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Newsletter 8 (spring 2021) now available

Newsletter 8 coverHead over to the Newsletters page to read the latest issue: includes rearing soldierfl

New identification guides available

Two more identification guides have been issued, covering horseflies (deerflies) in genus Chrysops, and robberflies in genus Dioctria.

Bee-fly Watch 2020: latest results

The latest results for 2020 are on the Bee-fly Watch results page. Lots of Bombylius excitement available, including:

Newsletter 7, spring 2020, now available

The latest Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme newsletter is now available. It includes latest scheme news; getting started with soldierflies; finding larvae of the Pine Black soldierfly; Bee-fly Watch update (including the establishment of the Anthracite Bee-fly in Britain).

County lists now available

A new page on this website provides a summary list of all species record in all vice-counties. You can use the filter boxes to search for a particular species and see all the counties where it has been found, ot search for a county and see all the species recorded there.

New: larvae of soldierflies and allies

Soldierfly larvaA section on larvae and other early stages has been added to the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme website.

Bee-fly guide: revised version now available

The recording scheme guide to bee-flies in genus Bombylius has been updated to provide some more information on how to distinguish the two clear-winged summer bee-flies: Western Bee-fly Bombylius canescens, and Heath Bee-fly Bombylius minor. (The section on the two pattern-winged spring bee-flies remains unchanged.)


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