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 - November 2010

18 November, 2010 - 11:50 -- DikowT

The European Mydidae fauna is small with currently 6 species recorded from France (Corsica), Italy (Sardinia and Sicily), Portugal, and Spain (see the Fauna Europea web-site for details). Note that the finding of Syllegmydas algiricus in Spain by Carles-Tolrá published in 2006, has not been added yet. Just recently, a dipterist from Hungary has sighted and photographed a Leptomydas species in Greece (see the web-site for a nice image). Specifically, the fly was photographed on the small island of Skiathos (39°09'56''N 023°27'05''E) in eastern Greece. This record represents the first Mydidae known from Greece!