North American Dipterists’ Society

Informal Conference 

Venue:

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.

Moderator:

Gary J. Steck, Florida State Collection of Arthropods

Program:

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
352-372-3505
352-334-0737 (fax)
steckg@doacs.state.fl.us