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30th meeting of the German Dipterists, Blankenheim, 28-30 June
The 30th field meeting of German Dipterists Association will be held at Blankenheim, roughly 50km southwest of Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on 28-30 June 2013. Everyone with interest in Dipterology is invited to attend the conference. Beside fly talks and excursions also the visit of the research collections in the Museum Koenig is offered. More information can be obtained from the AK Diptera website.
Today I learened that the eminent chironomid specialist Ole A. SĂ¦ther passed away last week. If I receive more information telling you about the life and works of this excellent researcher, I will post it here. In the mean time you have a look a the WikiPedia page on Ole at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_A._SĂ¦ther (also the source of the photo).
von Tschirnhauson 23 May 2013 22:52:51
Lipara sp., Chloropidae. Image unsufficient to identify the two following species: L. pullitarsis DoskoÄŤil & ChvĂˇla, 1971 and L. rufitarsis Loew, 1858 are very similar, after the literature only separable after the male (and also female) genitalia. Unpublished observation by M. von Tschirnhaus: L. rufitarsis: the 3rd tarsal segment of the fore- and mid-leg is longer than wide and longer than the 4th segment; the tips of the femora are wider yellow, especially dorsally, the veins of the wing base are yellowish (not brownish), the keel between the antennae is not wider than the diameter of a palpus, the pubescence of the eyes is whitish-grey (not dark). The larvae of both species produce galls in reed stems (Phragmites australis) which are not lignified and, thus, suffer heavy attack during the winter by the blue tit, which is feeding on the larvae. View Photo Comment
rvanderweeleon 25 March 2013 21:20:21
I am considering to visit Turkey next year from collecting Empidoidea, excl. Dolichopodidae, Heleomyzidae and Lauxaniidae. Reading the introduction of the "checklist" you advice me not to do it? View News Comment
sdon 22 March 2013 16:40:42
This species is often placed in the genus Prooppia.
Steve View Photo Comment
Elaphrornison 21 March 2013 04:51:33
The reports on Diptera from the Lund University Ceylon Expedition in 1962 which have appeared in Entomologica Scandinavica or Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum/Supplement are as follows:
Ackland, D.M. 1988. Anthomyiidae (Diptera) from Sri Lanka. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 30: 37-53.
Andersson, H. 1976. Revision of the genus Formicosepsis de Meijere (Diptera: Cypselosomatidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 7: 175-185.
Andersson, H. 1977. Taxonomic and phylogenetic studies on Chloropidae (Diptera) with special reference to Old World genera. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 8: 1-200.
Burger, J.F. 1982. A review of the horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 11: 81-123.
Delfinado, M.D. 1971. Diptera: Curtonotidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 1: 1-2.
Delfinado, M.D. 1975. Diptera: Canaceidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 4: 221-224.
Hardy, D.E. 1971. Diptera: Bibionidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 1: 286.
Hardy, D.E. 1971. Diptera: Tephritidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 1: 287-292.
McAlpine, J.F. 1975. Diptera: Lonchaeidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 4: 225-233.
Okada, T. 1988. Family Drosophilidae (Diptera) from the Lund University Ceylon Expedition in 1962 and Borneo collections in 1978-1979. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 30: 109-151.
Pedersen, B.V. 1971. Diptera: Anisopodidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 1: 3-4.
Philip, C.B. 1975. Diptera: Tabanidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 4: 56-62 (1973).
Smith, K.G.V. 1975. Diptera: Conopidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 4: 13.
Spencer, K.A. 1975. Diptera: Agromyzidae from Ceylon. Entomologica Scandinavica Supplementum 4: 209-220. View Article Comment