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Diptera at the beach
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Posted on 04-01-2011 16:34

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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
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Posted on 04-01-2011 16:54

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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 16:57
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Posted on 05-01-2011 20:51
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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 FallÚn, 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
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Posted on 09-01-2011 16:17
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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
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Posted on 09-01-2011 16:29

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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 16:30
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
Stephane Lebrun
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Posted on 09-01-2011 17:33
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I have these ones :
Muscidae : Villeneuvia aestuum, Lispe caesia, Lispe marina, Neolimnophora virgo, Neolimnophora maritima.
Coelopidae : Malacomyia sciomyzina.

Gunnar M Kvifte
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Posted on 11-01-2011 23:02

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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 16:08
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