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Death of Ben Foote
Our colleague, Dr. Benjamin A. Foote, passed away as a result of cancer on Sunday, July 7, in Kent, Ohio. His wife, Anita, and several family members were at his bedside at the time. Only a few weeks ago, Ben published a paper in which he honored Anita by naming a new species of Sciomyzidae after her (Pherbellia anitae Foote).

John Rawlings, Chen Young, and I are preparing a detailed biography of Ben to be published in the near future. If you would like to receive a copy, please let me know.

A celebration of life honoring Ben will be held in Kent on August 2. Sympathy cards may be sent to Anita Foote, 492 Harvey St., Kent, OH 44240-2711 USA, email address Afoote8@aol.com.

If you have any photographs of Ben, Anita would appreciate receiving copies of them.

Bill Murphy, Fishers, Indiana USA

PS: Here is a first online obituary: http://hosting-24190.tributes.com/obituary/show/Benjamin-Foote-101505264.
Andy Lehrer (1930-2014)
Some of you may be interested to learned that according to this page Andy Lehrer, worker on Sarcophagidae s.l., passed away earlier this year.
8th International Symposium on Syrphidae
Dear Fellow Dipterists and Friends,

We cordially invite you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Syrphidae (ISS8). In this occasion, the ISS8 will take place in the heart of Europe, in the historic town of Monschau (Germany) from 4 th to 8 th of June 2015. After the great time we had in Novosibirsk (Russia), the people voted to have a symposium which reflects a look back to the original model of this symposium: the engagement that stimulates new research collaborations and the delight of sharing experiences on Syrphidae.

We invite you to attend the ISS8 and contribute to the scientific program by presenting your research. Come and meet colleagues, get informed, exchange ideas, and have fun!

Check out: http://iss8.zfmk.de/ for 1st-circular, registration of interest and more information.

We look forward to meeting you all in Monschau.

Best regards,

Björn Rulik & Ximo Mengual
The Organizing committee
Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2) [30 December 2013]
Newsletters, etc.I gladly inform you that the 2nd issue of the fourth volume of "Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka" was published on December 30, 2013.

Vol. 4 No. 2:

1. Varga, A.A, 2013. rewiew of the genus Alomya Panzer, 1806 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from the Ukrainian Carpathians. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 1–2.

2. Farahani, S., A.A. Talebi, E. Rakhshani & C. van Achterberg, 2013. Study of the genus Blacus Nees (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Blacinae) in Iran, with three new records. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 3–11.

3. Kameneva, E.P., V.A. Korneyev, M. López Rodríguez, J. Marín Herrera, P. Alvarez & P.L.T. Beuk, 2013. The first records of Physiphora smaragdina Loew (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from Europe. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 12.

4. Gumovsky, A.V., I.N. Mikulina, T.N. Bazhenova & S.V. Sviridov, 2013. Achrysocharoides robiniae (Hymenoptera, Entedoninae) in Ukraine. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 13–19.

5. Kameneva, E.P., V.A. Korneyev & A.V. Prokhorov, 2013. The first record of Myennis sibirica Portschinsky (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from Europe. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 20.

6. Mohamadzade Namin, S. & J. Nozari, 2013. New data on the family Opomyzidae (Diptera Acalyptratae) in the fauna of Iran. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(2): 21–23.

Valery A. Korneyev aka Nosferatumyia
8th International Congress of Dipterology - new information
Dear fellow Dipterist,

I am pleased to inform you that we have posted extensive information and registration forms for the ICD8 post congress tours as well as the accompanying persons program on the congress webpage www.icd8.org under "Post Congress Tours" and "Accompanying Persons". The information for the “amber tour” to Danzig will be posted shortly. The registration deadline for all ICD8 tours is 20th June 2014.

Please check our congress webpage periodically for updates regarding the scientific program and other news. Early registration will close on 1st February 2014.

For any further questions please contact us at pcma gmbh:
Ms. Sandra Geißer via email sandra.geisser@pcma.de or via phone 0049/30/76768420
Ms. Sara Werner via email sara.werner@pcma.de or via phone 0049/30/76768419

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Looking forward to seeing you in Potsdam next year.

On behalf of the ICD8 Organizing committee,


Sincerely yours,

Sara Werner

On behalf of the organizers of ICD8:
pcma professional congress & marketing agency gmbh, Crellestr. 21, 10827 Berlin, Germany, Ph +49 (0)30 767684-0, Fax +49 (0)30 767684-29.
Managing Director: Bernd Wiedemann, HRB 40669, Local Court Berlin-Charlottenburg, VAT-N°: 30/476/00921, ID-N°: DE 136 768 660.
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14.06.17 12:39
Thx Paul, another off the list

13.06.17 16:11
Yup

12.06.17 14:12
Hello Can any1 help out Is Limnobiiden the same as Limoniidae Thx

15.05.17 15:18
Thanks Paul

12.05.17 08:43
I think min Xanthempis both do, in other subgenera the males hunt and females eat.

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

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