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Simuliid Bulletin No. 46 is out now
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MeetingsDear Fellow Dipterists and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 9th International Symposium on Syrphidae (ISS9). Taking place for the first time in the Neotropical Region, the ISS9 will be held in Curitiba (Brazil) from 28th August to 1st September 2017.

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 von Tschirnhaus on 11 May 2016 17:01:36
Thaumatomyia glabra (Meigen, 1830), Chloropidae. The only European Thaumatomyia species with largely reduced hairs on the body [the only reason for Loew (1866) to create an own genus for it, the synonym Chloropisca]. Well known as a chloropid with zoophagous larvae, predators of root lice (Pemphigidae), e.g. on the roots of carrots. Different from its congeneric species notata (Meigen) it rarely aggregates in swarms in autumn. But single specimens regularly enter the notata swarms. In North America several publications report swarms. The species is well known as a flower visitor as documented on this photo. The first detailed article on the biology: Parker, J.R. 1918: The life history and habits of Chloropisca glabra Meig., a predaceous oscinid (chloropid).- Journal of economic Entomology 11: 368-380. (See id=71905&pid=305995#post_305995)
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 Weia on 22 April 2016 20:12:56
This not a Psychoda, I think. The way the wings are held is not OK, the venation isn't. It is somewhere i tribus Telmatoscopini.
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 Weia on 22 April 2016 20:07:01
I don't think this is Clogmia albipunctata, it lacks the white dots along the wing border. And it has too much white on the prothorax. But it defnitely is of tribus Telmatoscopini, as Clogmia is.
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 von Tschirnhaus on 11 April 2016 20:05:01
Pachylophus, Loew, 1858, Chloropidae, is a very characteristic component of the Afrotropical chloropid fauna with species also in the Middle East. Many species are still undescribed and many are hosts of parasitic ascomycete fungi, the Laboulbeniales. All species are viviparous, in most species two larvae develop synchronously. The hind femora are always enlarged.
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 10 March 2016 22:53:39
What a nice creature!
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 souad sahib on 04 February 2016 16:52:24
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 Sven Hellqvist on 15 November 2015 18:50:09
The fly is Paradryomyza spinigera, not Pseudoneuroctena senilis. The ventral spines on hind femora are diagnostic for Paradryomyza./Sven
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profile Nikita Vikhrev on 03 November 2015 22:44:09
Nice image
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profile Anastrepha71 on 20 September 2015 18:34:24
Excellent images!!!
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profile conopid on 19 June 2015 22:10:14
Correction sent via the above link. This is T. frontalis in fact.
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24.10.16 15:57
I am really struggling with the word Digne, pls can so help, it comes up 3 times! 1 male Digne Terra typica: Digne Digne: Holotypus holotype

19.10.16 15:45

19.10.16 00:38
vergleiche (vgl) is most like compare, so confer (cf.) is best in Latin. I am from Germany.

17.09.16 12:02
Thanks very much Dmitry

16.09.16 12:37
vgl. = cf. (compare)

16.09.16 11:30
Hello Can anyone tell me what the German abbrev. vgl stands for, dictionary says mg/l which isn't the case Thx

06.09.16 22:49
Here in Britain it has been a very poor season for all insects. Most families of fly have been very scarce compared to some years ago. This is about the fifth poor season and it was the worst yet. Wha

05.09.16 22:35
May was very atypical and April. April was very cold - the coldest month in 30 years. And May was very rainy. But this does not explain itself why the decrease of insects. Or it is just a normal cyc

05.09.16 22:32
well I collect in those places since 2005, and it is perfectly clear there were several families I did not see this year, or even the rather common Tachinidae, for the current year I only saw dozens.

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