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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 (syrphidae8@gmail.com) 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: www.iss8.zfmk.de.

We look forward to meeting you all in Monschau.

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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.
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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: www.iss8.zfmk.de

We look forward to meeting you all in Monschau.

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Catalogue of Japanese DIPTERA is now available
"Catalogue of the Insects of Japan, volume 8 Diptera"

A compilation of works of 31 Japanese authorities, published by the Entomological Society of Japan, and distributed overseas by Touka Shobo Co. through JPT (Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd).

It is published in two volumes, and deals with all Diptera species ever recorded from Japan (124 families, 1,668 genera and 7,658 species, in 1,101 pages). Though this publication is made mainly in Japanese, scientific names, original descriptions, original combinations, type localities, and distributions for all species are given in English (or in Roman alphabet), it is worth purchasing for non-Japanese entomologists.

Price and how to order:
Catalogue of the Insects of Japan, volume 8 Diptera
Part 1, Nematocera - Brachycera Aschiza: 15,700 Yen
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(Parts 1 2 together 31,400 Yen)
Order at JPT web-site (https://jptco-s.cms2.jp/business/export/contact_e.html)

Editor, Takeyuki Nakamura (craneflyheaven@ybb.ne.jp),
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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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 Math on 17 April 2015 11:29:17
This is just fantastic!
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profile jonrichfield on 08 February 2015 14:08:39
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 19:42:46
never heard of Rudd van der Weele! ;-)
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 29 December 2014 13:03:38
Why&
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 16:37:39
How you id this to species?
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profile Paul Beuk on 30 October 2014 11:00:52
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 13:49:11
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 11 October 2014 23:23:26
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 21:01:53
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 10 August 2014 21:09:21
Sure a male ?
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24.04.15 01:03
In the Dipterist's Handbook, Halictus are recorded as hosts of Thecophora and Zodion; Leucophora sociata; Metopia argyrocephala

23.04.15 22:20
Please, how to post a question in the forum?

21.04.15 22:36
Thanks Paul, nice clue Milto: http://www.biodive
rsidadvirtual.org/
insectarium/A-dete
rminar-img683158.h
tml

21.04.15 12:53
I guess some Bombyliidae may parasitize on Halictus, perhaps Miltogramminae?

20.04.15 18:53
Is there any diptera brachycera fly that parasites Halictus (Apoidea)?

18.04.15 10:18
Thanks very much for the shout

12.04.15 15:59
Nope. It is the base(al section) of the radial vein.

11.04.15 11:03
Can any1 help pls? Is r-stamme= Rs- Radial sector Thx

20.03.15 20:46
Very good site with photo of Jürgen Kappert

20.03.15 20:45
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