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The 3rd International Simuliidae Symposium, 09-12 09 2008, Vilnius

The 3rd International Simuliidae Symposium, including the 29th meeting of the British Simuliid Group, the 7th European Simuliidae Symposium and EMCA Blackfly working group. Vilnius, September 9th – 12th, 2008

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

World perspective of Simuliidae. Peter H. Adler ................................................................................................................................6

Blackfly (Diptera: Simuliidae) communities of the “Waldviertel” (Austria) along the Czech border. Manfred Car and Wolfgang Lechthaler  ........................................................7

Blackfly assemblages (Diptera, Simuliidae) of the Hron river tributaries (Slovakia). Daniela Illéšová, Jozef Halgoš and Iľja Krno .....................................................................8

Aerial treatment of the Danube simulid breeding sites in the region of Novi Sad (Vojvodina, Serbia). Aleksandra Ignjatović Ćupina, Dušan Petrić, Marija Zgomba, Dušan Marinković, Aleksandra Konjević, Robert Fusco and HeikoKotter ....................................................................................9

Simuliidae (Diptera) from the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma (Canary Islands). Viera Stloukalová..........................................................................................10

The impact of chemical control and subsequent renaturation on the development of mass populations of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae), as illustrated by the lowland European rivers. 

Doreen Werner and Aleksandra Ignjatović Ćupina .....................................................................11

Factors affecting the river habitats of larval blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) – probable cause of mass occurrences of the pests. Elżbieta Wegner and Esmea Pu .......................12

Recent black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) control with B.t.i. in South Germany. Walter E. Deschle ..................................................................................................................13

Towards the elimination of the Bioko form of Simulium yahense from Bioko: planning and insecticide trials. R. A. Cheke, R. Meyer, B. Tele, J. Mas, A. Sima, S. Abaga, M. Noma, A. Sékételi and M. D. Wilson .....................................................................................................................................14

The elimination of the Bioko form of Simulium yahense from Bioko: the coup de grace. S. Traore, M. D. Wilson, A. Sima, T. Barro, A. Diallo, A. Aké, S. Coulibaly, R. A. Cheke, R. Meyer, J. Mas, P. J. McCall, R. J. Post, L. Yameogo, M. Noma, A. V. A. Sékételi and U. V. Amazigo. .......................................................................................................................15

Systematics of neotropical blackflies (Diptera, Simuliidae). Luis Miguel Hernández................................................................................................................16

A revision of the type-material of the genus Stegopterna Enderlein , 1930 from the collection of Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Scienses. Aleksey V. Yankovsky ..........17

Using multiple character sets for assessing species status: an example of three European species of the Simulium vernum group. Jari Ilmonen and Peter H. Adler . ...................19

Under the canopy: at what heights do blackflies seek blood hosts in boreal forests? Dustin A. Swanson, Peter H. Adler and Björn Malmqvist .....................................................20

Blackflies (Simuliidae) of Northern Europe. Jan Emil Raastad, Zinaida Ussova and Kalevi K. Kuusela .........................................................21

Black flies of the Balkan Peninsula. Matúš Kúdela ...............................................................................................................................22

A Biogeographical evaluation of Turkish Simuliidae Fauna. Selim Sualp Çağlar and Kahraman İpekdal .................................................................................23

Estimation of relationships between the black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) distribution and heterogeneous environment. Ludmila Petrozhitskaya and Vera Rodkina .........................24

The effects of algae on B.t.i. efficacy in black flies. Elmer W. Gray, Jay Overmyer, Ray Noblet and Robert A. Fusco ..............................................25

Control of Simulium jenningsi group black flies with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) in Pennsylvania. Robert A. Fusco and Dave Rebuck....................................................26

Biting strategies and biting activities by black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae). Doreen Werner.............................................................................................................................27

The Simulium damnosum complex in South Tanzania – cytogenetics meets vector control. Andreas Krueger, Rory J. Post, Akili Kalinga and Bertha T. A. Maegga ........................28

The Black Fly Genome Project. Charles Brockhouse, John Colbourne and Rory J. Post...............................................................29

A BAC library prepared from field-caught Simulium squamosum also covers the Mermis and Wolbachia genomes. James. L. Crainey, M. D. Wilson and Rory J. Post .....................30

What happens in a blackfly larval gut? Roger S. Wotton...........................................................................................................................31

Importance of chemical stimuli in Simulium lineatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) pre-copulatory behaviour. Vilma Baužienė and Vincas Būda ............................................................32

Investigations on the ultrastructure of sensory apparatus of the adult female blackfly, Simulium chutteri Lewis (Diptera: Simuliidae). Vuyisile L. Hobololo, Alan Hall and Chris van der Merwe ........................................................33

New results on Diptera predators in the black fly plague areas of South Africa. Doreen Werner and Adrian Pont...............................................................................................34

Landscape approach to black fly pathogens. John W. McCreadie and Peter H. Adler ......................................................................................35

POSTERS

The usage of biological preparations against blackflies in Lithuania. Eleven years of experience. Rasa Bernotienė and Milda Žygutienė............................................................38

Atlas of polytene chromosomes of 123 species of blackflies from the Palearctic. L. A. Chubareva and Ninel A. Petrova ...................................................................................39

Investigation of the blackfly fauna (Diptera: Simuliidae) collected from lowland watercourses in North-East-Hungary. Csaba Deák ..................................................................40

Aquatic macroinvertebrates in Western Ghats with special reference to blackfly population. Sundaram Dinakaran and Sankarappan Anbalagan.................................................41

Observations of blackfly mating swarms in Finland. Jari Ilmonen .................................................................................................................................42

Contributions to the Simuliidae (Insecta, Diptera) Fauna of Turkey. Nilgün Kazanci, Özge Ertunç and Muzaffer Dügel.....................................................................43

Blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Ukraine. Alfred Panchenko.........................................................................................................................44

Cloning of prokaryotic genes by a universal degenerate primer PCR. Liyan Ping, Heiko Vogel and Wilhelm Boland ...........................................................................46

Spatial distribution of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Khemchic river basin of West Tuva. Vera Rodkina and Ludmila Petrozhitskaya ....................................................47

Contribution to the knowledge of the blackfly fauna of the Baltic States with special focus on the Estonian islands Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. Christian Scheder and Markus Pichler....48

Investigations of the black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Latvia. Voldemārs Spuņģis ......................................................................................................................49

Impact of river regulation on blackfly populations and surrounding terrestrial ecosystems. Darius Strasevicius and Björn Malmqvist ................................................................50

Phylogeny of Black Flies of Subfamily Simuliinae in Palearctic. Ekateryna Sukhomlin, Zinaida Ussova, Valery Kaplich and Olexandr Zinchenko ....................51

Black flies of the Southeastern Part of Ukraine. Zinaida Ussova and Marina Reva ................................................................................................52

Index of Authors 54

3rd international Simuliidae symposium, 09-12 09 2008, Vilnius. Abstract book
 
 
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