Asiloidea of Finland -book project

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022


This project will produce a modern and easy-to-use book on the identification and biology of the robber flies (Asilidae), bee flies (Bombyliidae), stiletto flies (Therevidae) and window flies (Scenopinidae) of the North-Eastern Europe. These related families of flies contain many large and charismatic species, many of which are endangered in Finland. The exceptionally large number of endangered species in these families is explained by the fact that many of them have strict habitat requirements, such as bare sand or burned wood. Besides introducing the species, the book will be cover their biology, habitat requirements and species protection requirements, and will serve both laymen as well as professionals.


Main funder

Ministry of the Environment

Asiloidea of Finland -book project funder logo


Time period

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022

Group members - UEF

Other group members

  • Antti Haarto
    Antti Haarto
  • Iiro Kakko
    Iiro Kakko
  • Jere Kahanpää
    Jere Kahanpää
  • Pekka Pohjola
    Pekka Pohjola
  • Jiri Vihavainen
    Jiri Vihavainen