Importance of Diptera to man
Modern attempts at Diptera family classification are based on the work of Willi Hennig (1948, 1952, 1954, 1958, 1965, 1971), which was summarized in this treatment in the Handbook of Zoology in 1973. This was the last united version of Diptera family classification. Since then numerous papers on various groups have been published.
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by Axel Ssymank, Bonn & Carol Kearns, Santa Clara
1. Diptera as pollinators
Diptera, the true flies, are an important, but neglected group of pollinators. Diptera can be distinguished from other insects by their two membranous front wings and the highly reduced halteres that represent the remnants of the second pair of wings. They are an ancient group, and were probably among the first pollinators of early flowering plants.
Wrking on Drosophila is a great expecince, specilay in The Indian subcontinent where huge number of species, great environmental variations, diversity of sources. overall it is like heaven for researcher who are working on ecology and evolution of Drosophila.
This is a collaborative site of people studying Diptera.
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