This project web-site presents some of my research results dealing with flower-loving flies (Apioceridae), robber flies (Asilidae), and mydas flies (Mydidae). I am one of the postdocs here in the Biodiversity Synthesis Center and conduct research to decipher the diversity and evolutionary history of Asiloidea flies. For an overview of my education, research interests, contributions to the Encylopedia of Life, and my publications visit my BioSynC staff page.
I am currently working on a three-year REVSYS project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation entitled, “Phylogeny, revisionary taxonomy & the fossil record of asiloid flies (Diptera: Apioceridae, Asilidae, Mydidae)” (DEB 0919333, 1 Aug. 2009–31 Jul. 2012, PI Torsten Dikow, Co-PI David Yeates). I am using the Drupal architecture of the BioSynC web-site to provide access to data gathered during this project.
In addition, I am providing access to specimen occurence data of Leptogastrinae, a monophyletic group within Asilidae, that I gathered during my taxonomic work on this taxon and for which I am hosting a LifeDesk.
The following data are provided:
Note: The occurrence data and species catalogue are searchable and can be viewed in a map format or in a table format.
Please use the links in the navigation bar above to access the different databases.