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A review of the scarce and threatened flies of Great Britain. Part 3: Empidoidea (Species Status No. 3) 2005

Freshwater Terrestrial JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity 1473-0154 Evidence Freshwater Invertebrates Species Species Status UK Species Red Data book Species Status Review

Abstract

This review deals with the Superfamily Empidoidea as defined by Chvála (1983), which total 673 British species in the latest Diptera check list (Chandler 1998a), now increased to 677 species (as of March 2003; Stubbs (2003)).

The first account of threatened British Diptera was included in Shirt (1987), followed by the publication of 'A review of the scarce and threatened flies of Great Britain (Part 1) (Falk 1991)'. This presented species accounts of threatened species from the better-known families of British Diptera, together with a list of all British flies provisionally assigned to Red Data Book and Nationally Notable (now termed Nationally Scarce) categories.

This present volume deals with the Superfamily Empidoidea as defined by Chvála (1983), which total 673 British species in the latest Diptera check list (Chandler 1998a), now increased to 677 species (as of March 2003; Stubbs (2003)). The Empidoidea comprise five families (Atelestidae, Dolichopodidae, Empididae, Hybotidae, and Microphoridae), the species included representing approximately 10% of our Diptera fauna.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2005··

Citation
Falk, S.J. & Crossley, R. 2005. A review of the scarce and threatened flies of Great Britain. Part 3: Empidoidea. Species Status No. 3, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 1473-0154.

Lineage
This publication is one of a series produced under the auspices of the Species Status Assessment project initiated by JNCC in 1999.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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