|On The Fly - The Interactive Atlas and Key to Australian Fly Families
True flies, the Diptera, are ubiquitous and often abundant in Australian terrestrial ecosystems.
Yet from a fauna estimated at around 30,000 species, only about 20% are described so far, and most of these only occur in Australia.
Flies perform important ecological functions such as nutrient recycling, predation
and pollination. Many fly larvae are parasitoids of other insects. Some are economically
important pests or vectors of disease, while others are beneficial, and play
important biological or ecological roles such as regulating pest populations.
And, of course, we all know flies as pesky co-inhabitants of this continent.
The Lucid™ Player provides an easy-to-use interface, with comprehensive fact-sheets, diagnostic features for all fly families and numerous
photographs of macroscopic and microscopic features.
Price: $59.00 (excluding GST)
Produced and published by
The Centre for Biological Information Technology
Australian Biological Resources Study