Revision of The Carnidae from 'De Kaaistoep', The Netherlands from Thu, 2010-01-28 14:53


The Carnidae fauna of the Netherlands is quite well known due to early collectors like De Meijere and currently activ collectors like Jan Willem van Zuijlen. In the checklist for the Netherlands (Beuk 2002) 5 species are listed: Carnus hemapterus, Meoneura flavifacies, M. lacteipennis, M. obscurella, and M. vagans. The only recent papers on the carnid fauna of the Netherlands is by Brake (1996).

Why online?

The Carnidae specimens from the 'De Kaaistoep' were identified and the data digitized. Instead of publishing a paper I decided to publish online only, because this enables me to continually update and improve the data for each species, while still enabling the user to view only data from this project. Everybody who reads this page and associated pages is welcome to act as a reviewer by adding comments. I will periodically review the comments and incorporate your suggestions into the text.

To add a comment to data on the taxon pages you have to click on the title of the node (e.g. the description, image or specimen). The node will open and at the bottom of the page you can click on 'Add new comment'. If you want to stay anonymous you can just make a comment without logging in (to avoid spam comments, comments are not published immediately, but have to be activated by me first. However, I promise only to delete spam comments, not critical ones). Otherwise you can either state your name in your comment or you register for an account and wait for me to activate your account. As soon as your account is activated you can log in and add comments under your user account.

'De Kaaistoep'

Materials and Methods

Most specimens were collected via Malaise and other traps like beer and window traps between 1998 and 2009.

The specimens are stored in 70% Ethanol. Most of the specimens were send back to the collector, van Zuijlen with reference specimen deposited in the Natural History Museum, London and in my personal collection. All specimen data have been digitized and specimen IDs have been given to individual specimens or lots of the same sex.

Species list

All species in the list are linked to the respective taxon page which shows nomenclatural and taxonomic data, images, citations, a list of specimens and a distribution map showing only data of specimens digitized by me. There is a second link to a static taxon page which shows the respective page at the time of publication of this online paper (all produced on 19. Jan. 2010). For a table of Carnidae collected in the Kerkini project check All together 302 Carnidae specimens were identified.


Many thanks to Jan Willem van Zuijlen, who collected all the specimens. Any comments and reviews are greatly appreciated.

How to cite

The first version of this publication was published on XXX by Irina Brake. Please cite like this:

Brake, I. 2010: Carnidae from 'De Kaaistoep', The Netherlands. The new Diptera Site,, accessed on [precise date when you last viewed the online publication].

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