The YNU recorder for crane flies (Tipuloidea) and dance flies (Empidoidea) is:

Roy Crossley, 1, The Cloisters, Wilberfoss, York YO41 5RF. Tel: 01759 388809. E-mail: roycrossley@btinternet.com.  Mr Crossley holds around 10,000 crane fly records and around 10,000 dance fly records, but only passes his own records to national Diptera recording schemes.

The YNU recorder for leaf-mining flies (Agromyzidae) is:

Barry Warrington.  Tel: 07732 319723 / 01482 627570.  Twitter: @AgromyzidaeRS E-mail: agromyzidaers@gmail.com

The YNU recorder for all other Diptera is:

Andrew Grayson, 'Scardale', High Lane, Beadlam, Nawton, York, YO62 7SX. Tel: 01439 771226. E-mail: andrewgrayson1962@live.co.uk.  Mr Grayson aims to pass on all Yorkshire Diptera records to the relevant national recording schemes.      

Please click here to download a copy of A Simplified Provisional List of Yorkshire Diptera (Excel worksheet). This is now the 2015 edition.

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Phryganea bipunctata fermale. Credit Sharon Flint
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Nemoura cinerea adult female, Malham fen. Credit Sharon Flint
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R.semicolorata adult male, Malham Tarn. Credit Sharon Flint
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