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Other Meetings of interest to dipterists

Fly School returns!

Fly School III will be held in the beautiful Soltis Center in Costa Rica from 1-12 August 2024. Students from around the world will be instructed on how to collect, prepare, and identify flies.

The application period is now open, so put in your Application for Fly School today! Space will be limited. Applications will be open through Sunday, 3 December 2023.

Please visit the Fly School website on the North American Dipterists Society website and the official Fly School website for most up-to-date information. If you have questions, please contact us at

Please contact us to have any past events added to this list!

Central European Dipterological Conference

(The First of these was concurrently the 16th Seminar of Czech and Slovak Dipterists, which had been held every two years since 1969, with this conference thereafter taking over for that one)

  • Eighth, Kežmarské Žľaby, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, 28–30 September 2015
  • Ninth, Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic, 12–14 September 2017
  • Tenth, Kežmarské Žľaby, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, 23–25 September 2019

International Congress of Entomology

(Rather than list the Congresses, starting in 1910, here is a history of the Congresses through XXIV in 2010)

  • XXV, Orlando, Florida, USA, 25—30 September 2016 (Program book)
  • XXVI: Helsinki, Finland, 17—22 July 2022

International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance

International Symposium on Syrphidae

All-Russian Dipterological Symposium

(First through Fifth were All-Union)

  • First: St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia, 6–8 April 1976
  • Second: Voronezh, Russia, 13–15 September 1978
  • Third: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, 15–17 September 1982
  • Fourth: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 17–19 September 1986
  • Fifth: Novosibirsk, Russia, 1990
  • Sixth: St. Petersburg, Russia, 21–25 April 1997 (dedicated to the memory of A.A. Stackelberg)
  • Seventh:
  • Eighth:
  • Ninth: St. Petersburg, Russia, 28–30 August 2012 (dedicated to the memory of V.F. Zaitsev)
  • Tenth: Krasnodar, Russia, 23–28 August 2016

Past meetings of interest to Simuliidae specialists

from the British Simuliid Group