[Syrphidae] Re: reference request - impacts of pesticides on hover flies
steven at sfalk.wanadoo.co.uk
Wed Sep 11 22:04:55 BST 2013
Ill 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,
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[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
BREAM: Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring Programme
Bermuda Zoological Society PO Box 415, Flatts, FL-BX, BERMUDA
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