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László Papp

Graduated in 1970 as research biologist (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary), corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1990, ordinary member, 1998.

Main research topics: taxonomy of Diptera (worldwide), biology/ecology and control of pestiferous flies, particularly those of veterinary importance (filth flies, etc.), insect ecology (species diversity, taxon-abundance relations in insect communities, frequency distributions, rarity among flies, etc.).

He described 714 species new to science, 97 new genera and subgenera as well as three new families and two subfamilies. He is editor and author of basic handbooks in dipterology, including the Manual of Palaearctic Diptera.