropical species of Curtonotum Macquart, with descriptions of thirteen new species and a combined phylogenetic analysis of the Curtonotidae. Zootaxa 3684: 1–166. [PDF available from the first author upon request].

Couri, M.S., Pont, A.C. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2013. New Muscidae (Diptera) hosts of Stylogaster Macquart (Diptera: Conopidae) from the Afrotropical Region. African Invertebrates 54: 401–408. PDF 4 MEG

Couri, M.S., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Pont, A.C. 2013. New distribution records of Afrotropical Muscidae (Diptera), based on material housed in the National Museum, Bloemfontein. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum, Bloemfontein 29: 1–16.  PDF 1.3 MEG

Grimaldi, D. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2012. Fossil Curtonotidae (Diptera: Schizophora: Ephydroidea). American Museum Novitates 3760: 1-16.  PDF 580 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2012. Dedication - the life, career and major achievements of Brian Roy Stuckenberg (1930-2009). African Invertebrates 53  : 1-34. PDF 956 KB 

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2011. A systematic revision of selected genera of Afrotropical Curtonotidae (Diptera: Schizophora: Ephydroidea) – a phylogenetic approach. PhD dissertation, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, xxx + 456 pp. [Unpublished].  http://eprints.ru.ac.za/4259/

Haddad, C.R. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2011 (eds). Proceedings of the XVII Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 3-6 July 2011, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Bloemfontein, viii + 1-187 + iv pp..

Grichanov, I.Ya., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Grootaert, P. 2011. New records of Dolichopodidae from the Democratic Republic of Congo.Cesa News. Centre for Entomological Studies Ankara 64: 12-22.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2011. Flies. Class Insecta order Diptera. In: Picker, M.D. & Griffiths, C.L. (eds). Alien and invasive animals - a South African perspective. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, pp. 125-136. PDF 3 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2011. A revision of Afrotropical Quasimodo flies (Diptera: Curtonotidae: Schizophora). Part III - the Malagasy species of Curtonotum Macquart, with descriptions of six new species. African Invertebrates 52: 391-456. PDF 2.3 MEG

Rossi, W. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2011. A new species of Laboulbenia (Ascomycota) parasitic on an African fly (Diptera: Curtonotidae, with a brief review of Diptera-associated species of the genus. African Invertebrates 52: 211-216. PDF 811 KB

Copeland, R.S., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Muteti, S., Booth, W. & Wiegmann, B.M. 2011. Rediscovery of the “terrible hairy fly”, Mormotomyia hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae), in eastern Kenya, with notes on biology, natural history, and genetic variation of the Ukasi Hill population. African Invertebrates 52: 363-390. PDF 1.5 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Kotrba, M. & Copeland, R.S. 2011. Further details of the morphology of the enigmatic African fly Mormotomyia hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae). African Invertebrates 52: 145-165. PDF 2.6 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2010. A revision of Afrotropical Quasimodo flies (Diptera: Curtonotidae: Schizophora). Part I - the genus Axinota van der Wulp, with the description of three new species. African Entomology 18: 99-126. PDF 2.4 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2010.  A revision of Afrotropical Quasimodo flies (Diptera: Curtonotidae: Schizophora). Part II - the East African Afromontane genus Tigrisomyia gen. n., with descriptions of four new species. African Entomology 18: 127-146. PDF 1.4 MEG

Sinclair, B.J. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2010.  Alavesia Waters and Arillo - a Cretaceous-era genus discovered extant on the Brandberg Massif, Namibia (Diptera: Atelestidae). Systematic Entomology 35: 268-276.

Marshall, S.A., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Klymko, J.  2010. 96. Curtonotidae (hunchbacked flies). In: Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J.M., Woodley, N.E., Wood, D.M. & Zumbado, M., eds, Manual of Central American Diptera. 2. National Research Council Press, Ottawa, Canada, 2010, pp. 1189-1192. PDF 872 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Barraclough, D.A. 2009. The puparium of an Afrodinia species (Diptera: Odiniidae) from South Africa, with a review of the known immature stages of Odiniidae and notes on biology and functional morphology. African Entomology 18: 161-169. PDF 1,1 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & McGregor, A. 2009. Disjunctions in the Diptera (Insecta) fauna of the Mediterranean and southern Africa and a discussion of biogeographical implications. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 64: 32-52.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Stuckenberg, B.R. 2009. Afrotropical Diptera – rich savannas, poor rainforests. In Pape, T., Bickel, D. & Meier, R. (Eds.). Diptera diversity: status, challenges and tools. Brill Academic Publishers. PDF 2 MEG

Audisio, P., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Cline, A.R., Trizzino, M., Antonini, G., Mancini, E. & De Biase, A. 2008. A new genus of pollen-beetle from South Africa (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), with discussion of the generic classification of the subfamily Meligethinae. Insect Systematics & Evolution 39: 399–430.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2008. A qualitative assessment of intra- and inter-specific variability in the spermathecal structure of the Curtonotum cuthbertsoni complex (Diptera: Ephydroidea: Curtonotidae) and an assessment of their value as species-level characters. African Entomology 16: 244–252. PDF 653 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2008. A contribution to the knowledge of the immature stages of Curtonotum (Diptera: Curtonotidae), from Africa and the Middle East, with a discussion of relationships to other known Ephydroidea larvae. African Entomology 16: 226–243. PDF 1 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Evenhuis, N.L. 2008. A new species of Psiloderoides Hesse (Diptera: Mythicomyiidae) from the Brandberg Massif, Namibia. African Entomology 16(1): 122–126. PDF 488 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2008. Order Diptera, family Curtonotidae. In van Harten, T. (ed.). The arthropods of the United Arab Emirates. Volume 1. Dar al Ummah Publishing, Abu Dhabi.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Freidberg, A. 2007. The Palaearctic species of Curtonotidae (Diptera: Schizophora), with special reference to the fauna of Israel. Bulletin de l’Institut r. des sciences naturelles de Belgique (Entomologie) 77: 133–146. PDF 6.5 MEG

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2007. Description of the biology and immature stages of Eutropha lindneri Sabrosky (Diptera: Chloropidae: Chloropinae), based on survey material from the Namibian coast. African Entomology 15(2): 319–327. PDF 691 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2007. Third instar larva and puparium of Archicollinella penteseta (Richards) (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) from Namibian guano islands, with notes on the species’ biology and introduction to the Scilly Isles of Great Britain. African Entomology 15(1): 141–151. PDF 549 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2007. A reappraisal of the type fossil of Curtonotumgigas Théobald, 1937 (Diptera: Curtonotidae), a compression fossil of Early Oligocene age from Provence, France. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museums 6: 13–20. PDF 1 MEG

Grichanov, I. Ya., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Grootaert, P. 2006. An annotated checklist of Namibian Dolichopodidae (Diptera) with the description of a new species of Grootaertia and a key to species of the genus. African Invertebrates 47: 207–227. PDF 398 KB

Kurahashi, H. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2006. The Calliphoridae of Namibia (Diptera: Ostroidea). Zootaxa 1322: 1–131 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2003. The immature stages of Fucellia capensis (Schiner) (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) from the southwestern seaboard of Africa, with a review of the known immature stages and ecology of the genus. Cimbebasia 19: 95–109. PDF 566 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2003. Foreword: African biogeography patterns – an introduction. Proceedings of the Workshop ‘African Diptera Biogeography & Gondwaland’, 5th International Congress of Dipterology, Brisbane, Australia, 29th September – 4th October 2002. Cimbebasia 19: 149–156. PDF 157 KB

Hancock, D.L., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Marais, E. 2003. New records of Namibian Tephritidae (Diptera: Schizophora), with notes on the classification of the subfamily Tephritinae. Cimbebasia 18: 49–70. PDF 268 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2003. The immature stages of Sarcophaga (Liosarcophaga) namibia Reed (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from the southwestern seaboard of Africa. Cimbebasia 18: 39–47. PDF 516 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Barraclough, D.A. & Meier, R. 2002. The immature stages of Katacamilla cavernicola Papp, the first described for the Camillidae (Diptera: Schizophora), with comparison to other known Ephydroidea larvae, and notes on biology. Journal of Natural History 36(9): 1105–1128.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Ismay, J.W., Ackland, M., Roháček, J., Mathis, W.N., Foster, G.A., Pape, T., Meier, R. & Cranston, P.S. 2001. Inter-tidal Diptera of southwestern African (Chironomidae, Sphaeroceridae, Chloropidae, Tethinidae, Canacidae, Ephydridae, Coelopidae, Anthomyiidae and Sarcophagidae). Cimbebasia 17: 85–135.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Ismay, J., Verdonck, F. & Kwaambwa, H.M. 2001. Behavioural and anatomical notes on Apotropina gregalis (Lamb) (Diptera: Chloropidae), forming aggregations in rock shelters and domestic dwellings in Namibia. Cimbebasia 17: 177–185. PDF 1.5 MEG

Hancock, D.L., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Marais E. 2001. An annotated checklist and provisional atlas of Namibian Tephritidae (Diptera). Cimbebasia 17: 41–72.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2001. Biological observations of Meoneura prima (Becker) (Diptera: Carnidae) in Namibia. Cimbebasia 17: 251–252 (short note). PDF 458 KB

Davis, A., Holloway, J., Huijbregts, J., Krikken, J., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sutton, S.L. 2001. Dung beetles as indicators of change in the forests of northern Borneo. Journal of Applied Ecology 38: 593–616.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Marais, E. (eds). 2000. Dâures – biodiversity of the Brandberg Massif, Namibia. Cimbebasia Memoir 9, National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek, 1–389 pp.

Marais, E. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2000. Inventorying the Brandberg Massif, Namibia (pp. 91–102). In Kirk-Spriggs, A. H. & Marais, E. (eds). Dâures – biodiversity of the Brandberg Massif, Namibia. Cimbebasia Memoir 9, National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek, 1–389 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2000. The immature stages of Sarcophaga forceps Blackith & Blackith, 1988 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), reared from the flesh of a decomposing cowrie shell in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Studia Dipterologica 7: 125–131.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1999. Female, immatures, and hymenopteran parasites of Sarcophaga inzi Curran, 1934 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Cimbebasia 15: 65–70.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Marais, E. 1999. Megaselia scalaris (Loew) (Diptera: Phoridae), a potential pest in field collected specimens. Cimbebasia 15: 163–164 (short note).

Audisio, P.A., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Kirejtshuk, A.G. 1998. The Meligethes of the M. pubescens species-group from southern Africa (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Meligethinae). Entomologica Scandinavica 29(2): 169–198.

Davis, A.J., Huijbregts, J., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Krikken, J. & Sutton, S.L. 1997. 19 The ecology and behavior of arboreal dung beetles in Borneo (pp. 418–432). In Stork, N. E., Adis, J. & Didham, R. K. (eds). Canopy arthropods. Chapman & Hall, London.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Levey, B. 1997. Meligethes corvinus Erichson, 1845 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) reaffirmed as a British species. British Journal of Entomology & Natural History.

Biström, O., Hendrich, L. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1997. A new Hyphydrus species from Indonesia with a list of and a key to the oriental and australasian species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 45(2): 305–313.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1996. Pollen beetles Coleoptera: Kateretidae and Nitidulidae: Meligethinae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, Vol. 5(6a), Royal Entomological Society of London, 1–157 pp.

Kirejtshuk, A.G. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1995 [1996]. Viettherchnus Kirejtshuk, 1985 and Ceramphosia gen. n. from the Indo-Malayan Region (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Zoosystematica Rossica 4(1): 131–138.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1995. Robert Henry Fernando Rippon (ca. 1836–1917), naturalist and zoological illustrator. Archives of Natural History 22(1): 97–118.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mendel, H. 1994. A catalogue of British Elateroidea (Coleoptera) in the National Museum of Wales. Entomology Series No. 3, National Museum of Wales, 1–26 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1994. The Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) of Montgomeryshire (Vice-county 47). British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 7: 71–76.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1992. Meligethes haemorrhoidalis Förster (Col., Nitidulidae) in Britain. Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 128: 25–29.

Holloway, J.D., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Vun Khen, C. 1992. The response of some rain forest insect groups to logging and conversion to plantation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B) 335: 425–436.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1992. 32. Host specificity and seasonality in two species of Meligethes (Col., Nitidulidae), associated with the white dead nettle, Lamium album L. (pp. 393–398). In Harley, R. M. & Reynolds, T. (eds). Advances in labiate science. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Wiesner, J. 1992. A catalogue of the historic and recent collections of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in the National Museum of Wales. Entomology Series No. 1, National Museum of Wales, 1–15 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Foster, G.N. 1992. A catalogue of the British Hydraenidae (Coleoptera) in the the National Museum of Wales. Entomology Series No. 2, National Museum of Wales, 1–9 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1991. The G.B. Walsh collection of Meligethes Stephens (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), with notes on published records. Naturalist 116: 107–111.

Bacchus, M.E. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1991. The Meligethes (Col., Nitidulidae) described by T. Marsham & J. F. Stephens–changes in nomenclature and type designation. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 127: 209–214.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1991. Kateretidae & Nitidulidae (pp. 121–128). In Cooter, J. (ed). A coleopterist’s handbook (3rd edition). The Amateur Entomologists’ Society, Grosvenor Press, 1–294 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1991. The rare pollen beetle Meligethes brevis Sturm (Col., Nitidulidae) and its status in Britain. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 127: 99–105.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1990. Meligethes fulvipes Brisout (Col., Nitidulidae), new to Wales. Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 126: 238 (short note).

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1990. Chapter 30. Preliminary studies of rice pests and some of their natural enemies in the Dumoga Valley, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia (pp. 319–328). In Knight, W. J. & Holloway, J. D. (eds). Insects and the rainforests of South East Asia (Wallacea), The Royal Entomological Society of London.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1989. Observations of the Naked bat (Cheiromeles torquatus) and its earwig ectoparasite Arixenia esau in S.E. Sabah. Malayan Naturalist 42(283): 9–11.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1988. Meligethes gagathinus Erichson, 1845 (Col., Nitidulidae) a distinct species–a correction to the British checklist. Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 124: 148 (short note).

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1988. A description of the female and puparium of Tomosvaryella singula Hardy (Diptera: Pipunculidae). Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 124: 181–185.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1987. A new species of Scoliocephalus Becker (Diptera: Ephydridae) from the Cape Verde Islands, with a key to the known species. Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 123: 69–71.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1986. The puparium of Placopsidella cynocephala Kertesz (Diptera: Ephydridae) and notes on its biology. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique Suisse 59: 481–485.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1986. The puparia of some West African species of Mepachymerus and Steleocerellus (Diptera: Chloropidae). Journal of Natural History 20: 767–776.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1985. Meligethes heteropus Gerstaecker, 1871, a new pest to Bulrush millet in West Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research 75: 443–449.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1984. Oeciacus hirundinis (Jenyns, 1938) new to Wales. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 120: 222 (short note).


Short articles and reports

Copeland, R.S. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2011. Rediscovery of Mormotomyia hirsuta, the “Terrible Hairy Fly”. Fly Times 46: 26-28.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2010. The Boyekoli Ebale Congo Expedition 2010. Fly Times 45: 12-16.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mostovski, M. 2010. Major initiative on Afrotropical flies. Fly Times 44: 3-4.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2010. Review – Seventh International Congress of Dipterology, San José, Costa Rica, 8-13 August 2010. African Invertebrates 51: 483-484. PDF 409 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mostovski, M. 2010. Major initiative on Afrotropical flies. Antenna 34: 57.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mostovski, M. 2010. Major initiative on Afrotropical flies. Rostrum 75: 2.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2010. Major collection donations to National Museum, Bloemfontein. Rostrum 75: 2.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2001. Information wanted on fly species. Republikein 25.7.2001: 4.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2001. Fly data sought. Namibian 27.7.2001: 13.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2001. Namibia –Insect@thon – a Namibian competition project (pp. 18–19). In Freiberg, H. (ed). Report on the International Workshop on “Internet-Based Nature Observations Projects”, 1112 December 2000, Bonn, Germany. German Centre for Documentation and Information in Agriculture (ZADI), 1–27 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mann, D.J. 2000. Gyrinus suffriani Scriba (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) and other aquatic Coleoptera from Crymlyn Bog National Nature Researve, Glamorgan, Wales. Latissimus 12: 2

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1995. A note on specimen labels. Coleopterist 4(1): 2.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1994. Two name changes to the British list of Meligethes Stephens, 1830 (Nitidulidae). Coleopterist 3(1): 9.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1993. Recent records of Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Cardiganshire (V.C. 46). Dyfed Invertebrate Group Newsletter 27: 24–26.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Berge Henegouwen, A. van 1991. Sphaeridium marginatum in Britain. Balfour-Brown Club Newsletter 49: 7.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Fowles, A.P. & Boyce, D.C. 1991. Records of Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) and related genera from Cardiganshire (V.C. 46). Dyfed Invertebrate Group Newsletter 21: 20–25.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1990. A preliminary list of the Coleoptera of Kenfig Burrows National Nature Reserve. Kenfig Wildlife report 1990.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1988. Project No. 41 insect collections (pp. 45–46). In Danum Valley Rain Forest Research and Training Programme, Annual Report for 1987. Yayasan Sabah, 1–46.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1987. A preliminary catalogue of the insects from Sulawesi (Project Wallace) and Maluku, Indonesia, held in the National Museum of Wales. National Museum of Wales, 1–32 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1986. Expedition to Dieppe, Normandy, list of species taken. Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologist’ Society 55: 49–53.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1983. Oeciacus hirundinis (Jenyns, 1938) new to Wales. Heteropterists’ Newsletter. No. 1 Nature Conservancy Council Publication.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1981. British Necrophorus and Necrodes beetles and their life cycle. Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists’ Society 40(332): 114–119.


Congress abstracts

Jordaens, K., Goergen, G., Kirk-Spriggs, A., Vokaer, A., Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. 2015. DNA barcoding identifies an introduced hoverfly species (Diptera, Syrphidae) in the Afrotropics. In: Humphrey-Patton, H. & Mengual, X, eds, Programme and abstracts. 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae, 4th–8th June 2015, Monschau, Germany, 27.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Copeland, R.S. 2014. Back from the dead II– return of the “Terrible Hairy Fly” Mormotomyia hirsuta Austen (Diptera: Mormotomyiidae). In: Dorchin, N., Kotrba, M., Mengual, X. & Menzel, F., eds, 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam 2014, Abstracts volume, p. 169 [Abstract]. PDF 662 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J. 2014. Progress on the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera project. In: Dorchin, N., Kotrba, M., Mengual, X. & Menzel, F., eds, 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam 2014, Abstracts volume, p. 171 [Abstract]. PDF 628 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2014. Biodiversity studies of Diptera in the Afrotropical Region – past and present. In: Dorchin, N., Kotrba, M., Mengual, X. & Menzel, F., eds, 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam 2014, Abstracts volume, p. 168 [Abstract]. PDF 600 KB

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & McGregor, G. 2014. Breaching the gaps – fly distribution in the Afrotropical Region. In: Dorchin, N., Kotrba, M., Mengual, X. & Menzel, F., eds, 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam 2014, Abstracts volume, p. 170 [Abstract]. PDF 625 KB

Swart, V.R., Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Copeland, R.S. 2014. A new species of Alhajarmyia Stuckenberg (Diptera: Vermileonidae), the first wormlion fly described from East Africa, and its biogeographical implications. In: Dorchin, N., Kotrba, M., Mengual, X. & Menzel, F., eds, 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam 2014, Abstracts volume, p. 359 [Abstract]. PDF 650 KB                  

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mostovski, M. 2011. Towards a Manual of Afrotropical Diptera – a major regional initiative. In: Haddad, C.R. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. (eds). Proceedings of the XVII Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 3-6 July 2011, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Bloemfontein, p. 85.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Copeland, R. 2011. Back for the dead II– return of the “Terrible Hairy Fly”. In: Haddad, C.R. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. (eds). Proceedings of the XVII Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 3-6 July 2011, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Bloemfontein, p. 86.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mostovski, M. 2010. Dedication - the life and career of Brian Roy Stuckenburg (1930-2009).  In: Abstracts Volume - 7th International Congress of Dipterology8-13 August 2010, San José, Costa Rica, Ramada-Herradura International Conference Center, p. 124.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Mostovski, M. 2010. Official launch of Manual of Afrotropical Diptera project. . In: Abstracts Volume - 7th International Congress of Dipterology8-13 August 2010, San José, Costa Rica, Ramada-Herradura International Conference Center, p. 125.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. Wiegmann, B.M. & McGregor, G. 2010. Systematics and biogeography of Afrotropical Quasimodo flies (Curtonotidae). In: Abstracts Volume - 7th International Congress of Dipterology, 8-13 August 2010, San José, Costa Rica, Ramada-Herradura International Conference Center, p. 126.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2002. Biodiversity studies of Namibian Diptera (p. 114). In Anon (ed). Fifth International Congress of Dipterology, Abstracts Volume, 29th September to 4th October 2002 (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), xxv+1–283 pp.+xiii.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2002. African biogeography patterns – an introduction (p. 112). In Anon (ed). Fifth International Congress of Dipterology, Abstracts Volume, 29th September to 4th October 2002 (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), xxv+1–283 pp.+xiii.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Ismay, J.W. 2002. The immature stages of two fly species occurring on the Namibian coast: Eutropha lindneri Sabrosky (Chloropidae) and Sarcophaga namibia Reed (Sarcophagidae) (p. 113). In Anon (ed). Fifth International Congress of Dipterology, Abstracts Volume, 29th September to 4th October 2002 (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), xxv+1–283 pp.+xiii.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Barraclough, D.A. 1998. The immature stages of Katacmilla cavernicola Papp, the first described for the Camillidae (pp. 104–105). In Ismay, J.W. (ed). Fourth International Congress of Dipterology, Abstracts Volume, 613th September (Oxford: UK), 1–275 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Pape, T. 1998. The distribution of Sarcophagidae (Diptera) related to the biomes of Namibia (p. 105). In Ismay, J.W. (ed). Fourth International Congress of Dipterology, Abstracts Volume, 613th September (Oxford: UK), 1–275 pp.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1998. The Namibian National Collection of Insects – an African resourse (pp. 103–104). In Ismay, J.W. (ed). Fourth International Congress of Dipterology, Abstracts Volume, 613th September (Oxford: UK), 1–275 pp.


Book reviews

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 2001. Winston, J.E. 1999. Describing species. Practical taxonomic procedures for biologists. Cimbebasia 17: 257–258.

Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1999. Pape, T. 1996. Catalogue of the Sarcophagidae of the World (Insects: Diptera). Cimbebasia 15: 165–166.


Obituary notices

Bacchus, M.E. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1990. Obituary, Dr Alan Maurice Easton (1907–1989). Antenna 14(2): 61–63.

Bacchus, M.E. & Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. 1990. Obituary, and Bibliography of Alan Maurice Easton (1907–1989). Entomologists’ Monthly Magazine 126: 89–96.