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ANNOUNCEMENT: Illustrated keys for the craneflies and related families of the Netherlands, Belgium en Luxembourg (in Dutch)
The undersigned are working on illustrated field keys for the identification of craneflies and related families of the Netherlands, Belgium en Luxembourg (in Dutch). The field keys treat the larger species (wing length 10 mm or more) and, if smaller, the remarkable species of the families Cylindrotomidae, Limoniidae, Pediciidae, Tipulidae, Trichoceridae, and, although less related, the Ptychopteridae.

The first two parts are Introduction and Terminology. Part 3 is the Main Key which leads to 11 keys for the separate groups. Final part is an overview of all species of the Benelux. So, in total 15 parts. The first 5 are available now online. We hope to publish the other parts in 2014. Plans are to have an English version available in 2015.

The first 5 parts are PDF's files, available from the Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (CCW) at http://nlbif.eti.uva.nl/ccw/. From the "Literature" page of this website some 2400 "Cranefly" PDF's can be downloaded. Search at "Author" for "Peeters" to reach the PDF's for download.

Advantage of online publication is that keys can easily be changed and updated. We look forward to your remarks about the use and content of the keys gladly and with interest.

With best wishes,

Kris Peeters (peeters.heyrman@scarlet.be)
Pjotr Oosterbroek (p.oosterbroek@chello.nl)
Distributed European School of Taxonomy - courses on Diptera
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) has launched two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities. The Modern Taxonomy programme 2013-2014 offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature and DNA-barcoding. The Expert-in-training programme 2013-2014 enables graduate students and early career researchers to develop and strengthen their taxonomic research skills through on-the-job-training.

Within the latter programme, two courses focus on Diptera and might be of particular interest to you:

Taxonomy of European biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)
Training program in Entomology (special. Diptera Syrphidae), emphasis on collection management and bioindicator used

New training providers are most welcome to participate in training delivery within the Distributed European School of Taxonomy. For more information, please mail us at dest-training@naturalsciences.be or have a look here.

PhD students within the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative, the Israel Taxonomy Initiative and the Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio) might receive support to attend DEST-courses. For details, please contact STI, ITI or ForBio.

With best regards,

Dr Hendrik Gheerardyn
Dr Isabella Van de Velde

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DEST Training
www.taxonomytraining.eu
dest-training@naturalsciences.be

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussel, Belgium
Tel: + 32 2 627 43 34 (336)
http://www.naturalsciences.be
19th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHIRONOMIDAE
The 19th International Symposium on Chironomidae is to be held in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, August 17-20, 2014 (post-meeting excursions scheduled for August 21-22).

For invitation, etc., see http://web.blatna.cuni.cz/chironomidae/.
Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1) [24 June 2013]
Newsletters, etc.We gladly inform you that the 1st issue of the fourth volume of "Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka" was published on June 24, 2013.

https://sites.google.com/site/ukrentfau/contents-1

Contents Volume 4 No. 1:

1. Korneyev V.A., & D.A. Evstigneev, 2013. Key to European species of the genus Oxyna Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Tephritidae), with New Records from Russia. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 1-23.

2. Korneyev, V.A., & N. Pérez Hidalgo, 2013. Rediscovery of Oxyna obesa Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Spain. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 24.

3. Verves, Yu.G., 2013. The Flies (Diptera) of Park “Theophania”, Kyiv. 2. Sarcophagidae. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 25-32.

4. Budashkin, Yu., I. & A.V. Zhakov , 2013. Case-bearer moths (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae): Contribution to the Ukrainian steppe zone fauna. Third Report. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 33-42.

5. Borysenko, N.N., 2013. Contribution to study of Neuroptera in the North-Eastern Part of Cherkasy Region. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 43-47.

6. Evstigneev, D.A., 2013. The first find of Terellia odontolophi (Diptera, Tephritidae) in Russia. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 48.

7. Sergeev, M.Ye., 2013. The first find of Zygogramma suturalis (Coleoptera,Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) in the Right-Bank Ukraine. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 49-51.

8. Korneyev, V.A., & A.V. Prokhorov, 2013. The first record of Neoalticomerus formosus Loew (Diptera: Odiniidae) from Ukraine. - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 52.

9. [Editorial] Josyp Trokhymovych Pokoziy (1924–2012). - Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka 4(1): 53.

Valery A. Korneyev aka Nosferatumyia
2014 Simuliidae Symposium Venue
Dear Colleagues,

This message is being sent to several mailing lists, if you receive more than one copy, please forgive me. Also please give a copy to any interested member who has not received this letter.

As you may know I have been asked by Aleksandra Cupinas and Rory Post to organise a ballot of simuliidologists to decide where we should hold the 2014 Symposium.

There are three candidates.

1. Torino, Italy;

2. Pavlodar, Kazakhstan;

3. Zaragoza, Spain.

Their full proposals can be examined at these URLs: see Read more
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21.02.18 19:42
Just curious: which Stratiomyidae species is the one in the title of diptera.info?

09.02.18 11:00
Thx very much for the help

08.02.18 15:09

08.02.18 15:07
syn. n. = synonymum novum = new synonym

07.02.18 11:40
Hello Can anyone help out with this abbreviation syn. n. Thx

25.12.17 00:22
I join the others in wishing all forum members a wonderful Christmas season and a great New Year!

21.12.17 19:44
Merry Christmas everyone !

19.12.17 08:29
Hello, is there anybody who have Agromyzidae from Azores, Madeira and Portugal? Milos

16.12.17 15:08
If you know of any useful key(s) to the families of Diptera in the PUPAL stage, please send e-mail (spies@zi.biologie
.uni-muenchen.de) or post references here. Thank you Martin Spies

15.12.17 14:01
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