Author: M. Dempewolf (Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam)
About Agromyzidae of the World
About Agromyzidae of the World

Martin Dempewolf:
Arthropods of Economic Importance. Agromyzidae of the World

Welcome to this contribution on an arthropod group of economic importance. This project provides information on and tools for the identification of miner flies of economic importance (Diptera: Agromyzidae).

The series 'Arthropods of Economic Importance'

'Arthropods of Economic Importance' is a joint project of the Zoological museum of the University of Amsterdam and the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI). The project aims to provide both specialists and non-specialists with easy-to-use tools for the species recognition of insects and mites of economic importance in agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

The end product is a series of interactive CD-ROMs based on ETI's Linnaeus II software for biodiversity documentation and species identification. Each CD-ROM contains up-to-date taxonomic (biodiversity) information on economically important species and related non-pest species, and a computer-assisted identification key. A cross-reference system for the major host plants, an illustrated glossary to technical terms and a section on methodology are also included.

Published are:
- 'Eurasian Tortricidae' by Lynn Meijerman and Sandrine A. Ulenberg
- 'Interactive Tutorial for the Preparation of Genitalia in Microlepidoptera by Lynn Meijerman and Kevin R. Tuck
- 'Diaspididae of the World' by Gillian W. Watson

Titles to follow in this series:
- 'Tephritidae of South East Asia' by Ian White
- 'Thripidae of the World' by Gerald Moritz
- Tortricidae of the World by Lynn Meijerman and Sandrine A. Ulenberg

Regional Digital Keys for Identification of Arthropod Pests

The University of Amsterdam, the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification, Amsterdam, CAB International and partners in the developing countries are collaborating in the development of Regional Keys, using BioNET-INTERNATIONAL's networks as a mechanism. The high quality, global digital keys from the 'Arthropods of Economic Importance' provide the information for more focussed national and regional keys, to which specific local information is added. This 'Regional Keys' programme is a contribution to the efforts of the scientific community to overcome the worldwide taxonomic impediment by combining accessible digital keys with training programs, capacity building and reference collections.

For more information on 'Arthropods of Economic Importance and/or the 'Regional Keys' Programme please contact:
Dr Sandrine A. Ulenberg, project leader & series editor
Zoölogisch Museum
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Plantage Middenlaan 64
1018 DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone +31.20.525.6243
Fax +31.20.525.6528

Title: Arthropods of Economic Importance - Agromyzidae of the World
Author: Dr Martin Dempewolf
Year of publication: 2004
Copyright: ETI/ZMA

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