Fiji Arthropod Survey

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Steve Lingafelter

Participating Scientists -

Steve Lingafelter

Steve Lingafelter is a Research Entomologist with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) of the Agriculture Research Service (USDA) and is an Adjunct Scientist in Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution. Steve also serves as a graduate advisor and adjunct faculty member of the University of Florida (Gainesville) and University of Maryland (College Park).

During his 9 years with SEL, Steve has focussed research on systematics of beetles, with early emphasis on leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) and current emphasis on longhorned woodboring beetles (Cerambycidae). Steve has published over 20 papers and two books on the systematics and identification of these groups.

In addition to research, Steve also makes identifications of these groups and weevils (Curculionidae) for APHIS-PPQ and other organizations and individuals. Steve also curates the National Collection of longhorned woodboring beetles and weevils of the Smithsonian Institution and assists users from all over the world in their research and use of the collection.

This page last revised 17 July 2005


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