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John Midgley



Dr John Midgley joined the museum in 2013 as a researcher in the Department of Entomology and Arachnology, becoming Curator in the same year.

His research includes taxonomy and behaviour of Aculeate wasps, community ecology and forensic entomology.

Phone: +27(0)46 622 2312 ext 244

Publications

Midgley, J.M., Collett, I.J. and Villet, M.H. 2012 The distribution, habitat, diet and forensic significance of the scarab Frankenbergerius forcipatus (Harold, 1881) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) African Invertebrates 53(2): 745-749

Midgley, J.M. and Villet, M.H. 2009 Development of Thanatophilus micans (Fabricius 1794) (Coleoptera: Silphidae) at constant temperatures. International Journal of Legal Medicine 123(4): 285 -292 On-line early: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-008-0280-0

Midgley, J.M. and Villet, M.H. 2009 The effect of killing method on post-mortem change in length of larvae of Thanatophilus micans (Fabricius, 1794) (Coleoptera: Silphidae) stored in 70% ethanol. International Journal of Legal Medicine 123(2): 103-108 On-line early: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-008-0260-4

Midgley, J.M., Hill, M.P. and Villet, M.H. 2008 Baited traps may be an alternative to conventional pesticides in the integrated crop management of chicory, Chicorium intybus Linnaeus (Compositae), in South Africa. Journal of Economic Entomology 101(1): 99-106

Midgley, J.M., Hill, M.P. and Villet, M.H. 2006 The effect of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Martius) Solms-Laubach (Pontederiaceae), on benthic biodiversity in two impoundments on the New Year’s River, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 31(1): 25–30

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