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ZooKeys 441: Checklist of the Diptera of Finland

World / Checklist

Series: ZooKeys Volume: 441

By: Jere Kahanpää (Editor), Jukka Salmela (Editor)

408 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #218662 | ISBN-13: 9789546427472
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About this book

Language: English

This special issue of ZooKeys forms a checklist of all true flies (Insecta: Diptera) found in Finland. Twenty-four authors contributed 31 manuscripts covering the whole order. Each paper treats one or more Diptera families and includes a brief introduction, a systematic checklist, a list of excluded species (if any), and explanatory notes.

Diptera is a large order of insects commonly known as the true flies. With some 150 000 described extant species and many more still undescribed, Diptera is one of the most successful groups of animals. Flies, midges and their relatives are important actors in most land and freshwater ecosystems, particularly so in the arctic and alpine zones. The economic relevance of true flies is also considerable: they are key pollinators and biological control agents, but also – less beneficially – pests and important vectors of human and domestic animal diseases.

The new checklist records 6 920 Diptera species from Finland. 2 932 species belong to Nematocera or lower flies and 3 989 to suborder Brachycera. In comparison, the previous Finnish checklist – published in 1980 – involved just 4 852 species. Our understanding of the Finnish fauna has grown across the whole order, but especially among Nematocera: for example, more than 400 non-biting midges (Chironomidae) and 219 gall midges (Cecidomyiidae) have been added since 1980 and the number of moth flies (Psychodidae) known from the country has more than tripled. Among Brachycera, the big-headed flies (Pipunculidae, with a 98 % increase) and the parasitic family Tachinidae with 118 newly recorded species stand out.


1 Checklist of the Diptera (Insecta) of Finland: an introduction and a summary of results
Jere Kahanpää

21 Checklist of the infraorder Tipulomorpha (Trichoceridae, Tipuloidea) (Diptera) of Finland
Jukka Salmela, Andrius Petrašiūnas

37 Checklist of the familes Chaoboridae, Dixidae, Thaumaleidae Psychodidae and Ptychopteridae (Diptera) of Finland
Jukka Salmela, Lauri Paasivirta, Gunnar M. Kvifte

47 Checklist of the family Culicidae (Diptera) in Finland
Larry Huldén, Lena Huldén

53 Checklist of the family Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) of Finland
Larry Huldén, Lena Huldén

63 Checklist of the family Chironomidae (Diptera) of Finland
Lauri Paasivirta

91 Checklist of the family Simuliidae (Diptera) of Finland
Jari Ilmonen

97 Checklist of the families Anisopodidae, Bibionidae, Canthyloscelididae, Mycetobiidae, Pachyneuridae and Scatopsidae (Diptera) of Finland
Antti Haarto

103 Checklist of the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) of Finland
Mathias Jaschhof, Marcela Skuhravá, Jouni Penttinen

119 Checklist of the fungus gnats of Finland: Bolitophilidae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae and Mycetophilidae (Diptera)
Jevgeni Jakovlev

151 Checklist of the family Sciaridae (Diptera) of Finland
Pekka Vilkamaa

165 Checklist of the ‘lower Brachycera’ of Finland: Tabanomorpha, Asilomorpha and associated families (Diptera)
Jere Kahanpää, Kaj Winqvist, Theo Zeegers

183 Checklist of the Empidoidea of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Jere Kahanpää

209 Checklist of the families Opetiidae and Platypezidae (Diptera) of Finland
Gunilla Ståhls

213 Checklist of the families Lonchopteridae and Phoridae of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Jere Kahanpää

225 Checklist of the family Pipunculidae (Diptera) of Finland
Christian Kehlmaier

233 Checklist of the family Syrphidae (Diptera) of Finland
Antti Haarto, Sakari Kerppola

251 Checklist of the superfamilies Conopoidea, Diopsoidea and Nerioidea of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Jere Kahanpää, Jens-Hermann Stuke

259 Checklist of the Diptera superfamilies Tephritoidea and Sciomyzoidea of Finland (Insecta)
Jere Kahanpää, Kaj Winqvist

277 Checklist of the fly families Chamaemyiidae and Lauxaniidae of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Jere Kahanpää

285 Checklist of the smaller families of Opomyzoidea, Anthomyzidae, Asteiidae, Aulacigastridae, Clusiidae, Odiniidae, Opomyzidae and Periscelididae (Diptera) of Finland
Jere Kahanpää

291 Checklist of the leaf-mining flies (Diptera, Agromyzidae) of Finland
Jere Kahanpää

305 Checklist of the Diptera families Acartophthalmidae, Canacidae (including Tethinidae), Carnidae and Milichiidae of Finland (Insecta)
Jere Kahanpää

311 Checklist of the family Chloropidae (Diptera) of Finland
Emilia Nartshuk, Jere Kahanpää

319 Checklist of the fly families Chyromyidae and Heleomyzidae (Diptera) of Finland
Jere Kahanpää

325 Checklist of the family Sphaeroceridae (Diptera) of Finland
Antti Haarto, Jere Kahanpää

333 Checklist of the Braulidae, Camillidae, Diastatidae and Drosophilidae of Finland (Diptera, Ephydroidea)
Jere Kahanpää

339 Checklist of the family Ephydridae of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Tadeusz Zatwarnicki, Jere Kahanpää

347 Checklist of the families Scathophagidae, Fanniidae and Muscidae of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Jere Kahanpää, Antti Haarto

369 Checklist of the family Anthomyiidae (Diptera) of Finland
Verner Michelsen

389 Checklist of the superfamilies Oestroidea and Hippoboscoidea of Finland (Insecta, Diptera)
Jaakko Pohjoismäki, Jere Kahanpää

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