[Syrphidae] Episyrphus balteatus in Europe 2001

Matthew Sullivan m.sullivan@mmu.ac.uk
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 11:53:27 +0000

<html><head></head><body>Dear Friends,<br>
For some time I have been interested in <u>Episyrphus balteatus </u>in Europe, in particular the extent to which there may exist some distinguishable sub-populations. <br>
One of the factors influencing gene-flow within Europe might be migration,
and knowledge of the timing of first appearance of this species across Europe
might shed some light on migration patterns.<br>
I would therefore like to recruit some assistance in a little data collection,
using the facility of this email distribution list. An e-experiment!<br>
 I wonder if colleagues in Europe could email me the date when they first see <u>Episyrphus balteatus </u>in flight for the year 2001?<br>
The data should include at least the date and latitude and longitude of the
sighting.&nbsp; Additional data might include numbers, sexes, temperature and
any notes on behaviour or habitat.<br>
I will collate the information and present it approximately monthly on the
'Register of Syrphid Biologists' web site.&nbsp; All contributors will be fully
I am happy to receive suggestions from everyone about how to improve these data.<br>
In the meantime,<br>
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year to you all!<br>
Matthew Sullivan<br>
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Dr Matthew S. Sullivan
Behavioural and Environmental Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
The Manchester Metropolitan University
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Manchester M1 5GD, UK

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