David Gibbs Entomology and Natural History

David Gibbs, Consultant Entomologist and Naturalist.

This website is primarily intended as a forum for my work on bee flies (Bombyliidae) and big-headed flies (Pipunculidae) but will also be a repository for reports on my numerous other natural history interests.

 About me.

An enthusiastic naturalist with wide interests for over 40 years, I have been a professional survey entomologist since 1984, going freelance in 1991. My wide interests have given me considerable taxonomic scope ideally suited to environmental impact assessments (EIA's), land management plans and habitat quality assessments.

Contact me at:- mob. 07703763386

email DavidJGibbs6@Sky.com or DavidJGibbs6@googlemail.com. CV here


Publications and reports

Most of the more important ones listed below.

Gibbs, D.J., Barnes, E. & Cox, J. 2001. Pigeons & Doves: A guide to the Pigeons and Doves of the World. Pica.

Gibbs, D. 1994. Undescribed taxa and new records from the Fakfak Mountains, Irian Jaya. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 114, 4-11.

Gibbs, D. 1996. Notes on Solomon Islands birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 116: 18–25.

Gibbs, D. 1996. Mountain Eared Nightjar in Arfak Mountains, Irian Jaya: range extension and first description of nest and egg. Dutch Birding 18:246–247.

Gibbs D. 1996. Wallacea - A birdwatchers site guide (self-published).

Gibbs, D. 1996. West Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia - A birdwatchers site guide (self-published).

Gibbs, D.J. & Whitely, D 1984. Insects of Eckington Park, Derbyshire Quarterly Journal of Entomology.

Gibbs, D.J. & Whitely, D 1984. Some unusual insects from Eckington Park, Entomologists Monthly Magazine.

Gibbs, D.J. 1984. A review of the Symphyta fauna of the Sheffield area, The Sorby Record No.22.

Gibbs, D.J. 1987. Some unusual insects of the Kennet Valley, Entomologists Monthly Magazine.

Gibbs, D.J. 1988. Some Diptera of Buckinghamshire Wetlands, Dipterists Digest No.1.

Gibbs, D.J. 1989. Geomyza angustipennis Zetterstedt. (Opomyzidae) in Gwent:  Third British Record. Dipterists Digest No.2.

Gibbs, D.J. 1992. The flies of Essex saltmarshes, Dipterists Digest No.11. 4-16.

Gibbs, D.J. & Plant, C. 2001. Cheilosia ranunculi Doczkal (Dip.: Syrphidae) in Britain. Ent. Rec.

Gibbs, D.J. 2002. Lomechusa paradoxa Gravenhorst, 1806 (Staphylinidae) rediscovered in Somerset after 140 years. The Coleopterist, 10(2), 55.

Gibbs, D.J. 2002. Scarcer Diptera found in the Bristol Region in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Dipterists Digest 9, 1-13.

Gibbs, D.J. 2002. Melanagromyza eriolepidis Spencer, 1961 and Cerodontha spinata (Groschke, 1954) (Diptera; Agromyzidae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest 9, 153-158.

Gibbs, D.J. 2003. Cerodontha silvatica (Groschke, 1957) (Diptera, Agromyzidae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest 10(1) 61-65.

Gibbs, D.J. 2004.Agromyza audcenti sp. nov. (Diptera, Agromyzidae) from the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Great Britain. Dipterists Digest 11(2) 99-102.

Gibbs, D.J. 2004. Homoneura interstincta (Fallén, 1820) (Diptera; Lauxaniidae) in Britain. Dipterists Digest 11(2) 111-113.

Gibbs, D.J. & Falk, S. 2004. Dorylomorpha fennica Albrecht, 1979 (Diptera, Pipunculidae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest 11(2) 117-116.

Gibbs, D.J. 2004. Gymnomus spectabilis (Loew, 1862) (Diptera, Heleomyzidae) in Britain. Dipterists Digest 11(2) 114-116.

Gibbs, D.J. 2004. Coleophora friscella (Linnaeus, 1758)(Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) confirmed as a British species. Ent. Gaz. 55: 73-80.

Gibbs, D.J. 2005. Cerodontha rohdendorfi Nowakowski and Cerodontha staryi (Starý) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) new to Britain. Brit. J. Ent. Nat. His. 18(2), 101-103.

Gibbs, D.J. & Nau, B. 2002. Hypseloecus visci (Puton, 1888) (Hemiptera, Miridae) a mistletoe bug new to Britain. Brit. J. Ent. Nat. His. 2005. 18(3), 159-162.

Gibbs, D. J., 2005. The identification of Palloptera anderssoni Rotheray & MacGowan, 1999. Dipterists Digest 2005 12(1) 58.

Gibbs, D.J. 2005. Fleuria lacustris Kieffer, 1924 (Diptera, Chironomidae) a genus of non-biting midge new to Britain. Dipterists Digest 12(1) 79-81.

Gibbs, D.J. 2005. Homoneura consobrina (Zetterstedt, 1847) (Diptera, Lauxaniidae) restored to the British list. Dipterists Digest 12(1) 3-6.

Gibbs, D.J. 2005. Hyadina pollinosa Oldenberg, 1923 (Diptera, Ephydridae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest 12(2) 143-146.

Gibbs, D.J. & von Tschurnhaus, M. 2005. Agromyza viciae Kaltenbach, 1872 new for Britain and Norway with the first description of the male and a literature review. Studia dipterologica 12 429-441.

Gibbs, D.J. 2006. Rose bud sawfly, Monardis plana (Klug) (Hymenoptera: Tenthridinidae), new to Britain, discovered in South Wales. Br. J. Nat. Hist., 19 105-108.

Gibbs, D.J. 2006. Dolichopus excisus Loew, 1859 (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) new to Britain discovered in southern England. Dipterists Digest 13(1) 5-10.

Gibbs, D.J. 2006. Tachydromia smithi Chvála, 1966 (Diptera, Hybotidae) new to Britain discovered in Nottinghamshire. Dipterists Digest 13(1) 27-29.

Gibbs, D.J. 2006. Three agromyzid flies, Ophiomyia nasuta (Melander, 1913), Phytomyza ranunculicola hering, 1949 and Phytobia mallochi (Hendel, 1924) (Diptera, Agromyzidae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest 13(1) 30-32.

Raper, C., Smith, M. & Gibbs, D.J. 2006. Carcelia laxifrons Villeneuve (Diptera, Tachinidae) new to Britain and a revised key to the British Carcelia species. Dipterists Digest 2006 13(1) 49-56.

Gibbs, D.J. 2006. The British species of Cerodontha Rondani, 1861 subgenus Cerodontha (Diptera, Agromyzidae), including two species new to the British list. Dipterists Digest 13(1) 59-64.

Gibbs, D.J. & Papp, L., 2006, A review of the Holarctic species of Leiomyza Macquart, 1835 (Diptera: Asteiidae) with descriptions of two new species. Studia Dipterologica 13

Gibbs, D. J., 2007. Phytomyza sedi Kaltenbach, 1869 (Diptera, Agromyzidae) new to Britain Dipterists Digest 14 (2) 87-89.

Gibbs, D.J. 2007. Mythenteles andalusica sp.n. (Diptera, Mythicomyiidae) from Southern Spain and the first description of the male of M. infrequens Evenhuis & Blasco-Zumeta, 2003. Zootaxa 1533: 63–68. (abstract)

Gibbs, D & G.A. Collins, 2008, Dorylomorpha occidens (Hardy, 1939) (Diptera, Pipunculidae) new to Britain DD 15 (1)

Gibbs, D.J. 2009. A new microbombyliid Mythenteles rameli sp.n. (Diptera, Mythicomyiidae) from Northern Greece. Zootaxa 2162: 50–56 (abstract)

Gibbs, D. J., 2009, Two fungus gnats (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) new to Britain. DD 16

Gibbs, D.J. 2011. A world revision of the bee fly tribe Usiini (Diptera, Bombyliidae)— Part 1: Usia subgenus Micrusia, U. versicolor (Fabricius) (= black-haired species) and Usia martini François Zootaxa 2960: 1–77 (abstract

Gibbs, D.J. 2014. A world revision of the bee fly tribe Usiini (Diptera, Bombyliidae) Part 2: Usia sensu stricto. Zootaxa. 3799:1-85 (abstract)