Oskar Augustus Johannsen

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Oskar Augustus Johannsen (14.V.1870-7.XI.1961)

US Entomologist, Diptera

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  • Johannsen O.A., 1903a. Notes on some Adirondack Diptera collected by Messrs. MacGillivray and Houghton. Ent. News, 14:14-17.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1903b. Aquatic nematocerous Diptera. pp. 328-441, pls. 32-50. In Needham, F.G, Mac Gillivray, A. A.D. Johannsen O.A., and Davis , K.C., Aquatic Insects of New York State. N.I. State Mus. Bull., 68, 197-517, 26 figs., 52 pls.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1905. Aquatic nematocerous Diptera II, Chironomidae. New York St. Mus. Bull. 86: 76-331.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1907a. Appendix. Some new species of Kansas Chironomidae. pp. 109-112. In Tucker, E.S., Some results of desultory collecting of insects in Kansas and Colorad. Kans. Univ. Sci. Bull., 4:51-112.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1907b. Notes on the Chironomidae. PP. 200-401. In Skinner, H., ed., Notes and News. Ent. News, 18:400-402.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1908. New North American Chironomidae. Pp. 264-285. In Felt, E.P., 23d report of the State Entomologist on injurious and other insects of the State of New York, 1907. N.Y. State Mus., Mus. Bull. 124:5-541, 49 figs., 44 pls.,




  • Johannsen O.A., 1910a. The fungus gnats of North America. Maine Agr. Expt. Sta. Bul. (1909)(ser.2), 172:209-276, 3 pls. (i.e. fig. 45-107).
  • Johannsen O.A., 1910b. The fungus gnats of North America. The Mycetophilidae of North America. Part II. Maine Agr. Expt. Sta. Bul. (ser.2), 180:125-192, 4 pls. (i.e. fig. 83-147).


  • Johannsen O.A., 1912a. The fungus gnats of North America. The Mycetophilidae of North America. Part III. Maine Agr. Expt. Sta. Bul. (1911)(ser.2), 196:249-328, 6 pls. (i.e. fig. 98-245).
  • Johannsen O.A., 1912b. The fungus gnats of North America. The Mycetophilidae of North America. Part IV. Maine Agr. Expt. Sta. Bul. (ser.2), 200:57-146, 7 pls. (i.e. fig. 24-267).






  • Johannsen O.A., 1916. New Eastern Anthomyiidae (Diptera). Amer. Ent. Soc. Trans., 42:385-398, 1 pl.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1917. Some North American Anthomyiidae (Dipt.). Ent. News., 28:323-327.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1921. The genus Diamesa Meigen (Diptera, Chironomidae). Ent. News., 32:229-232.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1923a. North American Dixidae. Psyche, 30:52-58, 1 fig.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1923b. Stratiomyiid larvae and puparia of the North Eastern States. N.Y. Ent. Soc. Jour. (1922), 30:141:153, pls. 9-10.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1924a. A new chloropid subgenus and species from New York. Canad. Ent., 56:89.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1924b. A new species of Dixia from California. Psyche, 31:45-46.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1925. A new sciarid from the eastern United States (Dipt.: Mycetophilidae). Ent. News, 36:266-267.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1926. The genus Trichotanypus Kieffer (Chironomidae, Dipt.). Canad. Ent., 58:99-100.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1928a. Two new species of western chironomids (Diptera). Jour. Ent. and Zool., 20:33-35.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1928b. Order Diptera. In: Leonard M.D. (ed.), A list of the insects of New York. Cornell Univ. Agri. Exp. Sta. Mem. 101:687-868.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1929a. A new species of Sciara from Canada (Diptera). Canad. Ent., 61:223-224.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1929b. A new species of Blepharocera from Massachusetts (Diptera). Psyche, 36:123-124.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1929c. A new sciarid from Luray Cavern, Virginia (Diptera: Mycetophilidae). Ent. Soc. Wash. Proc., 31:88.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1934a. New species of North American Cerapogonidae and Chironomidae. N.Y. Ent. Soc. Jour., 42:343-352.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1934b. Aquatic Diptera. Part I. Nematocera, exclusive of Chironomidae and Cerapogonidae. N.Y. (Cornell) Agr. Expt. Sta. Mem., 164:1-71, 24 pls.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1935. Aquatic Diptera. Part II. Orthorrhapha-Brachycera and Cyclorrhapha. N.Y. (Cornell) Agr. Expt. Sta. Mem., 177:1-62, 12 pls.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1937a. Aquatic Diptera, Part III. Chironomidae: subfamilies Tanypodinae, Diamesinae, and Orthocladiinae. N.Y. (Cornell) Agri. Expt. Sta. Mem. 205: 1-84, 18 pls.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1937b. Part IV. Chironomidae: Subfamily Chironominae. Pp. 3-52, pls. 1-9. In Johannsen, O.A., and Thomsen, L.C., Aquatic Diptera. Parts IV and V. N.Y. (Cornell) Agri. Expt. Sta. Mem. 210: 1-80, 18 pls.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1942. Immature and adult stages of new species of Chironomidae (Diptera). Ent. News., 53:70-75, 12 figs.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1943a. Two new species of American Ceratopogonidae (Diptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 36:761-762.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1943b. A Generic Synopsis Ojf the Ceratopogonidae (Heleidae) of the Americas, a Bibliography, and a List of the North American Species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 36: 763–791, 3 pls.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1943c. Adult and immature stages of Cricotopus elegans n. sp. (Chironomidae, Diptera). Ent. News, 54:77-79.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1943d. A Noxious Species of Phlebotomus in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1945. Two new species of Cecidomyiidae from Florida. Fla. Ent., 28:8-10.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1946. Revision of the North American species of the genus Pentaneura (Tendipedidae: Chironomidae, Diptera). Ent. Soc. Jour., 54:267-289, 1 pls.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1947. A new species of Hydrobaenus (Chaetocladius) from Connecticut with notes on related forms (Diptera, Chironomidae). Ent. News, 58:171-174, 3 figs.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1950. A new Pterobosca from Florida with a key to American species. Fla. Ent.,33:141-144.


  • Johannsen O.A., 1952a. Family Tendipedidae (= Chironomidae), except Tendipedini. Pp. 3-26, 3 figs., pls. 1-2. In Johannsen, O.A., and Townes, H.K., Jr., Guide to the insects of Connecticut. Part VI. The Diptera or true flies of Connecticut. Fifth fascicle: Midges and gnats (part). Tendipedidae (Chironomidae). Connecticut State Geol. Nat. Hist. Survey, Bull. 80:3-147.
  • Johannsen O.A., 1952b. Guide to the insects of Connecticut. Part VI. The Diptera or true flies of Connecticut. Fifth fascicle: Midges and gnats (part). Family Heleidae (=Ceratopogonidae). Connecticut State Geol. Nat. Hist. Survey; Bull. 80:149-175.


  • Crook (1973). Entomological News 84: 101–102 (link)
  • Headrick, David; Gordh, George (2003). A Dictionary of Entomology. Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing. p. 487. ISBN 978-0851996554.
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