Archbold Biological Station, Biennial Report 1997-1998


Asyndetus archboldi (upper) and Smithistruma archboldi (lower); drawings by Mark Deyrup

Animals Named for
Richard Archbold

Invertebrates1: compiled by Mark A. Deyrup and Fred E. Lohrer
Vertebrates: compiled by Fred E. Lohrer

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Like many scientific patrons before him, Richard Archbold’s legacy lives on enshrined within the scientific nomenclature of numerous species bearing his name as accolade for his support of science and scientists. Seven bird species from the early expeditions to New Guinea and Madagascar are named in his honor. Included among these is the last bowerbird species to be discovered, the rare Archbold’s bowerbird, Archboldia papuensis, which is one of only 16 birds that create and decorate bowers to woo their females. But, even after Archbold’s death in 1976, his legacy of support for science still inspires recognition. In 1997–1998, at the Station, Mark Deyrup and Harold Robinson named the long-legged fly Asyndetus archboldi and Mark Deyrup and Stefan Cover named the daceytine ant Smithistruma archboldi, and Warren Abrahamson and George Melika described two new species of cynipid gall wasps, Eumayriella archboldi and Neuroterus archboldi, as recent additions to the long, still growing list of Archbold namesakes. — Hilary M. Swain

Spiders | Insects | Birds | Mammals

Spiders (n=3)

  • Admestina archboldi Piel (Araneae: Salticidae). A Florida jumping spider.-- Piel, W.H. 1991. The Nearctic jumping spiders of the genus Admestina (Araneae: Salticidae). Psyche 98:265-282.
  • Geolycosa xera archboldi McCrone. (Araneae: Lycosidae). McCrones’s burrowing wolf spider, a central Florida endemic. -- McCrone, J.D. 1963. Taxonomic status and evolutionary history of the Geolycosa pikei complex in the southeastern United States (Araneae, Lycosidae). Am. Midl. Nat. 70:47-73.
  • Tekellina archboldi Levi (Araneae: Theridiidae). A southern Florida theridiid spider. -- Levi, H.W. 1957. The North American spider genus Paratheridula, Tekellina, Pholcomma and Archerius (Araneae: Theridiidae). Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 76:105-115.

Insects (n=18)

  • Asyndetus archboldi Robinson and Deyrup (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). A central Florida long-legged fly. -- Robinson, H. and M. Deyrup. 1997. Two new species of Ansyndetus Loew, and notes on the identity of A. interruptus Loew (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 99:477-482.
  • Archboldargia mirifica Lieftinck (Odonata) A New Guinea damselfly.
  • Atrichopogon archboldi Wirth (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). A Florida sand fly. -- Wirth, W.W. 1994. The subgenus Atrichopogon (Lophomyidium) with a revision of the Nearctic species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Insecta Mundi 8:17-36.
  • Barichneumon archboldi Heinrich (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae). A Florida ichneumonid wasp. -- Heinrich, G.H. 1977. Ichneumoninae of Florida and neighboring states. Arthropods of Florida 9:1-350.
  • Chrysis archboldi Kimsey (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). A Florida cuckoo wasp. -- Bohart, R.M. and L.S. Kimsey. 1982. A synopsis of the Chrysididae in America north of Mexico. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 33:1-266.
  • Dasymutilla archboldi Schmidt and Mickel (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). A central Florida velvet ant. -- Schmidt, J.O. and E. Mickel. 1979. A new species of Dasymutilla from Florida (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 81:576-579.—A description of a female. See also: Manley, D.D. 1983. Description of apparent males of Dasymutilla archboldi from Florida (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 19:228-229.
  • Eumayriella archboldi Melika and Abrahamson (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). A central Florida gall wasp -- Melika, G. and W.G. Abrahamson. 1997. Synonymy of two genera (Eumayria and Trisoleniella) of cynipid gall wasps and description of a new genus, Eumayriella (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 99:666-675.
  • Formica archboldi Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). A Florida ant. -- Smith, M.R. 1944. Additional ants recorded from Florida with a descriptions of two new species. Fla. Entomol. 27:14-17.
  • Lanthanusa richardi Lieftinck (Odonata). A New Guinea dragonfly. -- Lieftinck, M.A. 1942. The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighbouring islands. Part VI. Results of the Third Archbold Expedition 1938-’39 ... (I. Anisoptera). Treubia 18:441-608.
  • Liriomyza archboldi Frost (Diptera: Agromyzidae). A central Florida leaf miner. -- Frost, S.W. 1962. Liriomyza archboldi, a new species (Dipt.: Agromyzidae). Entomol. News 73:51-53.
  • Minilimosina archboldi Marshall (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae). A sphaerocerid fly. -- Marshall, S.A. 1985. A revision of the New World species of Minilimosina Rohacek (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Ontario 116:1-63.
  • Neotridactylus archboldi Deyrup and Eisner (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae). A central Florida pygmy mole cricket. -- Deyrup, M and T. Eisner. 1996. Description and natural history of a new pygmy mole cricket from relict xeric uplands of Florida (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae). Mem. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 17:59-67.
  • Neuroterus archboldi Melika and Abrahamson (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). A central Florida gall wasp. -- Melika, G. and W.G. Abrahamson. 1997. Descriptions of four new species of cynipid gall wasps of the genus Neuroterus Hartog (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) with redescriptions of some known species from the eastern United States. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 99:560-573.
  • Photomorphus archboldi Manley and Deyrup (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). A central Florida mutillid wasp. -- Manley, D.G. and M.A. Deyrup. 1987. A new species of Photomorphus (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Florida. J. Entomol. Sci. 22:57-60.
  • Smithistruma archboldi Deyrup and Cover (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). A northern Florida ant. -- Deyrup, M. and S. Cover. 1998. Two new species of Smithistruma Brown (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Florida. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100:214-221.
  • Selonodon archboldi Galley (Coleoptera: Cebrionidae). A central Florida beetle. -- Galley, K.E.M. 1999. Revision of the genus Selonodon Latreille (Coleoptera: Cebrionidae). Occ. Pap. Fla. State Collection Arthropods 10:1-49.
  • Telamona archboldi Froeschner (Homoptera: Membracidae). A central Florida treehopper. -- Froeschner, R.C. 1968. Telamona archboldi, a new treehopper from Florida. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 70:154-155.
  • Tripoxylon tridentatum archboldi Krombein (Hymenoptera: Larridae). A central Florida larrid wasp. -- Krombein, K.V. 1959. Three new wasps from Florida and taxonomic notes on allied forms (Hymenoptera, Aculeata). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 61:145-153.

1 This list is virtually complete for North American arthropods, but it is possible we have overlooked some New Guinea species because we do not have access to all the pertinent literature.

Birds (n=7)

  • Accipiter nanus [archboldi] Stresemann. Small sparrowhawk. -- Stresemann, E. 1932. Ornithol. Monatsber. 40: (p. 113). —See Mayr, E. and G.W. Cottrell, 1979, Check-list of birds of the world, Volume I, Second edition, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p. 339.
  • Aegotheles [albertisi] archboldi Rand. Archbold’s owlet-nightjar. -- Rand, A.L. 1941. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 32. New and interesting birds from New Guinea. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1102:1-15.
  • Archboldia [papuensis] papuensis Rand. Archbold’s bowerbird. -- Rand, A.L. 1940. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 25. New birds from the 1938-1939 expedition. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1072:1-14.
  • Dacelo [Sauromarptis] tyro archboldi Rand. Spangled kookaburra. -- Rand, A.L. 1938. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 19. On some non-passerine New Guinea birds. Amer. Mus. Novitates 990:1-15.
  • Eurostopodus [Lyncornois] archboldi Mayr and Rand. Archbold’s eared-nightjar. -- Mayr, E. and A.L. Rand. 1937. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 14. The birds of the 1933-1934 Papuan Expedition. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 73:1-248.
  • Newtonia archboldi Delacour and Berlioz. Archbold’s newtonia. -- Delacour and Berlioz. 1931. Oiseau 1: (p. 1).
  • Petroica archboldi Rand. Snow Mountain robin. -- Rand, A.L. 1940. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 25. New birds from the 1938-1939 expedition. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1072:1-14.

Mammals (n=1)

  • Archboldomys luzonensis Musser. Mount Isarog shrew rat. -- Musser, G.G. 1982. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 110. Crunomys and the small-bodied shrew rats native to the Philippine Islands and Sulawesi (Celebes). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 174:1-95.

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