Mangrove Dollies! By Patrick Grootaert & Igor Shamsev

Long-legged flies (Order Diptera, Family Dolichopodidae) are the passion of Belgian entomologist Patrick Grootaert. In Feb 2005, we announced his stay with the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Patrick, who is Head of the Department of Entomology at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, was on sabbatical leave here from 1st March 2005 to … Continue reading Mangrove Dollies! By Patrick Grootaert & Igor Shamsev

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Patrick Grootaert, 1st March 2005 – 28th February 2006

Patrick Grootaert, the Head of the Department of Entomology of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, will be hosted by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research from 1st March 2005 to 28th February 2006 during his sabbatical leave. Patrick’s research is on the taxonomy, systematics and sexual behaviour of Empidoid flies. He will be … Continue reading Patrick Grootaert, 1st March 2005 – 28th February 2006

The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Vol. 55, No. 1 (28 Feb 2007)

The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Vol. 55, No. 1 (28 Feb 2007) Volume 55 Number 1 of The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology is published today . All the articles are available for free download at the bibliography page, “pdfs of The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 1928 – 2007” – link. TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS Records of … Continue reading The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Vol. 55, No. 1 (28 Feb 2007)

Mr Budak ruminates on biodiversity seminars

If ever our seminar speakers wondered about the impact their information and ideas expressed had on their seminar audience, they’d have to look no further than blogger and Toddycat (Raffles Museum volunteer) Marcus Ng. Inspired by speakers at the Biodiversity & Ecology Journal Club (BEJC) seminars held in NUS, he has penned some rather “ducky” … Continue reading Mr Budak ruminates on biodiversity seminars

The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Volume 54, Issue Number 1, 28 February 2006

RBZ 54 (1): Pp. 1-201. 28 February 2006: Table of contents.All articles are available for free download at the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology bibliography page. C.-Q. Xu, A.-P. Liang & .-M. Jiang. The genus Euricania Melichar (Homoptera: Ricaniidae) from China. Pp. 1-10. A. D. Tran & Chang Man Yang. New species of the water strider … Continue reading The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Volume 54, Issue Number 1, 28 February 2006

Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Volume 53, Issue Number 2, 31st December 2005.

RBZ 53 (2): Pp. 183-289. 31 December 2005.Table of contents All articles are available for free download at the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology bibliography page Y. Xiong, R. Xie & W. Yin. First record of the genus Amphientulus Tuxen, 1981 (Protura: Acerentomidae) from China, with description of a new species. Pp. 183-187. N. Nieser, P-p. … Continue reading Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Volume 53, Issue Number 2, 31st December 2005.

Fri 17 Feb 2006: 12pm (SR4) – Patrick celebrates/laments, “1-year flies in Singapore, can have more lah!”

“1-year flies in Singapore, can have more lah!” Patrick GrootaertHead, Department of EntomologyRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences &Visiting Research Associate,Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS. Friday, 17th February 2006: 12pm (note change in date)Seminar Room 4, Blk S2, Level 2, Department of Biological Sciences, The National University of SingaporeScience Drive 4 Visitors may park … Continue reading Fri 17 Feb 2006: 12pm (SR4) – Patrick celebrates/laments, “1-year flies in Singapore, can have more lah!”

“150 new species of flies found” – in Singapore

Patrick Grootaert, the Head of the Department of Entomology of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, has spent a year with us at the Raffles Museum. Originally intending to publish a book on dolilchopodids off Southeast Asia, the explosion of diversity he uncovered in Singapore alone has provided plenty of material and hardly enough … Continue reading “150 new species of flies found” – in Singapore

Two new species of dipterans from mangroves in Singapore

Raffles Museum’s sabbatical visitor Patrick Grootaert has, with Igor Shamsev, described two new species of dipterans of the genus Chersodromia Walker from mangroves of Singapore – C. nigripennis and C. singaporensis. Shamsev, I & P. Grootaert, 2005. Two new species of the genus Chersodromia Walker (Diptera: Hybotidae) from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa, 942: 1-10. [pdf]. The … Continue reading Two new species of dipterans from mangroves in Singapore