RESULTS TO DATE.-The taxonomic diversity of the IKIP dipteran specimens identified to date consists of 38 species belonging to 22 genera in 2 families. Results in press on this material include 1 new archipelago, and 33 new island, records representing 22 species (see New Diptera Records), and the description of one new species (see New Insect Species). All of these specimen records, complete with corresponding locality data, are on-line and fully searchable (see IKIP Databases). The taxonomist who has examined this material is listed below:

  • BARKALOV, A. V. (Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia). Material examined: all syrphid taxa from the 1995 and 1996 expeditions (Russian team's collections).
  • MUTIN, V. A. (Komsomolskiy Pedagogical Institute, Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia). Material examined: all syrphid taxa from the 1995 and 1996 expeditions (Russian team's collections).
  • OZEROV, A. L. (Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia). Material examined: select scathophagid taxa from the 1995 and 1996 expeditions.

RESEARCH PRODUCTS.-A checklist of all dipteran generic and species identifications currently in the IKIP Database are available for each family. To view a corresponding check-list, click on the family name in the below classification (following McAlpine et al., 1981-1987; see Classification References).

    Suborder Brachycera
      Infraorder Muscomorpha
        Division Aschiza

PUBLICATIONS.-The following publications (listed chronologically) are based on data from IKIP dipteran specimens:

  1. OZEROV, A.L. 1996. Scathophagus exalata sp. n. (Diptera: Scathophagidae) with reduced wings from the Kuril Islands. Far Eastern Entomologist, 35: 1-4.
  2. MUTIN, V. A. 1997. Hover-flies (Dipetra, Syrphidae) collected in the Kuril Islands in 1996. Far Eastern Entomologist, 41: 1-4.
  3. MUTIN, V. A., and A. V. BARKALOV. In Press. A review of the hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Species Diversity, 91 ms pp.


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