Robber flies of South Korea
The majority of South Korean robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) were described by Lehr (9 species), who published extensively on the former USSR, Kazakhstan, northeast China, and Taiwan (1965, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1989, 1992, 2002). Other notable sources describing east Asian and Oriental asilids relevant to the South Korean fauna include: Coquillett, describing asilids donated by Matsumura to the Smithsonian U.S. Natural History Museum (1899); Hsia, describing Japanese and Chinese asilids (1949); Hradský, also describing material from Japan, China and Taiwan (1960, 1981, 1985); Young (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008); Hradský and Young (2006) describing asilids collected in South Korea by Young; and Matsumura from Japan (1911, 1916, 1931). Additional contributions to the list of Korean robber flies include Walker (1849); Ricardo (1919, 1920); Richter (1970, 1971) and Tagawa (1981, 2006).
It is the aim of Korobbers.org to provide a platform from which further asilid studies of the north east Palaerctic and Oriental regions can progress.