Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Torsten Dikow

Research Entomologist and Curator of Diptera
Department / Division
  • M.S., Universitaet Rostock, Germany
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Interests

Deciphering the diversity and evolutionary history of Asiloidea flies.Phylogenetic relationships of asiloid flies (Apioceridae - apiocerid flies, Asilidae - assassin flies, robber flies, Mydidae - mydas flies) and Diptera in general using morphological and genomic evidence. Revisionary taxonomy applying cybertaxonomic tools for open-access distribution of primary biodiversity data. Application of specimen occurrence data to biodiversity studies.Asiloid Flies research web-site - .


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