Research in the Diptera Section is focussed on phylogenetics of the Diptera families Bolitophilidae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Mycetophilidae and Keroplatidae (fungus gnats s. str.).

Further fungus gnat-like flies are the very species-rich family Sciaridae (dark-winged fungus gnats) and Rangomaramidae. The phylogenetic relationships of these families are studied in cooperation between Dresden and Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut Müncheberg. Following this project, a special collection of fungus gnats has been built up over the last two decades. This collection serves as base for morphological studies on specimens from recently living populations and on Baltic amber fossils (Eocene).


KALLWEIT, U. & J. MARTENS (1995): Pilzmücken aus Blütenständen von Aronstabgewächsen (Araceae) des Nepal-Himalaya (Insecta: Diptera: Keroplatidae, Mycetophilidae).- Entomologische Abhandlungen 56: 233-258.

KALLWEIT, U. (1998): Notes on the genus Metanepsia Edwards and its relatives from East    Asia (Insecta: Diptera: Mycetophilidae).- Reichenbachia 32 (2): 341-353.

KALLWEIT, U. (1998): Notes on some types of Mycetophilidae (Diptera) described by G. Strobl.– Studia dipterologica  5 (1): 153-157.

ECKERT, R., MOHRIG, W. & U. KALLWEIT (1999): Ein Beitrag zur Mückenfauna (Trauer- und Pilzmücken) der Höhlen deutscher Mittelgebirge (Harz, Kyffhäuser, Thüringer Wald, Zittauer Gebirge). – Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher e.V. München 45 (2): 66-70 (Festschrift Dr. Klaus Dobat).

KALLWEIT, U. & E. PLASSMANN (1999): Familien Bolitophilidae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae &Mycetophilidae. In: Schumann, H., Bährmann, R. & A. Stark (eds.), Entomofauna Germanica 2 – Checkliste der Dipteren Deutschlands. – Studia dipterologica suppl. 2: 17, 52-55, 61-69.

KALLWEIT, U. (2000): Familien Diadocidiidae, Keroplatidae & Mycetophilidae. In: Ziegler, J. & F. Menzel (eds.), Die historische Dipteren-Sammlung Carl Friedrich Ketel – Revision einer zwischen 1884 und 1903 angelegten Sammlung von Zweiflüglern (Diptera) aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. – Nova Supplementa Entomologica B 14: 1-266.

KALLWEIT, U. & M. JASCHHOF (2004): Sciarosoma borealis Chandler, 2002: a remarkable addition to the German fauna of Sciaroidea (Diptera: Bibionomorpha).– Studia dipterologica  11: 127-128.

JASCHHOF, M. & U. KALLWEIT (2004): The genus Aphrastomyia Coher & Lane, 1949 in Costa Rica (Insecta: Diptera: Mycetophilidae).– Faunistische Abhandlungen  25: 107-123.

JASCHHOF, M.; JASCHHOF, C.; VIKLUND, B. & KALLWEIT, U. (2005): On the morphology and systematic position of Sciarosoma borealis Chandler, based on new material from Fennoscandia (Diptera: Sciaroidea). – Studia dipterologica 12 (2): 231-241; Halle an der Saale.

RULIK, B. & U. KALLWEIT (2006): A blackbird’s nest as breeding substrate for insects – first record of Docosia fumosa EDWARDS, 1925 (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from Germany.- Studia dipterologica 13(1): 41-43.

JASCHHOF, M. & U. KALLWEIT (2009): The Cycloneura Marshall group of genera in New Zealand (Diptera: Mycetophilidae: Leiini).- Zootaxa  2090: 1-39. 

JASCHHOF, M., BLANK, S. M., KALLWEIT, U. (2010) Adult morphology of Paramorganiella adventurosa Tonnoir (Diptera: Mycetophilidae: Sciophilinae), including a description of the unique maxillary palpi. Zootaxa 2559: 36-46.

RULIK, B. and KALLWEIT, U. (2011) The Fungus Gnats of Saxon Switzerland – genera Mycomya RONDANI and Neoempheria OSTEN SACKEN (Diptera: Mycetophilidae). Studia dipterologica, 17 (1/2). pp. 133-142.

KALLWEIT, U. (2013) Review of the Palaearctic Acomopterella Zaitzev (Diptera, Sciaroidea, Mycetophilidae). ZooKeys 269: 11-32. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.269.4252.