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Catalogue of Japanese DIPTERA is now available
"Catalogue of the Insects of Japan, volume 8 Diptera"

A compilation of works of 31 Japanese authorities, published by the Entomological Society of Japan, and distributed overseas by Touka Shobo Co. through JPT (Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd).

It is published in two volumes, and deals with all Diptera species ever recorded from Japan (124 families, 1,668 genera and 7,658 species, in 1,101 pages). Though this publication is made mainly in Japanese, scientific names, original descriptions, original combinations, type localities, and distributions for all species are given in English (or in Roman alphabet), it is worth purchasing for non-Japanese entomologists.

Price and how to order:
Catalogue of the Insects of Japan, volume 8 Diptera
Part 1, Nematocera - Brachycera Aschiza: 15,700 Yen
Part 2, Brachycera Schizophora and indexes: 15,700 Yen
(Parts 1 2 together 31,400 Yen)
Order at JPT web-site (https://jptco-s.cms2.jp/business/export/contact_e.html)

Editor, Takeyuki Nakamura (craneflyheaven@ybb.ne.jp),
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The passing of Evert I. Schlinger
Evert I. Schlinger passed away during the lunar eclipse in the early morning of Wednesday, October 8, 2014. He was a giant of a man in both stature and accomplishment. He fought for advancing science and improving the environment all of his life. He had a lazar-like ability to dissect problems and find solutions. He was gentle, caring, yet held strong convictions. His work in the systematics of the small-headed fly family Acroceridae was deep and provided the foundation for future workers; his work in biological control was less known but profoundly influenced the course and development of integrated pest management. Perhaps his greatest gift to science was a cadre of students that have made impacts in many areas of entomology and education. For me, he will always be remembered as my best friend and a great mentor.

Michael E. Irwin
Pavel Láska died
Dear all,

I decided to write to all Syrphidologist the bad news about Pavel Láska's death.

Last weeks was Pavel ill and he probably knew that his lifetime was near the end. He was in hurry to finish his projects on Syrphidae as soon as possible. But computer world was unearthly for him (as other older people) to live with computer world in full fruitful friendship. It is pity, that last years I had not enought time to work up all Pavel's requests on Syrphidae work and to finish all his project and plans on Syrphidae as he wanted. I had to visit him in hospital or at his home for many times last weeks to work on our Syrphidae project and his intelect was always in excelent condition. But when I visited him in hospital in Friday to ask for some about Eupeodes, it was the first time in my life (and probably also in his) when his interest in Syrphidae was limited by his health.

Libor Mazánek

[from the Syrphidae mailing list]
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.
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profile Paul Beuk on 30 October 2014 11:00:52
I once reared two Medetera from dead pine on which I also found Zabrachia (Stratiomyidae). The microclimate on a dead tree may be different than that on a living one and thus attract other organisms on the outside surface of the bark. So, while the dead tree may be interesting for larval development, it may not be so for adults to hunt on.
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 27 October 2014 13:49:11
Dear Keith, excuse my long overlooking your question.
I had never deal with rearing, so I have no experience. Concerning Medetera I wondered why I had never seen egg laying. The presence of eggs inside females confirmed my suspicion that "hunting trees" and "ovipositing trees" are not the same. What the requirments is for atree to be "ovipositing" one - I do not know...
Best wishes,
Nikita
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profile mgjefferies on 11 October 2014 23:23:26
I had the honour of meeting him on several occasions in Australia and San Fransisco, (for lunch) and even co-authoring a chapter on Acroceridae in the Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian Regions.
He provided funds for many dipterists over the years to pursue various taxonomic studies and his legacy is profound and long-lasting.

Michael Jefferies
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 Keith Short on 11 September 2014 21:01:53
Nikita,

I am interested in rearing some dolis, especially Condylostylus species. Have you ever tried to raise eggs layed by squeezing the female's abdomen? I have had no luck searching for the larvae.

Thanks

Keith
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profile evdb on 10 August 2014 21:09:21
Sure a male ?
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profile evdb on 02 August 2014 18:00:36
Hi !

A male ?
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profile evdb on 23 May 2014 21:38:03
ocellare or ocellaris ?
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profile Nosferatumyia on 12 February 2014 19:45:02
Wonderful picture! I will try to identify it as the revision of Campylocera is done.
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 shililauxaniid on 23 January 2014 15:25:14
what's its habitat? so beautiful photo!
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profile Paul Beuk on 09 November 2013 20:00:29
LoL, corrected.
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19.11.14 16:42
Hi!

19.11.14 16:28
hello everyone

17.11.14 16:50
Thanks to everyone

17.11.14 10:36
Grabdornen, surely spines on the cerci for egg-laying in soil or sand?

14.11.14 11:00
graben -> to dig. First request was for Grabdomen which is 'burial dome', LoL.

14.11.14 10:36
The literal translation of Grabdornen is grave (Grab ) thorns (Dornen). I think the best English translation is "spines".

13.11.14 16:42
Legrohr am Ende (cerci) mit kraftigen , nach oben gerichteten Grabdornen

13.11.14 15:46
Send me the complete sentence, plz. I have no pdf or printed version of Hennig on the Muscidae.

13.11.14 15:24
Its from the Hennig 1964 key Female 77(78), its to do with the ovipositor there is a figure can I just use spines or is there another word?

12.11.14 09:07
grabdomen?

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