Ollie has a few (that I know of) aquatic beetles named for him. He and Paul Spangler waded the same streams in South America many times…in Hydrophilidae there is Anticura flinti Spangler 1979 and Cylorygmus flintispangleri Moroni 1985. In Elmidae, Hexanchorus flintorum Maier 2013, named for Ollie and wife Carol. Collections are rich with his material in many orders…probably other patronyms out there?? Keep the river flowing…
Thanks to Floyd and Ed for sending the info on Ollie Flint. Indeed, Ollie will be greatly missed by many of us.
We cannot overlook his very significant contributions to Neuropteridan systematics. He had a magnificent eye for spotting unusual and interesting specimens, and he was generous in sharing them. He also provided IDs and encouragement for many researchers, colleagues, students, and postdocs. He was a joy to work with.
Below are Neuropteridan taxa named for him (from the Lacewing Digital Library).
Coniopterigidae: Flinoconis Sziráki, 2007
1. Coniopteryx flinti Meinander, 1975 (Coniopterygidae)
2. Spinomegalomus flinti Nakahara, 1965 (Hemerobiidae)
3. Nipponeurorthus flinti U. Aspöck & H. Aspöck, 2008 (Nevrorthidae)
4. Semidalis flinti Meinander, 1972 (Coniopterygidae)
5. Tytomyia flinti Tjeder & Hansson, 1992 (Ascalaphidae)
6. Vieira flinti Sosa & C. Tauber, 2017 (Chrysopidae)
1. Corydalus flinti Contreras-Ramos, 1998 (Corydalidae)
2. Protohermes flinti S.-y. Liu et al., 2007 (Corydalidae)
Catherine A. Tauber
Cornell University & University of California, Davis
Thanks for sending this out to the group.
Ollie Flint was a giant in aquatic entomology. His studies in Trichoptera are legendary. He collected on a worldwide basis, contributing specimens all many orders of aquatic insects (probably other insects too) to the USNM--many were used as types for new species honoring him. Here some genera and species named for him :
Plecoptera (Plecoptera Species File)
Trichoptera (Trichoptera World Checklist)
Ephemeroptera (searched Mayfly Central (North America including Mexico and Central America) and Catalogue of Life)
Catalogue of Life turned up some Diptera and Megaloptera names that might be named for Ollie, but I don't have time to figure that out right now.
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Subject: Ollie Flint
It is my sad duty to report that we learned this morning that longtime colleague, emeritus curator of aquatic insects, and dear friend, Dr. Ollie Flint passed away over the weekend after a prolonged period of gradually declining health. We ask you to please respect the family's privacy at this time. We will pass along details in a formal announcement as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding as we mourn the loss of one of our own.
Floyd W. Shockley, Ph.D., F.R.E.S.
Department of Entomology
National Museum of Natural History
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Washington, DC 20013-7012
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