Cumming, Jeff, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1834
Fax: 613-759-1927
Email: jeff.cumming@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • systematics of predaceous vespid wasps
  • systematics
  • electronic publications
  • morphology
  • ecology
  • behavior and world fauna of predaceous empidoid flies
  • Canadian National Collection (CNC) of Insects
  • systematics of insects and arachnids
  • predaceous flies
  • interactive keys to flies associated with livestock
  • phylogeny and higher classification of brachyceran diptera
  • taxonomy of diptera
  • arachnids and nematodes

Current Projects:

  • Assess Interactions and Impacts Between Invasive Alien Species, Agricultural Practices and Arthropod Biodiversity
  • Develop a National Arthropod Information system Through the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, Provision of Expert Identification, Consultation & Training
  • Develop Systematic Knowledge of Arthropod Pests, Beneficial Arthropods, and Environmentally Sensitive Arthropods

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

  • Brooks, S.E., Sinclair, B.J., Cumming, J.M., O'Hara, J.E., Skevington, J.H., Lonsdale, O., and Cooper, B.E. (2015). Diptera types in the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Supplement. Edition 4.0. 95 pp., [Published on the Internet]. URL: http://www.nadsdiptera.org/Catalogs/CNCtypes/Suppl.htm. (Book)
  • Cumming, J.M. and Wood, D.M. (2015). "Adult morphology and terminology.", in Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. and Sinclair, B.J. (eds.) - Manual of Afrotropical Diptera: Volume 1, SANBI Publications, Pretoria, Chapter 3, pp. 21-65.
  • Rafael, J.A. and Cumming, J.M. (2015). "Revision of the genus Macrostomus Wiedemann (Diptera, Empididae, Empidinae). IV. The amazonensis species-group.", Zootaxa, 3947(1), pp. 109-121. doi : 10.11646/zootaxa.3947.1.7
  • Sinclair, B.J. and Cumming, J.M. (2015). "Hybotidae (Hybotid dance flies).", in Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. and Sinclair, B.J. (eds.) - Manual of Afrotropical Diptera: Volume 1, SANBI Publications, Pretoria, Chapter 52, pp. 179-191.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Brooks, S.E., Cumming, J.M., and Pollet, M.A.A. (2010). "Revision of the Neotropical genus Cheiromyia dyte (diptera: dolichopodidae).", Zootaxa, 2333, pp. 41-58.
  • Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J.M., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E., and Zumbado, M. (Eds.) (2010). Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 2., NRC Research Press. (Book)
  • Rafael, J.A. and Cumming, J.M. (2010). "Revision of the genus Macrostomus Wiedemann (Diptera: Empididae: Empidoidea). II. The pictipennis species-group.", Acta Amazonica, 40, pp. 613-624.

2009

  • Brooks, S.E. and Cumming, J.M. (2009). "First record of a Japanese marine shore dolichopodid fly, Thambemyia (= Conchopus) borealis (Takagi), from the Neotropical Region (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).", Zootaxa, 2112, pp. 65-67.
  • Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J.M., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E., and Zumbado, M. (Eds.) (2009). Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 1., NRC Research Press. (Book)
  • Cumming, J.M. and Sinclair, B.J. (2009). "Empididae (dance flies, balloon flies, predaceous flies).", in Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J.M., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E., and Zumbado , M. (eds.) - Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 1, NRC Research Press, pp. 653-670.
  • Cumming, J.M. and Wood, D.M. (2009). "Morphology and Terminology.", in Brown, B.V., Borkent, A., Cumming, J.M., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E., and Zumbado , M. (eds.) - Manual of Central American Diptera. Vol. 1, NRC Research Press, pp. 9-50.
  • Grimaldi, D.A., Cumming, J.M., and Arillo, A. (2009). "Chimeromyiidae, a new family of Eremoneuran Diptera from the Cretaceous.", Zootaxa, 2078, pp. 34-54.
  • Rafael, J.A. and Cumming, J.M. (2009). "Revision of the genus Macrostomus Wiedemann (Diptera: Empididae: Empidinae). I. The ferrugineus species-group.", Zootaxa, 2064, pp. 39-56.

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Cumming, J.M., Sinclair, B.J., and Brooks, S.E. (2014). "Male terminalia: seminal discoveries in Diptera phylogeny.", 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam, Germany, August 10-15, 2014, In: Dorchin, N. et al., eds., Abstract Volume, pp. 71. (Abstract)
  • Sinclair, B.J., Brooks, S.E., and Cumming, J.M. (2014). "Nearctic balloon flies: resolving the diversity of Empis (Enoplempis) (Diptera: Empididae).", 8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam, Germany, August 10-15, 2014, In: Dorchin, N. et al., eds., Abstract Volume, pp. 325. (Abstract)

2013

  • Skevington, J.H. and Cumming, J.M. (2013). "In Memory: Richard (Dick) Vockeroth 2 May 1928 to 16 November 2012.", Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 45(1), pp. 32-33.
  • Skevington, J.H. and Cumming, J.M. (2013). "In Memory: Richard (Dick) Vockeroth 2 May 1928 to 16 November 2012.", Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, 45(1), pp. 32-33.
  • Skevington, J.H. and Cumming, J.M. (2013). "Richard (Dick) Vockeroth 2 May 1928 to 16 November 2012.", Fly Times, 50, pp. 29-30.
  • Skevington, J.H. and Cumming, J.M. (2013). "Richard (Dick) Vockeroth 2 May 1928 to 16 November 2012.", Fly Times, 50, pp. 29-30.

2012

  • Sinclair, B.J., Cumming, J.M., Brooks, S.E., O'Hara, J.E., and Skevington, J.H. (2012). "Ottawa Dipterology (1937-1989): Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Part 2. (Foreword).", Canadian Entomologist, 144(1), pp. ii.

2011

  • O'Hara, J.E. and Cumming, J.M. (2011). Directory of North American Dipterists., North American Dipterists Society.
  • Sinclair, B.J., Cumming, J.M., Brooks, S.E., O'Hara, J.E., and Skevington, J.H. (2011). "Ottawa Dipterology (1937-1989): Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Part 1. (Foreward).", Canadian Entomologist, 143(6), pp. i-ii.

2009

  • Sinclair, B.J., Cumming, J.M., Brooks, S.E., Skevington, J.H., and O'Hara, J.E. (2009). "Ottawa Dipterology (1937-1989): Festschrift commemorating the coordinators of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and their contributions to building the Canadian National Collection of Insects.", Fly Times, 43, pp. 17-18. (Newsletter)
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