Melanostoma scalare Fabricius, 1794

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Africa Asia Europe Middle East South America USA World


Flight period: 609

Larvae: 1474




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ISS 9 Brazil

Find all the information about the upcoming International Symposium on Syrphidae in Brazil in 2017!

Important dates:

  • Until May 22nd 2017: Early registration
  • Until June 30th 2017: Abstract submissions
  • Until July 10th 2017: Late registration (regular fees)
  • August 28th – 31st 2017: Symposium
  • September 1st : Excursion

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