Entomologists who specialise in these insects are “dipterists”. In 1993, a group of people who wanted to find out more about every aspect of their lives, including the habitats they require, set up theDipterists Forum. There is a great deal still to learn about flies. Mapping the distribution of some groups is a major achievement of the Dipterists Forum to date, but the immature stages of the majority of species are still unknown. Many species are becoming increasingly rare as a result of habitat loss and climate change.
Dipterists Forum- The Society for the study of flies (Diptera)
Flies including; Anthomyidd flies, Chironomid flies, Chloropid flies, Conopid, lonchopterid & picture-winged flies, Craneflies, Meniscus midges, Fruit flies, Emphid and dolichopodid flies, Fungus gnats, Soliderflies, horseflies, robberflies, snipleflies, stilletto-flies, bee-flies and allies, Pipunculid flies, Snail killing flies, Sepsid flies, Stilt and stalk flies, Hoverflies, Tachinid flies, Tephritid flies
Dipterists Forum, Affiliated to the British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS)
1) Anthomyidd flies contact Mr M. Ackland at firstname.lastname@example.org 2) Chironomid flies contact Dr P. Roper at email@example.com 3) Chloropid flies contact John and Barbara Ismay at firstname.lastname@example.org 4) Conopid, lonchopterid & picture-winged flies contact Mr D.K., Clements at email@example.com 5) Craneflies contact Mr A.E. Stubbs and Me J. Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com 6)Meniscus midges contact Julian Small at firstname.lastname@example.org 7) Fruit flies contact Dr B.Pitkin 8) Emphid and dolichopodid flies contact Dr Adrian Plant and Martin Drake at Adrian.Plant@museumwales.ac.uk and email@example.com 9) Fungus gnats contact Mr P.J. Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org 10) Soliderflies, horseflies, robberflies, snipleflies, stilletto-flies, bee-flies and allies contact Martin C. Harvey at email@example.com 11) Pipunculid flies contact Mr David Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org 12) Snail killing flies contact Dr I.F.G Mclean and Darwyn Sumner at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org 13) Sepsid flies contact Steve Crellin at email@example.com 14) Stilt and stalk flies contact Mr D. Sumner at firstname.lastname@example.org 15) Hoverflies contact Dr S.G. Ball and Mr R.K.A Mossie at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org 16) Tachinid flies contact Mr Chris Raper and Matthew Smith at email@example.com and MatSmith1@compuserve.com 17) Tephritid flies contact Mr L Clemons and firstname.lastname@example.org
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year