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V International Symposium on Syrphidae, on 18-22 June 2009, Novi Sad, Serbia
This is the second announcement with more details on the V International Symposium on Syrphidae, on 18-22 June 2009 in Novi Sad (Fruska gora-Andrevlje), Serbia.

The symposium will be held in Northern Serbia, near Novi Sad (the capital city of Province Vojvodina), in the National Park Fruška gora,
http://www.npfruskagora.co.yu/english/ostalo/o_nama.htm
from the 18th to the 21st of June 2009 (excursion on 22nd of June).
All presentations will be in the Center for Economical and Technological Development of Province Vojvodina, Andrevlje on the mountain Fruška gora, as well as accommodation.
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.

Please, use the site's contact email to send any (links to) reprints you would like to have included.
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).
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22.09.16 22:53
1. Select a forum by clicking on the top bar, item "Forum". 2. Once your subforum is chosen, click the "New thread" button on the bottom of the page.

20.09.16 22:46
I have an ID question. I can not find how to start a new tread in the forum. Anyone?

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.

05.09.16 16:51
Well it should be compared to the insect diversity and numbers of that region for the last years/decades...

01.09.16 23:39
This year in Portugal there was a very clear decrease/waning number and diversity in all insect orders. Fewer tachinids than usual, for example. Fennel flowers are very scarce of insects these days.

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