Welcome to The Diptera of Iberian Peninsula, Andorra, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira
Welcome to The Diptera of Iberian Peninsula (mainland Portugal plus mainland Spain), Andorra, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira.
There are over 160 000 described valid species in the world and it was provided the figure of 250 000 for Diptera species [Thompson, 2008]. In 2002 there were 1941 known different species for Portugal (1475 species in mainland Portugal; 384 species in Azores and 489 species in Madeira) and there were 6433 known different species in Spain (5800 species in mainland Spain; 559 species in Balearic Islands and 1146 species in Canary Islands), and 892 known species in Andorra [Source: Carles-Tolrá Hjorth-Andersen, M. 2002. Catálogo de los Diptera de España, Portugal y Andorra (Insecta). Monografías S.E.A., 8: 323 pp]. There is a serious gap concerning the knowledge in Iberian Diptera, specially in Portugal. This site will update the Diptera checklist. This website aims to be a reference for the serious entomologists.