International Syrphidae Symposiums Leiden (NL)
Photos from the meeting
Friday 2 September
08.30Registration and coffee
11.00Welcome
11.20S. Ball & R.K.A. Morris Where will our hoverflies be in 2020? Some examples of potential responses to climate change Faunistics & Biogeography
11.40A. Barendregt National biogeography: distribution pattern of all Syrphids in the Netherlands
12.00L. Marinoni The Syrphidae community in five floristically different areas in Paraná, Brazil
12.20Lunch
13.45Newsflashes
14.00P. Hondelmann The hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus: biology and mode of life (DVD & Biology film) Life History
14.20M.C.D. Speight Why do females predominate in malaise trap catches of Syrphidae (Diptera)?
14.40Pérez-Bañón, C., M.A. Marcos García & G.E. Rotheray The preimaginal stages of Callicera species (Diptera, Syrphidae)
15.00W. Renema & W. van Steenis Are spring hoverflies changing their flight period?
15.20Break
16.00F.C. Thompson Where are we now: an overview of the systematics of flower flies & Phylogeny Systematics
16.20 D.-S. Choi Molecular phylogeny of Palaearctic Volucella species
16.40A. Vuji, A., G. Ståhls, S. Radenkovic & S. Simic Subgeneric division of the genus Merodon Meigen, 1803 (Diptera: Syrphidae) ­ morphological and molecular evidence
17.00-19.00Welcome drink
Saturday 3 September
09.00Arrival and coffee
10.00Opening
10.00T. Gittings, P. Giller & J. O'Halloran Effects of afforestation on hoverfly (Diptera, Syrphidae) biodiversity M.A. Ecology
10.25J.-P. Sarthou, J.-P., L. Larrieu & A. Delarue Ecological assessment with Syrph the Net: the case of four stands in a Fagus-Abies forest in Hautes-Pyrénées (South-Western France)
10.45Marcos-García, M.A., C. Pérez Bañón & G.E. Rotheray Saproxylic syrphids in Mediterranean ecosystems (Diptera, Syrphidae)
11.05E. Castella & M.C.D. Speight Sub-alpine syrphid communities analysed with the Syrph-the-Net database
11.25A. Ssymank & T. Krause The Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) in an alluvial system of the Rhine in the Urdenbacher Kämpe near Düsseldorf (Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany)
11.45T. Gittings, J. Good & M. Speight The use of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) as indicators of wetland habitat quality: a case study from Pollardstown Fen, Co. Kildare, Ireland
12.05F. Dziock & J.-P. Sarthou A review on the use of hoverflies as bioindicators (Diptera, Syrphidae)
12.25Lunch
13.45Mystery Hoverfly Competition
14.00J.-H. Stuke The hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Baltic amber Systematics & Phylogeny
14.20J.T. Smit & A. Vuji Preliminary results of a revision of the genus Psilota in the West Palaearctic region
14.40H. de Jong & B. Brugge The collection of Palaearctic Syrphidae in the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam
15.00G. Ståhls, X. Mengual & S. Rojo Preliminary phylogeny of the predatory hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae: Syrphinae) using molecular data
15.20 P. Láska, J. Dusek, L. Mazánek & V. Bicik Dusek & Láska´s (1967) system of Syrphini commented after 38 years
15.40Break
16.15A. Vuji, G. Ståhls, S. Rojo, S. Radenkovic & S. Simic Paragini Phylogeny (Diptera: Syrphidae) and Systematics: a combined approach of DNA sequences and morphology
16.35C. Carlson Syrphids (DIPTERA: Syrphidae) as Bio-control Agents in Organic Lettuce on the Central Coast of California, USA Agriculture
16.55F. Verheggen, L. Arnaud, E. Haubrugge Isolation of tomato plant volatiles and their antennal perception by the predator Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer)
17.15-17.35A. Pineda Gomez & M.A. Marcos García Several strategies to increase the number of aphidophagous hoverflies in Mediterranean greenhouses (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Sunday 4 September
09.00Arrival and coffee
10.00Opening
10.05W.H.O. Ernst Pollen supply and feeding preferences of syrphids in shrub/herb vegetation boundary by feces analysisLife History & Biology
10.25R.K.A. Morris & S. Ball Estimating the populations of three species of Volucella in an English woodland
10.45 F. Arrignon, J.-P. Sarthou, M. Deconchat & C. Monteil What should we know about Episyrphus balteatus to improve the modelling of its individual overwintering survival?
11.05S. Pestov On the hoverfly fauna (Diptera, Syrphidae) of the Priluzskij region of Komi Republic Faunistics & Biogeography
11.25V.A. Mutin The Japan sea region as centre of syrphid endemism and dispersal center of arboreal fauna
11.45L. Marinoni Most abundant species of Syrphidae (Diptera) in Paraná, southern Brazil
12.05Results Mystery Hoverfly Competition
12.30Lunch
13.45Newsflashes
14.00H. Bartsch The Encyclopedia of the Swedish Flora & Fauna ­ Volume Syrphidae
14.20T. Zeegers Trends of hoverflies in the Netherlands
14.40W. van Steenis The flower flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of Nebraska
15.00A.V. Barkalov & D.Yu. Kropacheva The hoverfly fauna of the Altai mountains
15.20A. Vuji, G. Ståhls, S. Rojo, S. Radenkovic & S. Simic Adult morphology and Phylogeny of Paragini: an analytical approach to species-groups relations Systematics & Phylogeny
15.40Break
16.15S.Yu. Kuznetzov Taxonomic value of the immature stages morphology and phylogeny of Syrphidae (Diptera)
16.35G. Ståhls, A. Vuji & V. Milankov Cheilosia vernalis-complex: molecular and morphological variability (Diptera, Syrphidae)
16.55-17.15Concluding remarks
Monday 5 September
Field trip
10.00 Bus leaving in front of the museum

The excursion will first go to `Meijendel'. This is a dune area near the coast, with sand dunes and small pieces of forest. Here we will have about 2 hours to walk around and collect hoverflies. After that we will have lunch.

After the lunch we will again go by bus to `Kortenhoef, which is an area of fenland, typical for the Netherlands. Here we have about 2 hours to walk around and collect flies. After that we will go by bus to the museum again, arriving around 18.00 hours.