Diptera of Canada

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:24
Authors:J. Savage, Borkent, A., Brodo, F., Cumming, J. M., Curler, G., Currie, D. C., deWaard, J. R., Gibson, J. F., Hauser, M., Laplante, L., Lonsdale, O., Marshall, S. A., O'Hara, J. E., Sinclair, B. J., Skevington, J. H.
ISBN Number:1313-29891313-2970

The Canadian Diptera fauna is updated. Numbers of species currently known from Canada, total Barcode Index Numbers (BINs), and estimated numbers of undescribed or unrecorded species are provided for each family. An overview of recent changes in the systematics and Canadian faunistics of major groups is provided as well as some general information on biology and life history. A total of 116 families and 9620 described species of Canadian Diptera are reported, representing more than a 36% increase in species numbers since the last comparable assessment by JF McAlpine et al. (1979). Almost 30,000 BINs have so far been obtained from flies in Canada. Estimates of additional number of species remaining to be documented in the country range from 5200 to 20,400.

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