[Syrphidae] Re: passing of Luc Verlinden

Muhammad Aslamkhan dr_aslamkhan at mail.com
Wed Nov 6 17:25:31 GMT 2013

Dear All, yes indeed it is true that sad demise of Luc Verlinden is a loss to us all who work on Syrphidae. His soul may lie in peace
Muhammad Aslamkhan
----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Van de Meutter
Sent: 11/06/13 08:04 PM
To: Hoverfly discussion list
Subject: [Syrphidae] passing of Luc Verlinden

Dear all, the news has been spread before locally, however, it has not reached the community outside Belgium I think. This spring Luc Verlinden passed away. Luc was the true pioneer of expert Belgian Syrphidae faunistics, however, he soon also specialised in Alpine Syrphidae. He probably is best known for its contributions – several excellent taxonomic papers eg on Cheilosia and Pipizella with the description of a new taxon. People that study the Western European fauna will remember his books too, with their magnificent drawings. These books have educated and inspired many of the people that do study syrphids today, including me. He was unable to continue his valuable work the past ten years due to a most unfortunate accident – his merits cannot be underestimated though. Above all he was a true gentleman loved by all people that have cooperated with him. He will be missed. 

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