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Invitation to publish in a renewed TvE - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
Dear colleagues,

I would very much like to invite you to submit papers to the renewed TvE - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, a journal of systematic and evolutionary entomology since 1857.
The journal is being published in a new setting by Brill publishers, and the recently published vol 155, no 1 is now open access at

Please read my editorial on this site:;jsessionid=kjko8fs04kcd.x-brill-live-01.
We welcome quality papers on insect, arachnid and myriapod systematics, taxonomy , evolutionary studies, including DNA barcoding, molecular phylogeny etc. The new platform will make the journal better visible, and we continue to publish free of costs, and with free pdf for the authors.
The journal has a long standing of quality publishing papers on insect, arachnid and myriapod systematics. All volumes up to 141 are open access on the Biodiversity heritage Library, also accessible through More recent issues can be found as pdf in the Index on the old TvE site:

For submitting manuscripts, please go to the Editorial Management System at, and register.
Publication times are relatively short, also because we will produce now three issues annually.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Those of you who will be at the ICE in Daegu, Korea can meet me there, there will also be a booth of Brill publishers (number 329) where you can make an appointment.



Erik J. van Nieukerken
editor-in chief
TvE - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
c/o Naturalis Biodiversity Center
dep. Terrestrial Zoology
PO Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
[courier address: Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden]
direct phone: +31-71-56 87 682
fax: +31-71-5687666
e-mail: for Tijdschrift:
online submission

TvE is published by Brill for the Netherlands Entomological Society

NOW Volume 155-1 open access at

website with index to 154 volumes and pdf's from voil. 141 onwards online

First 141 volumes online at BHL:
British Simuliid Group Bulletin No. 38
Newsletters, etc.Dear Colleagues,

The British Simuliid Group Bulletin No. 38 (July 2012) is now available for viewing and download via the site.

Go to and follow the links, or go directly from this link

John Davies, Editor
The dipterists community loses another distinguisghed member
Dear Dipterists,

Peter Dyte sadly died at home last weekend. This was announced by John Muggleton at the BENHS Council meeting on Thursday. He was found by Richard Adams, a former colleague at the Slough Laboratory and a near neighbour, who regularly called on him. This was quite unexpected as he was not known to have anything physically wrong that might have been responsible. He was 82 earlier this year.

Please let anyone know who I have omitted from this distribution and could those at museums please inform any colleagues who might have known him.

A provisional date for the funeral is 18 July and John will let me know when the date has been confirmed.

Best wishes,

Peter Chandler
2012 Diptera BioBlitz Great Basin National Park
On behalf of the organizers:

The park would like to announce the 2012 BioBlitz to be held June 19-21, 2012, which will concentrate on the Order Diptera (flies). Dr. Riley Nelson from Brigham Young University will be leading the effort, with assistance from the Nevada Department of Agriculture and other entomologists.

The event will begin with a workshop about Diptera life history, collecting methods, and more. Following that, a 48-hour collection period will commence, and participants will have the chance to visit many areas of Great Basin National Park. At the same time, numerous educational programs will be held to share the importance of Diptera with park visitors and staff. At noon on June 21, everyone will reconvene for a closing lunch and to hear the preliminary results of this biodiversity discovery event.

The park is providing free camping for participants. For more BioBlitz information or a registration form, please email Gretchen Baker, or call + (1) 775-234-7331 x251.
Detailed schedule
Passing of Ernst Fittkau (1927-2012)
Last month chironomid expert Ernst Josef Fittkau paased away at the age of 84. Notices were posted on the Chironomid homepage ( and in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (

Also see the Wikepedia page on Ernst Fittkau at
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Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

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Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 13:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

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pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

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