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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.
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!
Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2) [30 December 2013]
I gladly inform you that the 2nd issue of the fourth volume of "Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka" was published on December 30, 2013.
Vol. 4 No. 2:
1. Varga, A.A, 2013. rewiew of the genus Alomya Panzer, 1806 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from the Ukrainian Carpathians. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 1â€“2.
2. Farahani, S., A.A. Talebi, E. Rakhshani & C. van Achterberg, 2013. Study of the genus Blacus Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Blacinae) in Iran, with three new records. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 3â€“11.
3. Kameneva, E.P., V.A. Korneyev, M. LĂłpez RodrĂguez, J. MarĂn Herrera, P. Alvarez & P.L.T. Beuk, 2013. The first records of Physiphora smaragdina Loew (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from Europe. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 12.
8th International Congress of Dipterology - new information
Dear fellow Dipterist,
I am pleased to inform you that we have posted extensive information and registration forms for the ICD8 post congress tours as well as the accompanying persons program on the congress webpage www.icd8.org under "Post Congress Tours" and "Accompanying Persons". The information for the â€śamber tourâ€ť to Danzig will be posted shortly. The registration deadline for all ICD8 tours is 20th June 2014.
Please check our congress webpage periodically for updates regarding the scientific program and other news. Early registration will close on 1st February 2014.
For any further questions please contact us at pcma gmbh:
Ms. Sandra GeiĂźer via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 0049/30/76768420
Ms. Sara Werner via email email@example.com or via phone 0049/30/76768419
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Looking forward to seeing you in Potsdam next year.
On behalf of the ICD8 Organizing committee,
On behalf of the organizers of ICD8:
pcma professional congress & marketing agency gmbh, Crellestr. 21, 10827 Berlin, Germany, Ph +49 (0)30 767684-0, Fax +49 (0)30 767684-29.
Managing Director: Bernd Wiedemann, HRB 40669, Local Court Berlin-Charlottenburg, VAT-NÂ°: 30/476/00921, ID-NÂ°: DE 136 768 660.
Quaedflieghon 08 October 2013 14:04:02
Choerades has been seperated from Laphria a long time ago. Based on the key by Geller-Grimm this should be C. fimbriata. Only first tergite has white hair. C. fulva the first two tergites have white hair. View Photo Comment
Cesaon 03 August 2013 20:26:38
I advice everybody, thinking collecting insects as tourist without any official permission, not to do it. Latest example explained in the following mail message from Klaus that I yesterday informed:
"Dear Friends and Colleagues,
For your information: after successful investigations of butterflies in Eastern Turkey, we (two French Friends have been with me) have been arrested in Jusufeli (NE-Turkey). We have to stay for 3 days and we lost all our material and entomological equipment.After this we could leave the country.Please inform other colleagues about this event and that there is a great risk to catch butterflies without an official permission in this country. Greetings"
This result is quiet normal in Turkey. Even we - as scientist at the universities - cannot collect insect in Turkey without permission. The penalty is very high, about 15-20000 Euro per person. View News Comment