[Syrphidae] DELTA format something for Syrphidae / Diptera /Insects?

Gilbert Francis Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 19 08:00:57 GMT 2007

Something like that would be an excellent idea.
I have used DELTA (although not on syrphids) - it's quite a tricky format, at least in the version I used - it really showed that it was an old batch file converted, that made it very awkward and user-unfriendly
Francis Gilbert 
(on sabbatical in Cairo until August 2007) 
webpage: www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg


From: syrphidae-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk on behalf of Bastiaan
Sent: Sun 18/02/2007 23:05
To: Hoverfly discussion list
Subject: [Syrphidae] DELTA format something for Syrphidae / Diptera /Insects?

Hello all,

I was thinking of using the DELTA format as a basis for storing
syrphidae descriptions and automatically create internet keys from them
in the future.

My question to you is did someone ever do something like this with
Or is there perhaps a better suitable standard format to store insect
descriptions? I preferably use only open formats with open source tools
around it in order to preserve future usability of the data.

kind regards,

Syrphidae mailing list
Syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk

More information about the Syrphidae mailing list