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Roger Crosskey passed away
Dear colleagues,

It is a sad day for all simuliidologists. I have to inform you that our well loved friend Roger Crosskey, passed away at about midday BST today 4 September. He had been in hospital for the last few months.

Roger was an exceptional taxonomist and an inspiration to us all, and a good friend to many. His knowledge of the subject was unsurpassed.

Sadly,

John Davies

Dear all,

Sadly, former member of NHM staff and entomologist Roger W. Crosskey passed away yesterday after a brief period in hospital.

He will be remembered for his outstanding contributions to dipterology, most notably on the biosystematics of Simuliidae and Tachinidae but also of other calyptrate families such as the Muscidae, Rhinophoridae and Calliphoridae. His works include several large monographs published in the Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) such as the taxonomic conspectuses of Oriental and Australasian tachinids. He was editor-in-chief of the Afrotropical Diptera Catalogue and contributed chapters to the Afrotropical, Australasian and Oriental regional catalogues, which are still widely in use by the scientific community today, and is author of the cornerstone book on simuliids, “The Natural History of Blackflies”. He was a respected biogeographer and a member of the management committee for the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature.

Roger began his career as a medical entomologist for the Nigerian Ministry of Health (1951-1958), then worked for the Commonwealth Institute of Entomology (1959-1972) before joining the Natural History Museum. He started as head of the Hymenoptera section, then moved to Diptera as head of section before being promoted to Senior Principal Scientific Officer and spending his last years purely on research. He retired in 1990 but remained as a Scientific Associate until 2016.

He will be warmly remembered by former colleagues and friends and by all of those who are familiar with his scientific legacy.

Daniel

Dr Daniel Whitmore
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Note: Roger was born in 1930 (Paul)
Simuliid Bulletin No. 47 is now available
Newsletters, etc.Dear colleagues,

The Simuliid Bulletin No 47, January 2017, has now been posted on the SIMULIID-BULLETIN Blog site where it can be read or downloaded. It contains a report on the VII International Simuliid Symposium at Zaragoza, September 2016, and part 2 of Prof. Rivoschecci's paper. Because there are so many graphics, the file is large, (19Mb) however I have included a low resolution version which I recommend you try first.

Please note the next Symposium has now been fixed for 27-29 June 2018 in Birmingham, England.

John Davies
Simuliid Bulletin No. 46 is out now
Newsletters, etc.Dear Colleagues,

The Simuliid Bulletin No. 46 is now available for viewing or downloading here:

simuliid-bulletin.blogspot.com.

Click on the Archive tab.

John Davies
9th International Symposium on Syrphidae
MeetingsDear Fellow Dipterists and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 9th International Symposium on Syrphidae (ISS9). Taking place for the first time in the Neotropical Region, the ISS9 will be held in Curitiba (Brazil) from 28th August to 1st September 2017.

We are sure it will be an excellent opportunity to establish new research collaborations and share experiences on Syrphidae.

To receive further information about the ISS9, please send a message to syrphidae9@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting you all in Curitiba.

Best regards,

Mirian Morales & Luciane Marinoni

The Organizing committee
VII International Simuliidae Symposium - Zaragoza
MeetingsDear colleagues,

The web page of the International Simuliidae Symposium in Zaragoza is now available:

http://blackflyzaragoza.com/

If you have some doubts or if you need any further information, do not hesitate to send me an email to info@blackflyzaragoza.com. If you have difficulties in submitting your registration form, please contact to Isabel Nuez (investigacion@feuz.es) with copy to info@blackflyzaragoza.com.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Zaragoza in September 2016.

Best regards,

Ignacio Ruiz

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Organizing committee VII International Simuliidae Symposium
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 John Bratton on 05 February 2017 17:30:37
Occasionally I find growths on water beetles that appear to be fungi, such as
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/706171
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/855715
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/266016

Are you able to say whether these are Laboulbeniales, please?

John Bratton
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 von Tschirnhaus on 11 May 2016 17:01:36
Thaumatomyia glabra (Meigen, 1830), Chloropidae. The only European Thaumatomyia species with largely reduced hairs on the body [the only reason for Loew (1866) to create an own genus for it, the synonym Chloropisca]. Well known as a chloropid with zoophagous larvae, predators of root lice (Pemphigidae), e.g. on the roots of carrots. Different from its congeneric species notata (Meigen) it rarely aggregates in swarms in autumn. But single specimens regularly enter the notata swarms. In North America several publications report swarms. The species is well known as a flower visitor as documented on this photo. The first detailed article on the biology: Parker, J.R. 1918: The life history and habits of Chloropisca glabra Meig., a predaceous oscinid (chloropid).- Journal of economic Entomology 11: 368-380. (See id=71905&pid=305995#post_305995)
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 von Tschirnhaus on 11 April 2016 20:05:01
Pachylophus, Loew, 1858, Chloropidae, is a very characteristic component of the Afrotropical chloropid fauna with species also in the Middle East. Many species are still undescribed and many are hosts of parasitic ascomycete fungi, the Laboulbeniales. All species are viviparous, in most species two larvae develop synchronously. The hind femora are always enlarged.
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 10 March 2016 22:53:39
What a nice creature!
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 souad sahib on 04 February 2016 16:52:24
awsome
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 03 November 2015 22:44:09
Nice image
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profile Anastrepha71 on 20 September 2015 18:34:24
Excellent images!!!
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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 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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25.09.17 22:07
Hi all. I would like to buy some microvials for Diptera terminalia. Could you recommend me a website to buy them online? (as BioQuip). Thanks in advance.

20.09.17 11:11
Herzlichen Dank an all die freundlichen Helfer in den Foren. TumbsUp LG, Horst

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06.09.17 10:26
Mh. Vet.-Med.: Monatshefte für Veterinärmedizin

05.09.17 14:28
Hello Can any1 help out with the journal for this abbrev Mh. Vet. Med Thx

08.08.17 14:18
Thanks John, you have saved me a lot of time

07.08.17 14:27
Libnotes. The subgenus must have been promoted to genus.

07.08.17 13:46
Thx John - its come up with 2 Tipula (Schummelia) kariyana and Libnotes (Laosa) kariyana (Alexander, 1947) Would you go for the 2nd one?

01.08.17 14:09
Look it up at http://ccw.natural
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