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VII International Simuliidae Symposium 2016
MeetingsDear colleagues,

I am very glad to organise the 7th International Simuliidae Symposium in Zaragoza (Spain) in 2016 presented by the University of Zaragoza. Provisional dates are 5 to 10 September 2016.

Zaragoza is a large Spanish city capital of the province and Aragon. It is the fifth most populated Spanish city with 666,058 inhabitants. It is located on the banks of the Ebro, Huerva and Gallego rivers in the center of a wide valley. Its privileged geographical location makes it an important logistical hub and communications; It is located about 300 km from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Toulouse. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudejar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.

For more information go to

Best regards and I hope to see all of you in Zaragoza.

Ignacio Ruiz
BSG Bulletin No. 44 is now out
Newsletters, etc.Dear Colleagues,

The British Simuliidae Group Bulletin No. 44 (August 2015) is now available for viewing or download at the usual site:

Items of interest are:
Report on the 33rd Meeting of the British Simuliidae Group at Birmingham.
Update on the Simulium Genome Project
Notice of the next International Symposium in Zaragoza in 2016
Notice of an important cytotaxonomy review by Adler and Crosskey.

If you have any problems accessing this publication please contact me direct at

John Davies
Reminder deadline: 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae
MeetingsDear Fellow Dipterists and Friends,

I am back to you with this friendly reminder. Please remember that the abstract submission deadline is April 15th, 2015 and the registration deadline is April 30th, 2015.

To register, please follow the instruction on our website (here).
Then, send us ( the Registration form and the payment receipt of your wire-transfer. Do not wait until the last minute!

All the information about transport, Students support funds, scientific program, and accommodation may be found in our website:

We look forward to meeting you all in Monschau.

Best wishes,

Björn Rulik & Ximo Mengual

The Organizing Committee
8th International Symposium on Syrphidae
June 4 - 8, 2015. Monschau, Germany
Vera Richter passed away...
From Valery Korneyev on Facebook:

Sad news from Saint Petersburg: Dr. Vera Andreevna Richter, a famous expert in Tachinidae, Asilidae, Nemestrinidae, and Tephritidae, died tonight, February 7, 2015, from the consequences of a serious stroke happened a week ago. She was born on August 28, 1936, in Yerevan (Armenia) in a family of Margarita Ter-Minassyan, and Andrey Richter, two famous soviet coleopterists. R.I.P.
8th International Symposium on Syrphidae - 2nd Circular
MeetingsDear Fellow Dipterists and Friends,

We have worked heavily on the organization of the 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae (ISS8), and now we can offer you the final details and all the available information for your convenience in the attached file.

Anyway, the same information is posted on our website:

We look forward to meeting you all in Monschau.

Best wishes,

Björn Rulik & Ximo Mengual

The Organizing Committee
8th International Symposium on Syrphidae
June 4 - 8, 2015. Monschau, Germany

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profile Anastrepha71 on 20 September 2015 18:34:24
Excellent images!!!
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profile conopid on 19 June 2015 22:10:14
Correction sent via the above link. This is T. frontalis in fact.
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 Math on 17 April 2015 12:29:17
This is just fantastic!
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profile jonrichfield on 08 February 2015 15:08:39
What an intriguing Acrocerid! Much larger head, longer, bee-like antennae, and smaller eyes than our local species of Acroceridae here in the Cape in South Africa.
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 rvanderweele on 17 January 2015 20:42:46
never heard of Rudd van der Weele! ;-)
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 29 December 2014 14:03:38
It is not Ph. regalis because of presence of prst ac.
It is not Thricops diaphanus because it is Phaonia.
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 Lesu on 13 December 2014 17:37:39
How you id this to species?
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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,
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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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29.09.15 09:12
For Idiohelina, 3 Malloch's papers, Exotic Muscaridae III, XV, and XXXV

22.09.15 11:34
Species with mouth parts that appear to be 'similar', like Sargus, do feed on honeydew. I have never seen Hermetia in nature...

18.09.15 17:42
Thanks Paul, some sites report that it don't have functional mouth part, other sites say it feed nectar, some publications say it "probably" feed nectar and it's a pollinator.

18.09.15 11:57
Sounds like it might be. Do sites that 'say not' state that they do feed or don't they mention anything?

14.09.15 20:42
Question: is it true that the Hermetia illucens don't have functional mouth part? Some sites say yes and some other say not. It's a bit confused. Thanks Smile

30.08.15 16:23
looks like it! Grrrr.

29.08.15 15:14
Fauna Europaea unavailable again!?

28.08.15 22:58
I'm searching a Muscidae pdf for the New Zealand fauna (Idiohelina genus), I hope someone can help me with a link, thanks in advance!

23.08.15 19:58
Thanks Paul, I'll do it Wink

21.08.15 14:52
Send a PM to Gunnar. Wink

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