One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who studies or collects flies.
- ‘It is a lifetime award and can only be held by a single dipterist at a time.’
- ‘A directory of the world dipterists is maintained by the Systematic Entomology Laboratory under the leadership of Chris Thompson and can be accessed through this link.’
- ‘Mr. Yang accompanied Mike Irwin, Don Webb, and the other four graduate student dipterists to Guatemala in May 1997.’
- ‘Loew was perhaps the most influential dipterist to contribute information to the study of robber flies, describing several species and more than 80 genera.’
- ‘My involvement with entomology dates to my earliest memories inasmuch as my father was a dipterist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.’
- ‘It's with great sadness to hear that an important dipterist left us.’
- ‘The eminent dipterist, Maurice T. James, was curator from 1934 to 1947.’
- ‘These meetings were, and have remained, very informal, and the participating dipterists have resisted any attempts at formalising or institutionalising their group.’
- ‘Carnegie dipterist Chen Young will be describing these new species and anticipates publishing a detailed morphological treatment of Caribbean Epiphragma as part of his continuing research program on Caribbean crane flies.’
- ‘The illustrator, Dr Ing František Gregor, Dr. h.c, is known as both a lepidopterist and dipterist but is particularly known worldwide as a scientific illustrator of insects and plants.’
- ‘Evert Schlinger, a widely respected parasitoid dipterist active in taxonomic field research, continues his involvement and dedication as an outstanding member of the ALL Species advisor network.’
- ‘Also a note on the relative productivity of dipterists is also included.’
Late 19th century: from Diptera + -ist.
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