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Amendment of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature proposes the following amendment of the fourth edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (hereafter "the Code"), to allow electronic publishing coupled with archiving of works and registration of new scientific names. In addition to electronic publication, the proposal perforce addresses methods of publication in general. It is followed by an explanation of the procedure for amendment and adoption, and discussion of the reasoning behind the proposal. Comments from the community of zoologists are sought, whether to oppose, support, or suggest improvements and alternatives for the various parts of this proposal.
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Everyone is kindly invited to make reprints available through the Downloads section at Diptera.info. Any reprint that is available on the internet can be added to the Downloads section, as long as the link is permanent. If so desired, I am willing to host reprints in electronic format (preferably as PDF's) on the Diptera.info server and include the links in the Downloads section. This may be of interest to dipterists who do not have any webspace available to host their own reprints.

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I have the possibility to scan printed versions and created searchable pdf's but this is time consuming and creates rather large files when the number of pages increases. You can also contact me about converting such reprints to pdf.
The Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diptera Systematics
The Diptera Unit of the Smithsonian Department of Entomology (USNM) is pleased to announce the Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in support of the BioSystematic Database of World Diptera. The recipient will conduct collections-based systematics research on flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) and will contribute to the development of the BioSystematic Database of World Diptera as well as other Smithsonian-lead initiatives, such as the Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) and the Consortium for the Barcodes of Life (CBoL).
First Announcement: 5th International Symposium on Syrphidae
This is the first announcement on the 5th International Symposium on Syrphidae.

The 5th International Symposium on Syrphidae will be held in Serbia, near Novi Sad (the capital city of Province Vojvodina), in the National Park Fru?ka gora (http://www.npfruskagora.co.yu/english/turizam/kako-stici.htm), from the 18th to the 21st of June 2009.
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18.06.16 11:42
Thank you

18.06.16 09:11
Indeed

14.06.16 16:22
My last 2 for the moment am I ok with im Saftflu├č einer Ro├čkastanie - from the sap of a horse chestnut schl├╝pfte - emerged?

04.06.16 12:45
Thank very much Paul it is very helpful to know these words

03.06.16 16:52
Hinterleib -> abdomen; Ring -> Segment, because strictly speaking it is the tergite and sternite that form the ring.

03.06.16 12:10
Another couple of old words which I would be grateful for help on Hinterleib narrow, light grey with a pair of small rounded spots on Ring 2 and 3, 4th Ring ungefleckt Hinterleib- ? Ring - terga?

23.05.16 12:37
in fact I prefer Schwinger to halteren

23.05.16 12:37
Thx very much Paul

23.05.16 09:12
Yup, Schwinger is halter, a yellow halter in this case. Smile

21.05.16 12:32
Can anyone help out with the German word Schwinger gelb - is this an old word for Haltere?

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