Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Torsten Dikow

Research Entomologist and Curator of Diptera
Department / Division
Education
  • M.S., Universit├Ąt Rostock
  • 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 - asiloidflies.si.edu .