deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Asiloid Flies
deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Sample of Asiloid Flies

News - 1 May 2010

1 May, 2010 - 17:30 -- DikowT

Torsten Dikow spent a week in Florida for field work in order to collect several Mydidae species of interest to the NSF REVSYS grant. Two species of Phyllomydas (Mydinae: Phyllomydini) were collected as well as several Asilidae species in general. Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, FL was the base for some of the field work conducted in Florida scrub.

Torsten also visited the Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA) in Gainesville, FL for a day to photograph several Mydidae type specimens and study the extensive Mydidae collection particularly from the south-eastern United States.