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Information on robberflies of Germany
Title: Information on robberflies of Germany
Creator: Wolff, Danny
Abstract: With more than 7,000 described species robberflies belong to one of the species' most plentiful families of two-winged flies (Diptera). In Central Europe the number of species is rather low and there are confirmed records of only 81 species in Germany A lot of the German species are a large and conspicuous insect, some of them resembling bumblebees (Laphria) or hornets (Asilus). They inhabit a wide range of habitats, from deciduous forests to areas of open sand. The identification of the German species is not very difficult, in most cases no special preparation (e.g. of the genitalia) is required. In comparison with other dipteran families robberflies were more or less neglected by German dipterists in the past. Many aspects of their distribution, their larval development, their habitat requirement etc. are still unknown. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Provisional atlas of the robberflies of Germany / flight period diagrams / histograms / habitats / common names / colour images / Red list - project
Subject: Diptera (Flies) and Siphonaptera (595.77)
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Spatial coverage: Central Europe, Germany
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English; German
Format: website
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2008-06-30
Metadata provider: SDEI
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