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Posted on 04-06-2010 18:09

Location: Turku, Finland
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I've collected flies for 10 years now, and 90% of my work has been performed in the SAME LOCALITY on an island in the south-western archipelago of Finland.

As I'm just about to cross the milestone of recording 1000 fly species from that island I was just wondering whether there are many other European dipterists who have performed and published anything similar. Please tell, if you have, or have seen such (recent) publications!

I have seen one - the couple of years old "Stelviana report" from northern Italy reporting nearly 1000 species of gnats and flies. That was a magnificent joint effort of many specialists and within a short time-span.

And in Finland the legendary Lauri Tiensuu collected nearly everything conceivable from the south-east, Hamina in the 60's-70's. But since he didn't limit his collecting work, he was finally unable to publish anything systematic.

I don't want to claim that my number of species is anyhow mind-boggling - actually I've been a relatively lazy collector. But I've just concentrated on the same spot and included practically all fly families (and got also specialist help, thanks already now...). This is something many dipterologists don't usually do?
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Posted on 04-06-2010 19:41

Location: Lyon, France
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Try my paper in Dipterists Digest: 1011 species in 3 years (now up to 1250+)
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Thanks for the full reference... Wink

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Posted on 04-06-2010 23:39
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Surely everyone knows Phil's paper ??!! - Withers P, 2007 Towards an inventory of the flies (Diptera) of a nature reserve, Pierre Vérots Foundation, in Ain, France: the first 2000 taxa. - Dipterists Digest 14: 125-150. Or maybe that's not the one he means?
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 05-06-2010 00:36

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...the first 1000 taxa - don't exaggerate !
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Posted on 05-06-2010 08:44

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This may also be a good one:
Van Zuijlen et al. (red.): Brand-stof. Een inventarisatie van de entomofauna van het natuurreservaat 'De Brand' in 1990. Insectenwerkgroep KNNV, Tilburg: 119-128.
It's a report of a large-scale malaise trap project. Many specialists collaborated to get a long list of species from many different families. I'm not sure how many Diptera were identified, but you should check it out.
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