News

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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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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Using the discussion forums on this website

There are two discussion forums on this website, available from the "Forums" menu at the top of the page. Anyone can view the forums, but only members of Dipterists Forum can log in and add messages and photos.

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More local groups added

If you look under the "Local groups" heading in the main menu you'll see some county and regional DIptera groups, and we've now added a section for general local groups that include flies within a general coverage of invertebrates.

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