Xiaolin Chen (Visiting Scientist, 2018-2019)

Xiaolin Chen’s research focuses on the taxonomy and systematics of Diptera (particularly Tephritidae, Platystomatidae, Ulidiidae,and Agromyzidae), insect image automatic recognition, and the mechanisms of insect flight. Herongoing projects include automatic recognition for species with economic importance, the origin and evolution of the Pelmatopina based on morphology, biology, and molecular evidence, and the origin and evolution of dipteran wings based on morphology, molecular, and aerodynamic data. Xiaolin received her Ph.D. at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where she is now an associate professor.

Selected publications:
Chen Xiao-Lin, Li-Jie Zhang,Ming-Shui Zhao. 2016. Three new species of Acidiostigma Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae) and an updated key for the species from the world. Zootaxa 4092:401-413.

Chen Xiao-lin, Allen Norrbom, Amnon Freidberg, Douglas Chesters, Md Sajedul Islam, Chao-Dong Zhu. 2015. A systematic study of Ichneumonosoma de Meijere, Pelmatops Enderlein, PseudopelmatopsShiraki andSoita Walker (Diptera: Tephritidae). Zootaxa 4013:301-347.