Peter Cranston

Reviews editor of Systematic Entomology
Reviews editor of Austral Entomology


B.Sc. (Hons) Biology, University of London, U.K.
Ph.D Entomology, University of London, U.K. 

Systematics, ecology and biogeography of aquatic insects, particularly the Chironomidae (non-biting midges).

Publications (at November 2014)

Publications cited in order recent to earliest; numerous older book reviews omitted

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Books

  1. P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston (2014) Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 5th edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 624 pp. Purchase from Wiley: USA, UK & Europe, Australia.

  2. Trond Andersen, Peter S. Cranston & John H. Epler (Eds)  (2013)  Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and DIagnoses. Part 1. Larvae. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements 66: 1-571. Purchase from Ent. scand site.

  3. P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston. (2010) Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 4th edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 584 pp.

  4. *P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston. (2004) Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 3rd edition. Blackwell Science, 505 pp.

  5. *Peter Cranston (1996) Identification Guide to the Chironomidae of New South Wales.. AWT Identification Guide Number 1. Australian Water Technologies Pty Ltd, West Ryde, NSW. pp. 376. e-version@ pdf

  6. *P.S. Cranston. (ed.) (1995) Chironomids: from Genes to Ecosystems, CSIRO, Melbourne, pp. 482.
  7. *P. Armitage, P.S. Cranston and L.C.V. Pinder (eds.) (1994) Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges, Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras, pp. 572.
  8. *P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston. (1994) Insects: An Outline of Entomology, 1st edition. Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras, pp. 450.

CD-ROMs

  1. *Gunn, B., Trueman, J.W.H., Dimitriadis, S. & Cranston, P.S. (1999) Interactive Guide to Australian Aquatic Invertebrates, Windows Edition 2. CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, now only web available, url.
  2. *J.W.H. Trueman, W. Lee, E.M. Bugledich, I.A. Reid, B.G.L. McKie & P.S. Cranston. (1996) Key to Australian Aquatic Invertebrates - Windows version 1.0. CSIRO Entomology, Canberra.

Web-based delivery

  1. Cranston, P.S. (2010) Lucid key to Larval Chironomidae Verify you have installed recent Java   url 
  2. Cranston, P.S.  (2000, with updates) Electronic Guide to The Chironomidae of Australia. url.
  3. *Gunn, B., Trueman, J.W.H., Dimitriadis, S. & Cranston, P.S. (1999) Interactive Guide to Australian Aquatic Invertebrates, Windows Edition 2. CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, url.
  4. Bugledich, E.M. & Cranston, P.S. (1999) "Family Chironomidae" in Zoological Catalogue of Australia, 30.1, ABRS, Canberra. 627 pp. Web-available updated, Cranston, P.S. (2004) url

Reviews, obituaries and the like

  1. Antenna. Meeting report: Virtual Scale Issues. February 2014
  2. Obituary for Donald Henry Colless 1933-2012, with DK Yeates ZooTaxa June 2013
  3. Banksia. Report on Southern Connections meeting, Dunedin, January 2013
  4. Fly Times. Farewell from a grumpy editor. November 2012
  5. Myrmecia. Opinion to AES members, Don Colless obituary, 2012
  6. Antenna: Australasian bugs,  2012
  7. Antenna: Obituary for Paul Freeman,  2011
  8. Chironomus: Appreciations for Arthur Harrison and Paul Freeman, 2010
  9.  Antenna: Report of Southern Connections Bariloche meeting 2010
  10. California Dept Water on Hydrobaenus saetheri discovery November 2008
  11. Sacramento Bee on Hydrobaenus saetheri May 2008
  12. Reviews of chironomid keys - Systematic Entomology January 2008
  13. Systematic Entomology editorial, January 2008
  14. Review of Madeira Chironomidae meeting, Antenna June 2007
  15. Systematic Entomology editorial, April 2006
  16. Book review: 'Time Flies ?'; Grimaldi & Engel's Evolution of the Insects, Dec 2005
  17. Systematic Entomology editorial, April 2005
  18. Systematic Entomology editorial, January 2004
  19. Systematic Entomology editorial, 'Which side of the tree is most basal', July 2004
  20. Book review, Andersen & Weir, Australian Aquatic bugs
  21. Systematic Entomology editorial, April 2004
  22. Obituary for Loic Matile
  23. Book review, Maschwitz, Nearctic Polypedilum
  24. Book review, Oosterzee, Worlds colliding
  25. Book review, Sasa & Kikuchi, Japanese Chironomidae

Refereed Publications

#169. Wong, W.H., TayY.C,  Puniamoorthy, J., Balke M., Cranston, P.S.. & Meier, R.  (2014). ‘Direct PCR’ optimization yields a rapid, cost-effective, nondestructive and efficient method for obtaining DNA barcodes without DNA extraction. Molecular Ecology Resources  DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12275  pdf proof

#168. Huang, D., Cranston, P. S. & Cheng, L. (2014). A complete species phylogeny of the marine midge Pontomyia (Diptera: Chironomidae) reveals a cosmopolitan species and a new synonym. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 277-86. pdf

#167. Cranston, P. S. (2014).  Another cryptobiotic Chironomidae (Diptera) ? Polypedilum ovahimba n. sp. from southern Africa. Austral Entomology  Early View DOI 10.1111/AEN12090 pdf

.#166. Andersen, T., Ekrem, T. & Cranston, P. S. (2013). The larvae of the Holarctic Chironomidae (Diptera: Chironomidae) — 1. Introduction. pp. 7-12 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S. Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp. Non-final proof

#165. Cranston, P. S. (2013). The larvae of the Holarctic Chironomidae (Diptera: Chironomidae) — 2. Morphological terminology and key to subfamilies. pp. 13-24 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S. Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp. Non-final proof

#164. Cranston, P. S. & Ashe, P. (2013a). 3. The larvae of Buchonomyiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region —Keys and diagnoses. pp. 25-28 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S.Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp. Non-final proof

#163. Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J. (2013). 5. The larvae of Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region —Keys and diagnoses. pp. 39-136 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S.Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp. Non-final proof

#162. Cranston, P. S. & Ashe, P. (2013b). 6. The larvae of Telmatogetoninae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region — Keys and diagnoses. pp. 137-144 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S.Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp. Non-final proof

#161. Andersen, T.,  Sæther, O.A., Cranston, P. S. & Epler, J.H. (2013). 9. The larvae of Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region — Keys and diagnoses. pp. 137-144 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S.Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp. Non-final proof

#160. Epler, J., Ekrem, T. & Cranston, P. S. (2013).  10. The larvae of Chironominae (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Holarctic region — Keys and diagnoses. pp. 387-556 in Chironomidae of the Holarctic Region: Keys and diagnoses, Part 1: Larvae.  Editors: Trond Andersen, Peter S.Cranston & John H. Epler. Insect Systematics and Evolution Supplements  66: 1-571 pp.  Non-final proof

#159. Cranston, P. S., Ang, Y.C.,  Heyzer, A.,  Lim, R.B.H.,  Wong, W.H.,  Woodford, J.M. & Meier, R. (2013). The nuisance midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) of Singapore’s Pandan and Bedok reservoirs. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology  61(2): 779–793 pdf

#158. Krosch, M. N.. & Cranston, P. S. (2013) Not drowning, (hand)waving? Molecular phylogenetics, biogeography and evolutionary tempo of the ‘gondwanan’ midge Stictocladius Edwards (Diptera: Chironomidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68,  595-603. pdf (proof)

#157. Cranston, P. S. (2012). Some proposed emendations to larval morphology terminology. Chironomus 25, 35-38. pdf

#156. Krosch, M. N.. & Cranston, P. S. (2012). Non-destructive DNA extraction, incluidng of fragile pupal exuviae, extends analysable collections and enhances vouchering. Chironomus 25, 22-27. pdf

#155. Krosch, M. N., Baker, A. M., Mather, P. B. & Cranston, P. S.  (2012)  Comparison of intraspecific genetic structure among related chironomids (Diptera) from New Zealand and Patagonia: disparity between potential and realized dispersal. Freshwater Science  31, 1105–1120  pdf

#154. Sæther, O.A. & Cranston, P.S. (2012)  New World Stictocladius Edwards (Diptera: Chironomidae). Neotropical Entomology 41, 124-149. pdf   (proof)

#153. Cranston, P.S., Barley, E., Langley, G.E., Deiffenbacher-Krall, A., Longmuir, A. & Zloty, J. (2011). Propsilocerus Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Nearctic. Aquatic Insects 33, 343-350. pdf

#152. Cranston, P.S., Hardy, N.B. & Morse, G.E. (2011). A dated molecular phylogeny for the Chironomidae (Diptera).  Systematic Entomology 37, 172-188. pdf

#151. Cranston, P. S. & Krosch, M. N. (2011) Barbadocladius Cranston & Krosch, a new genus of Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) from South America. Neotropical Entomology, 40(5), 560-567  pdf

#150. Krosch, M. N., Baker, A. M., Mather, P. B. & Cranston, P. S. (2011) Spatial population genetic structure reveals strong natal site fidelity in Echinocladius martini (Diptera: Chironomidae) in northeast Queensland, Australia. Freshwater Biology  56, 1328-1341. pdf

#149. Krosch, M. N., Baker, A. M., Mather, P. B. & Cranston, P. S. (2011) Systematics and biogeography of the Gondwanan Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59, 458-468. pdf

#148. Cranston, P. S. & Krosch, M. N. (2011) The life history and relationships of ‘Orthocladius' pictipennis Freeman (Diptera: Chironomidae). New Zealand Entomologist  34, 77-81.pdf

#147. Cranston, P.S., Hardy, N.B., Morse, G.E., Puslednik, L. & McCluen, S.R. (2010). When morphology and molecules concur: the 'Gondwanan' midges.(Diptera: Chironomidae). Systematic Entomology 35, 636-648. pdf

#146. Cranston, P.S. &  Sæther, O.A. (2010). Australasian Stictocladius Edwards (Diptera: Chironomidae) diagnosed and described. Australian Journal of Entomology 49, 126-144. pdf

#145. Blakely, T.J., Cranston, P.S. & Winterbourn, M.J. (2010). Container-inhabiting Monopelopia larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanypodinae) newly recorded in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 33, 38-42.  pdf

#144. Trivinho-Strixina, S., Roque, F.O. & P. S. Cranston (2009). Redescription of Riethia truncatocaudata (Edwards, 1931) (Diptera: Chironomidae), with description of female, pupa and larva and generic diagnosis for Riethia. Aquatic Insects 31, 247-259. pdf (proofs) 

#143. Cranston, P.S. (2010). Insect Biodiversity and Conservation in Australasia. Annual Review of Entomology  55, 55-75. pdf (proofs) 

#142. Cranston, P.S. & Gullan, P.J. (2009).  The Phylogeny of Insects, in "Encyclopedia of Entomology 2nd edition" (eds, R.T. Carde & V.H. Resh). Academic/Elsevier. pdf.

#141. Cranston, P.S. (2009). A new genus of trans-Tasman midge: Anzacladius gen. n. (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae). Australian Journal of Entomology 48, 130-139. pdf

#140. Krosch, Matt N., Baker, Andrew M., McKie, Brendan G., Mather, Peter B. & Peter S. Cranston (2009). Deeply divergent mitochondrial lineages reveal patterns of local endemism in chironomids of the Australian Wet Tropics. Austral Ecology 34, 317-328. pdf

#139. Cranston, P.S. (2009). Biodiversity of Australasian Insects, pp. 83-105, in: (eds. R.G. Foottit & P.H. Adler)  Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society  pdf (galley)

#138. Rees, A.B.H., Cwynar, L.C., & Cranston, P.S. (2008). Midges (Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chaoboridae)as a temperature proxy: a training set from Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Palaeolimnology  40, 1159-1178  pdf

#137. Cranston, P.S. (2008). Phylogeny predicts larval biology in a wood-mining chironomid (Diptera: Chironomidae). African Entomology 16, 1-6   pdf

#136. Cranston, P.S. & Daly, H.V. (2007). Chapter 9. General classification and key to the orders of aquatic and semiaquatic insects, in: (eds. R.W. Merritt, K.W. Cummins and M.B. Berg)  An Introduction To The Aquatic Insects Of North America:  4th edition. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa.  pdf (galley)

#135. Cranston, P.S. (2007). The Chironomidae larvae associated with the tsunami-impacted waterbodies of the coastal plain of south-western Thailand. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum 55, 231-244.  pdf

#134. Cranston, P.S. (2007). A new species for a bromeliad phytotelm-dwelling Tanytarsus  (Diptera: Chironomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100, 617-622.  pdf

#133. Dimitriadis, S. & Cranston, P.S. (2007) From the Mountains to the Sea: assemblage structure and dynamics in Chironomidae (Insecta: DIptera) in the Clyde River estuary gradient, New South Wales, southeastern Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology 46, 188-197. pdf

#132. Cranston, P.S. (2007). The identity of Dactylocladius commensalis (Diptera: Chironomidae) revealed. Aquatic Insects 29, 104-113. pdf

#131. Harrison, A.D. & Cranston, P.S. (2007). Elpiscladius Harrison and Cranston, a new orthoclad (Diptera:  Chironomidae) in the Brillia group from South Africa.  Annals of the Eastern Cape Museum  6, 1-11 pdf

#130. Cranston, P.S. , Benigno, G.M. &  Dominguez, M., (2007). Hydrobaenus saetheri Cranston, new species, an aestivating, winter-emerging chironomid (Diptera: Chironomidae from California., pp. 73-79, in Contributions to the Systematics and Ecology of Aquatic DIptera - A Tribute to Ole A. Sæther (T. Anderson ed.). The Caddis Press, Ohio.  pdf

#129. Cranston, P.S. & McKie, B. (2006) Aquatic wood: an insect perspective in Insect Biodiversity and Dead Wood: Proceedings of a Symposium for the 22nd International Congress of Entomology. (Simon J.Grove & James L. Hanula,  eds) General Technical Report SRS-93, Asheville, NC. US Department of Agriculture Service, Southern Research Station. 109 pp. pdf

#128. Cranston, P.S. (2006).  A new genus and species of Chironominae (Diptera: Chironomidae) with wood-mining larvae.  Australian Journal of Entomology 45 227-234. pdf

#127. Stevens, M.M., Helliwell, S. &. Cranston, P.S. (2006). Larval chironomid communities (Diptera: Chironomidae) associated with establishing rice crops in southern New South Wales, Australia. Hydrobiologia, 556, 317-325. pdf

#126. Garbary, D.J., Jamieson, M.M., Fraser, S.J., Ferguson, C.A. & Cranston, P.S.  (2005). Ascophyllum (Phaeophyceae) and its symbionts. IX. A novel symbiosis between Halocladius variabilis (Chironomidae, Insecta) and Elachista fucicola (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyceae) from marine rocky shores of Nova Scotia. . Symbiosis 40, 61-68. pdf

#125. Cranston, P.S.  &  Dimitriadis, S. (2005) Semiocladius: taxonomy and ecology of an estuarine midge (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae). Australian Journal of Entomology 44: 252-256 pdf

#124. Cranston, P.S.  2005. Biogeographical History in The Evolutionary Biology of Flies. (eds. D.K. Yeates, and B.M Wiegmann), pp. 274-311. Columbia University Press, New York.pdf

#123. McKie, B.G. & Cranston, P.S. (2005)  Size matters: systematic and ecological implications of allometry in the responses of chironomid midge morphological ratios to experimental temperature manipulations.Canadian Journal of Zoology,  83, 553-568. pdf.

#122. McKie, B.G., Pearson, R.G. &  Cranston, P.S. (2005)  Does biogeographic history matter? Diversity and distribution of lotic midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) in the Australian Wet Tropics. Austral Ecology 30, 1-13. pdf

#121. Cranston, P.S. (2004) in "The Freshwater Invertebrates of Malaysia and Singapore" (eds. C.M. Yule and H.S. Yong). Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. pdf

#120. McKie, B.G., Cranston, P.S. &  Pearson, R.G.  (2004) Gondwanan mesotherms and cosmopolitan eurytherms: effects of temperature on the development and survival of Australian Chironomidae (Diptera) from tropical and temperate populations. Marine and Freshwater Research 55, 759-768  pdf

#119, Cranston, P.S. & DImitriadis, S. (2004). The Chironomidae (Diptera) larvae of Atherton Tableland Lakes, North Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 49(2),  573-588.  pdf

#118. Cranston, P.S. (2003). The oriental genusShangomyia Sæther & Wang (Chironomidae: Diptera): immature stages, biology, putative relationships and the evolution of wood mining in chironomid larvae. The Raffles Museum Bulletin of Zoology 51, 179-186. pdf.

#117. Cranston, P.S. & Gullan, P.J. (2003).  The Phylogeny of Insects, in "Encyclopedia of Entomology" (eds, R.T. Carde & V.H. Resh). Academic/Elsevier. pdf.

#116. Cranston, P.S.. Edward, D.H.D. & Cook, L.G. (2002). New status, distribution records and phylogeny for Australian mandibulate Chironomidae (Diptera). Australian Journal of Entomology 41, 357-366.  pdf

#115. Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Ismay, J.W., Ackland, M., Rohacek, J., Mathis, W.N., Forster, G.A., Pape, T., Cranston, P.S. & Meier, R. (2001). Inter-tidal Diptera of southwestern Africa (Chironomidae, Canacidae, Chloropidae, Milichiidae, Tethinidae, Ephidridae, Sphaeroceridae, Coelopidae, Sarcophagidae and Anthomyiidae). Cimbebasia 17, 85-135. pdf.

#114. Dimitriadis, S. and Cranston, P.S. (2001) An Australian Holocene climate reconstruction using Chironomidae from a tropical volcanic maar lake. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 176, 109-131. pdf.

 #113. McKie, B. & Cranston, P.S. (2001) Colonisation of experimentally immersed wood in south eastern  Australia: responses of feeding groups to changes in riparian vegetation. Hydrobiologia 452, 1-14. pdf.

#112. Cranston, P.S. (2001) Validation of Parapsectrocladius escondido Cranston & Anon Suarez (Diptera: Chironomidae) by declaration of type depository. Insect Systematics and Evolution 21, 440.pdf.

#111. Cranston, P.S. (2000) Three new species of Chironomidae (Diptera) from the Australian Wet Tropics. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 46(1), 107-127.pdf.

#110. Cranston, P.S. (2000) Austrobrillia Freeman: immature stages, and a new species from the Neotropics. Spixiana 23, 101-111. pdf

#109. Cranston, P.S. (2000) Monsoonal tropical Tanytarsus van der Wulp (Diptera: Chironomidae) reviewed: New species, life histories and significance as aquatic environmental indicators. Australian Journal of Entomology, 39, 138-159.pdf.

#108. Wright, I. & Cranston, P.S. (2000) Are Australian lakes different ?  Chironomid and chaoborid exuviae from Lake McKenzie, a coastal temperate dune lake. Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie Verhandlungen, 27, 303-8. pdf

#107. Cranston, P.S. (2000) August Thienemann's influence on modern chironomidology - an Australian perspective. Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie Verhandlungen, 27, 278-283. pdf.

#106. Cranston, P.S. (2000) Parapsectrocladius: a new genus of orthocladiine Chironomidae (Diptera) from Patagonia, the southern Andes. Insect Systematics and Evolution 31, 103-120. pdf

#105. Bugledich, E.M. & Cranston, P.S. (1999)  "Family Chironomidae" in Zoological Catalogue of Australia, 30.1,  ABRS, Canberra. 627 pp.

#104. Cranston, P.S. and Spies, M. (1999) The immature stages and phylogenetic position of Nilodosis Kieffer, an Afrotropical genus of Chironomini (Diptera: Chironomidae). African Entomology 7, 249-259.pdf.

#103. Cranston, P.S. (1999) Two unusual Chironomini (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Australian rainforest streams: one new genus and a neotropical genus new for the region. Australian Journal of Entomology 38, 291-9.pdf. Better Figs

#102. Boothroyd, I. & Cranston, P.S. (1999) The 'ice worm' - the immature stages, phylogeny and biology of the glacier midge Zelandochlus (Diptera: Chironomidae). Aquatic Insects 21, 303-16. pdf

#101. Cranston, P.S. & Edward, D.H.D. (1999) Botryocladius gen. nov.: a new transantarctic genus of orthocladiine midge (Diptera: Chironomidae). Systematic Entomology 24, 305-33. pdf (original article)   pdf.(unpaginated, with readable key !)

#100. Cranston, P.S. (1999) Nearctic Orthocladius subgenus Eudactylocladius revised (Diptera: Chironomidae).Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 71, 272-95.  pdf

#99. Cranston, P.S. (1999) Chironomidae (Non-biting midges).- In: Oosterbroek, P. (ed.): The families of Diptera of the Malay Archipelago. Fauna Malesiana Handbook, 1,  70-73. Brill, Leiden, Boston, Köln.pdf

#98. Cranston, P.S. (1998) The Australian species of Neozavrelia Goetghebuer (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanytarsini). Australian Journal of Entomology, 37, 107-12. pdf

#97. McKie, B. and Cranston, P.S. (1998) Keystone coleopterans? Colonisation by wood-feeding elmids of experimentally-immersed woods in south-east Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 49, 79-88. pdf.

#96. Cranston, P.S. (1998) The Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Musselbrook region. Royal Geographic Society of Queensland Geography Monograph Series 4, 59-66. pdf.

#95. Cranston, P.S. & Edward, D.H.D. (1998) Afrochlus Freeman - an African gondwanan midge, and the phylogeny of the Podonominae (Diptera; Chironomidae). Systematic Entomology  23, 77-90. pdf.

#94. Cranston, P.S. (1997) The Australian Rheotanytarsus Thienemann & Bause (Diptera: Chironomidae) revised, with emphasis on the immature stages. Invertebrate Taxonomy 11, 705-34. pdf.

#93. Orr, A.G. and Cranston, P.S. (1997) Hitchhiker or parasite ?  a ceratopogonid midge and its odonate host. Journal of Natural History 31, 1849-58. pdf

#92. Gullan, P.J., Cranston, P.S. and Cook, L.G. (1997) The response of gall-inducing scale insects (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae: Apiomorpha Rubsaamen) to the fire history of mallee eucalypts in Danggali Conservation Park, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 121, 37-46. pdf

#91. Cranston, P.S., Cooper, P.D., Hardwick, R.A., Humphrey, C.L. and Dostine P.L. (1997). Tropical acid streams - the chironomid (Diptera) response in northern Australia. Freshwater Biology, 37, 473-483. pdf.

#90. Cranston, P.S. and Trueman, J.W.H. (1997) Indicator taxa in invertebrate biodiversity assessment. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 56, 267-74. pdf.

#89. Trueman, J.W.H. and Cranston, P.S. (1997) Prospects for rapid assessment of terrestrial invertebrate biodiversity. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 56, 349-54 pdf.

#88. Cranston, P.S., Fairweather, P., and Clarke, G. (1996) Biological Indicators of Water Quality, in Indicators of Catchment Health, (eds. Walker, J. & Reuter, D.J., CSIRO Multidivisional Program on Dryland Farming Systems for Catchment Care, Canberra.pdf.

#87. Cranston, P.S. and Hardwick, R. (1996) The immature stages and phylogeny of Imparipecten Freeman, an Australian endemic genus of wood-mining chironomid (Diptera). Aquatic Insects 18, 193-207. pdf

#86. Cranston, P.S. (1996) Natural History - what's in a Museum ? in Identity, Icons and Artefacts (Eds M. Anderson, A. Delroy and D. Tout-Smith), pp. 41-6. Proceedings of 1st Museums Australia Meeting, Fremantle.

#85. Cranston, P.S. (1996) The immature stages of two unusual species of Dicrotendipes (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology 35, 263-70. pdf

#84. Cranston, P.S. & Nolte, U. (1996) Fissimentum, a new genus of drought-tolerant chironomini (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Americas and Australia. Entomological News 107, 1-15. pdf

#83. Hardwick, R.A., Cooper, P., Cranston, P.S., Humphrey, C.L., and Dostine, P.L. (1995) Spatial and temporal distribution patterns of drifting pupal exuviae of Chironomidae (Diptera) in streams of tropical northern Australia. Freshwater Biology 34, 569-78. pdf.

#82. Cranston, P.S. and Hare, L. (1995) Conochironomus Freeman: an Afro-Australian Chironomini genus revised (Diptera: Chironomidae). Systematic Entomology 20, 247-64.pdf.

#81. Cranston, P.S. and Gullan, P.J. (1995) Gums and Galls Australian Natural History, Autumn 1995, 66-7.

#80. Boothroyd, I.K.G. and Cranston, P.S. (1995) Two Orthocladiinae (Chironomidae) genera common to New Zealand and Australia: Pirara n. gen. and Eukiefferiella Thienemann, in Chironomids: from Genes to Ecosystems (ed. P.S. Cranston), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp. 389-408. pdf.

#79. Cranston, P.S. and Kitching, R. (1995) The Chironomidae of Austro-oriental phytotelmata (plant-held waters):Richea pandaniformis Hook.f., in Chironomids: from Genes to Ecosystems (ed. P.S. Cranston), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp. 225-32. pdf.

#78. Smith, M. and Cranston, P.S. (1995) "Recovery" of an acid mine-waste impacted tropical stream - the chironomid story, in Chironomids: from Genes to Ecosystems (ed. P.S. Cranston), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp. 161-73. pdf.

#77. Martin, J. and Cranston, P.S. (1995) Description of Chironomus maddeni sp. nov, in Madden, C.P., Austin, A.D. and Suter, P.J. Pollution Monitoring Using Chironomid Larvae: What is a Deformity?, in Chironomids: from Genes to Ecosystems (ed. P.S. Cranston), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp. 95-100. pdf

#76. Qin, Ting-Kui, Gullan, P.J., Beattie, G.A.C., Trueman, J.W.H., Cranston, P.S., Fletcher, M.J. and Sands, D.P.A. (1995) The current distribution and geographical origin of the scale insect pest Ceroplastes sinensis Del Guercio (Hemiptera: Coccidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 84, 541-9. pdf

#75. Cranston, P.S. (1994) Medical significance, Chapter 14 in Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges (eds P. Armitage, P.S. Cranston and L.C.V. Pinder), Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras., pp. 365-84. pdf.

#74. Cranston, P.S. (1994) Biogeography, Chapter 4 in Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges (eds P. Armitage, P.S. Cranston and L.C.V. Pinder), Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras., pp. 62-84.pdf.

#73. Cranston, P.S. (1994) Systematics, Chapter 3 in Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges (eds P. Armitage, P.S. Cranston and L.C.V. Pinder), Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras., pp. 31-61. pdf.

#72. Cranston, P.S. (1994) Morphology, Chapter 2 in Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges (eds P. Armitage, P.S. Cranston and L.C.V. Pinder), Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras., pp. 11-30. pdf.

#71. Cranston, P.S. (1994) Introduction, Chapter 1 in Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges (eds P. Armitage, P.S. Cranston and L.C.V. Pinder), Chapman and Hall, London, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras, pp. 1-7. pdf.

#70. Cranston, P.S. (1993) Rapid biodiversity assessment in aquatic ecosystems, pp.15-20 in Rapid Biodiversity Assessment. Proceedings of the Biodiversity Assessment Workshop, 1993 (ed. A. Beattie).

#69. Faith, D.P. and Cranston, P.S. (1992) Probability, Parsimony and Popper. Systematic Biology,41, 252-7. pdf

#68. Cranston, P.S. and Hillman, T. (1992) Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity using 'Biological Diversity Technicians'. Australian Biologist  5, 144-54. pdf.

#67. Vane-Wright, R.I. and Cranston, P.S. (1992) Collections and Systematics. Proceedings of the Symposium on the Australian Biota and National Collections. Australian Biologist 5, 14-18.pdf

#66. Cranston, P.S. and Edward, D.H.D. (1992) A systematic reappraisal of the Australian Aphroteniinae (Chironomidae) with dating from vicariance biogeography. Systematic Entomology 17, 41-54.pdf

#65. Cranston, P.S. (1991) Immature Chironomidae of the Alligator Rivers Region. Open File Report 82. Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region, 269pp.

#64. Cranston, P.S. and Naumann, I. (1991) Biogeography, pp. 181 - 197, in Insects of Australia, CSIRO: Melbourne University Press.  pdf.

#63. Cranston, P.S., Gullan, P.J. and Taylor, R.W. (1991) Principles and practice of systematics, pp. 108-124 in Insects of Australia, CSIRO: Melbourne University Press. pdf.

#62. Langton, P.H. and Cranston, P.S. (1991) Pupae in nomenclature and identification: West Palaearctic Orthocladius s.str. (Diptera: Chironomidae) revised. Systematic Entomology 16, 239-52.  pdf.

#61. Cranston, P.S. (1991) The underside of Cladistics - in the land of Oz. Cladistics 7, 75-9. pdf

#60. Faith, D. P. and Cranston, P.S. (1991) Could a cladogram this short have arisen by chance alone?: on permutation tests for cladistic structure. Cladistics 7, 1-28.pdf

#59. Oliver, D.R., Dillon, M.E. and Cranston, P.S. (1990) A Catalog of Nearctic Chironomidae. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, 89 pp. pdf

#58. Ashe, P. and Cranston, P.S. (1990) 'Chironomidae' pp. 113-355 in Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera, Volume 2, ed. A. Soos and L. Papp, Akademiai Kiado, Budapest and Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 476 pp.

#57. Cranston, P.S., Webb, C.J. and Martin, J. (1990) The saline nuisance chironomid "Carteronica" longilobus (Diptera: Chironomidae): a systematic reappraisal. Systematic Entomology 15, 401-32. pdf

#56. Cranston, P.S. (1990) Biomonitoring and taxonomy. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 14, 265-73.pdf.

#55. Cranston, P.S. and Judd, D.D. (1989) Diptera: Fam. Chironomidae of the Arabian Peninsula. Fauna Saudi Arabia 10, 236-89. pdf

#54. Cranston, P.S. (1989) New species of Chironominae (Chironomidae) from Saudi Arabia and the Adjacent Middle East. Fauna Saudi Arabia 10, 225- 35. pdf.

#53. Cranston, P.S., Dillon, M. Pinder, L.C.V. and Reiss, F.R. (1989) Keys and diagnoses of the adult males of the subfamily Chironominae (Diptera, Chironomidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  34, 353-502

#52. Cranston, P.S., Oliver, D.R. and Sæther, O.A. (1989) Keys and diagnoses of the adult males of the subfamily Orthocladiinae (Diptera, Chironomidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  34, 165-352.

#51. Cranston, P.S. (1989) Keys and diagnoses of the adult males of the subfamily Telmatogetoninae (Diptera, Chironomidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  34, 17-21. pdf

#50. Webb, C., Cranston, P.S. and Martin, J. (1989) Congruence between larval ventromental plate ultrastructure and immature morphology in Yama Sublette and Martin and some Oceanian species of Chironomus Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  97, 81-100. pdf

#49. Cranston, P.S. and Martin, J. (1989) 'Family Chironomidae' pp. 252-74, in Evenhuis, N.L., ed., Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu and E.J. Brill, Leiden. 1155 pp.

#48. Cranston, P.S. (1989) The biology of the Chironomidae, with particular reference to the phylogeny, ecology and occurrence of haemoglobin. pp 232-242 in T. Miyamoto (ed.) International Symposium on Mite and Midge Allergy iv + 372 pp. Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Tokyo.

#47. Cranston, P.S. and Armitage, P.D. (1988) The Canary Islands Chironomidae described by T. BECKER and by SANTOS-ABREU. Zoologische Zeitschrift N.F. 35, 341-354. pdf

#46. Cranston, P.S. and Oliver, D.R. (1988) Aquatic xylophagous Orthocladiinae - systematics and ecology (Diptera, Chironomidae). Spixiana Supplement 14, 143-154. pdf

#45. McHugh, S.M., Credland, P.F., Tee, R.D. and Cranston, P.S. (1988) Evidence of allergic hypersensitivity to chironomid midges in an English village community. Clinical Allergy 18, 275-285. pdf

#44. Langton, P. H., Cranston, P.S. and Armitage, P. (1988) The parthenogenetic midge of water supply systems - Paratanytarsus grimmii (Schneider) (Diptera: Chironomidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 78, 317-328. pdf

#43. Cranston, P.S. and Humphries, C.J. (1988) Cladistics and computers: a chironomid conundrum ?. Cladistics 4, 2-92. pdf

#42. Cranston, P.S. and Oliver, D.R. (1988) Additions and Corrections to the Nearctic Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae). Canadian Entomologist 120, 425-462. pdf

#41. Cranston, P.S. (1988) Allergens of non-biting midges (Diptera, Chironomidae): a systematic survey of chironomid haemoglobins. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 2, 117-127. pdf

#40. Cranston, P.S. (1987) A non-biting midge (Diptera: Chironomidae) of horticultural significance. Bulletin of Entomological Research 77, 661- 667. pdf

#39. Cranston, P.S. Ramsdale, C.D., Snow, K.R. and White, G.B. (1987) Adults, larvae and pupae of British mosquitoes (Culicidae): A key. Scientific Publications of the Freshwater Biological Association 48, 1-152.

#38. Cranston, P.S. and Oliver, D.R. (1987) Problems in Holarctic chironomid biogeography. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  29, 51-56. pdf

#37. Cranston, P.S. and Judd, D.D. (1987) Metriocnemus (Diptera: Chironomidae) - an ecological survey and description of a new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95, 534-546. pdf

#36. Zaim, M. and Cranston, P.S. (1987) Checklist and keys to the Culicinae of Iran. Mosquito Systematics 18, 233-245. pdf

#35. Cranston, P.S., Edward, D.H.D. and Colless, D.H. (1987) Archaeochlus Brundin: a midge out of time (Diptera: Chironomidae). Systematic Entomology 12, 313-334. pdf

#34. Tee, R.D., Cranston, P.S. and Kay, A.B. (1987) Further characterisation of allergens associated with hypersensitivity to the 'green nimitti' midge (Cladotanytarsus lewisi, Diptera, Chironomidae). Allergy 42, 12-19. pdf

#33. Prelicz, H., Baur, X., Dewair, M., Tichy, H., Kay, A.B., Tee, R.D. and Cranston, P.S. (1986) Persistence of hemoglobin allergenicity and antigenicity during metamorphosis of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera). International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology  79, 72-76. pdf

#32. Coffman, W.P., Cranston, P.S., Oliver, D.R. and Sæther, O.A. (1986) Keys and diagnoses of the pupae of the subfamily Orthocladiinae (Diptera, Chironomidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  28, 147-296.

#31. Cranston, P.S. (1986) Keys and diagnoses of the pupae of the subfamily Telmatogetoninae (Diptera, Chironomidae). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  28, 13-17. pdf

#30. Willassen, E. and Cranston, P.S. (1986) Afrotropical montane midges (Diptera, Chironomidae, Diamesa); biosystematics and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society  87, 91-123.  pdf

#29. Cranston, P.S. and Sæther, O.A. (1986) Rheosmittia (Diptera, Chironomidae): A generic validation and revision of the western Palaearctic species. Journal of Natural History 21, 31-51. pdf

#28. Tee, R.D., Cranston, P.S., Dewair, M., Prelicz, H., Baur, X. and Kay, A.B. (1985) Evidence for haemoglobins as common antigenic determinants in IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to chironomids (non biting midges). Clinical Allergy 15, 335-43. pdf

#27. Cranston, P.S. (1985) Chironomidae in Rugen. Chironomus 3 (2), 13-14.

#26 Cranston, P.S. (1985) Eretmoptera murphyi Schaeffer (Diptera, Chironomidae), an apparently parthenogenetic Antarctic midge. Bulletin of the British Antarctic Survey 66, 35-45. pdf

#25. Cranston, P.S. (1984) The taxonomy and ecology of Orthocladius (Eudactylocladius) fuscimanus (Kieffer), a hygropetric chironomid (Diptera). Journal of Natural History 18, 873-895. pdf

#24. Zaim, M. and Cranston, P.S. (1984) The occurrence of Culex pseudovishnui in Iran. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 78, 179-80. pdf

#23. Tee, R.D., Cromwell, O., Longbottom, J.L., Cranston, P.S. and Kay, A.B. (1984) Partial characterisation of the allergens associated with hypersensitivity to the green nimitti midge (Cladotanytarsus lewisi, Diptera, Chironomidae). Clinical Allergy 14, 117-27. pdf

#22. Cranston, P.S., Tee, R.D., Credland, P.F. and Kay, A.B. (1983) Chironomid haemoglobins: Their detection and role in allergy to midges in the Sudan and elsewhere. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of America 34, 71- 87.pdf

#21. Cranston, P.S., Oliver, D.R. and Sæther, O.A. (1983) Keys and diagnoses of the larvae of the subfamily Orthocladiinae (Diptera, Chironomidae) of the Holarctic Region. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 19, 149-291.

#20. Cranston, P.S. (1983) Keys and diagnoses of the larvae of the subfamily Telmatogetoninae (Diptera, Chironomidae) of the Holarctic Region. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 19, 17-22. pdf

#19. Cranston, P.S. and Reiss, F. (1983) Key to the larvae of the subfamilies of Holarctic Chironomidae. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement  19, 11-15

#18. Cranston, P.S., Tee, R.D., Gad El Rab, M.O., and Kay, A.B. (1983) Hypersensitivity to the 'green nimitti' midge (Cladotanytarsus lewisi, Diptera, Chironomidae), and other Chironomidae in the Sudan and Egypt. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 77, 527-33. pdf

#17. Tee, R.D., Longbottom, J.L., Cranston, P.S. and Kay, A.B. (1983) Partial characterisation of the allergens associated with hypersensitivity to the green nimitti midge (Cladotanytarsus lewisi, Diptera, Chironomidae). Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, eds. Kerr, J.W. and Ganderton. Macmillans Press, pp. 463-7.

#16. Kay, A.B. Gad El Rab, M.O., Cranston, P.S., Maclean, C.M.U. and Tee, R.D. (1983) Clinical, Entomological and Epidemiological studies on Allergy to a non-biting midge (Cladotanytarsus lewisi)(green nimitti). Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, eds. Kerr, J.W. and Ganderton. Macmillans Press, pp. 467-72.

#15. Cranston, P.S. (1983) The metamorphosis of Symposiocladius lignicola (Kieffer), gen. nov., comb. nov., a wood-mining Chironomidae (Diptera). Entomologica Scandinavica 13, 419-29. pdf

#14. Cranston, P.S. and Sæther, O.A. (1982) A redefinition of Acamptocladius Brundin, 1956 (Syn. Phycoidella Sæther, 1971, n.syn.) with the description of a new species (Diptera: Chironomidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 13, 25-32. pdf

#13. Cranston, P.S. (1982) A key to the larvae of British Orthocladiinae (Diptera, Chironomidae). Scientific Publications of the Freshwater Biological Association 45, 1- 152, 1 pl., 56 figs..

#12. Cranston, P.S. (1981) A redescription and generic reassignment of the adults of Halotanytarsus tika Tourenq, 1975. Annales de Limnologie 16, 203-9. pdf

#11. Cranston, P.S., Gad el Rab, M.O. and Kay, A.B. (1981) Chironomid midges as a cause of allergy in the Sudan. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 75, 1-4. pdf

#10. Cranston, P.S. and Hockin, D.C. (1981) Halocladius (Psammocladius) braunsi (Goetghebuer)(Diptera: Chironomidae): first records of the subgenus and species for Britain and Ireland. Entomologist's Gazette 32, 5. pdf

 #9. Cranston, P.S. (1981) Insects of Saudi Arabia. Diptera: Fam. Chaoboridae, in Fauna of Saudi Arabia, eds. W. Buttiker and W. Wittmer, 2, 86-90. pdf.

#8. Freeman, P. and Cranston, P.S. (1980) Family Chironomidae in 'Catalogue of the Diptera of the Afrotropical Region', ed. Crosskey, R.W., British Museum (Natural History). pp. 175- 202.  pdf

 #7. Cranston, P.S. (1979) The development stages of Limnophyes globifer (Lundstrom)(Diptera: Chironomidae). Hydrobiologia 67,19-25. pdf

 #6. Cranston, P.S. (1978) 'Water', 'Flowing waters' (with Stubbs, A.E.), 'Standing waters' (with Disney, H.), 'Associations with mayflies', 'Associations with slugs, snails and bivalves (Mollusca). A Dipterist's Handbook, eds, Stubbs, A.E. and Chandler, P. Amateur Entomologist 15.

 #5. Pinder, L.C.V. and Cranston, P.S. (1976) Morphology of the male imagines of Orthocladius (Pogonocladius) consobrinus and O. glabripennis (Diptera: Chironomidae). Entomologica scandinavica 7: 19-23. pdf

 #4. Hutson, A.M., Vane-Wright, R.I. and Cranston, P.S. (1976) Revised proposals for stablising names in the Tipula oleracea species-group (Diptera: Tipulidae). Z.N.(S.) 896. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 33: 39-46.

 #3. Cranston, P.S. (1976) A list of types of Palaearctic Chironomidae in the British Museum (Natural History). Chironomus 1, 137-46. pdf

 #2. Cranston, P.S. (1976) Chironomidae. In Kloet, G.S. and Hincks, W.D. A checklist of British Insects. 2nd edition (revised). Pt. 5: Diptera and Siphonaptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 11 (5), 12-21.

#1. Cranston, P.S. (1975) Corrections and additions to the list of British Chironomidae (Diptera). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. 110, 87-95. pdf.

 

Commissioned Research

  1. Trueman, J. and Cranston, P.S. (1994) An evaluation of some methods of Rapid Biodiversity Assessment for estimating arthropod diversity. A Report to the Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories. 66pp.
  2. Cranston, P.S. (1994) The Immature Stages of the Australian Chironomidae. Report presented to Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre, February 1994. 380 pp.
  3. Cranston, P.S. (1991) Immature Chironomidae of the Alligator Rivers Region. Open File Record 82, Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region. 269 pp.
  4. Cranston, P.S. and Hillman, T. (1991) Chironomid pupal exuviae as biological water quality monitors. Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Research and Development Report No 26/91. 210pp.
  5. Cranston, P.S. (1989) Queensland Wet Tropics Insect Distribution Database. Report to the Department of the Arts, Sports, the Environment, Territories and Tourism. 80pp.