British Insects: the families of Diptera

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Contents

These keys and descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993).

Introduction

Conventional key • Interactive key, including interactive information retrieval

The interactive key allows free choice of characters, is easy to use, and can lead to correct identifications in spite of occasional errors. It can display all the illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting or lacking specified attributes, and distributions of character states within any set of taxa.

Character list •  General morphology of Diptera • Implicit attributes

Notes on John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated insect names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Updated plant names for John Curtis’s British Entomology • Notes on the scanning of the images

Poems on insects by Giles Watson

Acknowledgements • References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions

Descriptions

The bold parts in the descriptions are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz et al. 1993). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Acartophthalmidae • Acroceridae • Agromyzidae • Anisopodidae • Anthomyiidae • Anthomyzidae • Asilidae • Asteiidae • Atelestidae • Athericidae • Aulacigastridae

• Bibionidae • Bolitophilidae • Bombyliidae • Braulidae

• Calliphoridae • Camillidae • Campichoetidae • Canacidae • Carnidae • Cecidomyiidae • Ceratopogonidae • Chamaemyiidae • Chaoboridae • Chironomidae • Chloropidae • Chyromyidae • Clusiidae • Coelopidae • Conopidae • Culicidae • Cylindrotomidae

• Diadocidiidae • Diastatidae • Ditomyiidae • Dixidae • Dolichopodidae • Drosophilidae • Dryomyzidae

• Empididae • Ephydridae

• Fanniidae

• Heleomyzidae • Hippoboscidae • Hybotidae

• Keroplatidae

• Lauxaniidae • Limoniidae • Lonchaeidae • Lonchopteridae

• Megamerinidae • Micropezidae • Microphoridae • Milichiidae • Muscidae • Mycetobiidae • Mycetophilidae

• Nycteribiidae

• Odiniidae • Oestridae • Opetiidae • Opomyzidae

• Pallopteridae • Pediciidae • Periscelididae • Phaeomyiidae • Phoridae • Piophilidae • Pipunculidae • Platypezidae • Platystomatidae • Pseudopomyzidae • Psilidae • Psychodidae • Ptychopteridae

• Rhagionidae • Rhinophoridae

• Sarcophagidae • Scathophagidae • Scatopsidae • Scenopinidae • Sciaridae • Sciomyzidae • Sepsidae • Simuliidae • Sphaeroceridae • Stenomicridae • Stratiomyidae • Strongylophthalmyiidae • Syrphidae

• Tabanidae • Tachinidae • Tanypezidae • Tephritidae • Tethinidae • Thaumaleidae • Therevidae • Tipulidae • Trichoceridae

• Ulidiidae

• Xylomyidae • Xylophagidae


Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the families of Diptera. Version: 1st January 2012. http://delta-intkey.com’.

Insect groups treated separately in the ‘British Insects’ package

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