O'Hara, Jim, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1795
Fax: 613-759-1927
Email: james.ohara@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • systematics of tachinid flies (Diptera, Tachinidae)

Current Projects:

  • Evolution and classification of world Tachinidae
  • Database of world Tachinidae including names, type data and distributions
  • Regional catalogues of Tachinidae
  • Development of Tachinidae Resources Internet site
  • Annual preparation of The Tachinid Times newsletter

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • O'Hara, J.E. (2016). "Teratological specimens and the curious case of Girschneria Townsend.", The Tachinid Times, 29, pp. 7-10.
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2016). "The Tachinid Times 29.", The Tachinid Times, 29, pp. 1-51.
  • O'Hara, J.E. and Stireman III, J.O. (2016). "Tachinidae of the Red River Gorge area of eastern Kentucky.", The Tachinid Times, 29, pp. 13-17.
  • Stireman III, J.O., O'Hara, J.E., Cerretti, P., and Inclan, D.J. (2016). "Tachinid collecting in temperate South America. Expeditions of the World Tachinidae Project. Part III: Chile.", The Tachinid Times, 29, pp. 20-40.

2015

  • O'Hara, J.E. (2015). "8th International Congress of Dipterology, Potsdam, Germany, August 2014.", The Tachinid Times, 28, pp. 20-21. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2015). "Vera Andreevna Richter 1936–2015.", The Tachinid Times, 28, pp. 18-19. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2015). "The Tachinid Times 28.", The Tachinid Times, 28, pp. 1-32. (Newsletter)
  • Stireman III, J.O., O'Hara, J.E., Moulton, J.K., Cerretti, P., Winkler, I.S., Blaschke, J.D., and Burington, Z.L. (2015). "Phylogeny of World Tachinidae Project. Continuing progress towards a phylogeny of Tachinidae.", The Tachinid Times, 28, pp. 4-7. (Newsletter)

2014

  • O'Hara, J.E. (2014). "New tachinid records for the United States and Canada.", The Tachinid Times, 27, pp. 34-40. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2014). "World genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their regional occurrence. Version 8.0.", 87 pp. [Published on the Internet].Available for download at: http://www.nadsdiptera.org/Tach/WorldTachs/Genera/Worldgenera.htm.
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2014). "The Tachinid Times 27.", The Tachinid Times, 27, pp. 1-50. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E., Cerretti, P., Stireman III, J.O., and Winkler, I.S. (2014). "Chasing tachinids ‘Down Under’. Expeditions of the Phylogeny of World Tachinidae Project. Part II. Eastern Australia.", The Tachinid Times, 27, pp. 20-31. (Newsletter)
  • Roslin, T., O'Hara, J.E., Várkonyi, G., and Wirta, H.K. (2014). "Studying tachinids at the top of the world. Notes on the tachinids of Northeast Greenland.", The Tachinid Times, 27, pp. 4-10. (Newsletter)
  • Winkler, I.S., Stireman III, J.O., Moulton, J.K., O'Hara, J.E., Cerretti, P., and Blaschke, J.D. (2014). "Progress towards a molecular phylogeny of Tachinidae, year two.", The Tachinid Times, 27, pp. 11-14. (Newsletter)

2013

  • Cerretti, P., O'Hara, J.E., Stireman III, J.O., and Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. (2013). "To ‘Die Hel’ and back. Expeditions of the Phylogeny of World Tachinidae Project. Part I: Western Cape, South Africa.", The Tachinid Times, 26, pp. 20-29. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2013). "A visit to the Vienna Museum with a brief history of the tachinid collection.", The Tachinid Times, 26, pp. 30-38. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2013). "Where in the world are all the tachinid genera?", The Tachinid Times, 26, pp. 10-16. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2013). "The Tachinid Times 26.", The Tachinid Times, 26, pp. 1-61. (Newsletter)
  • Stireman III, J.O., O'Hara, J.E., Moulton, J.K., Cerretti, P., and Winkler, I.S. (2013). "Progress towards a phylogeny of world Tachinidae. Year 1.", The Tachinid Times, 26, pp. 4-9. (Newsletter)

2012

  • O'Hara, J.E. (2012). "Looking back on 25 issues of The Tachinid Times.", The Tachinid Times, 25, pp. 1-2. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2012). "World genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their regional occurrence. Version 7.0.", 75 pp., [Published on the Internet].
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2012). "The Tachinid Times 25.", The Tachinid Times, 25, pp. 1-28. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. and Evenhuis, N.L. (2012). "Corrections to “Nomenclatural studies toward a world list of Diptera genus-group names”.", The Tachinid Times, 25, pp. 15-16. (Newsletter)
  • 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.
  • 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 3 (Foreword).", Canadian Entomologist, 144(2), pp. I.

2011

  • O'Hara, J.E. (2011). "Collecting and preserving tachinid legs for molecular study.", The Tachinid Times, 24, pp. 11-14. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2011). "World genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their regional occurrence. Version 4.0.", 71 pp. [Published on the Internet].
  • O'Hara, J.E. (2011). "World genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their regional occurrence. Version 6.0.", 75 pp. [Published on the Internet].
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2011). "The Tachinid Times 24.", The Tachinid Times, 24, pp. 1-32. (Newsletter)
  • 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.

2010

  • O'Hara, J.E. (2010). "World genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their regional occurrence. Version 5.0.", 74 pp. [Published on the Internet].
  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2010). "The Tachinid Times 23.", The Tachinid Times, 23, pp. 1-23. (Newsletter)
  • O'Hara, J.E. and Henderson, S.J. (2010). "TachImage Gallery.", Fly Times, 45, pp. 5-7. (Newsletter)

2009

  • O'Hara, J.E. (Ed.) (2009). "The Tachinid Times 22.", The Tachinid Times, 22, pp. 1-22. (Newsletter)
  • 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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