Diptera Inventory of the Museum of Entomology (FSCA)
This inventory should be considered a snapshot of the pinned
Diptera in drawers as of the Fall of 2000. It does not include the
large quantity of material not currently incorporated into the main
Diptera collection, specimens in alcohol, or those slide mounted,
except for types. As the unincorporated material is moved into
drawers, an attempt will be made to update this inventory; however,
the time required to maintain an up to date inventory of a such a
large collection may make this impossible except for specific
families such as the Tabanidae and, possibly, the Tephritidae.
Inventoried by Dr. John Burger, University of New Hampshire,
plus recent updates. This inventory does not include a large
quantity of duplicate material (primarily, but not exclusively,
North American), several thousand specimens of the Tabanus
nigrovittatus-quinquevittatus and T. lineola
complexes of North America being utilized for a chemosystematic
study by B. D. Sutton, the Robert's collection of Mississippi
Tabanidae, a significant collection of Tabanidae from Papua New
Guinea, or the synoptic collections assembled by G. B. Fairchild.
Other material not in this inventory includes a sizable collection
of tabanid larvae as well as a considerable number of unmounted
adults. The latter includes a large collection by Tidwell from
North Carolina as well as collections from India and South America
(Bolivia and elsewhere).