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Diptera Danica: Genera and Species of Flies hitherto found in Denmark

Nature volume 110, page 602 (04 November 1922) | Download Citation



ALL students of the order Diptera will welcome the continuance of this wholly admirable treatise. It is a model of what a faunistic work should be and, unlike so many volumes of a similar nature, it also includes a useful summary of existing knowledge of the metamorphoses and habits of the insects with which it deals. The author has also wisely added the dates of capture of the various species: elementary facts of this kind are so often omitted from faunistic works that the reader is usually left with no idea as to when a particular species is likely to be met with. Of the two families dealt with in the volume before us, the Pipunculide include 25 Danish species out of about 75 paloearctic representatives, and the Phoridoe include 25o Danish species out of a total of about 335 from the whole of Europe. The work is well printed, clearly illustrated, and written in excellent English.

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