[Syrphidae] Re: papers from Hana Abu

Bastiaan bwakkie at syrphidae.com
Sun Feb 2 23:15:26 GMT 2020

This is great Francis! I've been looking a long time for these.


On Wed, 2020-01-22 at 21:03 +0000, Francis Gilbert wrote:
> hi everyone
> With Martin Hauser's help, I have extracted all the syrphid papers from the volumes of Hana Abu,
> the journal of the Japanese Dipterists Club. You can download the zipfile from:
> www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg/misc/Hana_Abu_syrphid_papers.zip<http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg/misc/Hana_Abu_syrphid_papers.zip>
> It is about 560 MB !
> Nearly all of them are OCR'd and so should cut & paste directly into Google Translate. Mostly they
> use the Japanese common names for the species, which are hilarious in translation, so beware:
> Google Translate is nowhere near as good as for French, German or Russian, for instance. They use
> a lot of pictures, and there are some really beautiful species, including several unknown ones.
> Most the information is taxonomic or faunistic, and so should be reasonably easy to make out.
> There are some really great papers there. The only one I have not extracted is the multipart
> Japanese translation of Mutin & Barkalov's key to Far Eastern species, which we already have in
> Russian - much easier to translate using Google!
> Very best wishes
> Francis
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