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Wolfgang Schacht (1939-2011)
Only today I read in a related forum that Wolfgang Schacht (retired from the Diptera Section of the Zoologische Staatssammlung M√ľnchen) dies 10 April this year. He was very active and, amongst others, responsible for cataloging the Diptera of Bavaria. A full list of publications can be found here. Another sad loss for dipterology.
#1 | Iain MacGowan on 09 November 2011 19:12:22
Paul - thanks for posting this sad news about Wolfgang Schacht. In 2003/4 I had the priveledge of working with him on very interesting material which he had obtained from Taiwan. It resulted in the description of several new species including one which I named after him - Silba schachti (Lonchaeidae). As you say another sad loss.
#2 | Andrzej on 11 November 2011 01:37:01
Requiem in pace [*]
#3 | Nosferatumyia on 13 November 2011 12:30:44
He was really an incredible collector and custodian, entirely dedicated to his flies. Since he retired, he stayed working as a garden cleaner to stay closer to his Diptera collection.

I also dedicated one species to him, Oedaspis schachti Korneyev, 2001 (Tephritidae), which he collected on Taiwan.

Rest in Peace.
#4 | shililauxaniid on 03 January 2012 01:56:12
I got several literature from him and he gave me some good suggestions on Lauxaniidae. I am so sad.
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