Remarkable fly (Diptera) diversity in a patch of Costa Rican cloud forest: Why inventory is a vital science.

@article{Borkent2018RemarkableF,
  title={Remarkable fly (Diptera) diversity in a patch of Costa Rican cloud forest: Why inventory is a vital science.},
  author={A. Borkent and B. Brown and P. Adler and D. Amorim and K. Barber and D. Bickel and S. Boucher and S. E. Brooks and J. Burger and Z. L. Burington and R. S. Capellari and Daniel N. R. Costa and J. M. Cumming and G. Curler and C. Dick and J. Epler and E. Fisher and S. Gaimari and J. Gelhaus and D. Grimaldi and John M. Hash and M. Hauser and H. Hippa and S. Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez-Bernal and M. Jaschhof and E. Kameneva and P. Kerr and V. Korneyev and C. Korytkowski and Giar-Ann Kung and G. Kvifte and O. Lonsdale and S. Marshall and W. Mathis and V. Michelsen and S. Naglis and A. Norrbom and S. Paiero and T. Pape and A. Pereira-Colavite and M. Pollet and Sabrina Rochefort and A. Rung and J. Runyon and J. Savage and V. C. Silva and B. Sinclair and J. Skevington and J. Stireman and J. Swann and P. Vilkamaa and T. Wheeler and T. Whitworth and Maria A. Wong and D. Wood and N. Woodley and Tiffany Yau and T. J. Zavortink and M. Zumbado},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2018},
  volume={4402 1},
  pages={
          53-90
        }
}
Study of all flies (Diptera) collected for one year from a four-hectare (150 x 266 meter) patch of cloud forest at 1,600 meters above sea level at Zurquí de Moravia, San José Province, Costa Rica (hereafter referred to as Zurquí), revealed an astounding 4,332 species. This amounts to more than half the number of named species of flies for all of Central America. Specimens were collected with two Malaise traps running continuously and with a wide array of supplementary collecting methods for… Expand
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