[Syrphidae] [Fwd: Re: collecting after Syrphidae symposium]

Jeroen van Steenis j.van.steenis at xmsnet.nl
Thu May 31 12:12:52 BST 2012

Dear All

See the mail below from Valeri!

Seems the best option to go to the Far East is before the Symposium, no
matter when the symposium will be.

So everyone willing to go to the 3-6 days long pre-conference trip can
mail me.

The post-conference trip will be devided in two parts. The first part is
the sceduled trip to Lake Teleskoe (at the foot of the Altai mountains)
lasting 2 entire collecting days. Additional to this trip I (together with
Anatolii?) will arrange an extended trip into the high Altai of about 2-4

I will keep in toutch with all of you.

Best wishes, Jeroen
 ------------------------- Oorspronkelijk bericht -------------------------
Onderwerp: Re: collecting after Syrphidae symposium
Van:       Mutin Valeri <valerimutin at mail.ru>
Datum:     Do, 31 mei, 2012 12:44 pm
Aan:       Jeroen van Steenis <j.van.steenis at xmsnet.nl>

Dear Jeroen,

Last spring was late but warm. During May temperature was sometimes more
30 degrees as well as today.

The beginning of June is very favourable time to collect syrphids. The
majority of species are present as imago. Some vernal species are yet in
mountains near Komsomolsk or in coast  of Tatar strait. At the same time
typical summer species (Mallota, Temnostoma, Xylota) appear in plains.

With cordial wishes,


Wed, 30 May 2012 22:00:50 +0200 (CEST) от "Jeroen van Steenis"
<j.van.steenis at xmsnet.nl>:
> Dear Valeri
> How is life in the Far East? Has spring begun already? Hope the winter
> cold has gone.
> Here it is nice and warm with many Syrphidae out again, and nice weather
> for family walks.
> I wonder if you could tell me what a good time is to collect Syrphidae in
> the Far East. Anatolii plans the Symposium somewhere in june, probably
> half or end of june. After that I plan to go to the high Altai mountains
> for some days. Is it better to go to Komsomolsk in early july or better in
> early june?
> Which time could you go with us on the collecting trip, is this possible
> in early july?
> Hope to hear from you.
> Best wishes, Jeroen.

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