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#1 2010-05-31 01:06:25

Name: Ken Merrifield
Registered: 2008-02-21
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Some Diptera Links

British Isles Diptera
http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/ Dipterists Forum Web Site
http://www.hoverfly.org.uk Hoverfly Recording Scheme, UK, maps, checklist, NBN link, Newsletters
http://tachinidae.org.uk/ Tachinid Recording Scheme (details of scheme and papers and keys)
http://www.brc.ac.uk/soldierflies-and-allies/ Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme
http://scathophagidae.myspecies.info/ British Scathophagidae - Scathophagid recording scheme incl. key checklist and illustrations
http://www.mallochsociety.org.uk/ the Malloch Society; particularly Scottish Diptera
http://www.uel.ac.uk/mosquito/ the European Mosquito Bulletin
http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/proje … /database/  National Biodiversity Database of Ireland Syphids incl keys and Syrph the net links, also Hymenoptera
http://www.invertebrate-challenge.org.u … urces.aspx FSC Invertebrate Challenge, Shropshire Entomology newsletter, training and ID resources (incl. illustrations for features in Stubbs and Falk)
http://davidjgibbs.webs.com/pipunculidae.htm The Pipunculidae Study Group, maps and test key to Genera
http://www.blackfly.org.uk/index.html "A hub of information about blackflies and blackfly enthusiasts" The British Simuliid Group

Diptera (World)
http://www.diptera.info/ Diptera site maintained by Paul Beuk
http://diptera.org/ Systema Diptorum – 'the BioSystematic Database of World Diptera' by F. Christian Thompson and Thomas Pape, Nomenclator and the References database (formerly BioSystematic Database of World Diptera)
http://www.syrphidae.com Diptera site maintained by Bastiaan Wakkie (Netherlands)
http://www.ak-diptera.de German Dipterist's Group
http://www.spessart-fliegen.de/ local Diptera web site for Germany by Juergen Kappert, photo gallery and details of specimen preparation and photography
http://diptera.myspecies.info/ The (New) Diptera Site taxonomy, phylogeny and nomenclature of Diptera, Links to sites for individual Diptera Families
http://www.geller-grimm.de/asilidae.htm Robber Flies (Asilidae) by Fritz Geller-Grimm Diptera, links and resources
http://waarneming.nl/download/fotogidsAsilidae.pdf Robberflies of Netherlands & Belgium incl. Denmark & British Isles. An excellent photo-guide to northern European robberflies, by Reinoud van den Broek and André Schulten, is available to download - text in Dutch, superbly illustrated:
http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/conopidae/index.html Conopidae of Northwest Europe by Mark van Veen Therevidae, Conopidae, Rhagionidae), also sea-shells, grasshoppers and dragonflie
http://dolicho.narod.ru/ "all about Dolichopodidae" Checklists Russia, Norway, Sweden, Bibliography, by Igor Grichanov at All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection Resources lists incl http://dolicho.narod.ru/SwedenGenera.htm  key to Swedish (and most British) genera of Dolichopodidae and Campsicnemus. also http://dolicho.narod.ru/SwedenThrypticus.htm
http://www.sciaroidea.info/ Fungus Gnats Online superfamily Sciaroidea, bibliography, specimen image database
http://milichiidae.info/ Milichiidae online
http://www.taxodros.uzh.ch/ TaxoDros The database on Taxonomy of Drosophilidae, Classification, Descriptions, References, Biodiversity
http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/index_e.html Distribution data of Robberflies and Bombylid flies in the Netherlands. Keys and guides to a couple of fly families
http://www.tam.pp.fi/syrph/english.html Syrphidae of Finland; site with details of book
http://pte.au.poznan.pl/dipteron/ Bulletin of The Dipterological Section of The Polish Entomological Society
http://www.iol.ie/~millweb/syrph/syrphid.htm Syrph the Net web site (prediction of Syrphid fauna of a site from its ecology)
http://pte.au.poznan.pl/dipteron/ Dipteron Journal by Christian Kassebeer (in German with English summary)
http://www.nadsdiptera.org/ North American Dipterists Society, Fly Times and The Tachinid Times newsletters at North American Dipterists Society (NADS)
http://ccw.naturalis.nl/ Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (CCW) Pjotr Oosterbroek, Amsterdam, Manual, literature
http://sepsidnet-rmbr.nus.edu.sg/ "Sepsidnet is the digital equivalent of a reference collection. It can be used to confirm species identifications." At National University of Singapore (all but 3 of British species included at 2013)
http://www.natuurpunt.be/uploads/ezines … e_2013.pdf Syrphidae Photo Guide by Andre Schulten 
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/aocat/ Catalogue of Diptera of Austrasian and Oceanian Regions, at Bishop Museum, Hawaii
http://www.kolumbus.fi/esko.viitanen/sp … idae_e.htm  Finnish Crane flies, Trichoceridae, Ptychopteridae, Anisopodidae, Psychodidae incl Tipulid wing photographs http://www.kolumbus.fi/esko.viitanen/ti … wing_e.htm
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/diptera.html Diptera page at Earthlife
http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Diptera Tree of Life Diptera page including links to collections, Diptera images and movies
http://www.faunaeur.org/index.php Fauna Europaea "The scientific names of all European land and freshwater animals brought together in one authoritative database." Name search, distribution maps
http://www.drawwing.org/ DrawWing is a software for analysis of insect wing images and extraction of some information about the wings. Incl some Diptera wing pictures
http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys … s-diptera-  checklist of Italian soldierflies (Stratiomyiidae), by Franco Mason, includes a key to the five Italian species in genus Chorisops, and should be helpful in separating the two species we have in the UK (C. tibialis and C. nagatomii)
http://phorid.net/zadbi/ "ZADBI is a 3-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to estimate fly biodiversity within a Costa Rican cloud forest." "A landmark research project using flies to estimate tropical biodiversity"

Leaf Mines (see also Galls)
http://www.ukflymines.co.uk/index.php project to photograph and record all the leaf mining fauna which occur in Britain.
http://www.bladmineerders.nl/ Leaf miners of Europe (bilingual) includes Galls

Diptera Blogs
https://twitter.com/flygirlNHM    Erica McAlister @flygirlNHM Diptera Curator’s Blog'
https://twitter.com/NHM_Diptera   NHM Diptera @NHM_Diptera "News and views from @NHM_London's curators of Diptera. Follow us for behind the scenes stories about our collection of flies and the people who care for them."
https://twitter.com/DipteristsForum  Dipterists Forum @DipteristsForum  The Society for the study of flies (Diptera) Affiliated to the British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS)
http://chrisraper.org.uk/blog/ Chris Raper's Blog, also Articles on Collecting Insects, Malaise trapping, Parasitica 
http://stamfordsyrpher.blogspot.co.uk/ 'Syrphing Time' by Roger Morris, ".. an occasional diary of information to feed back to hoverfly recorders in the UK and elsewhere"
http://northantsdiptera.blogspot.co.uk/ Northants Diptera Blogspot, Northamptonshire Diptera by John Showers 
http://flyobsession.net/ Diptera Blog by Brian V. Brown, Curator of Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
http://www.biodiversityinfocus.com/blog/about/ Entomology Blog by Morgan D. Jackson, Univ Guelph Canada, working on Micropezidae, Biodiversity, Taxonomy also photographs http://www.biodiversityinfocus.com/
http://squaremetre1.blogspot.co.uk/ Patrick Roper's Blog "The Square Metre at TQ 78286 18846" also details at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvO_8_Ch6lE http://animals.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/ … gspot.com/
http://animals.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/ … gspot.com/ Window box wildlife Patrick Roper
http://bugmanjones.com/ Entomology Blog by Richard Jones
https://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com/ Experiences and reflections of a Missouri entomologist by Ted C. MacRae
https://simonleather.wordpress.com/cate … cs/page/2/  Blog by Prof Simon Leather, Harper Adams Univ. Aphids and ento equipment

Photo Sites
www.bioimages.org.uk Virtual Field Guide, photographs British (with extensive Links pages)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/collections/ Steven Falk's Photostream, incl http://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N … 586945825/ Diptera ID photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@ … 686275806/ Steve Falk's Calliphoridae (blowflies) ID page on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@ … 345084836/ Steve Falk's Rhinophoridae (woodlouse flies) ID page on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@ … 490422881/  Steve Falk's Sarcophagidae (flesh flies & satellite flies) ID page on Flickr
http://www.stevenfalk.co.uk/ Website incl. paintings for sale
http://www.natuurpunt.be/uploads/ezines … e_2013.pdf Syrphidae Photo Guide by Andre Schulten 
http://cyrille.dussaix.pagesperso-orange.fr/ DUSSAIX C., 2010 - Europensis Syrphidae photo site by Pierre Mille
http://cyrille.dussaix.pagesperso-orange.fr/ photosite of European Syrphidae, in French, Bibliography, illustrated key to genera
http://www.spessart-fliegen.de/ photographs of Diptera in northeastern part of the Spessart in Germany by Dr. Jürgen Kappert, Also details of techniques and identification
http://www.biodiversityinfocus.com/ " the photography of entomologist Morgan D. Jackson." Blogs about Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Diptera (Univ. Guelph Canada, working on Micropezidae)
http://aramel.free.fr/ Petit cours illustré d'entomologie, "environ 25 000 photos, 415 pages et plus de 150 dessins..." incl videos
https://insecte.org/ "Le site du Monde des insectes est le lieu de rencontre de tous les passionnés d'insectes et autres arthropodes, quels que soient leurs niveaux, leurs approches et leurs objectifs." The site of the world of insects is the meeting place of all the enthusiasts of insects and other arthropods, whatever their levels, their approaches and objectives. Gallery incl. Diptera & Forum (in French)
http://micropics.org.uk/text_index.htm Invertebrate photographs including Diptera; author of stacking program CombineZ
http://www.kolumbus.fi/esko.viitanen/index_e.htm  Insect photographs by Esco Vitanen in Finland, incl craneflies and their wings.
https://corzonneveld.nl/diptera/Diptera.php  Natural History Photographs by Cor Zonneveld, Netherlands, Diptera, also most insect orders, plants, fungi
https://arthropodafotos.de/dbfa.php?lan … 8_dipt_bra  Natural History Photographs by Marion Friedrich
On-Line Keys (see also Photo Sites
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/FI … 62001b.pdf modification of the Nearctic Manual key, families of Diptera, British Columbia
http://delta-intkey.com/britin/dip/intro.htm site using DELTA and Intkey, plates from the works of Curtis
http://www.online-keys.net/news.php Online keys incl. Sylvicola, Xylophagus, Asteiidae
http://home.hccnet.nl/mp.van.veen/fe_ento.html Netherlands Diptera site - Keys and provisional keys Conopidae, Rhagionidae and Athericidae, Therevidae, Bombyliidae of North West Europe
http://www.hbrg.org.uk/FoHW/Pollenia/Key.pdf key to UK Pollenia at Highland Biological Recording Group site
https://sites.google.com/site/mikesinsectkeys/Home Mike Hackston's illustrated identification aids for insects from pictures in older publications. Coleoptera from Joy and illustrations for public RES keys: Diptera on overflow site
https://sites.google.com/site/mikesinsectkeys2/ Cecidomyiidae, Dolichopodidae, Empididae, Hybotidae and others being added
http://www.iikculicoides.net/ an interactive identification key for Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) females from the Western Palaearctic region. 2012
http://www.eafe.org/Members_area_files/ … _imago.pdf Key for identification of European and Mediterranean blowflies (Diptera, Calliphoridae) of forensic importance Adult flies by Krzysztof Szpila
http://thetopshamnaturalist.blogspot.co … ttles.html photographs and updated C&H key to 7 green-bottle species
http://www.mydiptera.webege.com/diptera.html Key for the identification of the world suborders of Diptera. Based on "Manual of Nearctic Diptera" and other Internet material Leif Karlsson
http://ccw.naturalis.nl/literature.php Draft British Cranefly keys by Alan Stubbs and John Kramer hosted on Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World, 'Search Literature' Author "Stubbs Kramer" for current keys
http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/fly/fly.html Anatomical Atlas of Fly structure (needs broadband)

http://nbn.nhm.ac.uk/nhm/ National Biodiversity Network's Species Dictionary, Natural History Museum
http://www.faunaeur.org/index.php Fauna Europaea; The scientific names of all European land and freshwater animals brought together in one authoritative database. Name search, distribution maps
http://bionames.org/ "A database linking taxonomic names to their original descriptions, to taxa, and to phylogenies."
http://www.organismnames.com/ "ION contains the organism names related data gathered from the scientific literature for Thomson Reuters' Zoological Record® database. Viruses, bacteria and plant names will be added from other Thomson Reuters databases such as BIOSIS Previews®."
http://www.eol.org/ Encyclopaedia of Life EOL Global access to knowledge about life on Earth
http://www.catalogueoflife.org/search/node Catalogue of Life search
http://www.sp2000.org/ "Species 2000 is an autonomous federation of taxonomic database custodians, involving taxonomists throughout the world. Our goal is to collate a uniform and validated index to the world's known species (plants, animals, fungi and microbes)."
http://www.itis.gov/ "Welcome to ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System! Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. We are a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies (ITIS-North America); other organizations; and taxonomic specialists. ITIS is also a partner of Species 2000 and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The ITIS and Species 2000  Catalogue of Life (CoL)  partnership is proud to provide the taxonomic backbone to the  Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)."
http://www.gbif.org/dataset/d7dddbf4-2c … 099caae36c  "GBIF Backbone Taxonomy, often called the Nub taxonomy, is a single synthetic management classification with the goal of covering all names GBIF is dealing with."
http://biostor.org/ "BioStor Articles from the Biodiversity Heritage Library"
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Scans of classic literature and some recent journals
http://collections.si.edu/search/ Species names and specimens in Smithsonian Institution
http://animaldiversity.org/  "Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan"
http://www2.nrm.se/en/welcome.html.en  Entomology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Type images and checklist of specimens
http://iczn.org/ International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) (also http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/ ICZN Code online)
http://www.ala.org.au/ Atlas of Living Australia, lists names of organisms if found in Australia. List of collections
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/ BioLib is an international encyclopedia of plants, fungi and animals.
http://www.researchgate.net/ "Advance your research Discover scientific knowledge, and make your research visible. Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research."
http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2012/3450.html  A mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world
http://www.abctaxa.be/ Abc Taxa is the product of the Belgian National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative, a series of peer-reviewed manuals dedicated to capacity building in zoological and botanical taxonomy, in collection management and in good practices in taxonomic and curatorial research.
http://www.studia-dipt.de/ Studia dipterologica (ISSN 1433-4968) is a journal of taxonomy, systematics, ecology and faunistics of Diptera
http://www.entomologi.no/journals/nje/nje.htm Norwegian Journal of Entomology "NJE is a continuation of Fauna Norvegica Serie B (1979-1998), Norwegian Journal of Entomology (1975-1978), and Norsk entomologisk Tidsskrift (1921-1974). With its long tradition, the journal provides important documentation of the Norwegian fauna over time for future research and management." In English
http://cybertaxonomy.eu/ "The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy is a collection of open source tools and services which together cover all aspects of the taxonomic workflow."
http://insecta.pro/ Insecta.pro (ex Lepidoptera.pro) website is devoted to the class of the same name invertebrate animals. In the relevant sections you will find updated taxa tree, catalog of insects species with selection parameters, gallery with thousands of photos, online service for maintaining entomological collections linked to the website catalog with ability to share information with other users, as well as the community of experts and hexapod fans.
http://capewest.ca/pron.html Pronunciation of Biological Latin by Peter Ommundsen (Cape West Publishing, Canada)
http://www.ai.uga.edu/mc/latinpro.pdf   Latin Pronunciation Demystified by Michael A. Covington University of Georgia

Other Aspects of Taxonomy
http://www.curioustaxonomy.net/ Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/BOGUS/menke.html Funny or Curious Zoological Names (404 Jan 2017)

Museums & Collection Management
http://fenscore.man.ac.uk/ Federation for Natural Sciences Collections Research; searchable national database of collection information
http://www.texasento.net/equip.htm Insect collecting information, Texas Entomology site
http://www.uoguelph.ca/debu/ University of Guelph Insect Collection, Ontario, Canada's oldest insect collection, World Catalogue of Sphaeroceridae download, Photoguide to Insect Orders
http://biologicalsurvey.ca/ The Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) is a not-for-profit organization that helps to coordinate scientific research among specialists on the Canadian biota. 
http://biologicalsurvey.ca/briefs details of labels standards, role of voucher specimens etc. at The Biological Survey of Canada
http://www.insects.uku.co.uk/info/Making a colection.htm Introductory details of making Lepidoptera collection at UK Insects Info.
http://www.dissectiongroup.co.uk/ images (British) moth genitalia, Notes on techniques and photography
http://thornesinsects.com/en/links.html  "Thorne's Insect Shoppe is dedicated to bringing you the best quality in dead, dried insects for the collector and artisan." Canada with links to mounting techniques
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blogs/d … teway=true Diptera Curator’s Blog' - Erica McAlister 
http://chrisraper.org.uk/blog/ Chris Raper's Blog, also Articles on Collecting Insects, Malaise trapping, Parasitica 
https://groups.freecycle.org/group/Muse … /posts/all Museum Freecycle
Data Label templates
http://www.insectnet.com/downloads.htm Excel spreadsheet template
http://www.bugtag.com/ Word for Windows Macro for data labels
http://nbn.org.uk/Tools-Resources/NBN-D … onary.aspx UK Species Inventory / NBN Species Dictionary at NHM

General Entomology and Recording sites
http://www.amentsoc.org/ AES Amateur Entomologist' Society, Insect factsheets and details of Insect Orders, Entomological Glossary
http://www.benhs.org.uk BENHS British Entomological and Natural History Society
http://www.royensoc.co.uk/ "The Royal Entomological Society plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects and improving communication between entomologists."
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/ Natural History Museum (BM(NH)) Entomology Department
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/science/projects/worldmap measuring biodiversity value & conservation priority BM(NH)
http://scratchpads.eu/ Scratchpads home page with details http://scratchpads.eu/about
http://www.bugbios.com/ insect site with links
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/orders-key.html Key to Orders of Insects
http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/key.htm Key to Orders of Insects (David A Kendall BSc PhD Consulting Entomologist)
http://www.amentsoc.org/insects/glossary/ Amateur Entomologists' Society Entomologists' Glossary:
http://www.bijlmakers.com/glossary/glossary.htm database of technical terms re Entomology etc.   © Hein Bijlmakers.
https://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/glossary.htm Glossary of Entomological and other (often American) terms at Texas A&M University
http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/fly/fly.html Anatomical Atlas of Fly structure (needs broadband)
http://www.lakelandwildlife.co.uk/collections.htm Virtual Fauna of Lakeland Website (incl Hets, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/ … index.html    "The UK species inventory aims to compile the names of all UK species from a series of comprehensive and authoritative checklists."
http://www.tombio.uk/idsignpost "Identification resources for biological identification in the UK" at Tomorrow’s Biodiversity FSC project

Thanks to all who contributed links that have been incorporated here.
Disclaimer: Inclusion of any sites or organisations does not constitute recommendation or endorsement. Errors and omissions excluded. No responsibility can be accepted for the contents of web sites, which may change
updated 10 February 2018

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