[Syrphidae] Re: Assigning common names to species

Sander Bot botsander at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 12:26:00 BST 2022

Hi Marija,

Frank Van de Meutter and I are producing an English version of the Dutch
field guide.
It will be published somewhere in 2023 and we will include common names,
these are ready in the manuscript.
It took us quite a while to make the list. The list is mainly the best of
two already existing lists of names and in close collaboration with them,
the names made by Jeff Skevington et al. for the Nearctic (
and the names on the website of Steven Falk (
It would be great if you could use them so we could work towards a single
list of common names. I'll email you also separately from this group email
to discuss this.



Op wo 28 sep. 2022 om 08:39 schreef Marija Miličić <
marija.milicic at dbe.uns.ac.rs>:

> 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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