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Special Issue "Diptera Diversity in Space and Time"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 26990
Special Issue Editors
Interests: molecular phylogeny of insects; DNA barcoding; systematics of lower Diptera (mainly infraorders Bibionomorpha and Culicomorpha); morphology of insects; phylogenetics; taxonomy; fossil Diptera; new species
Interests: systematics of Simuliidae (black flies); systematics of Dixidae (Meniscus midges); molecular systematics; development of nuclear genes for systematics
Interests: insect paleontology; Diptera: Bibionidae; land use and biodiversity
Special Issue Information
Based upon recent DNA barcoding and extensive sampling efforts, two-winged flies (Diptera) are well established as one of the most species-rich groups of insects on Earth. At the same time, Diptera, in terms of the proportion of described versus undescribed species, is the least studied major insect order. Additionally, phylogenetic relationships and classification of various subgroups of Diptera are far from fully elucidated. Preliminary studies suggest that there are still more species undescribed than described, particularly in the tropics and other less studied areas. The same applies to the study of fossil flies. Although new taxa of fossil Diptera are continuously being described, especially from the mid-Cretaceous amber of Myanmar, they still represent a rich, valuable, and understudied source of information. This Special Issue aims to promote fundamental and high-quality biodiversity research, based on both extant and fossil specimens.
Dr. Jan Ševčík
Dr. John K. Moulton
Dr. John Skartveit
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- DNA barcoding