|...||Please add new information! - send an e-mail to F. Geller-Grimm|
|August 30, 2016||Dr. R. Lavigne offers up a revised predator-prey database which now contains 14,387 records. (Projects by R. Lavigne).|
|May 30 2011||
Photographic atlas and identification key to the robber flies of Germany (Diptera: Asilidae)
The atlas on CD-ROM is now avaiable for free. Please visit the webpage. We thank the Ampyx Publishing House.
|October 13 2010||
George Stephens writes:
I discovered quite by accident that the URL to the draft asilid checklist (Idaho) has changed. The document is still available but the name of the college changed (from Albertson College back to the old name, College of Idaho) rendering the prior URL useless. The new, current URL to the checklist is:
|May 09 2010||Further 600 species are photographed by Fritz Geller-Grimm, especially type material from Berlin (listing).|
|January 01 2010||An update of the literature database is offered (listing).|
|September 22 2009||
Biology Database by Robert Lavigne
Because of the scattered nature of biological observations dealing with individual species within the family Asilidae, an attempt has been made by Lavigne (2008) to create a database which would place all this data in one place. The database evolved from its original 10 fields to its present number as more definitive information was published by various authors. It is now a searchable database with 24 fields as follows: GENUS, SPECIES, ORIGDESIGN, FLIGHT TIME, HABITAT, SOURCE, SOURCE2, LOCALE, RESTING, FORAGING, FEEDING, CANNIBAL, COURTSHIP, MATING, TERRITORY, OVIPOSIT, MIMICRY, ENEMIES, EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE, REMARKS, PREDATOR-PREY RATIO & KEYWORD. The database is incomplete at this writing, but more data will be included as it is encountered.
|September 22 2009||
New web site on Australian Asilidae by Robert Lavigne
In the course of gathering and publishing biological and taxonomic information on robber flies in South Australia, it seemed that it would be useful to have a single source that future workers could quickly access. Consequently, this web site , entitled ‘Australian Asilidae’ was created . It is a work in progress which currently provides taxonomic information on most Australian asilid genera as well as photos a single representative of each genus. More photos will be added in the future. Additionally there are short summaries of biological information, including literature reviews of eggs, larvae and pupae.
|April 01 2009||Mike Reese is offering webpage for Wisconsin Asilidae.|
|February 23 2009||An update of the literature database is offered, too (listing).|
|March 21 2009||
Torsten Dikow writes:
In the monograph, a revised, phylogenetic classification of Asilidae is presented, which I encourage you to adopt if you work on robber flies. Details about the classification can be found in the monograph as well as on the AsilidaeData web-site (http://www.asilidaedata.tdvia.de/classification_dikow2009.html). There are certain shortcomings to this classification as I wasn't able to include all 537 Asilidae genera in the phylogenetic study, but I have outlined which genera/taxa need to be addressed in the near future to place them in the revised classification. I am planning to update the classification web-site regularly in order to add currently unplaced genera.
I have also developed an illustrated, interactive, matrix-based identification key to the 14 recognised subfamily taxa that will help you to place yet unstudied genera. This identification key uses 24 easily observed characters (Table 7 in Dikow 2009) from the morphological matrix to place genera within the revised classification. http://www.asilidaedata.tdvia.de/key_subfamily_dikow2009.html
I would like to thank all of you who made specimens available for this study or accompanied me on collecting trips, discussed robber-fly anatomy with me, and provided digital images of Asilidae. Michael Thomas and Giff Beaton, among others, kindly allowed me to use their stunning Asilidae images for the identification key and the web-site that are worth checking out.
I hope you find the monograph, the web-site, and the identification key useful and will use the information provided for your research. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need help.
Please forward this e-mail to anybody you know working on Asilidae.
|February 22 2009||News from Rob Cannings: His site was upgraded some time ago and URLs were changed. Readers can see his personal information at: http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Natural_History/Insects-and-Relatives.aspx?id=878 and http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Natural_History/Insects-and-Relatives.aspx?id=2431.|
|June 01 2008||Another 100 papers are scanned. Now 3,109 papers are already saved as PDF documents (detailed information on the PDF collection). An update of the literature database is offered, too (listing).|
|March 24 2008||There is a new URL for the Laphriini Pages by Dr. Stephen W. Bullington: http://users.usachoice.net/~swb/laphriini/laphriini.htm|
|January 09 2008||Another 600 papers are scanned. Now 3,001 papers are already saved as PDF documents (detailed information on the PDF collection)|
|January 08 2008|
|November 21 2007||Mike Hackston is starting a revision of the genus Alcimus. Please get in touch with him, if you can offer material and information.|
|September 7 2007||Asilidae as predators of hummingsbirds. Please visit the following webpage on http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek070901.html|
|January 29 2007||2,445 papers are already saved as PDF documents (detailed information on the PDF collection)|
|Dec. 01 2006||There is a platform for Brazilian Robber Flies.|
|Aug. 02 2006||Dr. Y. Tagawa offers some new translations of Chinese papers as PDF data file.|
|February 19 2006||Dr. R. Lavigne offers a Biology Database for the family Asilidae.
This asilid biology database began life in the original dBase format and subsequently evolved through dBase II into dBase V. It was then transformed into Access (MS Office 2000) and subsequently upgraded to 2002. It can be downloaded and imported into dBase IV & V, into Excel'97 and into Access (MS Office 2002). The database currently contains 3319 records, derived from searching the asilid literature over the past 40 years. The paucity of biological data is emphasized by the limited number of records, a great majority of which are mere habitat notations. The database will be intermittently upgraded, as well as corrected, as more biological data becomes available, or missed papers become available.
[Note of the editorial staff: Because of the conversion of the layout, the correct links to this webpage are lacking.]
|February 12 2006||Michael Thomas & Chris Maier: The Robber Flies of Southern New England: The only detailed study of the robber fly fauna of southern New England was by Bromley (1946), who documented 61 species from Connecticut. Since that time, no comprehensive publications on the Asilidae of New England states have appeared. The aim of this project on southern New England asilids is to document the distribution and seasonal abundance, summarize the conservation status of species perceived to be rare or imperiled, and create an identification guide with illustrated keys and species accounts to promote further study of this family. firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.|
|February 04 2006||Barry Flahey a Canadian artist, has provided readers with a well drawn illustration of the life history of Proctacanthus milbertii.|
|February 03 2006||The first 1,216 papers are saved as PDF documents (32% of the 3,861 known papers) (detailed information on the PDF collection)|
|January 13 2006||Jason Londt has just produced an upgrade of the Catalogue of the afrotropical Asilidae.|
|December 04 2005||Pavel Andreyevich Lehr: 1923-2005 by Rob Cannings & Arkady Lelej|
|October 31 2005||
New project: Developing graduation project entitled Taxonomic review of Cnodalomyia Hull, 1962 (Diptera, Asilidae, Asilinae). The genus now includes just one species (C. obtusa Hull, 1962) from Itatiaia Rio de Janeiro. The Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo has a big series of non identified material (including material from different Brazilian regions) and also some specimens from the type series. The project aims to present redescriptions of the genus and type-species (including spermathecae), to increase the known geographical distribution of taxa and also describe the possible new species.
Gabriela Bastos Mellinger firstname.lastname@example.org
|October 31 2005||
New project: Greetings Asilid community! My name is Derek A. Woller and I am currently a master's student at San Jose State University. For my thesis, it was suggested by one of my committee members, Dr. Eric Fisher, that I attempt to revise the Nearctic species of the genus Neoitamus utilizing both morphological and molecular methods. Following the revision, I plan to devise a definitive key to the species. To this end, I am in need of multiple specimens of species preserved in 95-100% ethanol (1 specimen/vial) for the molecular aspect of my project. All specimens will be returned in due time sans one leg, which is necessary for the molecular process. Currently, there are six known species of Nearctic Neoitamus:
|October 16 2005||Yuji Tagawa photographs the type material of 43 species of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu and adds the images to our database.|
|October 15 2005||
C.L. Young offers the first webpage on South Korean Robber Flies
After years of studying, Charlie summerized the results of his extensive work on South Korean Asilids. After The Japanese webpage, it's the second webpage of an Asian country and its robber fly fauna. So we will be able to get a better knowledge of this region.
|September 17 2005||
Pavel Andreyevich Lehr died on 15 Sept. 2005.
It's with great sadness to hear that an important dipterist left us. His contributions to the knowledge of Palaearctic robber flies are outstanding.
|June 23 2005||
with the University of Canterbury (New-Zealand) doctoral scholarship to work on the asilidae of rain forest canopy, in Panama. Contents: Vertical stratification and mechanisms of species coexistence within the robber fly assemblage of a tropical rain forest canopy. - Mathieu Rapp
|June 22 2005||
Dr Kumar Ghorpadé writes: "Dear Dipterist colleague, Greetings. I am seeking the collaboration of specialists researching Oriental families of two-winged flies (Diptera). This is a prelude towards exploring the feasibility of finding the means to be able to publish several fascicles of a projected multi-volume treatise titled DIPTERA INDICA,’ which will update the biosystematics of all families of true flies occurring in the Indian sub-continent. Such joint researches with me should include results of random collections and targeted surveys done so far, by examining available material in museums, etc., from other countries besides India, viz., Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, SE. Tibet, Burma, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands and the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, as well as marginal areas of neighbouring countries also, like SE. Iran, SW. China, W. & peninsular Thailand, and N. Malay peninsula. My own ongoing sampling surveys all over India are being carried out to enlarge my existing personal collection of over 100,000 specimens of Diptera.
I would be pleased to arrange study loans, from my collection, of select families to interested Dipterist colleagues interested in collaborating, on their request. I could also publish, quickly (in 1-5 months only), manuscripts of such collaborators in my journal Colemania, based on research done on my collections, as well as on those housed in European, North American, Japanese and other world museums, including the limited material available in a few institutions in India and some other countries in S. & SE. Asia. I may also be able to help provide type data of such specimens housed in Indian museums.
Since 1976, I have assisted and organized collecting expeditions in India for foreign specialist colleagues and would be extremely pleased to arrange such trips, targeted to sample the remaining undisturbed habitats here. This will entail permissions from the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, and State Forest Departments, which will become easier if these sampling surveys are conducted even as short-term, low budget, bona fide, ad-hoc, research projects. Dipterist collaborators then can work such projects in coordination with me and the Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar, Karnataka, India, where I am now a recognized P.-G. Teacher and Research Associate in Systematic Entomology.
If interested, please respond early and initiate collaboration. Thanking you, with kind regards, Yours sincerely, Dr Kumar Ghorpadé". His Email address is: email@example.com
|June 12 2005||
Asilidae revision online
Dear Colleague, I am pleased to inform you that my taxonomic revision of the robber-fly genus Euscelidia Westwood, 1850 (Diptera: Asilidae: Leptogastrinae) is now available online as a web-site hosted by the Expert Centre for Taxonomic Identification (ETI) in the Netherlands as part of the World Biodiversity Database. The web-site was created using the software Linnaeus II developed by ETI to make biodiversity information available world-wide through electronic media. The URL for the web-site is: http://ip30.eti.uva.nl/bis/euscelidia.php
The web-site contains identification tools (a dichotomous key and a matrix-based key), an atlas illustrating the geographical distribution, and descriptions, diagnoses, and specimen data for every species. Because I transformed my original publication, which was published in African Invertebrates (2003; 44(2); 1–131), not all species are illustrated with colour photographs and the identification keys are not yet illustrated. For future projects this will be done and I will be updating the Euscelidia revision with these features.
As biodiversity is threatened and we are trying to describe and identify it using taxonomic revisions, I see this online identification tool for 68 species of Euscelidia, which are mostly distributed in developing countries in the Afrotropical and Oriental regions, an important step towards this goal. The World Biodiversity Database contains only a few projects so far, but with the continuous input from taxonomist we can improve our knowledge of biodiversity and make access to this knowledge and the resulting publications readily available to scientists working in the biodiversity-rich countries.
Kind regards, Torsten Dikow
|May 16 2005||
A three-dimensional model of a robber fly is offered by Felix Grimm. It bases on the species Dasypogon diadema and will be used for morphological studies and the terminology.
|Mar. 11 2005||
Appeal: For getting a better access to literature, a collection of PDF documents is being developed. Please send such data files to Fritz or Torsten. You can ask for existing PDFs or getting the complete collection on DVD.
Detailed Information on the PDF collection
|Mar. 10 2005||Note: The checklist for the Asilidae of Idaho is now at a new URL: http://www.albertson.edu/campus/community/museum/IEG/Pubs.html.|
|Jan. 30 2005||In an effort to better present a detailed summary of the phylogenetic relationships of taxa of Asilidae a new web-site has been created. These are hosted on another server and maintained by Torsten Dikow. Here you will find information on the latest phylogenetic studies but also summaries of what has been published previously. Also, the list of target taxa and available specimens in ethanol for molecular studies will be residing here.
Detailed Information on http://www.asilidaedata.tdvia.de/
|Jan. 08 2005||Jason Londt has just produced an upgrade of the Catalogue of the afrotropical Asilidae.|
|Dec. 20 2004||Danny Wolff offers some new photographs of European species (visit the database of photographs).|
|Nov. 03 2004||Torsten Dikow informs on the 6th International Congress of Dipterology in Fukuoka in September 2006 (visit our webpage).|
|June 17 08 2004||Jason Londt has just produced an upgrade of the Catalogue of the afrotropical Asilidae.|
|April 08 2004||Fritz Geller-Grimm has added new photographs of nearly 120 taxa of the ZMHB collection (most of them are types), please visit the database of photographs. The database includes now 11 per cent of the valid species.|
|April 08 2004||Torsten Dikow and Fritz Geller-Grimm have just produced an upgrade of the webpage on the phylogeny.|
|March 20 2004||
A three-dimensional model of a robber fly is in preparation by Felix Grimm. It bases on the species Dasypogon diadema and will be used for morphological studies and the terminology.
|March 05 2004||Some colleagues are using LUCID, which is a flexible and powerful knowledge management tool that helps users make an identification or diagnosis. Some few keys are avaiable and it is necessary to test them. Please follow this link.|
|February 23 2004||The number of valid species increases to 7,003 this month. An update of the database is in preparation.|
|February 03 2004||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Adamovic (1950)". You can download the Word97 documents [transl10.zip].|
|January 19 2004||Marcela Castelo from Argentina finished doctoral thesis about the biology of Mallophora ruficauda. The abstrat is avaiable on this server.|
|January 17 2004||The contents of the Zoological Record Vol. 137 & 138 are considerated now (new literature)|
|January 11 2004||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Lehr (1964)". You can download the Word97 documents [transl12.zip].|
|November 29 2003||Torsten Dikow has just produced an upgrade of the webpage on the phylogeny.|
|October 27 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne offers up a revised predator-prey database which now contains 13,445 records. (Projects by R. Lavigne).|
|October 03 2003||There are some new translations from Dr. R. Lavigne and Fritz Geller-Grimm.|
|September 30 2003||The "Photographic atlas and identification key to the robber flies of Germany (Diptera: Asilidae)" is published now.|
|September 27 2003||There is a very interesting webpage on the Japanese Asilidae by Dr. Yuji Tagawa.|
|August 24 2003||Key to the Nearctic genera by Jorge N. Artigas et al., compiled by F. Geller-Grimm. This will be the base for the photographic atlas in 2004.|
|August 17 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Lehr (1958)". You can download the Word97 document [transl10.zip].|
|July 26 2003||
Photographic atlas and identification key to the robber flies of Germany (Diptera: Asilidae) by F. Geller-Grimm - includes photographs of 81 taxa from Germany (1,900 images in all). It will be published in Oct. 2003 on CD-ROM.
If you are interested in further information, please read the introduction.
|July 25 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne: The University of Wyoming has again changed the URL for my two bibliographies [SM-36 & SM-55]. The web page that comes up doesn't redirect the reader. The new URLs are as follows: SM-36 and SM-55.|
|June 11 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Masaru (2001)" and "Nishimoto (2001)". You can download the Word97 document [transla8.zip].|
|May 20 2003||Dr. R. Nelson offers some new photographs (visit the database of photographs).|
|May 03 2003||The database has again been updated (bibliography, catalog of species, genera, etc.).: New database (May 03 2003)|
|Mar. 26 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Harusawa (2002)". You can download the Word97 document [transla8.zip].|
|Mar. 16 2003||Dr. K. Lunau offers some new photographs (visit the database of photographs).|
|Jan. 12 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne offers up a revised predator-prey database which now contains 13361 records. With his permission, it incorporates 838 prey records provided by Dr. Greg Daniels, most of which are unpublished. (Projects by R. Lavigne).|
|Jan. 12 2003||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Yoshida, H. (2002)". You can download the Word97 document [transla8.zip].|
|Jan. 11 2003||The "new subfamily Lobogastrinae": Torsten Dikow could check the following paper:
Amorim, D.d.S. & Tozoni, S.H.S. (1994): Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the Anisopodoidea (Diptera, Bibionomorpha), with an area cladogram for intercontinental relationships. - Revista brasileira de entomologia 38(3-4): 517-543; Sao Paulo.
The Zoological Record Vol. 132 (1995/96, cition No. 71) contains the following information on page 446 (Asilidae): "Carreraia referred to the new subfamily Lobogastrinae".
Result: This paper contains no information on Asilidae and Lobogastrinae is a new subfamily for the Anisopodidae.
|Dec. 07 2002||Outdoor Photographs: Dr. Robert Lavigne offered additional photographs of the biology of robber flies (visit the database of photographs).|
|Dec. 06 2002||Australia:
While at the 5th International Dipterists Conference in Brisbane, Australia, Torsten Dikow was able to photograph 27 valid taxa in one Australian collection:
- AMS = Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
Please visit the database of photographs.
|Nov. 14 2002||
Best of the Bugs - Award:
Thomas R. Fasulo (University of Florida) wrote:
Congratulations! Your site has been selected as a "Best of the Bugs" WWW site by the University of Florida's Entomology and Nematology Department.
This means it is judged to be in the top 5% of insect- or nematode-related WWW sites by a committee of professional entomologists and nematologists. These professionals agreed that your site adds significantly to the knowledge of entomology and nematology available on the WWW.
We created this award to provide a guide to such sites as yours. As a result, the department has listed your site on our "Best of the Bugs" WWW site at:
|Nov. 13 2002||NEW BOOK:
Rob Cannings has just produced a book on the systematics of genus Lasiopogon, a widespread group of robber flies. The book is published by the Royal British Columbia Museum. Abstract
|Oct. 29 2002||Co-operation:
With the aid of interested specialists, a public database of photographs concerning robber flies is being developed. If you have digital photographs or scanned images of robber flies, please add them to this database.
|Oct. 25 2002||Australia:
While at the 5th International Dipterists Conference in Brisbane, Australia, Fritz Geller-Grimm was able to photograph 193 valid taxa in two Australian collections:
- UQIC = University of Queensland Insect Collection, Brisbane, Australia
- COGD = Coll. Greg Daniels, Brisbane, Australia
Please visit the database of photographs.
|Jun. 28 2002||Science 296 cited the "robber fly webpage:
Leslie, M. (2002): Fierce Flies. - Science 296: 2303; Washington, D.C. [PDF data file].
|May 30 2002||Torsten Dikow: Everybody of us knows that there is hardly any knowledge of the phylogenetic relationships within the diverse Asilidae. Because I am not only interested in these fascinating flies but also in phylogenetic systematics I will analyse the phylogenetic relationships within the Asilidae based on morphological and molecular data in my Ph.D. thesis. I will start this project in August this year at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA) in connection with the American Museum of Natural History, New York City.
I am currently gathering information and material and I would like to ask you to help in obtaining mainly alcohol-preserved specimens for molecular studies. I am collecting material here in north-eastern Germany this spring and summer and will do so where ever I am. However, much more material is needed from all zoogeographical regions. If you have alcohol-preserved material at hand or can collect such material (in 96 % ethanol, beware of infestation with other DNA by touching the flies) this would be much appreciated. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have further questions or enquiries about my project.
|Apr. 18 2002||Database: Torsten Dikow and Fritz Geller-Grimm are working on the databases (genera, species, bibliography). We are currently adding further information and therefore it is not possible to offer new updates at this time.|
|Apr. 18 2002||OFFER: For those with an inadequate internet connection, a CD-ROM with the complete webpage is available. Please contact F. Geller-Grimm.|
|Apr. 18 2002||New structure: For a better overview, new citations are added on the top of each page (no longer alphabetically sorted). (New Literature).|
|Mar. 10 2002||Dr. R. Lavigne offers an update of his predator-prey database (Projects by R. Lavigne).|
|Dec. 14 2001||Dr. Yuji Tagawa offers a webpage on Japanese Asilidae.|
|Dec. 08 2001||If you have an interest in digital photography, please have a look at a new webpage.|
|Aug. 27 2001||The Robber Flies of Kansas web site has been moved.|
|Aug. 17 2001||The mailing list has been moved from its previous ISP (with Steve Bullington as the former list manager) and is now hosted on the listserver here at the Bishop Museum. [REMARK 02/11/2002: there is no mailing list ny longer]|
|Aug. 12 2001||A glossary of terms is in preparation. Please check the proposed terminology.|
|May 24 2001||A collecting trip to South Illinois: Asilidae.|
|May 22 2001||
Dr. R. Lavigne and the co-authors have just placed on the Internet "Checklist of the Asilidae of Idaho". The URL is: http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/p/x/pxb32/ieg/IEG.html.
Click on "Recent Publications by members." It is a PDF file and you need Acrobat Reader to read it. The URL is temporary and will be changed before the end of the year, unfortunately. However, he hopes to have a permanent home for it by then.
|May 21 2001||Dr. R. Lavigne has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Apr. 15 2001||Dr. Joseph-Jean Musso gave the permission to offer his dissertation on CD-ROM (written in French). All pages are saved as "TIFF"-data files by Fritz Geller-Grimm. If you have an interest in this fundamental work, please contact F. Geller-Grimm.|
|Apr. 02 2001||Torsten Dikow offers information on Mydidae|
|Dec. 20 2000||The database has again been updated (bibliography, catalog of species, etc.).: New database (Dec. 20 2000)|
|Oct. 29 2000||Mark van Veen offers some information on his new projects.|
|Aug. 07 2000||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translations of "Ohishi, H. (1997)", "Ito, N. (1999)", and "Sugimoto, M. & Ito, N. (1999)". You can download the Word97 document on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm [transla6.zip]|
|Jul. 08 2000||Some new citations are offered by Roy J. Beckemeyer|
|Jun. 22 2000||Dr. Robert A. Cannings presents his paper "(1999) Robber Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae). - In: Scudder, G.G.E. & Smith, I.M. (eds.): Assessment of species diversity in the Montane Cordillera Ecozone" on the internet and informs on his PhD thesis: The systematics of Lasiopogon Loew (Diptera: Asilidae). - PhD thesis, Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Canada. Vol. 1 (text and tables), 293 pp; Vol. 2 (figures), 409 pp). (Abstract)|
|Jun. 14 2000||The Asilidae Homepage has a new structure, please note "Projects" and add your own information.|
|Jun. 09 2000||Some new citations are offered by Roy J. Beckemeyer, David Clements, and Danny Wolff.|
|Jun. 04 2000||Dr. R. Lavigne offers his predator-prey database (Projects by R. Lavigne).|
|May 17 2000||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of all references, published in "Hana abu". (New Literature) and
the English translation of "Yonezu, A. (1952)". You can download the Word97 document on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm [transla6.zip]
|May 12 2000||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Harusawa, K. (1999)". You can download the Word97 document on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm [transla6.zip]|
|Apr. 24 2000||Dr. R. Lavigne: The University of Wyoming has reissued SM-36 entitled "Asilid Literature Update 1956-1976 Including a Review of Robber Fly Biology (Diptera: Asilidae)" and placed it on the Internet in the same location as SM-55 and in the same .pdf format requiring Acrobat Reader. Since it has been unavailable for some years, they were interested in having it on the Net as a companion piece to SM-55, especially because of the review of robber fly biology.|
|Apr. 24 2000||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Iwata, K. & Shibuya, K. (1934)". You can download the Word97 document on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm [transla6.zip]|
|Apr. 21 2000||Danny Wolff: The distribution atlas of the robber flies of Germany has again been updated (inclusion of DIKOW 1999).: http://www.asilidae.de|
|Feb. 05 2000||Dr. Yuji Tagawa (email@example.com) offers a CD-ROM, which contains photographs of some Matsumura types (University of Hokkaido): Dicolonus argentatus Matsumura, 1916, Laphria flavidorsum Matsumura, 1916, Laphria hakiensis Matsumura, 1916, Choerades (Laphria) isshikii (Matsumura, 1916), Laphria japonicus Matsumura, 1931, Choerades (Laphria) komure (Matsumura, 1911), Laphria motodomariensis Matsumura, 1916, Choerades (Laphria) nigrovittata (Matsumura, 1916), Laphria ogasawarensis Matsumura, 1916, Laphria yamatonis Matsumura, 1916, Pycnopogon apicalis Matsumura, 1916|
|Jan. 12 2000||The "Database" has a new structure, it now contains questionnaire forms for the catalog of species, the abbreviations, the catalog of genera, the translations, and the bibliography. Have a look at the offered database and tell me the problems with the use of it. The headlines of the answers are in German (a handicap of the provider).
The "Catalog of Species" now contains the complete listing, including of the Nearctic catalog. Dr. Eric Fisher is working on this catalog; most workers are aware of the manuscript. His proposed changes in nomenclature are'nt included in the database, but the changes in the distribution of species are.
|Jan. 03 2000||The abbreviations for the countries (in the catalogs of species) have changed, e.g. those for the States of the USA. Please have a look at "species.htm" and "abbrevi.htm" (65 k). A map with all abbreviations is also availabe on "abbrevi2.htm" (105 k).|
|Jan. 01 2000||Dr. P. Lehr publishes two new papers (1998: Cyrtopogon and 1999: Far East). Have a look at "New Literature".|
|Dec. 28 1999||Dr. R. Lavigne adds 202 new citations to the bibliography (now: 3380 citations). You can download the database on "literatu.htm".|
|Dec. 06 1999||The next meeting of the Central European Dipterists will start in June´2000. Please have a look at the web page.|
|Nov. 20 1999||Dr. R. Lavigne sends the English translation of "Sawaro, J. (1952)". You can download the Word97 document on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm [transla6.zip]|
|Nov. 16 1999||Dr. S.W. Bullington offers an "Asilid Chat Room" to his website on the Laphriini. You can read the information on: http://www.geller-grimm.de/mail.htm#chat
[REMARK 02/11/2002: there is no mailing list ny longer]
|Oct. 24 1999||Danny Wolff offers some maps, which show the distribution of German asilids: http://www.asilidae.de|
|Oct. 01 1999||F. Geller-Grimm has a new official address|
|Sept. 21 1999||Dr. Stephen W. Bullington offers "The Laphriini Pages" on http://www.key-net.net/users/swb/laphria/laphriini.htm|
|Aug. 30 1999||Londt's list of generic names in Asilidae is corrected by F. Geller-Grimm. Please have a look at the document and add your opinion. The data file is saved for Word97 (*.doc) or Rich Text (*.rtf)|
|Aug. 23 1999||A mailing list for robber flies is presented by Dr. Stepen W. Bullington.
[REMARK 02/11/2002: there is no mailing list ny longer]
|Aug. 16 1999||A list of generic names in Asilidae is in preparation by Dr. Jason G. H. Londt. Please have a look at the manuscript. Additional information on "Aug. 30 1999"|
|Aug. 14 1999||Dr. Y. Tagawa offers a translation of his new paper on Choerades, published in Hana abu 7(3) (Transla5.zip)|
|May 10 1999||Dr. R. Lavigne adds 100 citations to the bibliography (Data Base)|
|Apr. 06 1999||The results of the Zoological Record Vol. 134 are saved now (new literature and species)|
|Apr. 01 1999||Dr. R. Lavigne offers a new bibliography update|
|Feb. 25 1999||The type catalog of the Senckenberg museum, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany), is obtainable now.|
|Dec. 29 1998||Dr. R. Lavigne send the first correction of the literature database. The results are saved now. Please download the new list [Size: 223 KB].|
|Dec. 25 1999||The next meeting of the Central European dipterists starts in June´99. Please have a look at the web page.|
|Dec. 23 1998||Dr. R. Lavigne send the English translation of "Artigas & Angulo (1980): Revision del genero Mallophora Macquart por sistematica alfa y taxonomia numérica", provided by L.G. Bezark and translated by B. Villegas. You can download the Word97 document on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm|
|Dec. 11 1998||
Dr. Joseph and Dr. Parui publish the first part of the Asilidae of India:
Joseph, A.N.T. & Parui, P. (1998): Fauna of India - Diptera (Asilidae) Part I. - Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India: 278 pp.; ISBN 81-85874-07-7 [$ 35].
|Nov. 11 1998||First Catalog of the Addresses of the Euoprean Dipterists. Please check the working and the correctness of the new database. URL: http://www.geller-grimm.de/address/europe.htm|
|Oct. 19 1998||Please check the provisional key to the Central European species of the genus Dioctria Meigen and send your remarks to F. Geller-Grimm.|
|Aug. 24 1998||Jason Londt: About his new research project (Stenopogon) from the Afrotropical region.|
|Oct. 07 1998||Dr. R. Lavigne presents his English translations of some interesting papers (especially the biology of robber flies). You can download the Word97-file on the following link: http://www.geller-grimm.de/catalog/transla.htm. The database will be expanding permanently.|
|Sept. 13 1998||
The Fourth International Congress of Dipterology in Oxford (UK) ended. The following dipterists (with an special interest in Asilidae) took part in the congress: G. Bächli (Switzerland); M. Baez (Spain); A. Clements (UK); D. Clements (UK); M. Drake (UK); M. Ebejer (Malta); F. Geller-Grimm (Germany); J. Londt (South Africa); V. Richter (Russia); M. Smart (UK); M. Speight (Ireland)
It would be highly desirable that a workshop for Asilidae can be arranged on the next congress in Australia (2002).