The Dipterists Forum
The Dipterists Forum was launched at Dipterists Day on 12th of November 1994 at the Natural History
Museum, London. It arose out of the old Diptera Recording Schemes' Central Panel and is now a fully
fledged society dedicated to the study of the Diptera of Britain. It produces a number of publications and
organizes a large number of workshops and meetings both indoors and out.
See also the web forum Diptera.info, which, while not related is more international.
It produces and distributes a journal called the Dipterists Digest which goes out twice a year in April/May
and November hopefully to coincide with Dipterists Day November 12th, as well as its own bulletin
(Bulletin of the Dipterists Forum), also twice a year, in March and September, along with the various
recording scheme newsletters to those who are subscribed to them.
The Bulletin allows communication of information of all sorts, apart from actual papers which should be
submitted to the Journal, between Dipterists both professional and amateur, as well as serving as a broad
sheet to advertise the various meetings and workshops both indoors and outdoors organized by the various
aspects of the Society.
The recording schemes are run under the banner of the Dipterists Forum, their main aim is the collecting
and maintenance of accurate records of species populations distributions. They allow specialist groups to
communicate directly with one another and produce their own newsletters, members of the Dipterist
Forum chose whether or not to subscribe to these;
some of the recording schemes are.
- Chironimid Recording Scheme
- Conopid Recording Scheme
- Cranefly Recording Scheme
- Dixidae Recording Scheme
- Empidae and Dolichopodidae Recording Scheme
- Fungus Gnat Recording Scheme
- Hoverfly Recording Scheme
- Larger Brachycera Recording Scheme
- Mosquito Recording Scheme
- Pipunculids Recording Scheme
- Sciomyzids Recording Scheme
- Sepsids Recording Scheme
- Tephritid Recording Scheme
To receive the Bulletin and the Newsletters you should join the Forum which costs £5.00. If you also wish
to receive the Dipterists Digest you should send an additional £7.00.
all enquiries concerning Membership should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Liz Howe, Ger-y-Parc,
Marianglas, Benllech, Gwynedd, LL74 8NS
Editors Note:- The infomation above is well out of date now, I do not know if the Dipterists forum still functions.