[Syrphidae] Re: reference request - impacts of pesticides on hover flies

Steven Falk steven at sfalk.wanadoo.co.uk
Wed Sep 11 22:04:55 BST 2013



I’ll forward this to my colleague, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers at Buglife, because
we are heavily involved in the massive and polarised neonic’ debate in
Britain (Buglife just helped to bring about a temporary 3-year ban which
will start soon). There is a lot of research in impacts on bumblebees and
honey bees – Vanessa will know what is available for other insects,


Best wishes,




PS (to everyone) lots of new syrphid images on my Flickr site – now Blera,
Hammerschmidtia and a strange Dasysyrphus that seems to have no name!




Steven Falk

Artist - Naturalist - Photographer 



Wildlife identification & information resources at:

www.flickr.com/people/63075200 at N07/collections/


From: syrphidae-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:syrphidae-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Murdoch, Thad
Sent: 11 September 2013 20:05
To: syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Syrphidae] reference request - impacts of pesticides on hover


Many apologies for the naïve question, but could the members of the list
please point me to key references regarding the impacts of neonicotinoids
and other pesticides on hover flies? 


I am a coral reef research scientist in Bermuda, but also a fan of hover
flies. We are debating the impacts of pesticides on our pollinator
populations here at the moment, and hover flies are a neglected component of
the discussion. (I also fear that marine arthropods are being impacted, but
there is minimal basic data on most species, let alone ecotox analysis.)


I have limited journal access, so pdf would be great too.


Best regards - Thad


Thaddeus J. T. Murdoch, PhD

Chief Scientist

BREAM: Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring Programme

Bermuda Zoological Society PO Box 415, Flatts, FL-BX, BERMUDA

Tel: 441.505.8424





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