Christopher Raper

Tachinid enthusiast

About me

Citizen Scientist based in the United Kingdom and specializing in the family Tachinidae (Diptera). I'm a co-founder of the UK Tachinid Recording Scheme and the geographic scope of my work is primarily Western Palearctic but I will also work on Neotropical Tachinidae & Pantophthalmidae.

My info

Full name
Christopher Raper
I am
a citizen scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


189 objects curated
20 taxa curated
1 image set as exemplar
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Curator qualifications

A co-founder of the UK Tachinid Recording Scheme (a UK-government backed organization and contributor on the National Biodiversity Network); I am the UK/Ireland coordinator for Tachinidae for the Fauna Europaea project; I have authored many articles - including: Raper, Smith & Gibbs. (2006) "Carcelia laxifrons Villeneuve (Diptera, Tachinidae) new to Britain and a revised key to the British Carcelia species". Dipterists Digest second series, vol 13, part 1, edited by Peter J. Chandler. p49 - 56; I am a staff-card holder at the NHM, London (volunteer); member of the British Entomological & Nat. Hist. Soc. & the Dipterist's Forum and a Super Administrator on the forum
Curation scope
Diptera - Tachinidae, Diptera - Pantophthalmidae