FNZ 26 - Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) - Contributor Notes
Watt, JC 1992. Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): catalogue of types and keys to taxa. Fauna of New Zealand 26, 70 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 26. ISBN 0-477-02639-7 (print), ). Published 13 Jul 1992
Contributor J. Charles Watt was born in England but moved to New Zealand at an early age. He was educated in New Zealand and graduated MSc (Hons) in zoology from the University of Auckland in 1960. In 1965 he graduated DPhil from Oxford University, where his work on Tenebrionidae was supported by a N.Z. National Research Fellowship. He then joined the Entomology Division of DSIR, with responsibility in the Systematics Section for all Coleoptera except weevils. In the mid 1980s Charles was working in Europe on the type specimens of New Zealand Tenebrionidae and their systematic revision, with the support of a DSIR Study Award. While visiting the Natural History Museum in Paris he suffered a major stroke which has left him hemiplegic, and he was obliged to retire prematurely in 1986. He has since been an honorary research associate of Systernatics Group, and has now completed the cataloguing and revision of New Zealand's Tenebrionidae. In 1997 he co-authored Fauna of New Zealand number 37, `Coleoptera: family-group review and keys to identification'.