Thread subject: :: Diastatidae

Posted by Gordon on 17-10-2008 14:31

Another small family, this time with 9 species I believe. The only reference I can find that might contain a pan-european key is

Chandler, P.J. 1998. Family Diastatidae. I: Papp, L. og Darvas, B. (red.): Contributions to a Manual of Palaearctic Diptera. 3: 523-530. Science Herald, Budapest.

If there is not a key in that, does anybody know of one? Paul, I have a feeling you have already recorded one species of Diastatidae from my material, Diatstata costata, does it by any chance have an irregular ovoid dark spot over vein DM-Cu??

Sorry to be asking for free gifts of literature all the time, but I am unfunded, uncarred (meaning I have no transport beyond the reach of my pushbike) and unaffiliated, and I would have no chance of finding it here in Greece anyway.

Thanks to whomever can help,

Edited by Gordon on 17-10-2008 14:37