South Australian Museum Staff
- Honorary Research Associate
- Terrestrial Invertebrates
BiographyDr Peter Kolesik is a research scientist with Bionomics Ltd working on drug development. He is Honorary Research Associate with South Australian Museum working on taxonomy, ecology and control of gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).
Peter has BSc (Honours) in plant pathology from Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg and PhD in entomology from the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Major Publications: (Top 5)
KOLESIK, P., WOODS, B., CROWHURST, M. and WIRTHENSOHN, M.G. (2007). Dasineura banksiae – a new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) feeding on Banksia coccinea (Proteaceae) in Australia. Aust. J. Ent. 46,40-44.
KOLESIK, P., GEYER, C and MORAWETZ, W. (2006). First known gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from Arecaceae: Normanbyomyia fructivora gen. et sp. n. damaging fruit of the black palm, Normanbya normanbyi in tropical Australia. Aust. J. Ent. 45, 38-43.
KOLESIK, P., ADAIR, R. and EICK, G. (2005). Nine new species of Dasineura (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)
from flowers of Australian Acacia (Mimosaceae). Syst. Ent. 30, 454-479.
KOLESIK, P., TAYLOR, G. S. and KENT, D. S. (2002). A new genus and two new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) damaging leaf and branch buds on Eucalyptus in Australia. Aust. J. Ent. 41, 23-29.
KOLESIK, P. (2000). Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) of Australian cypress-pines, Callitris spp. (Cuperssaceae), with descriptions of three new genera and three new species. Aust. J. Ent. 39, 244-255.