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Published: 2022-09-12
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Roger Blackman 1941–2022—an appreciation

Formerly Rothamsted Insect Survey, Harpenden, UK.
Department of Life Sciences, the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
Department of Life Sciences, the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Bankowa 9, 40-007 Katowice, Poland.
University of Montreal, IRBV, 4101 East Sherbrooke St, Montreal H1X 2B2, Canada.
ANSES, Plant Health Laboratory, Entomology and Invasive Plants Unit, 755 avenue du campus Agropolis – CS 30016 – 34988 Montferrier-sur-Lez Cedex, France


  1. Blackman, R.L. (1972) The inheritance of life-cycle differences in Myzus persicae (SuIz.) (Hem., Aphididae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 62, 281–294.
    Blackman, R.L. (1974) Aphids. Ginn & Company Limited, London and Aylesbury (UK), 175 pp.
    Blackman, R.L. (1976) Cytogenetics of two species of Euceraphis (Homoptera, Aphididae). Chromosoma (Berlin), 56, 393–408.
    Blackman, R.L. (1978) Early development of the parthenogentic egg in three species of aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae). International Journal of Insect Morphology & Embryology, 7, 33–44.
    Blackman, R.L. (1980) Chromosome numbers in the Aphididae and their taxonomic significance. Systematic Entomology, 5, 7–25.
    Blackman, R.L. (1985) Spermatogenesis in the aphid Amphorophora tuberculata (Homoptera, Aphididae). Chromosoma (Berlin), 92, 357–362.
    Blackman, R.L. (1992). The use of ordination techniques to discriminate within pest aphid species complexes. In: Sorensen, J.T. & Foottit, R. (Eds.), Ordination in the study of morphology, evolution and systematics of insects: applications and quantitative genetic rationals. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 261–275.
    Blackman, R.L. (1995) Sex determination in insects. In: Leather, S.R. & Hardie, J. (Eds.), Insect reproduction. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, pp. 57–94.
    Blackman, R.L. (2010) Aphids – Aphidinae (Macrosiphini). Royal Entomological Society Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, 2 (7), 413 pp + CD
    Blackman, R.L. & De Boise, E. (2002). Morphometric correlates of karyotype and host plant in genus Euceraphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Systematic Entomology, 27 (3), 323–335.
    Blackman, R.L. & Eastop, V.F. (1994) Aphids on the World's Trees: An Identification and Information Guide. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 1004 pp.
    Blackman, R.L. & Eastop, V.F. (2000) Aphids on the World's Crops: An Identification and Information Guide, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 466 pp.
    Blackman, R.L. & Eastop, V.F. (2006) Aphids on the World's Herbaceous Plants and Shrubs (Volumes 1 & 2). John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 1440 pp.
    Blackman, R.L. & Hales, D.F. (1986) Behaviour of the X chromosomes during growth and maturation of parthenogenetic eggs of Amphorophora tuberculata (Homoptera, Aphididae), in relation to sex determination. Chromosoma (Berlin), 94, 59–64.
    Blackman, R.L.B., Brown, P.A., Furk, C., Seccombe, A.D. & Watson, G.W. (1989) Enzyme differences within species groups containing pest aphids. In: Loxdale, H.D. & den Hollander, J. (Eds.), "Electrophoretic studies on Agricultural Pests" Systematics Association Special Volume No. 39. Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 271‒295.
    Blackman, R.L., Dransfield, R.D & Brightwell, R. (2019) Aphids – Anoeciinae, Lachninae, Eriosomatinae, Phloeomyzinae, Thelaxinae, Hormaphidinae, Mindarinae. Royal Entomological Society Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects, 2 (8), 215 pp
    Blackman, R.L., Eastop, V.F. & Kibby, G.G. (1998) Aphids on the World’s Crops. CD-ROM Edition (TAXAKEY). CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 476 pp.
    Blackman, R.L., Spence, J.M., Field, L.M., Javed, N., Devine, G.J. & Devonshire, A.L. (1996) Inheritance of the amplified esterase genes responsible for insecticide resistance in Myzus persicae (Homoptera: Aphididae). Heredity, 77, 154–167.
    Blackman, R., Takada, H. & Kawakami, K. (1978) Chromosomal rearrangement involved in insecticide resistance of Myzus persicae. Nature, 271, 450–452.
    Blackman, R.L., Watson, G.W. & Ready, P.D. (1995) The identity of the pine woolly aphid: a multidisciplinary approach. EPPO Bulletin, 25, 337‒341.
    Cognetti, G. (1961) Endomeiosis in parthenogenetic lines of aphids. Experientia, 17, 168–169.
    Kati, A., Shufran, K.A., Taylor, M.S., Barjadze, S., Eastop, V.F., Blackman, R.L. & Harrington, R. (2013) Identity of Schizaphis species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United Kingdom: are they a threat to crops? Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103, 425–440.
    Spence, J.M. & Blackman, R.L. (1998) Orientation of the 'stretched' univalent X chromosome during the unequal first meiotic division in male aphids. Chromosome Research, 6, 177–181.
    Spence, J.M. & Blackman, R.L. (2000) Inheritance and meiotic behaviour of a de novo chromosome fusion in the aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer). Chromosoma (Berlin), 109, 490–497.