European Micropezids & Tanypezids

The answers to our questions are everywhere; we just need to change the lens with which we see the world (Benyus)

Welcome to European Micropezids & Tanypezids

DIPTERA: Superfamilies NERIOIDEA (Micropezids) - Families Pseudopomyzidae & Micropezidae + DIOPSOIDEA (Tanypezids) - Families Diopsidae, Tanypezidae, Strongylophthalmyiidae, Megamerinidae & Psilidae

This site arises from the UK Stilt & Stalk Fly Recording Scheme which has for some years recorded Micropezids & Tanypezids, data from which is published to NBN Atlas (DOI:10.15468/mwjnku)

The study now extends into Europe, more precisely Pan-Europe (which includes Turkey and the Caucasus)



Many thanks to the photographers whose work features here. Some species are so scarce that they have never been photographed. If you have images or observations which would fill in any gaps then please get in touch.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith