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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:

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Click on the Archive tab.

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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

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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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 Weia on 15 April 2017 21:50:17
I don't think this is C.albipunctata. Maybe C.tristis.
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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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 Weia on 22 April 2016 20:12:56
This not a Psychoda, I think. The way the wings are held is not OK, the venation isn't. It is somewhere i tribus Telmatoscopini.
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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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 Sven Hellqvist on 15 November 2015 18:50:09
The fly is Paradryomyza spinigera, not Pseudoneuroctena senilis. The ventral spines on hind femora are diagnostic for Paradryomyza./Sven
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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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25.04.17 14:14
Hello, can any1 tell me if both male and female Empis flies eat other flies or is it just the female? Thx

21.04.17 15:08
Thanks very much Paul

18.04.17 20:24
Nice occur on the Dutch television Paul!

11.04.17 13:37
In Dutch some would use it as plural, for 'exemplaar' (exemplar or specimen). Ten exx. then is ten specimens.

10.04.17 16:21
Thanks Phil I am thinking exuviae but I can't find the abbrev. so perhaps so

09.04.17 12:25
I haven't come across it but I suspect it means 'examples'.

08.04.17 11:27
Hell has anyone come across the meaning of exx? and what it means

01.04.17 11:43
Thanks very much

25.03.17 21:53
Ibid. is short for Latin ibidem, meaning 'in the same place', so = 'same as the previous reference'. Smile

25.03.17 13:09
Cab any1 help out with the full name if the journal IBID Thx

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