[Syrphidae] Re: Assigning common names to species

André van Eck andrevaneck at freedom.nl
Wed Sep 28 09:42:50 BST 2022

I couldn't think of better names :-)))

cheers, André

Francis Gilbert schreef op 28-09-2022 10:36:

> How about the following:
> Sphiximorpha petronillae: Petronilla's wasp hoverfly
> Primocerioides regale:  Regal/Royal wasp hoverfly
> Chalcosyrphus pannonicus:  Pannonian forest hoverfly
> Chalcosyrphus jacobsoni: Jacobson's forest hoverfly
> Chalcosyrphus nigripes: Black-legged forest hoverfly
> Brachypalpus chrysites: Golden deadwood hoverfly
> Francis
> From: syrphidae-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk 
> <syrphidae-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> On Behalf Of Marija Milicic
> Sent: 28 September 2022 07:39
> To: syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
> Subject: [Syrphidae] Assigning common names to species
> Dear colleagues,
> There is one current EU project named Action Plans for conservation of 
> threatened pollinator species in the EU, aiming to develop 3 action 
> plans for different groups of threatened pollinators. One of these 
> groups are saproxylic hoverlfies, more precisely Sphiximorpha 
> petronillae, Chalcosyrphus pannonicus, Primocerioides regale, 
> Brachypalpus chrysites, Chalcosyrphus jacobsoni and Chalcosyrphus 
> nigripes.
> In the process of developing a Status Review, encompassing all relevant 
> information on these species, one of the requirements is to have common 
> names for these species. We said that for many hoverflies we do not 
> have common names in English, but they instructed us that in case we do 
> not have, we should create them.
> So, this is an open call for all of you to give your suggestions on 
> common names in English for the six listed species. I am afraid that 
> the deadline for this is short, as it is short for finalizing the 
> entire Status Review, so I would kindly ask you to send your 
> suggestions by Friday.
> Thank you in advance for your help and engagement.
> Best wishes from Novi Sad,
> Marija Miličić
> dr Marija Miličić
> Research Associate
> BioSense Institute
> dr Zorana Đinđića 1
> 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
> e-mail: marija.milicic at biosense.rs                     
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