News

2020 Summer Field Meeting

We are now taking bookings for the 2020 Summer Field Meeting in Falmouth. Details in events.

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New, and much simpler, option for adding photos to forum posts

We now have a much easier way to add photos to forum posts. When you add a post, you should see an "IMAGE" section immediately under the "Body" text section, and you can simply upload one or more photos.

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Recording schemes meeting report

Dipterists Forum recently held a meeting for national and local recording scheme organisers, enabling us to catch up on latest developments and identify actions to build on the excellent work being done by the schemes.

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Dipterists Day programme

See the 'Events' page for the full programme for the weekend (9-10 November 2019) at Cardiff Museum.

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Beginners Fly ID course

Identification of True Flies (Diptera) to family level – suitable from anyone from 10 years onwards and for all abilities. November 16th and 17th 2019. More information in events.

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Diptera checklist updated to June 2019

Thanks to Peter Chandler for providing the latest update to the Checklist of Diptera of the British Isles. It can be downloaded from the Checklist page.

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Bursaries for 2020

The Dipterists Forum holds an annual weekend course at the Preston Montford field studies centre near Shrewsbury.

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Cheshire Horsefly rediscovered in Cheshire

During 2018, the Tanyptera Trust's North West Invertebrates project commissioned a survey of two horseflies in north-west England: Cheshire Horsefly (Atylotus plebeius) and Broad-headed Horsefly (Hybomitra lurida).

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New paper: DNA barcoding of British mosquitoes

A team of researchers has DNA barcoded 42 species of UK mosquitoes to support species identification, discovery of cryptic genetic diversity and monitoring invasive species.

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