author & date for common species

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Mon Feb 8 16:19:21 CST 1999

Nomina Insecta Nearctica lists Drosophil melanogaster Meigen 1830

>This may seem like an odd request.  For a paper I've written for the journal
>Crustaceana I need to specify author and date for all species mentioned.
>One is Drosophila melanogaster, which as everyone is aware is a favorite lab
>beast for developmental/ genetic studies.  So, I checked all the
>developmental biology, molecular biology, and genetic books that I could
>find and no one gives the author and date for this species.  Neither does my
>insect biology text.  Maybe its only the  journals that routinely publish
>taxonomic papers that require complete citations these days.  Anyway, help
>with this citation would be greatly appreciated.
>Les Watling
>Les Watling
>Professor of Oceanography, and
>Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation
>School of Marine Sciences
>Darling Marine Center
>University of Maine
>Walpole, ME 04573
>Ph: 207-563-3146, x248
>Fax: 207-563-8407
>e-mail: watling at

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