How hot is the Mitaraka biodiversity spot in south-western French Guiana for Diptera?

Marc Pollet, Diego Aguilar Fachin, Rosaly Ale-Rocha, Dayse Willkenia Almeida Marques, Claudio José Barros de Carvalho, Vladimir Blagoderov, Stéphanie Boucher, Scott E. Brooks, Jeffrey M. Cumming, Gregory R. Curler, Carlos José Einicker Lamas, Woody Fitzgerald, Jean-Paul Haenni, Tiago Kütter Krolow, Augusto Loureiro Henriques, Rodrigo Marques Vieira, Jorge L. Mederos López, Jonas Mortelmans, Steven Paiero, Lucas Roberto Pereira GomesGabriela Pirani, José Albertino Rafael, Menno Reemer, Paula Riccardi, Justin Runyon, Vera Cristina Silva

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All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories or ATBI’s face considerable challenges, relat-
ed to sample processing, specimen identification and research outputs. In this
respect “Our Planet Reviewed French Guiana” 2014–2015 Expedition can be
considered a real success. This survey was conducted in the Mitaraka Moun-
tains (south-western French Guiana) in February–March and August 2015 and
involved 50 researchers, including 28 entomologists. During the first fieldwork
period, over 31 different collecting techniques were applied and 401 traps were
operational in a perimeter of ca 1 km² around the base camp. A total of 223 in-
vertebrate samples were gathered, split up into ca 30 dipteran fractions and ul-
timately disseminated among 32 taxonomic specialists. Results on the Diptera
fauna of Mitaraka are presented, with some families considerably exceeding
the species richness recorded during the ZADBI survey at Zurquí (Costa Rica).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Muller, B.S., eds, Abstracts volume. 9th International Congress of Dipterology, 25–30 November 2018, Windhoek, Namibia. International Congresses of Dipterology
Place of PublicationWindhoek
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-86847-181-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th International Congress of Dipterology (IDC9) - Windhoek (Namibia), Windhoek, Namibia
Duration: 25-Nov-201830-Nov-2018

Thematic list

  • Insects

EWI Biomedical sciences

  • B320-systematic-zoology
  • B320-taxonomy
  • B280-animal-ecology
  • B320-zoogeography

Taxonomic list

  • insects (Insecta)
  • true flies (2-winged flies) (Diptera)


  • biodiversity policy

Geographic list

  • Neotropic


  • identification

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