The Manual of Afrotropical Diptera (MAD), a four volume book and a collaboration of over 90 international experts on Diptera, is the first-ever synopsis of the 108 families of flies known from the Afrotropical Region and includes discussions on biology and  immature stages, economic importance, classification, identification to the genus level, as well as a synopsis of each genus. This work provides the basics for understanding the diversity of a major order of insects in a large tropical and sub-tropical region and is the first such synopsis of its kind for any major insect order occurring in the Afrotropics.

The first two volumes are out now! Here, you can go to the SANBI bookshop to order the volumes.

Click here to visit the website of the MAD.

Afrotropical diptera
pollinator information network

Kurt Jordaens

kurt.jordaens [at]

Royal Museum for Central Africa

Dept. of Biology - Entomology

Leuvensesteenweg 13

B-3080 Tervuren


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