Thread subject: Diptera.info :: How many flies -per family worldwide
Posted by xylo on 23-06-2009 10:23
Schumann et al. (1999) mention the following approx. world species numbers, but might be somewhat outdated:
You may have a look at the BDWD
, which give also a good guess, but keep in mind the status column for each family (cf. quality assurance).
Recently, a paper dealing with the global diversity of freshwater Diptera was published (Wagner et al. 2008), which might be of interest.
btw: you have post.....
Schumann, H.; Bährmann, R. & Stark, A. [eds.] (1999):
Entomofauna Germanica 2. Checkliste der Dipteren Deutschlands. - Studia dipterologica Supplement 2: 1-354.
Wagner, R. et al. (2008):
Global diversity of dipteran families (Insecta Diptera)in freshwater (excluding Simulidae, Culicidae, Chironomidae, Tipulidae and Tabanidae). - Hydrobiologia 595:489-519.