Dr. Amnon Freidberg Late

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Dr. Amnon Freidberg Late
Phone: 03-6408660
Another phone: 03-6406345
Fax: 03-6409403
Office: Sherman - Life Sciences, 306





Period of study Name of University Degree Date of award
1965 - 1968 Tel Aviv University Biology B.Sc. 1963
1968 - 1971 Tel Aviv University Zoology M.Sc. 1971
1972 - 1978 Tel Aviv University Zoology Ph.D. 1979

1979 - 1980 Smithsonian Institution Entomology, Washington D.C. Postdoctoral fellow



Academic and Professional Experience:

Period Name of institution Department Rank
1968 Tel Aviv University Zoology Research Assistant
1969 - 1975 Tel Aviv University Zoology Teaching Assistant
1975 - 1978 Tel Aviv University Zoology Instructor
1980 USDA & Univ. of Maryland Entomology Researcher
1980 - 1984 Tel Aviv University Zoology Researcher & Curator
1984 Tel Aviv University Zoology Senior Researcher & Curator
1988 Tel Aviv University Zoology Tenure
2002 Tel Aviv University Zoology Principal Research Associate

Research Interests

Amnon Friedberg’s research engages with taxonomic, biological and ecological studies on various groups of flies (Insecta: Diptera), with special emphasis on fruit flies (Tephritidae) and related families (Tephritoidea). He studies the biodiversity of these and other groups of insects in various 'hot-spots' worldwide, in particular Israel and tropical Africa.


Recent Publications

For full list of publications



Freidberg, A. and W.N. Mathis.
Studies of Terelliinae (Diptera:Tephritidae): A revision of the genus Neaspilota Osten Sacken.
Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 439, 75 pp. 1986.


Freidberg, A. and J. Kugler.
Fauna Palaestina, Insecta IV Diptera: Tephritidae.
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem. 212 pp.1989.


Freidberg, A., I. Susman and F. Kaplan.
Cotton Insects of Israel.
The cotton Production and Marketting Board Ltd. Tel Aviv. 128pp. 1989 (in Hebrew).



Freidberg, A., L. Knutson and J. Abercrombie.
A revision of Sepedonea, a neotropical genus of snail-killing flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae).
Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. No. 506, 48 pp. 1991.




Freidberg, A.
Descriptions of New Tephritidae (Diptera) from Israel. I.
Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa. 37(1):49 62. 1974.


Freidberg, A.
Tephritidae (Diptera) from Mt. Hermon.
Israel Journal of Entomology 9:133 139. 1974.

Kugler, J. and A. Freidberg.
A list of the fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) of Israel and nearby areas, their host plants and
Israel Journal of Entomology 10:51 72., 1975.


Freidberg, A. and J. Kugler.
The type species of Goniurellia Hendel, 1927 (Insecta: Diptera: Tephritidae).
Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 33(3/4):208 211. 1977.


Lindner, E. and A. Freidberg.
New records of Stratiomyidae (Diptera) from the Near East with a key to the species of
Israel, Sinai and the Golan.
Israel Journal of Entomology 12:51 64. 1978.


Freidberg, A.
The Afrotropical species assigned to Terellia R.D. (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 69(4):164 174. 1979.


Freidberg, A.
On the taxonomy and biology of the genus Myopites (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Israel Journal of Entomology 13:13 26. 1979.


Mathis, W.N. and A. Freidberg.
A new species of Nesopsilopa from Florida (Diptera:Ephydridae).
The Florida Entomologist 63(3):279 281. 1980.


Freidberg, A.
A revision of the genus Goniurellia Hendel (Diptera:Tephritidae).
Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 43(2):257 274. 1980.


Freidberg, A.
Descriptions of new Tephritidae (Diptera) from Israel. II.
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 70(1):25 28. 1980.

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