A community driven site for authoritative information on Diptera.
The *new* Diptera Site has its origins in the general Diptera pages of the The Diptera Site by F. Christian Thompson, but this new site is positioned to encourage contributions from registered users. Create a new account or login in the left column, and once authenticated, begin writing!
You are welcome to start a group on your favourite taxon (see for example Carnidae), start a forum discussion on the family classification, add bibliographic citations or images, make comments to the various pages, etc.
This website is open to everyone around the world interested in flies, whether professionals or amateurs. Please help us maintain a high standard of content. The focus of this site lies primarily but not exclusively on taxonomy, phylogeny and nomenclature of Diptera. There are other Diptera sites dealing with specific groups and an active community site Diptera.info.
The banner is adapted from a photo of Glyphidops flavifrons (Neriidae) kindly provided by Steve Marshall (©S. Marshall).
Navigation of the Diptera Classification: A click on a term in the 'Diptera Classification' menu will open the child taxa of this term. Click on the blue 'plus' next to a term to open the species panel for this term. You can also click on 'Taxonomy' above the search field, enter a term and search. Currently the classification goes only down to family level except for Carnidae (species level). Example species pages are available for Ephydridae and Carnidae (Carnus hemapterus, Hemeromyia obscura, Meoneura obscurella).
We would like to offer a species page for each Diptera family. Please help and create species pages for your favourite taxa (see How to create a species page ). To participate, please create an account and state your intent to build species pages.
FAQ and a help forum are available at the Scratchpad website.
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