Chapter 9. Biodiversity of Diptera

  1. Robert G. Foottit5 and
  2. Peter H. Adler6
  1. Gregory W. Courtney1,
  2. Thomas Pape2,
  3. Jeffrey H. Skevington3 and
  4. Bradley J. Sinclair4

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch9

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

How to Cite

Courtney, G. W., Pape, T., Skevington, J. H. and Sinclair, B. J. (2009) Biodiversity of Diptera, in Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society (eds R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308211.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Environmental Health National Program (Biodiversity), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, K. W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  2. 6

    Department of Entomology, Soils & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Box 340315, 114 Long Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Entomology, 432 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3222, USA

  2. 2

    Natural History Museum of Denmark, Zoological Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

  3. 3

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

  4. 4

    Entomology - Ontario Plant Laboratories, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151429

Online ISBN: 9781444308211

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity of diptera - diptera, commonly called true flies or two-winged flies;
  • Brachycera - widely known as ‘Orthorrhapha’;
  • adult Diptera - Tipulidae (Tanysipetra) habitus;
  • lower Cyclorrhapha - group of taxa considered amonophyletic group (Aschiza);
  • non-Calyptratae Muscomorpha;
  • Pipunculidae, or big-headed flies - 1400 described species;
  • diptera as plant pests (agriculture, silviculture, and floriculture);
  • societal importance;
  • Myiasip-sroducing blow flies and flesh flies - attracted to wounds and sores of humans;
  • diptera of forensic, medicolegal, and medical importance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Taxa

  • Societal Importance

  • References