Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 8

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,769
· Newest Member: Drosomad
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Armen Seropian< 5 mins
· eklans00:07:15
· BartNap00:08:00
· janoves00:35:06
· Volker00:39:37
· GAREL Jean-M...00:55:14
· Jozef Obona00:59:37
· John Carr00:59:55
· ophis01:22:04
· Juergen Peters01:38:44
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Diptera at the beach
#1 Print Post
Posted on 04-01-2011 15:34

Posts: 348
Joined: 06.05.07

i found no similar thread elsewhere, so i start a new one...

I am pretty interested in coastal flies (so diptera really to be found on the high water line, coastal defence mechanism, buoys...)

At the beach, many specific species can be found, are there additions to the ones mentioned beneath? Or are there species mentioned which can be found in other habitats?

Aphrosylus celtiber (common)
Aphrosylus ferox
Scellus notatus (common, more inland)

Chersodromia arenaria
Chersodromia hirta
Chersodromia incana
Chersodromia speculifera

Fucellia maritima (common)
Fucellia tergina

Some species, but which ones?
Scatella tenuicosta for brakish waters...

Helcomyza ustulata (common)

Heterocheila buccata (rather common)

Ceratinostoma ostiorum??
Scathophaga litorea

Orygma luctuosum

Almost all species?

Coelopa pilipes?
Coelopa frigida

Thank you allready.
Bye, Jonas
#2 Print Post
Posted on 04-01-2011 15:54

Location: Poland
Posts: 2213
Joined: 05.01.06

there is an old paper published by Karl, O: 1930, Thalassobionte und thalassophile Diptera Brachycera. Tierwelt der Nord- und Ostsee, 19: 33-84.
Edited by Andrzej on 04-01-2011 15:57
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Environmental Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
#3 Print Post
Posted on 05-01-2011 19:51
User Avatar


Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 1063
Joined: 29.05.09

Dear Jonas
The Chironomidae of the subfamily Telmatogetoninae (genera Thallasomyia and Telmatogeton) are inhabitants of the marine intertidal to offshore windparks!
see: Sunose, T. & Fujisawa, T. 1982. ecological studies of the intertidal chironomid Telmatogeton japonicus Tokunaga in Hokkaido. Res. Popul. Ecol. 24:70-84. and recently also Raunio et al (2009) in http://www.aquati...o_etal.pdf.
Also (some) Ephydra species (Ephydridae) can be found in salt water. I know of only one paper: Krivosheina, M.G. (2003). To the biology of flies of the genus Ephydra Fallén, 1810 with the descriptions of larvae of seven Palaearctic species (Diptera:Ephydridae). Russian Entomol.J. 12 (1):79-86.
If necessary I can send you the papers (PDF).

The following species were also known (confined to) from haline/brackish waters alongthe coast (from literature records only, unless otherwise stated):
Chironomidae (also based on own records except for Clunio): some Procladius sp., Clunio marinus, Cricotopus ornatus, Halocladius varians, H. variabilis, Psectrocladius ventricosus, Chironomus aprillinus, C. halophilus, C. salinarius, Glyptotendipes barbipes, Microchironomus deribae, Tanytarsus gracilentus (not exclusively marine)
Culicidae: perhaps Anopheles atroparvus?
Limoniidae: Dicranomyia modesta, D. sera, D. ventralis, D. unicolor
Dolichopodidae: Dolichopus nubilus, Hydrophorus oceanicus, Hygrocoleuthes sp., Machaerium maritimum, Rhaphium consobrinum
Stratiomyidae: Nemoteles notatus, N. uliginosus
Syrphidae; Eristalinus aeneus
Tabanidae: Atylotus latistriatus (I have found the larva underneath grassrooths on the dike bordering a tidal zone (Land van Saefthinge,NL), so probably not aquatic.; Haematopota bigoti, Hybomitra expollicata (found the larva in a salty ditch)
Igor Grichanov
#4 Print Post
Posted on 09-01-2011 15:17
User Avatar


Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Posts: 1571
Joined: 17.08.06

I remember a huge amount of references concerning coastal diptera, at least hundreds of references regarding coastal dolichopodidae. Sorry, I do do not collect such references.
Igor Grichanov
#5 Print Post
Posted on 09-01-2011 15:29

Location: Poland
Posts: 2213
Joined: 05.01.06

Lot of papers has been published by Beshovski, V. L. - a series of Diptera Brachycera of dunes of Bulgarian coast of Black Sea.
Edited by Andrzej on 09-01-2011 15:30
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Environmental Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
Stephane Lebrun
#6 Print Post
Posted on 09-01-2011 16:33
User Avatar


Location: Le Havre, France
Posts: 8248
Joined: 03.03.07

I have these ones :
Muscidae : Villeneuvia aestuum, Lispe caesia, Lispe marina, Neolimnophora virgo, Neolimnophora maritima.
Coelopidae : Malacomyia sciomyzina.

Gunnar M Kvifte
#7 Print Post
Posted on 11-01-2011 22:02

Location: Kassel, Germany
Posts: 436
Joined: 18.08.09

Telmatoscopus similis Tonnoir, 1922
Paramormia ustulata (Walker, 1856) - not exclusively marine
Panimerus albomaculatus (Wahlgren, 1904) - not exclusively marine
Edited by Gunnar M Kvifte on 07-07-2011 15:08
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Diptera with long 3rd pair of legs => ?Macropeza albitarsis Diptera (adults) 4 26-06-2022 08:06
Tipulidae or Limoniidae: brown Diptera Diptera (adults) 3 19-06-2022 14:41
Diptera > Trixoscelididae > Trixoscelis sp pictured in Belgium on 2022-04-30 for ID Diptera (adults) 1 07-06-2022 09:41
Is this Diptera? -> Psilidae-Loxocera? Diptera (adults) 3 05-06-2022 19:02
Diptera's eggs => Tabanidae eggs Diptera (eggs, larvae, pupae) 6 27-05-2022 08:15
Date and time
27 June 2022 15:27


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

19.06.22 07:42
I can not post an image - I do all right - dont know what to do! Gunther

24.05.22 11:28
Hi! would anyone be able to send on a scan of Delia sanctijacobi redescription from: GRIFFITHS, G.C.D. 1993. Anthomyiidae [part]. In: Flies of the Nearctic Region, 8(2), 10. Thank you!

18.05.22 16:26
Delay, alas, due to Covid related issues. But it will be published !!

18.05.22 16:26
Publication of the English translation of the Fieldguide to Homeodactyla of northwest Europe is due September

14.05.22 07:24
Hi, 3 threads in Eggs, etc should be in adults - possible to change please?

13.04.22 07:52

12.04.22 07:41
cant attach picture to post in forum, what do I do wrong? Sorry Novice question ...

09.01.22 16:56
Hello, I'm looking for literature on chironomid larvae that are able to survive after being entrapped in ice for at least several days . So far I've only found literature on Eretmoptera murphy

11.12.21 16:10
Dematoneura in the gallery should be DeSmatoneura

23.09.21 14:29
All sorted.

Render time: 3.12 seconds | 166,034,778 unique visits