Prof. Krzysztof Szpila

Phone: (56) 611-26-49zdjęcie profesora Szpili

E-mail: szpila@umk.pl

Office: 9 (APL)

Research Interests

  1. Phylogeny, taxonomy and morphology of preimaginal instars of higher Diptera with special reference to species of medical and veterinary importance.
  2. Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of Iran.
  3. Higher Diptera of the habitats of the Lower Vistula Valley.
    1. Grzywacz A., Hall M.J.R., Pape T., Szpila K. 2016. Muscidae (Diptera) of forensic importance – an identification key to third instar larvae of the western Palaearctic region and a catalogue of the muscid carrion community. International Journal of Legal Medicine, early view.
    2. Pape T., Piwczyński M., Wyborska D., Akbarzadeh K., Szpila K. 2017. A new genus and species of hypodermatine bot flies (Diptera, Oestridae). Systematic Entomology, 42: 387-398.
    3. Szpila K., Pape T. 2016. The first instar larva of two species of Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from the Middle East – examples of peculiar morphology. Acta Zoologica, early view.
    4. Giangaspero A., Marangi M., Balotta A., Venturelli C., Szpila K., Di Palma A. 2017. Wound myiasis caused by Sarcophaga (Liopygia) argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae): additional evidences of the morphological identification dilemma and molecular investigation. The Scientific World Journal, 2017: 9064531
    5. Szpila K., Akbarzadeh K., Pape T. 2017. First description of the first instar larva of Sphecapatoclea and Sphecapatodes (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 266: 129-135.
    6. Szpila K., Pape T. 2016. The first instar larva of Apodacra Macquart (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) – new data and their phylogenetic implications. Dipteron, 32: 94-102.
    7. Michalski M., Szpila K. 2016. New data about distribution of Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann, 1819) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Poland. Dipteron, 32: 60-66.
    8. Krzyżyński M., Szpila K. 2016. The faunistic study on robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Toruń. Dipteron, 32: 50-59.
    9. Szpila K., Wallman J., 2016. Morphology and identification of first instar larvae of Australian blowflies of the genus Chrysomya of forensic importance. Acta Tropica, 162: 146-154.
    10. Szpila K., Sinha S.K., Pape T. 2016. First documentation of early preimaginal stages of the blowfly Bengalia (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 263: 16-23.
    11. Prado e Castro C., Szpila K., Rego C., Boieiro M, Serrano A.R.M. 2016. First finding of larviposition in Calliphora loewi from an island relict forest. Entomological Science, 19: 77-81.
    12. Matuszewski S., Frątczak K., Konwerski S., Bajerlein D., Szpila K., Jarmusz M., Szafałowicz M., Grzywacz A., Mądra A. 2016. Effect of body mass and clothing on carrion entomofauna. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 130: 221-232.
    13. Niederegger S., Szpila K., Mall G. 2016. Muscle attachment site (MAS) patterns for species determination in five species of Sarcophaga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Parasitology Research, 115: 241-247.
    14. Zajac B.K., Martin-Vega D., Feddern N., Fremdt H., Prado e Castro C., Szpila K., Reckel F., Schutt S., Verhoff M.A., Amendt J., Zehner R. 2016. Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of the forensically important family Piophilidae (Diptera) from different European locations. Forensic Science International, 259: 77-84.
    15. Szpila K. 2015. Calliphora rohdendorfi (Grunin, 1966) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) – new species to the Polish fauna. Dipteron, 31: 50-54.
    16. Skowronek R., Tomsia M., Szpila K., Droździok K., Kabiesz J. 2015. The presence of Dipteran larvae in human bones. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 5: e235-e237.
    17. Szpila K., Richet R., Pape T. 2015. Third instar larvae of flesh flies (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) of forensic importance – critical review of characters and key for European species. Parasitology Research, 114: 2279-2289.
    18. Szpila K., Mądra A., Jarmusz M., Matuszewski S. 2015. Flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) colonising large carcasses in Central Europe. Parasitology Research, 114: 2341-2348.
    19. Akbarzadeh K., Wallman J.F., Sulakova H., Szpila K., 2015. Species identification of Middle Eastern blowflies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) of forensic importance. Parasitology Research, 114: 1463-1472.
    20. Niederegger S., Szpila K., Mall G. 2015. Muscle attachment site (MAS) patterns for species determination in European species of Lucilia (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Parasitology Research, 114: 851-859.
    21. Bajerlein D., Konwerski S., Matuszewski S., Szpila K. 2015. Poland. [In:] Tomberlin J.K., Benbow M.E. (eds.) Forensic entomology, international dimensios and frontiers. CRC Press, Taylor & Francais Group, Boca Raton-London-New York, 81-88 pp.
    22. Szpila K., Bystrowski C. 2014. Tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae) of nature reserve Zbocza Płutowskie and Płutowo. Dipteron, 30: 76-98. [in Polish]
    23. Grzywacz A., Góral T., Szpila K., Hall M.J.R. 2014. Confocal laser scanning microscopy as a valuable tool in Diptera larval morphology studies. Parasitology Research, 113: 4297-4302.
    24. Piwczyński M., Szpila K., Grzywacz A., Pape T. 2014. A large-scale molecular phylogeny of flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Systematic Entomology, 39: 783-799.
    25. Szpila K., Hall M.J.R., Wardhana A., Pape T. 2014. Morphology of the first instar larva of obligatory traumatic myiasis agents (Diptera: Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae). Parasitology Research, 113: 1629-1640.
    26. Szpila K., Pape T., Hall M.J.R., Mądra A. 2014. Morphology and identification of the first instar larvae of European and Mediterranean blowflies of forensic importance. Part III: Calliphorinae. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28: 133-142.
    27. Szpila K., Pape T.  2013. Morphology of the first instar larvae of two species of Taxigramma Perris, 1852 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae). Polish Journal of Entomology, 82: 365-377.
    28. Szpila K. 2013. Metopodia pilicornis (Pandelle, 1895) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) – gatunek nowy dla fauny Polski. Dipteron, 29: 22-25.
    29. Olszewski P., Wiśniowski B., Pawlikowski T., Szpila K.2013. Uwagi o występowaniu w Polsce niektóych rzadko notowanych gatunków żądłówek (Hymenoptera; Aculeata). Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 32: 127-138.
    30. Szpila K., Hall M.J.R., Pape T., Grzywacz A. 2013. Morphology and identification of first instars of the European and Mediterranean blowflies of forensic importance. Part II. Luciliinae. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 27: 349-366.
    31. Szpila K., Hall M., Sukontason K., Tantawi T. 2013. Morphology and identification of the first instar larvae of European and Mediterranean blowflies of forensic importance. Part I: Chrysomyinae. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 27: 181-193.
    32. Fremdt H., Szpila K., Huijbregts H., Lindström A., Zehner R., Amendt J. 2012. Lucilia silvarum Meigen, 1826 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) – a new species of interest for forensic entomology in Europe. Forensic Science International, 222: 335-339.
    33. Szpila K. 2012. Key for identification of European and Mediterranean blowflies (Diptera, Calliphoridae) of medical and veterinary importance – adult flies.[In:] Gennard D. (ed.) Forensic entomology, an introduction, II edition. Willey-Blackwell, 77-81 pp + plates 5.1-5.9.
    34. Grzywacz A., Szpila K., Pape T. 2012. Egg morphology of nine species of Pollenia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Microscopy Research and Technique, 75: 955-967.
    35. Grzywacz A., Pape T. Szpila K. 2012. Larval morphology of the Lesser House Fly Fannia canicularis. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 26: 70-82.
    36. Pape T., Szpila K. 2012. Taxonomy and nomenclature of Eremasiomyia macularis and Miltogramma maroccana (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Miltogramminae). Canadian Entomologist, 144: 169-181.
    37. Szpila K., Zieliński J., Lik M. 2011. New records of ladybird spider Eresus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae: Eresidae) in Northern Poland. Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą, 67(6): 580-586. [in Polish with English summary]
    38. Szpila K. 2011. Description of uterine larvae of Ochromelinda thoracica Villeneuve. [In:] Rognes K. A review of the monophyly and composition of the Bengaliinae with the description of a new genus and species, and the evidence for the presence of Melanomyinae in the Afrotropical REgion (Diptera Calliphoridae). Zootaxa 2964, appendix 4, 59 s, figs 116-123.
    39. Szpila K., Villet M. 2011. Morphology and identification of first instar larvae of African blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) commonly of forensic importance. Journal of Medical Entomology, 48(4): 738-752.
    40. Matuszewski S., Bajerlein D., Konwerski S., Szpila K. 2011. Insect succession and carrion decomposition in selected forests of Central Europe. Part 3: Succession of carrion fauna. Forensic Science International, 207: 150-163.
    41. Verves Y., Szpila K. 2011. Agriella gavrylenkoi, a new species of fleshfly from Ukraine (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaginae). Polish Journal of Entomology, 80: 123-128.
    42. Szpila K., Voss J.G., Pape T. 2010. A new dipteran forensic indicator in buried bodies. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 24: 278-283.
    43. Matuszewski S., Szpila K. 2010. Katalog owadów przydatnych do ustalania czasu śmierci w lasach Polski. Część 2: Muchówki (Insecta: Diptera). Problemy Kryminalistyki, 268: 26-38. [in Polish]
    44. Szpila K. 2010. The first instar of European Miltogramminae (Diptera, Sarcophagidae). Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK, Toruń, 272 pp.
    45. Matuszewski S., Bajerlein D., Konwerski S., Szpila K. 2010. Insect succession and carrion decomposition in selected forests of Central Europe. Part 2: composition and residency patterns of carrion fauna. Forensic Science International, 195: 42-51.
    46. Owieśny M., Szpila K., Oleksa A., Ogonowski Ł. 2010. New localities of beautiful jumper Philaeus chrysops Poda, 1761 (Araneae: Salticidae) in Poland. Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą, 66(1): 65-70. [in Polish with English summary]
    47. Szpila K. 2010. Key for the identification of third instars of European blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of forensic importance. [In:] Current concepts in forensic entomology. Amendt J., Campobasso C.P., Goff M.L., Grassberger M. (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York, 43-56 pp.
    48. Matuszewski S., Bajerlein D., Konwerski S., Szpila K. 2010. Insect succession and carrion decomposition in selected forests of Central Europe. Part 1: pattern and rate of decomposition. Forensic Science International, 194: 85-93.
    49. Szpila K. 2009. Miltogramminae (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) of Toruń. Dipteron, 25: 57-70. [in Polish with English abstract]
    50. Szpila K., Draber-Mońko A. 2008. Pollenia moravica (Jacentkovsky, 1941) recorded from Poland for the first time. Fragmenta Faunistica, 51(2): 139-142.
    51. Szpila K., Verves Yu. 2008. Pollenia bulgarica (Jacentkovsky, 1939) – first record from Ukraine, with faunistic notes on other blowflies in the Askania Nova Biosphere Reserve. Fragmenta Faunistica, 51(2): 143-146.
    52. Szpila K., Matuszewski S., Bajerlein D., Konwerski S. 2008. Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann, 1819), a forensically important blowfly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) new for the Polish fauna. Polish Journal of Entomology, 77: 351-355.
    53. Ulrich W. Szpila K. 2008. Body size distributions of eastern European Diptera. Polish Journal of Ecology, 56(4): 557-568.
    54. Szpila K., Szałaszewicz E. 2008. Blowflies (Diptera, Calliphoridae) of the Suwałki Landscape Park. Dipteron, 24: 33-37. [in Polish with English abstract]
    55. Matuszewski S., Bajerlein D., Konwerski S., Szpila K. 2008. An initial study of insect succession and carrion decomposition in various forest habitats of Central Europe. Forensic Science International, 180: 61-69.
    56. Matuszewski S., Bajerlein D., Konwerski S., Szpila K. 2008. Forensic entomology in Poland. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 27(1): 49-52. [in Polish with English summary]
    57. Szpila K., Pape, T. 2008. Morphological diversity of first instar larvae in Miltogramma subgenus Pediasiomyia (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Miltogramminae). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 247: 259-273.
    58. Szpila K., Pape, T. 2008. Morphology of the first instar larva of the housefly Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 45: 594-599.
    59. Verves Y., Szpila K. 2008. Miltogramma drabermonkoi sp. n. from Ukraine (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae). Polish Journal of Entomology, 77: 57-61.
    60. Szpila K., Pape T., Rusinek A. 2008. Morphology of the first instar larva of Calliphora vicina, Phormia regina and Lucilia illustris (Diptera, Calliphoridae). Journal of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 22: 16-25.
    61. Pape T., Szpila K.,Thompson F.C. 2008. What’s in a frog stomach? Solving a 155 year old mystery (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Systematic Entomology, 33: 548-551.
    62. Jarczyk G., Jackowski M., Szpila K., Boszek G., Kapelaty S., Skwarek E., Michalak M. 2008. Biosurgical treatment results in patients with chronic crural and foot ulcerations. Polski Przegląd Chirurgiczny, 80(4): 190-201.
    63. Jarczyk G., Jackowski M., Szpila K., Boszek G., Kapelaty S. 2008. Use of Lucilia sericata blowlfy maggots in the treatment of diabetic feet threatened with amputation. Acta Angiologica, 14(2): 42-55.
    64. Jarczyk G., Jackowski M., Szpila K., Boszek G., Kapelaty S., Skwarek E., Michalak M. 2007. Lucilia sericata larvae in the treatment of chronic crural ulcerations. Przegląd Flebologiczny, 15(6): 179-186. [in Polish with English summary]
    65. Szpila K., Pape T. 2007. Rediscovery, redescription and reclassification of Beludzhia phylloteliptera (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Miltogramminae). European Journal of Entomology, 104:119-137.
    66. Szpila K., Bystrowski C., Kowalczyk J.K 2007. Brullaea ocypteroidea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 (Diptera: Tachinidae) – new to the Polish fauna. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 26(1): 41-47. [in Polish with English summary]
    67. Szpila K., Pape T. 2005: Comparative morphology of the first instar larva of three species of Metopia Meigen (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Acta Zoologica, 86: 119-134.pdf
    68. Szpila K., Pape T. 2005: The first instar larva of Apodacra pulchra (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Miltogramminae). Journal of Insect Systematics and Evolution, 36: 293-300.pdf
    69. Szpila K., 2004: First instar larvae of five West Palaearctic species of Bellardia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 and Onesia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera, Calliphoridae). Studia Dipterologica, 11(1): 301-112.
    70. Szpila K. 2004. Sphenometopa fastuosa (Meigen 1824). [In:] Głowaciński Z., Nowacki J. (eds.) Polish Red Data Book of Animals, Invertebrates. NFOŚiGW i IOP PAN, 311-312 pp. [in Polish with English summary]
    71. Szpila K. 2004. Pollenia venturii Zumpt 1956. [In:] Głowaciński Z., Nowacki J. (eds.) Polish Red Data Book of Animals, Invertebrates. NFOŚiGW i IOP PAN, 310 p. [in Polish with English summary]
    72. Szpila K., Konefał T. 2004: New record of Besseria dimidiata (Zetterstedt, 1844) (Diptera: Tachinidae) and its host Menaccarus arenicola (Scholtz, 1864) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from Poland. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 23(4): 239-242. [in Polish with English summary]
    73. Szpila K.2003: First instar larvae of nine West-Palaearctic species of Pollenia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera, Calliphoridae). Entomologica Fennica, 14: 193-210.pdf
    74. Szpila K. 2003: Actual impact of the blowfly-parasitoids (Diptera: Calliphoridae) on earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) of cultivated fields against the literature data. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 22 (4): 211-220. [in Polish with English summary]
    75. Bystrowski C., Szpila K. 2002: Melisoneura leucoptera (Meigen, 1824) (Diptera, Tachinidae) – a tachinid fly new to the Polish fauna. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 21(3): 173-177. [in Polish with English summary]
    76. Szpila K. 2002: Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of the „Zbocza Płutowskie” reserve. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 21(1): 39-44. [in Polish with English summary]
    77. Szpila K. 2002: New records of Pollenia similis Jacentkovsky, 1942 and Stomorhina lunata (Fabricius, 1805) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from Poland. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 20(3-4): 183.
    78. Szpila K. 2002: Bombyliidae (Diptera) of the Górzno-Lidzbark Landscape Park. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 20(3-4): 181-182.
    79. Szpila K. 2002: New record of Keroplatus tipuloides BOSC (Diptera, Keroplatidae) from Poland. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 20(3-4): 182.
    80. Cais L., Draber-Mońko A., Szpila K. 2001: Bird blowflies (Calliphoridae: Protocalliphora, Trypocalliphora) in Poland. Polish Journal of Entomology, 70: 277-291.
    81. Szpila K. 2000: Three species of Calliphoridae (Diptera) new to the Polish fauna. Polish Journal of Entomology, 69: 355-361
    82. Szpila K. 1999: Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of the Białowieża Forest. Parki Narodowe i Rezerwaty Przyrody, Białowieża, 18.1: 43-51. [in Polish with English summary]
    83. Szpila K. 1999: Calyptrata (Diptera) of the Górzno-Lidzbark Landscape Park. I. Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Rhinophoridae. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 18(1): 41-51. [in Polish with English summary]
    84. Szpila K. 1999: Calyptrata (Diptera) of the Górzno-Lidzbark Landscape Park. II. Tachinidae. Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 18(2): 111-120. [in Polish with English summary]