Soldierflies and allies at the 2018 Dipterists Forum workshop, Preston Montford -

This is the annual workshop meeting for Dipterists Forum at Preston Montford FSC, Shropshire. This year soldierflies and allies are one of the groups being covered.

Brilliant new field guide to robberflies

A fantastic new book on robberflies has been published: Field guide to the robberflies of the Netherlands and Belgium, by Reinoud van der Broeck and André Schulten. An English-language version is available, and the guide covers all the British species with excellent photos and illustrations at a very reasonable price.

Some maps for World Robberfly Day

Today is World Robberfly Day. an event with a long and distinguished history, dating all the way back to a bright idea from Erica McAlister in 2015.

Bee-fly Watch update at 10 April 2017

A mid-season summary of the data on the two spring-active bee-flies can be downloaded here.

Bee-flies are back!

Yesterday we launched Bee-fly Watch for 2017, and today the first two bee-flies for the year were reported! One from the Isle of Wight and one from Dorset. Where will be next?

Recording scheme presentation

This presentation was given at the Bedfordshire Natural History Society "neglected insects" conference in November 2016:

Soldierfly records on the NBN Gateway

The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is a partnership of many organisations involved in biological recording, and one of its main functions is to enable records to be shared via the NBN Gateway website.

Checklist spreadsheet now available

A Soldierflies and Allies Checklist is now available (Excel spreadsheet, 26kb). It includes a list of all species covered by the recording scheme, giving a brief summary of distribution and habitats.


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