North American Dipterists’ Society

Informal Conference 


Entomological Society of America
Annual Meeting
The Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale FL
17-20 November 2002

Date, Time, Place:

Tuesday, 19 November 2002, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Room 118/119

Summary statement of the goal or concept and objectives of the symposium or conference:

The North American Dipterists Society meets annually to allow its members to report on recent research and developments in the field of Diptera systematics and biology.


Gary J. Steck, Florida State Collection of Arthropods


Up-date on the Diptera Research Program in Washington. F. Christian Thompson, Systematic Entomology Lab., ARS, USDA, Smithsonian Institution

CANCELLED Systematics of the Melaloncha colossia-group of bee-killing flies (Diptera: Phoridae). Brian V. Brown, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

A post-Congress Diptera collecting expedition to the Australian Outback, with particular reference to the Tachinidae. James O’Hara, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Demonstration of ‘LucID key to world genera of Chironomidae’ and discussion of development and dissemination of computer-based keys. Peter S. Cranston, University of California, Davis

10 minute Break

Flies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: status of the Diptera TWIG. Will Reeves, Clemson University

Informal Discussion of Other Diptera topics

Name and address of the organizer:

Gary J. Steck
Florida State Collection of Arthropods
c/o Division of Plant Industry
PO Box 147100
Gainesville FL 34614-7100
352-334-0737 (fax)