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|Taxonomic subdivision of an order. Family names always end in -idae. Thus the Asilidae are a family rank subdivision of the order Diptera. Within an order are a number taxonomic subdivisions of higher rank than family like, for example, suborder and superfamily. Taxonomic subdivisions within families are, for example, subfamily, tribe and genus. Many families have vernacular names.|
|Any taxon above the genus level up to the family level. (From the Glossary of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature).|
|The animal life of a region.|
|Searchable database (classification, taxa, country checklists) where the scientific names of all European land and freshwater animals are brought together in one authorative database. Europe includes mainland Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Belarus, European Turkey etc. plus the Macaronesian islands (excl. Cape Verder Is.), Cyprus, Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, the Western Kazakhstan excluded.|
Some entomologists will treat the used classification as generally accepted standard. However, it should be noted that that the classification is usually the one accepted by the specialist(s) responsible for the group, whereas other specialists might favour another classification.
|A publication in which taxa are included on the basis of their occurrence in a specified area rather than on the basis of relationship, e.g., in the volumes of Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica and Fauna d'Italia.|
|Fist segment of the tarsus, i.e., the first segment after the tibia.|
Synonym: basitarsus, metatarsus
|Vernacular name used for the family Sarcophagidae in general or the genus Sarcophaga in particular.|
Jizz: Species of the subfamily Sarcophaginae are generally big (10-25 mm) powerful flies; thorax with three strong black stripes and a checker-board patterned abdomen. Often found near carrion. They enjoy sunbathing.
Jizz: Species of the subfamily Miltogramminae do not have dorsal stripes on thorax and no checker-board pattern on abdomen. They look like small Tachinidae and have similar behaviour. Miltogramminae are kleptoparasites of solitary bees and wasps and are usually found near their nests.
|hover flies (synonym)|
|A member of the insect order Diptera, even though some groups may be generally refered to as 'midges', 'gnats', etc.. In compound names containing 'fly' for members of this order, the name is written as two words as in 'crane fly'. For insects that are members of other orders the name is written as a single word as in 'butterfly'.|
Examples of these are:
mayfly: order Ephemeroptera;
dragonfly and damselfly: order Odonata;
stonefly: order Plecoptera;
whitefly: order Hemiptera;
firefly: order Coleoptera;
alderfly, dobsonfly, and fishfly: order Megaloptera;
snakefly, mantidfly, and owlfly: order Neuroptera;
sawfly: order Hymenoptera;
caddisfly: order Trichoptera;
butterfly: order Lepidoptera;
scorpionfly, earwigfly, and hangingfly: order Mecoptera.
|Forensic means legal and in respect of Diptera refers to any |
situation in which flies become a court issue. Pest and nuisance species are thus included as species of forensic importance as are calliphorid and other maggots in murder cases.
|Vernacular name used for different families of flies. The more generally accepted use is for the family Tephritidae, though in the Old World also commonly used for the family Drosophilidae.|
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