European Micropezids & Tanypezids

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Atlases online

Records submitted by various methods (see Recording) find their way onto online publicly accessible databases. In the UK this is the NBN Atlas which periodically submit data to the international GBIF. Other countries submit data to GBIF via their own institutions. iNaturalist is an international online recording system which also submits to GBIF.

Atlases from Recording Schemes

The UK Recording Schemes were set up to facilitate the study of particular groups. Relying upon the enthusiasm of individuals, they act as focus points for recording, taxonomic & ecological studies and biogeography using a wide range of tools & methods. All of them have some interest in the wider European context.


  • Phenology: Phenology methodology was summarised in Dipterists Bulletin 86.
  • Vernacular names:
  1. Sumner, D. P. (2018). Vernacular names: European Micropezids & Tanypezids (Diptera, Nerioidea & Diopsoidea). Dipterists Forum Open Access, 1(3 V2), 1โ€“14.Download

  • Atlases:
  1. Sumner, D. P. (2018). British Isles Atlas: Micropezids & Tanypezids (Diptera, Nerioidea & Diopsoidea) 2016. Dipterists Forum Open Access, 1(2 V1), 1โ€“55. Download

  2. Sumner, D. P. (2018). European Atlas: Micropezids & Tanypezids (Diptera, Nerioidea & Diopsoidea). Dipterists Forum Open Access, 1(1 V5), 1โ€“94. Download

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