In the second volume of the series “Diptera Stelviana”, further results are published from the survey of the Diptera (flies and midges) in the
South Tyrol part of the Stilfserjoch National Park (Italian Alps). Five Malaise traps were used, which were set up during the vegetative period of 2005 along a transect from the submontane to the alpine altitudinal
zones (940 m to 2,135 m above NHN).
After the guest foreword and the editor’s foreword on the impact of the “Nagoya Protocol” on biodiversity research, volume 2 continues with a
comprehensive historical account of dipterological research in the South Tyrol since 1860. In the first part of this series which was published
in 2008 more than 25.000 specimens of Diptera were dealt with. In the current volume results on a further 25,687 specimens are presented.