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The passing of Evert I. Schlinger
Evert I. Schlinger passed away during the lunar eclipse in the early morning of Wednesday, October 8, 2014. He was a giant of a man in both stature and accomplishment. He fought for advancing science and improving the environment all of his life. He had a lazar-like ability to dissect problems and find solutions. He was gentle, caring, yet held strong convictions. His work in the systematics of the small-headed fly family Acroceridae was deep and provided the foundation for future workers; his work in biological control was less known but profoundly influenced the course and development of integrated pest management. Perhaps his greatest gift to science was a cadre of students that have made impacts in many areas of entomology and education. For me, he will always be remembered as my best friend and a great mentor.

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Pavel Láska died
Dear all,

I decided to write to all Syrphidologist the bad news about Pavel Láska's death.

Last weeks was Pavel ill and he probably knew that his lifetime was near the end. He was in hurry to finish his projects on Syrphidae as soon as possible. But computer world was unearthly for him (as other older people) to live with computer world in full fruitful friendship. It is pity, that last years I had not enought time to work up all Pavel's requests on Syrphidae work and to finish all his project and plans on Syrphidae as he wanted. I had to visit him in hospital or at his home for many times last weeks to work on our Syrphidae project and his intelect was always in excelent condition. But when I visited him in hospital in Friday to ask for some about Eupeodes, it was the first time in my life (and probably also in his) when his interest in Syrphidae was limited by his health.

Libor Mazánek

[from the Syrphidae mailing list]
Death of Ben Foote
Our colleague, Dr. Benjamin A. Foote, passed away as a result of cancer on Sunday, July 7, in Kent, Ohio. His wife, Anita, and several family members were at his bedside at the time. Only a few weeks ago, Ben published a paper in which he honored Anita by naming a new species of Sciomyzidae after her (Pherbellia anitae Foote).

John Rawlings, Chen Young, and I are preparing a detailed biography of Ben to be published in the near future. If you would like to receive a copy, please let me know.

A celebration of life honoring Ben will be held in Kent on August 2. Sympathy cards may be sent to Anita Foote, 492 Harvey St., Kent, OH 44240-2711 USA, email address Afoote8@aol.com.

If you have any photographs of Ben, Anita would appreciate receiving copies of them.

Bill Murphy, Fishers, Indiana USA

PS: Here is a first online obituary: http://hosting-24190.tributes.com/obituary/show/Benjamin-Foote-101505264.
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8th International Symposium on Syrphidae
Dear Fellow Dipterists and Friends,

We cordially invite you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae (ISS8). In this occasion, the ISS8 will take place in the heart of Europe, in the historic town of Monschau (Germany) from 4 th to 8 th of June 2015. After the great time we had in Novosibirsk (Russia), the people voted to have a symposium which reflects a look back to the original model of this symposium: the engagement that stimulates new research collaborations and the delight of sharing experiences on Syrphidae.

We invite you to attend the ISS8 and contribute to the scientific program by presenting your research. Come and meet colleagues, get informed, exchange ideas, and have fun!

Check out: http://iss8.zfmk.de/ for 1st-circular, registration of interest and more information.

We look forward to meeting you all in Monschau.

Best regards,

Björn Rulik & Ximo Mengual
The Organizing committee
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profile Paul Beuk on 30 October 2014 12:00:52
I once reared two Medetera from dead pine on which I also found Zabrachia (Stratiomyidae). The microclimate on a dead tree may be different than that on a living one and thus attract other organisms on the outside surface of the bark. So, while the dead tree may be interesting for larval development, it may not be so for adults to hunt on.
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 27 October 2014 14:49:11
Dear Keith, excuse my long overlooking your question.
I had never deal with rearing, so I have no experience. Concerning Medetera I wondered why I had never seen egg laying. The presence of eggs inside females confirmed my suspicion that "hunting trees" and "ovipositing trees" are not the same. What the requirments is for atree to be "ovipositing" one - I do not know...
Best wishes,
Nikita
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profile mgjefferies on 12 October 2014 00:23:26
I had the honour of meeting him on several occasions in Australia and San Fransisco, (for lunch) and even co-authoring a chapter on Acroceridae in the Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions.
He provided funds for many dipterists over the years to pursue various taxonomic studies and his legacy is profound and long-lasting.

Michael Jefferies
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 Keith Short on 11 September 2014 22:01:53
Nikita,

I am interested in rearing some dolis, especially Condylostylus species. Have you ever tried to raise eggs layed by squeezing the female's abdomen? I have had no luck searching for the larvae.

Thanks

Keith
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profile evdb on 26 August 2014 14:13:26
Hi !

Are you sure it is a female ?
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profile evdb on 10 August 2014 22:09:21
Sure a male ?
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profile evdb on 02 August 2014 19:00:36
Hi !

A male ?
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profile evdb on 23 May 2014 22:38:03
ocellare or ocellaris ?
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profile Nosferatumyia on 12 February 2014 20:45:02
Wonderful picture! I will try to identify it as the revision of Campylocera is done.
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 shililauxaniid on 23 January 2014 16:25:14
what's its habitat? so beautiful photo!
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30.10.14 17:56
Hi can so help out with a translation SchĂĽppchen = scales but there must be another translation from SchĂĽppchen weiĂź, mit nur geringen gelblichem Anflug...quadrum

28.10.14 22:20
Hi, my Attachment is not displayed (Size below 200 KB, No spaces...). EDIT: Now I realized: Pictures are NOT shown in the "Preview-Modus". With "Save" it's OK...

20.10.14 15:50
Thx Paul

17.10.14 11:04
Sounds like a posteroventral apical seta.

16.10.14 16:06
Can any1 help with an abbrev pls? is pv ap = preapical pv seta, thx

12.10.14 12:42
I just tried to join ResearchGate, but apparently you need an institute email to be let in - by scientists for scientists pah - armchair bureaucrats. Sad

24.09.14 01:18
Also I would like a PDF of a key to the families of flies suitable for Chinese material - if anybody can help. Shock

24.09.14 01:16
Is there anybody here working on flies from China?

19.09.14 02:28
Thanks to those who have responded to my request for beautiful, or ecologically interesting flies in the forum. TumbsUp TumbsUp

18.09.14 15:54
Have another try...

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