Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 11

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,960
· Newest Member: Urs-Peter
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· weia< 5 mins
· ESant00:08:28
· blaauw700:08:30
· Auratus00:20:57
· smol00:36:24
· Tetrao00:42:02
· nowaytofly00:46:47
· libor01:09:56
· John Carr01:12:55
· Juergen Peters01:14:55
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Diptera.info :: General Diptera forums :: Overviews
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
ONE piece of essential literature???
George Sims
#1 Print Post
Posted on 08-01-2015 20:08
Member

Location: Lander, Wyoming, USA
Posts: 1
Joined: 29.12.11

I am VERY new to diptera, as my main interests lie in the odonata and coleoptera. Interested in learning more about flies, particularly those attracted to carrion, dung, and human remains. Have tried to search for some sort of field guide to these families, but have come up empty. What would you consider the ONE essential reference for a beginner interested in these groups? I am located in Wyoming, at an elevation of about 5500-9000 feet, should that be a factor in your answer. I have several "forensic" books, which give verbal descriptions, but nothing really along the lines of a user-friendly illustrated guide.
Edited by George Sims on 08-01-2015 20:11
 
www.bugsofpopoagie.wordpress.com
John Carr
#2 Print Post
Posted on 17-01-2015 21:08
User Avatar

Member

Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 9892
Joined: 22.10.10

Stephen Marshall's book Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera is a good place to start.

http://www.amazon...1770851003
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31715949@N00
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
On a piece of wood in the garden Diptera (eggs, larvae, pupae) 2 02-12-2023 09:51
Request - PDF literature on Platypalpus What should I use? 1 28-03-2023 10:58
Request - PDF literature on Anopheles What should I use? 3 08-12-2022 18:22
Beginner looking for literature on Culicidae and Tsetse fly What should I use? 1 30-11-2022 21:37
Request of Zeuxia literature (Tachinidae: Dexiinae). Interesting literature 3 12-07-2021 08:06
Date and time
24 May 2024 20:19
Login
Username

Password



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.

Paul
Donate
Please, help to make
Diptera.info
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
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

07.03.24 00:01
Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

17.08.23 15:23
Aneomochtherus

17.08.23 13:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 13:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 11:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 08:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 21:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 21:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 11:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

09.10.22 17:07
Yes, dipterologists from far abroad, please buy your copy at veldshop. Stamps will be expensive, but he, the book is unreasonably cheap Smile

Render time: 0.35 seconds | 193,541,285 unique visits