Checklist of the Diptera (Insecta) of Finland : an introduction and a summary of results

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Finnish Museum of Natural History en Kahanpaa, Jere 2016-08-08T09:56:01Z 2016-08-08T09:56:01Z 2014-09-19
dc.identifier.citation Kahanpaa , J 2014 , ' Checklist of the Diptera (Insecta) of Finland : an introduction and a summary of results ' , ZooKeys , no. 441 , pp. 1-20 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1313-2989
dc.identifier.other PURE: 44689127
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84907585392
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dc.description.abstract Nearly thirty-five years have passed since Hackman published his “Check list of the Finnish Diptera” (1980). The number of true flies (Diptera) known from Finland has increased by more than two thousand species since then. At the same time, hundreds of erroneous records have been recognized and purged from the checklist. ZooKeys issue 441 provides a new checklist of the Diptera species of the Republic of Finland. This introductory paper presents the rationale behind the project, provides technical documentation on the checklist format and sources used, and summarizes the results. The remaining papers in this issue cover one or more Diptera families in detail. Two electronic appendices are provided: supporting data (additional references to first published records and the previous checklist) and a complete list of Finnish Diptera taxa in Darwin Core compliant format for easy computer access and processing. The new checklist records 6920 fly species from Finland, 2932 belonging to the nematoceran or lower flies and 3989 to the suborder Brachycera. The changes since 1980 are most prominent in the Lower Diptera. For example, more than 400 non-biting midges (Chironomidae) have been added since 1980, and the number of moth flies (Psychodidae) known from Finland has more than tripled. Among the larger families, large increases in known Finnish species are also seen in Cecidomyiidae (161% increase), Pipunculidae (98%), and Chironomidae (90%). en
dc.format.extent 20
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject Finland en
dc.subject Diptera en
dc.subject flies en
dc.subject biodiversity en
dc.subject faunistics en
dc.subject FINNISH INSECTS en
dc.subject checklist en
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology en
dc.title Checklist of the Diptera (Insecta) of Finland : an introduction and a summary of results en
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