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Syrphidae, commonly called hover or flower flies, is one of the most diverse families of Diptera very attractive for citizen-scientists. Phylogenetic relationships among its main subfamilies and genera are still not totally understood; especially large genera such as Allobaccha Curran and Asarkina Macquart. This project aims to review both genera in order to describe the new species using new publishing tools, as well as to study their phylogenetic placement among other Syrphidae with the development of a workflow for Ultra-Conserved Elements or Anchored Hybrid Enrichment technique.
Dr. Gunilla Ståhls, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki
Dr. Kurt Jordaens, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.
Dr. Axel Ssymank, Bundesamt fuer Naturschutz.
BIG4 Consortium: http://big4-project.eu/
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642241