Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme - welcome

Clubbed General soldierfly, Stratiomys chamaeleon, photo by Judy Webb

Soldierflies, bee-flies, robberflies, and more - fascinating flies!

The Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme collates biological records for 11 related Diptera families, using the information to promote enjoyment, study and conservation of the species and their habitats.

This recording scheme falls under the umbrella of Dipterists Forum. The scheme is coordinated by Martin Harvey with help from others in Dipterists Forum.

(Photo on right is of Clubbed General soldierfly, Stratiomys chamaeleon, taken by Judy Webb.)

The Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme covers 11 families of flies (Diptera):

  • Soldierflies, Stratiomyidae
  • Horseflies, Tabanidae
  • Robberflies, Asilidae
  • Snipeflies, Rhagionidae
  • Stiletto-flies, Therevidae
  • Bee-flies, Bombyliidae
  • Hunchback-flies, Acroceridae
  • Water-snipeflies, Athericidae
  • Awl-flies, Xylophagidae
  • Windowflies, Scenopinidae
  • Wood-soldierflies, Xylomyidae

The main guide to these species is British soldierflies and their allies by Alan Stubbs and Martin Drake, the new edition of which is now availableNBN data provider badge

You can send in records to the recording scheme - we collate them and use them for research and conservation, sharing the data via the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).

Dipterists Forum host a Soldierflies and Allies discussion forum.