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Two PhD positions at SMNS Stuttgart
Two exciting PhD positions are open at Staatliches Naturkundemuseum Stuttgart on integrative taxonomy of Diptera Sciaridae and Phoridae, part of the GBOL III: Dark Taxa project funded by Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung. Details HERE.
Flower Flies of Northeastern North America
In mid-May this year, our Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America was published ( This book covers all syrphids found from Tennessee north to the high Arctic (including Greenland) and west to roughly the Mississippi River. All 413 known species from this region are included in the guide. In addition to providing identification information on the species, it includes many previously unpublished things (new synonyms, new combinations, undescribed species, DNA evidence for taxonomic decision making, etc.). The book includes many photos of each species (both lab and field photos), maps that include dots for the exact records as well as predictive ranges, silhouettes showing the actual size of the animals, ecological information, etc. There is also an extensive morphology section, glossary, checklist and bibliography.

It is published by Princeton and available from most book sellers (including Amazon, Indigo, Veldshop, Pemberly, etc.).

We hope that you enjoy it and help fill in the many gaps in our knowledge before a second edition.


Jeff Skevington, Research Scientist
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
German Diptera Meeting 2019
MeetingsThe 36th meeting of the German Diptera study group (AK DIPTERA) is going to take place from 31.05.2019 to 02.06.2019 in southwestern Germany, near the Danube Sinkhole near Tuttlingen (state of Baden-Württemberg). The meeting consists of a scientific symposium on Friday, a Diptera collecting field trip on Saturday, and an optional historic excursion on Sunday (castle Granegg and Beilstein cave). As the venue is located close to the FRENCH and SWISS border, we would be delighted to welcome some of our neighbouring colleagues! If you are interested to participate, send me a PM and I will send you an English version of the registration form with additional details.

Kind regards,

New book: The robberflies of Germany
Finally it is done! The nature guide "The robberflies of Germany" has just been published (in German language):

Many thanks to all of you, who contributed to this book with their faunistic data of asilid findings (pictures) from Germany.


Simuliid Bulletin Number 49
Newsletters, etc.The Simuliid Bulletin Number 49 (January 2018) is now available for download at the usual site: You find it by clicking on the link to go to the Simuliid Bulletin Archives.

The main article is an obituary for Dr. Roger Crosskey, but there is also an obiturary for Michael Service and a notice about the forthcoming Symposium in Birmingham.

Best wishes,

John Davies
Latest Comments
profile blaauw7 on 18 November 2020 08:56:24
turned out to be Achalcus thalhammeri male
det. Paul Beuk
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 Zeegers on 07 November 2020 17:56:25
This is actually a female B. hauseri
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profile Xespok on 03 November 2020 22:45:51
typo . impuncta vs inpuncta.
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 Weia on 24 October 2020 18:52:39
Pneumia spec.
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 Weia on 24 October 2020 18:51:49
Rothschildi it is!
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 Weia on 24 October 2020 18:47:24
More like Pneumia.
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 Weia on 24 October 2020 18:46:56
More like Pneumia. But too few details visible.
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 Weia on 29 July 2020 00:11:07
Philosepedon humeralis (or a close relative).
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 Weia on 29 July 2020 00:09:58
Clogmia rothschildi (or a close relative).
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profile Sundew on 10 June 2020 20:38:49
Dicussion is here: https://diptera.i...d_id=11787.
I do not think that the wing tip is darker than in this C. laetus:
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04 December 2020 20:41


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28.11.20 19:50
Never letting them to dry too quickly before Grin?

24.11.20 16:44
Anybody knows how to avoid compound eyes invaginating when drying and how to restore them?

13.10.20 16:16
You can edit your own thread - button "Edit" below.

12.10.20 12:24
Can I edit a thread subject?

28.09.20 06:58
Use “new thread” buttom right below

26.09.20 16:56
How do I post ? Smile

28.08.20 11:57
That woul be up to me, as an administrator. Smile

27.08.20 11:30
I want to move a thread to the Syphridae subforum - how can I do this?

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How do I post?

08.08.20 13:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

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