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ANNOUNCEMENT: Illustrated keys for the craneflies and related families of the Netherlands, Belgium en Luxembourg (in Dutch)
The undersigned are working on illustrated field keys for the identification of craneflies and related families of the Netherlands, Belgium en Luxembourg (in Dutch). The field keys treat the larger species (wing length 10 mm or more) and, if smaller, the remarkable species of the families Cylindrotomidae, Limoniidae, Pediciidae, Tipulidae, Trichoceridae, and, although less related, the Ptychopteridae.

The first two parts are Introduction and Terminology. Part 3 is the Main Key which leads to 11 keys for the separate groups. Final part is an overview of all species of the Benelux. So, in total 15 parts. The first 5 are available now online. We hope to publish the other parts in 2014. Plans are to have an English version available in 2015.

The first 5 parts are PDF's files, available from the Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (CCW) at http://nlbif.eti.uva.nl/ccw/. From the "Literature" page of this website some 2400 "Cranefly" PDF's can be downloaded. Search at "Author" for "Peeters" to reach the PDF's for download.

Advantage of online publication is that keys can easily be changed and updated. We look forward to your remarks about the use and content of the keys gladly and with interest.

With best wishes,

Kris Peeters (peeters.heyrman@scarlet.be)
Pjotr Oosterbroek (p.oosterbroek@chello.nl)
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#1 | Gunnar M Kvifte on 09 November 2013 16:12:00
10 cm?
#2 | Paul Beuk on 09 November 2013 20:00:29
LoL, corrected.
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19.05.15 14:40
Link to Nikita's articles https://archive.or
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Diptera

19.05.15 14:32
Hi hope so can tell me if this is ok griffes et pelotes - claws and pulvilli Thx

09.05.15 12:04
Thx Stephane, I see by rather than from- no your English is great!

09.05.15 11:53
No, I would understand : "Calypters small, the lower one is projecting over the upper one by 3/4" (my english is probably not the best).

09.05.15 10:47
Thx Stephane p296 Seguy Calypters small, le thoracique saillant des 3/4 the lower is 3/4 the size or length of the upper? is that how you understand it

08.05.15 21:20
I assume the sentence talk about calypters (cuillerons) : it means that the lower (thoracic) one is protruding.

07.05.15 14:11
Can anyone help out with a translation for le thoracique saillant.. (its not thorax!) Thx

01.05.15 07:55
Thanks Tony. Curious all those flies belong to different families but all of them have white face. Maybe that is useful to see inside burrows?

30.04.15 13:06
long time not coming here, my best wishes to everyone

24.04.15 01:03
In the Dipterist's Handbook, Halictus are recorded as hosts of Thecophora and Zodion; Leucophora sociata; Metopia argyrocephala

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