Refereed Journal Articles

In Press

xx. Sinclair, B.J. & I.V. Shamshev. 2012. Afropeza, a new South African genus (Diptera: Empidoidea: Brachystomatidae), with description of three new species. African Invertebrates.

xx. Borkent, A. & B.J. Sinclair. 2012. The male genital tract of Axymyiidae and Tanyderidae (Diptera). In Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Part 3. The Canadian Entomologist 144.

xx. Sinclair, B.J & J.F. MacDonald. 2012. Revision of Dolichocephala of America north of Mexico (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). In Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Part 2. The Canadian Entomologist 144.


81. Sinclair, B.J., Brooks, S.E., Cumming, J.M. & Coovert, G.A 2011. Revision of the Nearctic species of Heleodromia (Diptera: Empidoidea: Brachystomatidae). In Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Part 1. The Canadian Entomologist 143:

80. Cumming, J.M., Sinclair, B.J., Brooks, S.E., O’Hara, J.E., &. Skevington, J.H. 2011. The history of dipterology at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, with special reference to the Manual of Nearctic Diptera. In Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Part 1. The Canadian Entomologist 143:

79. Sinclair, B.J. 2011. Revision of Fijian Syneches (Diptera: Empidoidea: Hybotidae), with a reassessment of the genus. The Canadian Entomologist 143: 358-369.

78. Sinclair, B.J. 2011. Revision of the New Zealand genus Adipsomyia (Diptera: Empidoidea: Brachystomatidae: Trichopezinae), with key to local Empidoid family and selected genus groups. The New Zealand Entomologist 34: 30-36.

77. Wiegmann, B.M., M.D. Trautwein, I.S. Winkler, N.W. Barr, J.-W. Kim, C. Lambkin, M.A. Bertone, B.K. Cassel, K.J. Peterson, K.M. Bayless, A.M. Heimberg, B.M. Wheeler, K.J. Peterson, T. Pape, B.J. Sinclair, J.H. Skevington, V. Blagoderov, J. Caravas, S. Kutty, U. Schmidt-Ott, G.E. Kampmeier, F.C. Thompson, D.A. Grimaldi, A.T. Beckenbach, G.W. Courtney, M. Friedrich, R. Meier, & D.K. Yeates. 2011. Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 5690-5695.


76. Sinclair, B.J. & Dorchin, N. 2010. Isoptera, Embioptera, Neuroptera, Mecoptera, Raphidioptera and Diptera types in ZFMK. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 58: 49-88.

75. Sinclair, B.J. & Huerta, H. 2010. A new species of Androprosopa from Mexico (Diptera: Thaumaleidae). The Canadian Entomologist 142: 443-447.

74. Sinclair, B.J. 2010. Revision and phylogenetic systematics of the Neotropical Ceratomerinae (Diptera: Empidoidea: Brachystomatidae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 68(2): 197-228.

73. Sinclair, B.J. 2010. Proclinopyga ulrichi sp. nov.: the first fossil aquatic dance fly of the subfamily Clinocerinae (Diptera: Empididae) Bonn zoological Bulletin 57: 85-89.

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


71. Douglas, H., P.T. Dang, B.D. Gill, J. Huber, P.G. Mason, D.J. Parker & B.J. Sinclair. 2009. The importance of taxonomy in responses to invasive alien species. Biodiversity 10(2,3): 92-99.

70. Sinclair, B.J., J. Mann, J. Elmhirst, T. Grogan, C. Ashekian, & T. Hueppelsheuser. 2009. First report of the introduced European species Dasineura plicatrix (Loew) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in North America. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 397-400.

69. Shamshev, I.V. & B.J. Sinclair. 2009. Revision of the Iteaphila setosa group (Diptera: Empididae). European Journal of Entomology 106: 441-450.


68. Borkent, A., C.J. Borkent & B.J. Sinclair. 2008. The male genital tract of Chaoboridae (Diptera: Culicomorpha). The Canadian Entomologist 140: 621-629.

67. Sinclair, B.J. 2008. A new species of Austrothaumalea Tonnoir from New Caledonia (Diptera: Thaumaleidae). In: Grandcolas, P. (ed.) Zoologia Neocaledonica 6. Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 196: 291-295.

66. Fiedler, A., M. Halbach, B. Sinclair & M. Benecke. 2008. What is the edge of a forest? A diversity analysis of adult Diptera found on decomposing piglets inside and on the edge of a western German woodland inspired by a courtroom question. Entomologie heute 20: 173-191.

65. Sinclair, B.J. 2008. The systematics of New World Clinocera Meigen (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). NRC Research Press, Ottawa. viii + 245 pp.

64. Sinclair, B.J. 2008. New species of Austrothaumalea Tonnoir from Australia (Diptera: Thaumaleidae). Records of the Australian Museum 60: 1-12.

63. Plant, A.R. & B.J. Sinclair. 2008. New species of Hemerodromia Meigen from Fiji (Diptera: Empididae). Fiji Arthropods XI. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 98: 31-52.

62. Disney, R.H.L. & B.J. Sinclair. 2008. Some scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) of the Galápagos Islands. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 151: 115-132.

61. Sinclair, B.J. & A.R. Plant. 2008. A new species of Hydropeza Sinclair from Chile (Diptera: Empididae). Acta Entomológica Chilena 31(2) (2007): 7-10.

60. Sinclair, B.J. 2008. Review of three little-known monotypic genera (Diptera: Empidoidea: Brachystomatidae), assigned to Trichopezinae. Zootaxa 1754: 52-62.

59. Wagner, R., M., Barták, A., Borkent, G. Courtney, B. Goddeeris, J.-P. Haenni, L. Knutson, A. Pont, G.E. Rotheray, R. Rozkošný, B. Sinclair, N. Woodley, T. Zatarnicki & P. Zwick. 2008. Global diversity of dipteran families (Insecta Diptera) in freshwater (excluding Simuliidae, Culicidae, Chironomidae, Tipulidae and Tabanidae). Hydrobiologia 595: 489-519.


58. Sinclair, B.J. & J.M. Cumming. 2007. Leptopezella, a new Southern Hemisphere genus of Ocydromiinae (Diptera: Empidoidea: Hybotidae). Zootaxa 1629: 27-37.

57. Szakacs, T.A., P. MacPherson, B.J. Sinclair, B.D. Gill & A.E. McCarthy. 2007. Nosocomial myiasis in a Canadian intensive care unit. Canadian Medical Association Journal 177(7): 719-720.

56. Huber, B.A., B.J. Sinclair & M. Schmitt. 2007. The evolution of asymmetric genitalia in spiders and insects. Biological Reviews 82: 647-698.

55. Sinclair, B.J. 2007. The status of Clinocera rufipes Bezzi, a new junior synonym of Clinocera nigra Meigen (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Zootaxa 1554: 67-68.

54. Sinclair, B.J., A. Borkent & D.M. Wood. 2007. The male genital tract and aedeagal components of the Diptera with a discussion of their phylogenetic significance. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 711-742.

53. Sinclair, B.J. 2007. A new species of Wiedemannia Zetterstedt from Grand Canyon National Park, with notes on additional Nearctic species (Diptera: Empididae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 137 (2006): 25-30.

52. Sinclair, B.J. & P.J. Chandler. 2007. A new species of Microsania Zetterstedt from Fiji (Diptera: Platypezidae). Fiji Arthropods VII. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 91: 29-32.


51. Shamshev, I.V. & B.J. Sinclair. 2006. The genus Schistostoma Becker from Southern Africa, with an evaluation of its generic status (Diptera: Dolichopodidae s. lat., Microphorinae). African Invertebrates 47: 335-346.

50. Fessl, B., B.J. Sinclair & S. Kleindorfer. 2006. The life-cycle of Philornis downsi (Diptera: Muscidae) parasitizing Darwin’s finches and its impacts on nestling survival. Parasitology 133: 739-747.

49. Sinclair, B.J. & J.M. Cumming. 2006. The morphology, higher-level phylogeny and classification of the Empidoidea (Diptera). Zootaxa 1180: 1-172.

48. Causton, C.E., S.B. Peck, B.J. Sinclair, L. Roque-Albelo, C.J. Hodgson, B. Landry. 2006. Alien insects: threats and implications for the conservation of the Galápagos Islands. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 121-143.


47. Sinclair, B.J. & N.L. Evenhuis. 2005. Two new species of Dolichocephala Macquart from Fiji (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Fiji Arthropods II. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 84: 3-11.

46. Sinclair, B.J. & T. Saigusa. 2005. Revision of the Trichoclinocera dasyscutellum group from East Asia (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Bonner zoologische Beiträge 53 (2004) (1-2): 193-209.

45. Solórzano Kraemer, M.M., B.J. Sinclair & J.M. Cumming. 2005. Five new species of Tachydromiinae (Diptera: Empididae s.l.) from New World Tertiary ambers. Zootaxa 1010: 37-52.

44. Whiteman, N.K., S.J. Goodman, B.J. Sinclair, T. Walsh, A.A. Cunningham, L.D. Kramer & P.G. Palmer. 2005. Establishment of the avian disease vector Culex quinquefasciatus Say 1823 (Diptera: Culicidae) on the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Ibis 147: 844-847.

43. Zloty, J., B.J. Sinclair & G. Pritchard. 2005. Discovered in our backyards: a new genus and species of a new family from the Rocky Mountains of North America (Diptera, Tabanomorpha). Systematic Entomology 30: 248-266.


42. Sinclair, B.J. & I.D. McLellan. 2004. Revision of the New Zealand species of Hydropeza Sinclair (Diptera: Empidoidea: Ragas-group). Invertebrate Systematics 18: 627-647.

41. Werner, D., P.H. Adler & B.J. Sinclair. 2004. Notes on predation by Empididae and Hybotidae on Chironomidae and Simuliidae (Diptera). Studia dipterologica 11(1): 323-325.

40. Sinclair, B.J. & J.R. Harkrider. 2004. The immature stages and rearing observations of the aquatic dance fly, Roederiodes wirthi Coquillett (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae), with taxonomic notes on the genus. Studia dipterologica 11(1): 51-61.

39. Sinclair, B.J. & L. Papp. 2004. The rediscovery of Nemedina alamirabilis Chandler from Hungary (Diptera: Empidoidea), and first description of the male. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 52 (2003)(1-2): 155-158.


38. Sinclair, B.J. 2003. Southern African Empidoidea (Diptera): phylogenetic patterns and biogeographic implications. Cimbebasia 19: 205-213.

37. Sinclair, B.J. & I.V. Shamshev. 2003. A new species of Nemedina Chandler from mid-Asia (Diptera: Empidoidea) resolves the phylogenetic position of this enigmatic genus. Journal of Natural History 37(24): 2949-2958.

36. Barták, M. & B.J. Sinclair. 2003. Rhamphomyia (Rhamphomyia) Meigen, 1822 and Rhamphomyia (Pararhamphomyia) Frey, 1922 (Insecta, Diptera): proposed conservation of the usage of the subgeneric names by designation Empis sulcata Meigen, 1804 as the type species for Rhamphomyia. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(3): 203-205.

35. Sinclair, B.J. 2003. Taxonomy, phylogeny and zoogeography of the subfamily Ceratomerinae of Australia (Diptera: Empidoidea). Records of the Australian Museum 55: 1-44.


34. Sinclair, B.J. 2002. Revision of the South African endemic genus Edenophorus Smith (Diptera: Empididae). African Invertebrates 43: 109-122.

33. Sinclair, B.J. & T. Saigusa. 2002. A new species of the seepage midge genus Trichothaumalea Edwards from Japan (Diptera: Culicomorpha: Thaumaleidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 33: 175-184.


32. Sinclair, B.J. & T. Saigusa. 2001. Revision of the world species of Ragas Walker (Diptera: Empidoidea). Entomological Science 4(4): 507-522.

31. Sinclair, B.J. & P.H. Arnaud, Jr. 2001. Nemedina eocenica, new species (Diptera: Empidoidea) from Baltic Amber. Myia 6: 1-8.


30. Sinclair, B.J. 2000. Empidoidea, exclusive of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) (pp. 223-225). In: Kirk-Spiggs, A.H. Marais, E. (eds). Dâures - biodiversity of the Brandberg Massif, Namibia. Cimbebasia Memoir 9, National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek, 1-389 pp.

29. Sinclair, B.J. 2000. Immature stages of Australian Austrothaumalea Tonnoir and Niphta Theischinger (Diptera: Thaumaleidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 39: 171-176.

28. Sinclair, B.J. & J.M. Cumming. 2000. Revision of the genus Apterodromia Oldroyd (Diptera: Empidoidea), with a redefinition of the tribe Ocydromiini. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 161-186.

27. Sinclair, B.J. 2000. Revision of the genus Clinocera Meigen from Australia and New Zealand (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 14 (3): 347-361.


26. Sinclair, B.J. 1999. Afromontane species of Wiedemannia Zetterstedt from east Africa (Diptera: Empididae). Annals of the Natal Museum 40: 93-101.

25. Sinclair, B.J. 1999. Review of the Clinocerinae of southern Africa (Diptera: Empididae). Annals of the Natal Museum 40: 103-125.

24. Sinclair, B.J. 1999. Review of the holarctic Clinocera appendiculata complex (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Entomologist’s monthly Magazine 135: 223-232.

23. Sinclair, B.J. 1999. Review of the genera Dipsomyia Bezzi, Zanclotus Wilder, and an allied new Gondwanan genus (Diptera: Empidoidea, Ragas-group). Entomological Science 2(1): 131-145.


22. Peck, S.B., J. Heraty, B. Landry & B.J. Sinclair. 1998. Introduced insect fauna of an oceanic archipelago: the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. American Entomologist 44(4): 218-237.

21. Sinclair, B.J. 1998 (1997). Review of the Nearctic species of Wiedemannia Zetterstedt (Diptera: Empididae: Clinocerinae). Studia dipterologica 4(2): 337-352.

20. Bickel, D.J. & B.J. Sinclair. 1997. The Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of the Galápagos Islands, with notes on the New World fauna. Entomologica Scandinavica 28: 241-270.

19. Sinclair, B.J. 1997. A new species of Ornithoica Rondani from New Caledonia (Diptera: Hippoboscidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 140(1): 129-132.

18. Sinclair, B.J. 1997. Icasma Collin and an allied new genus, Glyphidopeza from New Zealand (Diptera: Empidoidea; Ceratomerinae). Records of the Australian Museum 49(2): 195-211.

17. Sinclair, B.J. 1996. Revision of the southern Africa genus Acarterus Loew (Diptera: Empidoidea; Hybotinae), with description of seven new species. Annals of the Natal Museum 37: 215-238.

16. Sinclair, B.J. 1996. A review of the Thaumaleidae (Diptera: Culicomorpha) of eastern North America, including a redefinition of genus Androprosopa Mik. Entomologica Scandinavica 27: 361-376.

15. Sinclair, B.J. & D.K. McAlpine. 1995. A new rhinotorine fly from Northern Queensland, Australia (Diptera: Heleomyzidae). Records of the Australian Museum 47: 225-230.

14. Sinclair, B.J. & B.R. Stuckenberg. 1995. Review of the Thaumaleidae (Diptera) of South Africa. Annals of the Natal Museum 36: 209-214.

13. Sinclair, B.J. 1995. New species of Hormopeza Zetterstedt from South Africa and Tasmania (Diptera: Empididae). Annals of the Natal Museum 36: 203-208.

12. Sinclair, B.J. 1995. Generic revision of the Clinocerinae (Empididae), and description and phylogenetic relationships of the Trichopezinae, new status (Diptera: Empidoidea). The Canadian Entomologist 127: 665-752.

11. Cumming, J.M., B.J. Sinclair, & D.M. Wood. 1995. Homology and phylogenetic implications of male genitalia in Diptera - Eremoneura. Entomologica Scandinavica 26: 121-151.

10. Sinclair, B.J. 1994. Revision of the Nearctic species of Trichoclinocera Collin (Diptera: Empididae; Clinocerinae). The Canadian Entomologist 126(4): 1007-1059.

9. Wheeler, T.A. & B.J. Sinclair. 1994. Chyromyidae (Diptera) from the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: three new species of Aphaniosoma Becker. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 96(3): 440-453.

8. Sinclair, B.J., J.M. Cumming, & D.M. Wood. 1994. Homology and phylogenetic implications of male genitalia in Diptera - Lower Brachycera. Entomologica Scandinavica 24 (1993)(4): 407-432.

7. Sinclair, B.J. 1992. Phylogenetic interpretation of the Brachycera (Diptera) based on the larval mandible and associated mouthpart structures. Systematic Entomology 17: 233-252.

6. Sinclair, B.J. 1992. A new species of Trichothaumalea (Diptera: Thaumaleidae) from eastern North America and a discussion of male genitalic homologies. The Canadian Entomologist 124: 491-499.

5. Oliver, D.R. & B.J. Sinclair. 1989. Madicolous Chironomidae (Diptera), with a review of Metriocnemus hygropetricus Kieffer. In Advances in Chironomidology. Proceedings of the Xth International Symposium on Chironomidae, Part 1. Edited by G. Dévai. Acta Biologica Debrecina Supplementum Oecologica Hungarica 2: 285-293.

4. Peterson, B.V., M. Báez, & B.J. Sinclair. 1989. A redescription of the adults and larva of Thaumalea subafricana (Diptera: Thaumaleidae), and first description of the pupa. Entomological News 100: 49-58.

3. Sinclair, B.J. 1989. The biology, immature and adult stages of Euparyphus Gerstaecker and Caloparyphus James occurring in madicolous habitats of eastern North America (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 67: 33-41.

2. Sinclair, B.J. 1988. The madicolous Tipulidae (Diptera) of eastern North America, with descriptions of the biology and immature stages of Dactylolabis montana (O.S.) and D. hudsonica Alexander (Diptera: Tipulidae). The Canadian Entomologist 120: 569-573.

1. Sinclair, B.J. & S.A. Marshall. 1987 (1986). The madicolous fauna in southern Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario 117: 9-14.

Refereed Books, Book Chapters & Book Reviews

11. Cumming, J.M. & B.J. Sinclair. 2009. Empididae (dance flies, balloon flies, predaceous flies), pp. 653-670. In: Brown, B.V., A. Borkent, D.M. Wood, & M. Zumbado (Eds.) Manual of Central American Diptera. Volume 1. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, xii + 714.

10. Courtney, G.W., T. Pape, J.H. Skevington & B.J. Sinclair. 2009. Biodiversity of Diptera, pp. 185-222. In: R.G. Foottit & P.H. Adler (Eds) Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

9. Sinclair, B.J. 2009. Dipteran biodiversity of the Galápagos, pp. 97-118. In: Pape, T. Bickel, D. & R. Meier (Eds.) Dipteran Diversity: Status, Challenges and Tools, Koninklijke Brill NV, xx + 459 pp .

8. Sinclair, B.J., S.E. Brooks & J.M. Cumming 2008. A critical review of the world catalogs of Empidoidea (Insecta: Diptera) by Yang et al. (2006, 2007). Zootaxa 1846: 61-68.

7. Cumming, J.M. & B.J. Sinclair 2008. Dance flies, balloon flies, predaceous flies (Diptera: Empidoidea, exclusive of Dolichopodidae), pp. 1146-1151. In: Capinera, J.L. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd Edition, Volume 2. Springer.

6. Sinclair, B.J. 2007. Book review: Merz, B. (ed.) 2006. Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Biology of Tephritoid flies (Diptera, Tephritoidea). Proceedings of the 3rd Tephritoid Taxonomist’s Meeting, Geneva, 19-24. July 2004. Instrumenta Biodiversitatis 7, 274 pp. ISBN 2-88139-012-9. Price CHF 100.00. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2) (2006): 104.

5. Huber, B.A., B.J. Sinclair & K.-H. Lampe (Eds.). 2005. African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Tropical Biology, Museum Koenig, Bonn. Springer Verlag. 443 pp.

4. Marshall, S.A., C.M. Buddle, B.J. Sinclair & D.J. Buckle. 2001. Spiders, flies and some other arthropods of the Fathom Five National Marine Park islands and the upper Bruce Peninsula, pp 191-229. In: Parker, S. & M. Munawar (Eds.): Ecology, culture, and conservation of a protected area: Fathom Five National Marine Park, Canada. Backhuys Publ., Leiden.

3. Sinclair, B.J. 2000. Morphology and terminology of Diptera male genitalia, pp. 53-74. In: Papp, L. & B. Darvas (Eds.): Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera. Volume 1: General and Applied Dipterology. Science Herald, Budapest.

2. Courtney, G.W., B.J. Sinclair & R. Meier. 2000. Morphology and terminology of Diptera larvae, pp. 85-161. In: Papp, L. & B. Darvas (Eds.): Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera. Volume 1: General and Applied Dipterology. Science Herald, Budapest.

1. Sinclair, B.J. 1990. The madicolous fauna of southern Ontario, with emphasis on the Niagara Escarpment, pp. 281-288. In: Allen, G.M., P.F.J. Eagles, & S.D. Price (Eds.): Conserving Carolinian Canada, University of Waterloo Press. 346 pp.

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