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Welcome to the Sciomyzidae site!

This will become a site to provide sciomyzid researchers (and others) with material such as a directory of researchers working on sciomyzids, a bibliography of Sciomyzidae, world checklists, various articles on sciomyzids, keys to genera, etc.

At present the Directory of Sciomyzid Workers is included in the site but it is only available to registered members of the site who have actually logged in. You will find a link to register to the left of this Welcome message. Please note that the registration will need to be activated before you can log in. Sorry for that inconvenience, but it is to prevent spammers from creating accounts.

Any sciomyzid worker who has material he/she wants to make available through the site should contact Bill Murphy or Paul Beuk. We can also be contacted if you want to have features enabled or expanded to categorise your content (forums, photo albums link sections, etc.).

We hope you will find the site useful.

Bill and Paul

All members, please, note that some of the content is only visible to members of the site who logged in. So you are recommended to log in and tick the box next to the 'Login' button.

Death of Lloyd Knutson (4 July 1934 10 Jan 2018)

Death of Lloyd Knutson (4 July 1934  10 Jan 2018)As most of you know by now, our colleague, Dr. Lloyd V. Knutson, passed away in January 2018. Several obituaries already have been published. The formal scientific eulogy, written by Murphy & Vala, is scheduled for publication in the October 2019 issue of Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.

PS: Here is a recent obituary by Ridgway, Murphy & Vala:

Death of Ben Foote (25 Oct 1928 6 July 2014)

Our colleague, Dr. Benjamin A. Foote, passed away as a result of cancer on Sunday, July 7, 2014, in Kent, Ohio, USA. His wife, Anita, and several family members were at his bedside at the time. Only a few weeks previously, Ben had published a paper in which he honored Anita by naming a new species of Sciomyzidae after her (Pherbellia anitae Foote).

PS: Here is an online obituary:

The passing Kaupo Elberg (20 Nov 1934 30 Aug 2012)

Dear Sciomyzidae workers!

I regret to inform you that Dr. Kaupo Elberg passed away on Friday, 30th of August.
In accordance with his wish, public announcements and condolences have not been distributed.

Yours sincerely
Olavi Kurina

Draft: Key to the Nearctic species of Tetanocera

Modified by William L. Murphy from Fisher & Orth (1983), Foote & Keiper (2004), and Steyskal (1959). A work in progress but still useful at its present stage. Download it HERE.

Book announcement

Book announcementBiology of Snail-Killing Sciomyzidae Flies by Lloyd Vernon Knutson and Jean-Claude Vala.

Sciomyzidae Site launched

After a few weeks of deliberation and preparation the site was launched! For general Sciomyzid Worker matters, please contact Bill Murphy, for matter more directly related to this website you can contact Paul Beuk. Enjoy!
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