News

Agenda for AGM

The Agenda (and the list of Officers and ordinary members for election to Committee) for the 2019 AGM, to be held during Dipterists Day at Cardiff.

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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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Dipterists Forum Summer Meeting 2020

The 2020 Summer meeting will be in Cornwall, where we will be based at the Exeter University Penryn Campus in Falmouth. The meeting will be held from Saturday 27 June to Saturday 4 July. Further details, booking information etc. will be posted in due course. 

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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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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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