[Syrphidae] FW: Question regarding old syrphidae specimens - Scaeva lithuanica

eckvana eckvana at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 20 23:40:36 BST 2010

Dear Frances and Andrius,

First, I do not understand the connection with the first picture, which
shows a Chrysotoxum?
Second, the second pic is very vague... but Mihi probably must be Miki.

You will have to find his description. 

Greetings, André

On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:22:54 +0100, Francis Gilbert
<Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Can anyone help Andrius ?
> Francis
> Dr Francis Gilbert
> www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrius.Petrasiunas at gf.vu.lt [mailto:Andrius.Petrasiunas at gf.vu.lt] 
> Sent: 20 October 2010 16:08
> To: francis.gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
> Subject: Question regarding old syrphidae specimens - Scaeva lithuanica
> Dear dr. Gilbert,
> I would like to ask for some help or guidelines finding the old
> publication, mentioning "Scaeva lithuanica". The thing is, we found
> some old (1840-1844) syrphid specimens in our department collection,
> but it is not clear who collected them. One specimen has a label
> "Scaeva lithuanica Mihi" and I thought that might help. Unfortunately,
> I wasn't able to find any information on this species.
> I tried to post my inquiry on syrphidae.com, but unsuccessfully, with
> some unclear errors showing up... As you are the moderator of Hoverfly
> discussion list, I thought I will try asking you.
> I have attached a picture of that specimen as well as one other with
> rather similar writing pattern, supposedly collected by the same
> person at the same period of time.
> I would be very grateful if you could find some time answering my
> e-mail, maybe pointing to some older bibliographic works on hoverflies
> or something else.
> Best wishes from Lithuania,
> Andrius
> -------
> Dr. Andrius Petrasiunas
> Department of Zoology
> Faculty of Natural Sciences
> Vilnius university
> M.K.Ciurlionio 21/27
> Vilnius, Lithuania
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