Wikipedia:WikiProject Diptera

Hoverfly, a dipteran family

Welcome to WikiProject Diptera. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Diptera (flies) and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please add yourself as a participant in the project.


This WikiProject is an offshoot of WikiProject Tree of Life

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WikiProject Diptera


The goal of the project is to improve content on dipterans in Wikipedia.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

Format for articlesEdit

A suggested format for articles on Diptera is given in the Article formats page.

See Housefly (housefly) as an example of a typical species accounts.

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Recognized contentEdit

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Hot articlesEdit

7 edits Goniops
4 edits Anthalia schoenherri
3 edits Euhybus
3 edits Gauromydas
3 edits Mydas fly
3 edits Syneches thoracicus
3 edits Episyrphus circularis
3 edits Chrysopilus thoracicus
3 edits Actinochaetopteryx argentifera
3 edits Mydas

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 3 June 2023 by HotArticlesBot.

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Popular pagesEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Diptera/Popular pages

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New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new Diptera-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,500 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Review and assessmentEdit



(to refresh quality table, visit here and update "Diptera")

Peer reviewEdit

Peer review



To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Flies(12 C, 3 P)
Fly biology(1 C, 6 P)
Flies and humans(3 C, 20 P)
Lists of Diptera(2 C, 7 P)
Prehistoric Diptera(1 C, 14 P)
Diptera taxa(3 C)
Wingless Diptera(19 P)
Diptera stubs(2 C, 16 P)


Talk page templateEdit

Please place {{WikiProject Diptera|class=article_quality|importance=article_importance|needs-photo=}} at the top of each article's talk page. This will help to direct editors to WikiProject Diptera for guidance. The arguments to be filled for importance and quality can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Diptera/Article Classification. The value "article_quality" is a measure of the quality of the concerned article and will be one of the following: FA, GA, A, B, B, C, Start, Stub, List or Category. Similarly, "article_importance" is one of: top, high, mid or low. The "needs-photo" item if given a value of "yes" will indicate that a photograph is needed. An example of a WikiProject template with values of "B" for quality and "high" for importance and "yes" for needing a photograph will look like this:

{{WikiProject Diptera|class=B|importance=high|needs-photo=yes}}
WikiProject Diptera (Rated B-class, High-importance)
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Diptera, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of flies on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B This article has been rated as B-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the importance scale.
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