European Micropezids & Tanypezids

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



Prepared for a Dipterists Forum workshop in 2004, keys to Nerioidea & Diopsoidea seem to have proved useful. They have been updated a little since then, notably in 2008 when a number of attendees at a similar workshop (different topic) took specimens of Imantimyia/Loxocera from which was developed the list of features described on this site. The keys are sufficient for UK species though they are poor for Chamaepsila, a difficult group.

Other published keys are recommended in the Summary to each taxon. The majority of the papers cited are Open Access.

FSC Identikit

The FSC Identikit is one of the Biodiversity Projects initiated by the UK's Field Studies Council.

Multi-access online keys to European Micropezidae & Psilidae are currently being developed and it is hoped that they will eventually be placed on this site. If you wish to collaborate in their development then do contact me

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