Genera Literature Translations -
predator-prey database

by various authors May 22 2006

With the aid of interested specialists, a database of photographs concerning robber flies is being developed. The database currently includes images of pinned insect specimens of public and private collections. In addition there are also some photographs of living robber flies, which were taken in the field.
All images are saved as JPG or TIF documents on CD-ROMs or DVDs. If you have an interest in some of them, please contact Fritz Geller-Grimm. It is absolutely prohibited to use the offered data for commercial purposes.
Co-operation: This database can not be completed by few specialists. Therefore it is necessary to work together. If you have digital photographs or scanned images of robber flies, please add them to this database.

Current participants and their contributions:
  • Giff Beaton: outdoor photographs
  • Daniele Birtele: MCNV
  • Eileen Collins : outdoor photographs
  • Torsten Dikow: AMS, SEMC, ESEM-micrographs, outdoor photographs
  • Fritz Geller-Grimm: COCY; COGD; COGG; COMH; FMNH; HLMD; INHS; MNHN; USNM; UQIC; ZMHB; ZSMC; outdoor photographs
  • Martin Hauser: ZMUC
  • Joachim Holstein: outdoor photographs
  • Kevin Holston: outdoor photographs
  • Marion Kotrba: outdoor photographs
  • Robert Lavigne: outdoor photographs
  • C. Riley Nelson: CORN, outdoor photographs
  • Gerd Reder: outdoor photographs
  • Gary J. Steck: FSCA
  • Yuji Tagawa: EIHU, ELEU, BMHU [BPBM], OMNH, outdoor photographs
  • Mike Taylor: COMK; outdoor photographs
  • Danny Wolff: outdoor photographs
  • Charlie Young: COCY, NZSI
  • Matthias Zimmermann : outdoor photographs

Structure and naming on the CD-ROMs

-- subfamily (directory)
           \__ genus (subdirectory)
                      \__ species_sex_specimen-number_type_image-number_collection (data file)

-- Apocleinae
-- Asilinae
           \__ Astochia
           \__ Cerdistus
                      \__ ruficoxatus_m1_t_01_UQIC.jpg
                      \__ etc.
           \__ etc.
-- Dasypogoninae
-- etc.

Remarks: m = male; f = female; 0 = unknown sex; t = type; ms = manuscript name
Additional information on the localities will be saved on a seperate ASCII data file.

Considered collections
    • COCY = Coll. Charlie Young, Chonbuk, South Korea
    • COGD = Coll. Greg Daniels, Brisbane, Australia
    • COGG = Coll. Fritz Geller-Grimm, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
    • COKH = Coll. Kevin Holsten, Champaign, IL, USA
    • COMH = Coll. Milan Hradsky, Tasmuky, Czech Republic
    • COMK = Coll. Mike Taylor, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    • CORN = C. Riley Nelson, UT, USA
    • AMS  = Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
    • BMHU [BPBM] = Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • EIHU = Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
    • ELEU = Laboratory of Enviromental Entomology, Ehime University, Japan
    • FMNH = Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • FSCA = Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    • HLMD = Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
    • INHS = Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL, USA
    • MCNV = Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Venice, Italy
    • MNHN = Natural History Museum, Paris, France
    • MWNH = Museum Wiesbaden, Natural History Collections, Wiesbaden, Germany
    • NZSI = Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, India
    • OMNH = Osaka Museum of Natural History, Osaka, Japan
    • USNM = National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C., USA
    • UQIC = University of Queensland Insect Collection, Brisbane, Australia
    • SEMC = Snow Entomological Collection, University of Kansas, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    • ZMHB = Humboldt Museum, Berlin, Germany
    • ZMUC = University of Copenhagen, Zoological Museum, Kopenhagen, Denmark
    • ZSMC = Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany

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Compiled by: F. Geller-Grimm