Diptera

Order in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaArthropodaInsecta

  • 4,413,625

    Occurrences
  • 185,457

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Diptera

Common names

  • gnats eng
  • mosquitoes eng
  • true flies eng
  • more

Taxonomic status

Accepted order

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Marine

Georeferenced data

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
order
Diptera
family
293
genus
18,175
species
185,457
 
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Bibliography

Akre, R.D.,Garnett, W.B.,Sehlke, G. (1985) Cocoon mimicry and predation by myrmecophilous Diptera (Diptera: Syrphidae)

Akre, R.D.,Howard, R.W.,Garnett, W.B. (1990) Chemical mimicry in an obligate predator of carpenter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Akre, R.D.,Howard, R.W.,Stanley Samuelson, D.W. (1990) Biosynthesis and chemical mimicry of cuticular hydrocarbons from the obligate predator, Microdon albicomatus Novak (Diptera: Syrphidae) and its ant prey, Myrmica incompleta Provancher (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Akre, R.D.,Paulson, G.S. (1993) Who’s eating the children? (Most unusual flies)

Barkalov, Anatolii V.,Nielsen, Tore R. (2007) A new Platycheirus species of the manicatus subgroup (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Caucasus

Barnes, Jeffrey K.,Lavers, Norman,Raney, Herschel (2007) Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Arkansas, U.S.A.: Notes and a checklist

Barr, B. (1995) Feeding behaviour and mouthpart structure of larvae of Microdon eggeri and Microdon mutabilis (Diptera, Syrphidae)

Beuk, P.L.Th. (ed.) (2002)

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Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.