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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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New Diptera checklist update

Peter Chandler has provided another update to his Checklist of Diptera of the British Isles. It can be downloaded from the Checklist page, and to see the latest changes go to the Updates page.

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Flies of the months

To help celebrate Year of the Fly Dipterists Forum has organised a series of "fly of the month" posts, hosted by Discover Wildlife, the website from BBC Wildlife magazine.

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New group formed for high-flying flies

Dipterists Forum members Matt Harrow and Sam Thomas have formed the Upland Diptera Recording Group.

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New project to record carrion-feeding flies

The Calliphoridae and Rhiniidae Recording Scheme covers blowflies and relatives, including the 'greenbottles' and cluster flies.

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Another special offer for Year of the Fly

Another good reason to join Dipterists Forum! Thanks to GT Vision who are offering a 10% discount to Dipterist Forum members during 2019 to celebrate the Year of the Fly.

 

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Fonseca's seed fly under threat

Sand dunes at Coul Links
Sand dunes at Coul Links - photo Craig Allardyce

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