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Faunistic data of Sepsidae (Diptera) from Switzerland and additional countries including the first Swiss record of Meroplius fukuharai (Iwasa, 1984)


Rohner, Patrick T; Bächli, Gerhard (2016). Faunistic data of Sepsidae (Diptera) from Switzerland and additional countries including the first Swiss record of Meroplius fukuharai (Iwasa, 1984). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 89:237-260.

Abstract

In order to understand the evolution and ecology of organisms, detailed data on the distribution and habitat preferences are essential. Although black scavenger flies (Diptera, Sepsidae) are common and abundant acalyptratae in European grass- and farmlands, a detailed understanding of their ecology and distribution is currently limited. This is particularly problematic since this taxon has received considerable interest in evolutionary ecology and continues to be studied in ecotoxicology and speciation. The aim of this study is to publish faunistic data, gathered from the extensive private collection of G. Bächli. Additionally, the occurrence of an additional species, Meroplius fukuharai, for Switzerland is documented.

Abstract

In order to understand the evolution and ecology of organisms, detailed data on the distribution and habitat preferences are essential. Although black scavenger flies (Diptera, Sepsidae) are common and abundant acalyptratae in European grass- and farmlands, a detailed understanding of their ecology and distribution is currently limited. This is particularly problematic since this taxon has received considerable interest in evolutionary ecology and continues to be studied in ecotoxicology and speciation. The aim of this study is to publish faunistic data, gathered from the extensive private collection of G. Bächli. Additionally, the occurrence of an additional species, Meroplius fukuharai, for Switzerland is documented.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:12 Jan 2017 09:18
Last Modified:12 Jan 2017 09:20
Publisher:Schweizerische Entomologische Gesellschaft / Société Entomologique Suisse
ISSN:0036-7575
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.192634
Related URLs:http://www.e-periodica.ch/digbib/vollist?var=true&UID=seg-001 (Library Catalogue)

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