Saproxylic Diptera

An overview of the Malloch Society’s work on saproxylic Diptera in Scotland can be found in:

  • Graham E Rotheray, Geoff Hancock, Steve Hewitt, David Horsfield, Iain MacGowan, David Robertson & Kenneth Watt. 2001. The biodiversity and conservation of saproxylic Diptera in Scotland. Journal of Insect Conservation 5, 77-85.

Other saproxylic publications arising from Malloch Society work are listed below.

  • - Rotheray, G.E and MacGowan, I. 1990. Re-evaluation of the status of Callicera rufa Schummel (Diptera: Syrphidae) in the British Isles. The Entomologist 109, 35-42.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. 1990. Larval and puparial records of some hoverflies associated with dead wood (Diptera, Syrphidae). Dipterists Digest No.7, 2-7.
  • - Hancock, E.G. and Rotheray, G.E. 1990. Molophilus lackschewitzianus Alexander and Brachypalpoides lenta (Meigen) (Dipt., Tipulidae and Syrphidae) in Scotland. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 126, 212.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. 1991. Larval stages of 17 rare and poorly known British hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae). Journal of Natural History 25, 945-969.
  • - Rotheray, G.E., Lyszkowski, R.M. & MacGowan, I. 1992. The Goat Moth (Cossus cossus (L.), Lep., Cossidae) and associated insects in Scotland. Entomologist’s monthly Magazine 128, 24.
  • - MacGowan, I. and Rotheray, G.E. 1993. The significance of Aspen in Scotland. Native Woodlands Discussion Group Newsletter 18: 40-41.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and Perry, I. 1994. The larva of Callicera spinolae with a key to the larvae of British Callicera species (Diptera, Syrphidae). The Entomologist 113, 205-210.
  • - MacGowan, I. 1994. Creating breeding sites for Callicera rufa Schummel (Diptera, Syrphidae) and a further host tree. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 1, 6-8.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. 1996. The larva of Brachyopa scutellaris Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera:Syrphidae), with a key to and notes on the larvae of British Brachyopa species. Entomologist’s Gazette 47, 199-205.
  • - Hancock, E.G., Robertson, D. M. and MacGowan, I. 1996. Saproxylic Diptera in Scotland 1. Additions to the British fauna of Mycetobia (Diptera, Mycetobiidae). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 3, 32-35.
  • - MacGowan, I. 1997. Systenus mallochi sp. n. from Britain (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 4, 24-29.
  • - Rotheray, G.E., Hancock, E.G. and Maier, C.T. 1998. The larvae of two Ceriana (Diptera, Syrphidae).in exuded tree sap. Entomologists’ monthly Magazine 134: 223-228.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and Horsfield, D. 1997. Ectaetia christii sp. n., a Scottish species similar to Ectaetia clavipes (Diptera, Scatopsidae). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 4, 41-44.
  • - MacGowan, I. 1997. Notes on Xylophagus cinctus (Diptera, Xylophagidae) with a description of the puparium. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 4, 44-47.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and Robertson, D. 1998. The biology and early stages of Homalocephala (Diptera, Ulidiidae). British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 10, 139-144.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and Stuke, J.H. 1998. Third stage larvae of four saproxylic Syrphidae (Diptera) with a key to the larvae of British Criorhina species. Entomologist’s Gazette 49, 209-217.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. Horsfield, D., Ismay, J. & Chandler, P.J. 1998. Bellardia bayeri (Diptera, Calliphoridae) new to Britain and a description of the puparium. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 5, 30-33.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and Robertson, D. 1998. Breeding habits and early stages of seven saproxylic acalypterates (Diptera). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 5, 96-107.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and MacGowan, I. 1998. Palloptera anderssoni sp. n. from Scotland and Finland (Diptera, Pallopteridae). British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 11, 175-179.
  • - MacGowan, I. and Rotheray, G.E. 1999. Lonchaea affinis Malloch (Diptera, Lonchaeidae) new to Britain and its separation from Lonchaea laxa Collin. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 6, 47-49.
  • - Chandler, P.J. 1999. Creagdhubhia mallochorum gen. and sp. n. (Diptera, Mycetophilidae), a remarkable new Scottish gnat with a discussion of its relationships. British journal of Entomology and Natural History 12, 121-134.
  • - Horsfield, D. 2000. A record of Palloptera anderssoni Rotheray and MacGowan (Diptera, Pallopteridae) from southern Scotland. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 7, 24.
  • - MacGowan, I. and Rotheray, G.E. 2000. New species, additions and possible deletions to British Lonchaea Fallen (Diptera, Lonchaeidae). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 7, 37-49.
  • - Horsfield, D. 2000. A rearing record of Rocetelion humerale (Zetterstedt) (Diptera, Keroplatidae) from the Black Isle, Scotland. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 7, 32-33.
  • - MacGowan , I. 2000. A new species of Lonchaea (Diptera, Lonchaeidae) from Spain. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 7, 85-87.
  • - Hancock, E.G., Rotheray, G.E. & Zumbado, M. A new larval habitat in Helius (Diptera, Limoniidae). Entomologists monthly Magazine, 136: 91 - 93.
  • - Rotheray, G.E. and MacGowan, I. 2000. Status and breeding sites of three presumed endangered Scottish saproxylic syrphids (Diptera, Syrphidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 4, 215-223.
  • - MacGowan, I. 2001. A new species of Lonchaea (Diptera, Lonchaeidae) from Andorra. Boletin de la Asociacion Espanola de Entomologica 25, 63-66.
  • - MacGowan, I. 2001. Lonchaeidae. In Petersen, F.T. and Meier (Eds.) A Preliminary list of the Diptera of Denmark. Steenstrupia 26, 1-276.
  • - MacGowan, I. 2001. A new species of Lonchaea (Diptera, Lonchaeidae) from Switzerland. Studia dipterologica 8, 525-528.
  • - Graham E Rotheray, Geoff Hancock, Steve Hewitt, David Horsfield, Iain MacGowan, David Robertson & Kenneth Watt. 2001. The biodiversity and conservation of saproxylic Diptera in Scotland. Journal of Insect Conservation 5, 77-85.
  • - MacGowan, I. 2001. Medetera freyi Thuneberg, M. setiventris Thuneberg and M. fasciata Frey (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) new to Britain with notes on the status of Medetera striata Parent. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 8, 85-90.
  • - MacGowan, I. 2001. Lonchaea bukowskii Czerny (Diptera, Lonchaeidae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 8, 133-134.
  • - MacGowan, I. and Rotheray, G.E. 2002. A new species of Odinia (Diptera, Odiniidae) from Scotland. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 9, 67-69.
  • - MacGowan, I. and Horsfield, D. 2002. Odinia czernyi Collin (Diptera, Odiniidae) new to Britain. Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 9, 107-110.
  • - Robertson, D. M. 2002. Why are there so few British specimens of Periscelis nigra (Zetterstedt) (Diptera, Periscelididae)? Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 9, 172-173.
  • - MacGowan, I. 2004. New species of Palaearctic Lonchaeidae (Diptera). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 11, 25-32.
  • - Horsfield, D., MacGowan, I. and Rotheray, G. 2005. Breeding site and host plant relationships of saproxylic Calypterate Diptera in Britain. Studia dipterologica 12, 209-221.
  • - Hancock, E.G. 2008.Larval habitat preferences in Palaearctic Gnophomyia (Diptera, Limoniidae) with a key to adults. Sahlbergia 14: 13-16. [Click on to thumbnail]

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