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Christopher H Dietrich
Title: Systematic Entomologist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: NRB
Phone: 217-244-7408
Fax: 217-244-0729

Insect systematics; evolution, biodiversity, and conservation of leafhoppers and related insects (Hemiptera); curator of Insect Collection
Research: Ongoing projects include phylogenetic analysis and revision of the family-group taxa of Membracoidea (leafhoppers and treehoppers); revisionary studies within several leafhopper subfamilies; inventory and conservation of grassland insect biotas.
Teaching: Systematics Discussion Seminar (IB 514).
Message to students:

Please e-mail me to inquire about current openings. See the U of I Entomology Dept. website (link at left) for application instructions.

Professional affiliations:
Society of Systematic Biologists; Entomological Society of America; Entomological Collections Network
Selected publications:
Dietrich, C. H., R. A. Rakitov, J. L. Holmes, and W. C. Black, IV. 2001. Phylogeny of the major lineages of Membracoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha) based on 28S rDNA sequences. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 18: 293-305.

Dietrich, C. H. 2002. Evolution of Cicadomorpha (Insecta, Hemiptera). Denisia 176: 155-170.

Dietrich, C. H. 2005. Keys to the families of Cicadomorpha and subfamilies and tribes of Cicadellidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Florida Entomologist 88: 502-517.

Dietrich, C. H., and D. A. Dmitriev. 2006. Review of the New World genera of the leafhopper tribe Erythroneurini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae). Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey 37(5): 119-190.

Dietrich, C. H., Hart, J., Raila, D., Ravaioli, U., Sobh, N., Sobh, O., Taylor, C. 2012. InvertNet: a new paradigm for digital access to invertebrate collections. In: Blagoderov V. and V. S. Smith (Eds) No specimen left behind: mass digitization of natural history collections. ZooKeys 209: 165-181. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3571
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Program affiliates:
Department of Entomology, Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
Professional society involvement and activities:
Associate Editor, Annals of Entomological Society of America; Membracoidea Editor, Zootaxa.

PhD, Entomology, North Carolina State University, 1990

BS, Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 1984

Lab name: Lab research: Lab publications: Lab current projects: dietrich

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