Collection trip on Okinawa Island
Dr. Levente-Péter Kolcsár (JSPS postdoctoral fellow) went on a field collection trip to Okinawa Island, Japan between 24-31 May, 2022. The aim of the trip was to collect crane flies (Diptera: Tipuloidea) along different aquatic and wet habitats. The crane fly fauna of the island is poorly investigated, and many species new to science or new to Japan are suspected from Okinawa and surrounding areas.
During the trip around 550-600 specimens belonging to 52 species were collected, from which 14 suspected to be new to science.
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