Article name IN MEMORY OF OLEG P. NEGROBOV (21.11.1941–08.01.2021)

Evgeniy V. Aksenenko, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Zoology and Parasitology, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biology for Pre-University Work and Informatization, Voronezh State University (394018, Russia, Voronezh region, Voronezh, Universitetskaya pl., 1); iD ORCID:; e-mail:
Ivan I. Kornev, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Ecology, Forest Protection and Forest Hunting Research, Voronezh State University of Forestry and Technologies named after G. F. Morozov (394087, Russia, Voronezh region, Voronezh, Timiryazeva Street, 8); iD ORCID:; e-mail:

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Aksenenko E.V., Kornev I.I. 2021. In memory of Oleg P. Negrobov (21.11.1941–08.01.2021). Nature Conservation Research 6(1): 102–111.

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On 08 January 2021, Oleg P. Negrobov, Dr.Sc., Professor of the Department of Zoology and Parasitology of the Voronezh State University (Russia), Honoured Worker of the Higher School of the Russian Federation, passed away at the age of 80. In 1959, O.P. Negrobov graduated from the Voronezh State University, and in 1967 he completed a postgraduate course at the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1968, O.P. Negrobov defended his PhD Thesis «Palearctic species of the Medeterinae subfamily (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) – entomophages of hidden-stem pests», and in 1983 he defended his Dr.Sc. Thesis «System and phylogeny of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera)». In 1967–2021, Oleg P. Negrobov worked at the Voronezh State University, where, during many years, he headed the Department of Ecology and Systematics of Invertebrates. Until the last days of his life, Professor Oleg P. Negrobov was one of the world's leading and actively working specialists in long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). His main scientific publications are devoted exactly to this group of Diptera insects. In total, O.P. Negrobov published more than 1000 papers on various issues in entomology and ecology. But Dolichopodidae flies were his main research object. Every year Oleg P. Negrobov published a large number of studies on the systematics of the Dolichopodidae family. He described new species and genera, and carried out their systematic revisions. For the first time, he described more than 400 species, genera and subfamilies within the order Diptera from various countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. Together with his students, he studied the morphological, biological and ecological features of long-legged flies. Professor Oleg P. Negrobov supervised a large number of scientific projects and trained many students. Under his leadership, a large number of graduate students defended their PhD Dr.Sc. theses. Professor O.P. Negrobov received a huge number of various awards, certificates and letters of thanks. In memory of his colleagues and students, Oleg P. Negrobov was remembered for his calmness and passion for his favourite work – entomology. Students raised by Professor Oleg P. Negrobov will continue the research work of their teacher, and will keep a bright memory of him for future generations of entomologists. This article provides biographical data and a list of some of the most significant works and achievements of Oleg P. Negrobov.


Diptera, Dolichopodidae, entomology, insects, science history, systematics

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Received: 01.02.2021. Revised: 04.02.2021. Accepted: 05.02.2021.

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Grichanov I.Ya., Negrobov O.P., Selivanova O.V. 2012. A review of Palearctic Teuchophorus Loew (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) with an updated catalog and revised key to species. Russian Entomological Journal 21(1): 89–96. DOI: 10.15298/rusentj.21.1.11
Kornev I.I., Negrobov O.P. 2012. A key for determination of females of the Palaearctic species of the genus Dolichopus Latreille, 1796 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) of the IV group, with description of а female Dolichopus grunini Smirnov, 1948. Kavkazskij Entomologiceskij Bulleten 8(2): 356–358. [In Russian]
Kornev I.I., Negrobov O.P., Maslova O.O. 2011. New systematic data on females of the genus Dolichopus Latreille, 1796 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Kavkazskij Entomologiceskij Bulleten 7(2): 235–239. [In Russian]
Maslova O.O., Negrobov O.P., Selivanova O.V. 2020. New records of Rhaphium (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) from Russian Protected Areas. Nature Conservation Research 5(3): 139–144. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2020.037
Negrobov O.P. 1963. To the study of the most useful entomophages from the dolichopodid flies of the Voronezh Region. In: Collection of student scientific papers. Voronezh. P. 1–4. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1966. Revision of the palearctic species of Medetera Fisch. (Dipt., Dolichopodidae). Pt 1 Oligochaetus Mik. Entomological Review 45(4): 491–503.
Negrobov O.P. 1967. New palearctic species of the subfamily Medeterinae (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Entomological Review 46(4): 533–544.
Negrobov O.P. 1967. Two new species of carnivorous Diptera of the genus Medetera Fischer (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Doklady of the Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR. 14(4): 188–192. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1971. Revision of palaearctic species of the genus Thinophilus Whlbg. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Entomological Review 50(4): 511–519.
Negrobov O.P. 1973. Genera and subgenera of the subfamily Hydrophorinae (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) of Holarctic. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 52(10): 1514–1520. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1975. A review of the palearctic species of Syntormon Meigen (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Entomological Review 54(3): 120–129.
Negrobov O.P. 1976. New species of the genus Rhaphium in the fauna of the USSR. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 55(6): 860–865. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1976. A new genus of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from paleogene retinites of the sea of Okhotsk. Paleontological Journal 10(4): 495–498.
Negrobov O.P. 1978. Revision of species Xanthochlorus Lw. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) of the fauna of the USSR. Vestnik Zoologii 2: 17–26. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1979. Species of the genus Liancalus (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) in the South Korea and Taiwan. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 58(6): 928–930. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1984. The genera of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera), new for the faunas of Palaearctic and USSR. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 63(7): 1111–1115. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P. 1988. New palaearctic species of dolichopodid flies of the genus Neurigona Rond. (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Entomological Review 67(2): 175–185.
Negrobov O.P. 1992. Revision of the genus Melanostolus Kowarz (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Entomological Review 71(3): 23–26.
Negrobov O.P., Barkalov A.V. 2010. New species of the genus Dolichopus (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from the mountains of the Altai and Tuva. Entomological Review 90(8): 1075–1078. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873810080105
Negrobov O.P., Chalaia O.N. 1988. Palaearctic species of the genus Lamprochromus (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 67(5): 795–799. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Fursov V.N. 1989. Revision of species of the genus Neurigona Rond. (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) of the Palaearctic II. Entomological Review 68(2): 139–152.
Negrobov O.P., Grichanov I.Ya. 1979. New and little-known species of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) in the south-west of the European Part of the USSR. Vestnik Zoologii 2: 65–67. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Grichanov I.Ya. 1982. New Species of The Family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Tadjikistan and Kirghizia. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of AS USSR 110: 105–108. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Maslova O.O. 1995. Revision of palaearctic species of the genus Chrysotus Mg. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). II. Entomological Review 74(2): 456–466. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Naglis S. 2020. Two new species of Thrypticus Gerstäcker from Turkey (Diptera, Dolichopodidae), with checklist and key to palaearctic species. Zootaxa 4858(1): 111–125. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4858.1.8
Negrobov O.P., Onishchenko V.V. 1991. New species of the family Dolichopolidae (Diptera) from Georgia. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 70(11): 148–149. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Stackelberg A.A. 1969. Family Dolichopodidae – long-legged flies. In: Keys to insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 5, part 1. Diptera, fleas. Leningrad: Nauka. P. 670–751. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Thuneberg E. 1970. Some question on the systematics of the genus Medetera (Dipt., Dolichopodidae) of the Palearctic region. Annales Entomologici Fennici 36(6): 143–145.
Negrobov O.P., Tsurikov M.N. 1996. A new genus of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from the Caucasus. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 75(4): 632–634. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Zlobin V.V. 1978. Review of species of the genus Campsicnemus Walker (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) of the fauna of the USSR. Nauchnye Doklady Vysshei Shkoly. Biologicheskie Nauki 1: 51–59. [In Russian]
Shamshev I.V., Grichanov I.Ya. 2012. On the 70th anniversary of O.P. Negrobov. Entomological Review 91(4): 850–852. [In Russian]
Stackelberg A.A., Negrobov O.P. 1976. Dolichopodids of the genus Nematoproctus Loew (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) of the fauna of the USSR. Entomological Review 55(1): 205–209. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Grichanov I.Ya., Bakary K. 1982. New species of the genus Rhaphium Loew. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Zair. Entomological Review 61(1): 190–194. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Grichanov I.Ya., Shamshev I.V. 1984. Review of Palearctic species of genus Teuchophorus Loew (Dolichopodidae, Diptera). Nauchnye Doklady Vysshei Shkoly. Biologicheskie Nauki 9: 37–42. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Tsurikov M.N., Yesenin A.V. 1991. New species of the genus Medetera (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Viet-Nam. Vestnik Zoologii 5: 19–25. [In Russian]
Negrobov O.P., Tsurikov M.N., Maslova O.O. 2000. Revision of the palaearctic species of the genus Chrysotus Mg. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) III. Entomological Review 80(8): 877–886.
Negrobov O.P., Tsurikov M.N., Maslova O.O. 2003. Revision of palaearctic species of the genus Chrysotus Mg. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) IV. Entomological Review 83(3): 295–299.
Negrobov O.P., Grichanov I.Y., Barkalov A.V. 2009. The Dolichopus latipennis species group (=Hygroceleuthus Loew) in the Palearctic region (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Zootaxa 2087(1): 37–45. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2087.1.2
Negrobov O.P., Barkalov A.V., Selivanova O.V. 2012. Rhaphium Meigen (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from the Taimyr peninsula (Russia), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3548(1): 75–87. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3548.1.6
Negrobov O.P., Fursov V.N., Selivanova O.V. 2014. A new species of Dolichopus (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Japan. Vestnik Zoologii 48(5): 471–474. DOI: 10.2478/vzoo-2014-0056
Negrobov O.P., Kornev I.I., Maslova O.O., Selivanova O.V. 2016. A key to the females of the III group of the palaearctic species of the genus Dolichopus Latreille, 1796 (Diptera, Dolichopodidae), with description of a female of Dolichopus uniseta Stackelberg, 1929. Entomological Review 96(1): 118–125. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873816010139
Negrobov O.P., Maslova O.O., Selivanova O.V. 2018. Fauna of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of the Astrakhan State Nature Biosphere Reserve (Russia). Nature Conservation Research 3(Suppl.2): 91–96. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2018.055
Negrobov О.P., Maslova O.O., Selivanova O.V. 2019. A new species of Asyndetus (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) from the Astrakhan State Nature Biosphere Reserve (Russia). Nature Conservation Research 4(3): 107–111. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2019.042
Negrobov O.P., Manko P., Japoshvili B., Snegovaya N., Oboňa J. 2020a. Records of the long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Azerbaijan and Georgia. Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales 69(1): 67–72. DOI: 10.2478/cszma-2020-0005
Negrobov O.P., Selivanova O.O., Maslova O.O. 2020b. A New Species of the Long-Legged Fly Genus Dolichopus Latr. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Entomological Review 100(7): 1033–1037. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873820070118
Selivanova O.V., Negrobov O.P., Grichanov I.Ya. 2012. A new species of the genus Campsicnemus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Kyrgyzstan. Zoosystematica Rossica 21(2): 314–317. DOI: 10.31610/zsr/2012.21.2.314