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Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Ottawa
The Canadian National Collection (CNC) of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes is considered one of the best collections of its kind in the world in terms of size, species representation, and level of curation. It is maintained and developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as part of its systematics research program, and is housed in the K.W. Neatby Building in Ottawa. The Diptera collection is considered one of the strongest segments of the Canadian National Collection of Insects. Over two million fly specimens are housed in over 4600 drawers, alcohol and slide cabinets, making it one of the largest Diptera collections in the world.
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Date Added: 22.06.06 15:28 Visits: 1111
J.L. Gressit Centre for Research in Entomology, Bishop Museum, Hawaii
Third largest insect collection in U.S.A. Very many primary types. Searchable database.
Date Added: 03.04.07 11:00 Visits: 1073
Monastery of Admont
The museum contains the Diptera collection of Pater Gabriel Strobl.
Date Added: 08.11.06 07:20 Visits: 1205
Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard
Official site. Excellent photographs of type specimens and their labels.
Date Added: 23.02.07 11:36 Visits: 1213
Museum of Natural History, Berlin
Official site of the Museum f?r Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universit?t, Berlin
Date Added: 02.06.06 09:32 Visits: 1119
National Museum of Natural History, Leiden
Official Site of the Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Naturalis [former Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie], Leiden.
Date Added: 02.06.06 09:01 Visits: 1074
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Describes the Smithsonian collections at the Department of Systematic Zoology, Entomology. Database as yet incomplete.
Date Added: 14.06.06 14:25 Visits: 1049
Natural History Museum, London
Research and curation cite of the Natural History Museum [former Bristish Museum (Natural History)], London.
Date Added: 02.06.06 09:18 Visits: 1067
Natural History Museum, London: Diptera Collection

The Natural History Museum's collections of Diptera contains approximately 2.5 million specimens. The Museum holds collections of International and British Diptera that are stored separately.

International collections
The international collection holds important type material of Diptera, some dating back to the 18th century, most notably of taxa described by Walker, Bigot, Brunetti, Edwards and Austen.

Parts of the world that are particularly well represented are the:
Europe (except Russia)
most of sub-Saharan Africa
the Seychelles
the Indian subcontinent
Malesia
Southern Argentina
Chile

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20th century collections
The British Diptera Collection includes donations from important collectors of the 20th century such as:
F.W. Edwards
L. Parmenter
C.N. Colyer
O.W. Richards
E.A. Fonseca

A synoptic British reference collection can be examined in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity.
Date Added: 26.06.13 11:00 Visits: 516
Natural History Museum, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Official site of a zoological museum that encompasses outstanding examples of wildlife from Ireland and the far corners of the globe, some still to be seen today and others long extinct.
Home of the Alexander Henry Haliday collection, including types of Hermann Loew, Camillo Rondani, Francis Walker and John Curtis.
Date Added: 19.06.06 13:59 Visits: 1123
Natural History Museum, Paris
Official site of the Mus?um national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. French only...
Date Added: 02.06.06 09:52 Visits: 1059
Natural History Museum, Vienna
Official site of the Naturhistorische Museum, Wien.
Date Added: 02.06.06 09:59 Visits: 1096
Oxford University Museum, Oxford
Official site of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections), Oxford (
Date Added: 02.06.06 11:41 Visits: 1167
Riverside Campus, University of California, Berkeley
Describes the museum and its important holdings from the U.S.A., State of California.
Date Added: 14.06.06 14:20 Visits: 1238
Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren
Official site of the Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Tervuren
Date Added: 02.06.06 09:07 Visits: 1038
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18.09.19 20:06
Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

15.09.19 20:41
Jewelm699 - did you upload it to a forum (which one?) or the gallery? I can't find it.

11.09.19 13:15
I’m hoping someone can identify the phoridae maggot or pupae I just uploaded.

28.08.19 14:29
Rafael p is legs and f1 is fore femur

26.08.19 17:13
If you experienced a very sluggish site recently, it may have been because someone tried to upload a maliciuous script by force. It appears to have failed. The visitor was blocked further access.

25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

18.06.19 08:07
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