This is the website for the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme. It is very much work in progress at the moment, but over time we will build up a collection of news and resources relating to this group of flies.
This recording scheme falls under the umbrella of Dipterists Forum, who host a Soldierflies and Allies discussion forum (among forums dedicated to all things dipteran). 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 available!