On 19–22 September, Chefchaouen, Morocco, hosted the 9th International Simuliidae Symposium after a break of four years. This is an event occurring every two years and joining researchers of Simuliidae from all over the world (in 2008 it was arranged in Vilnius).
The four-day event was participated by researchers from 10 countries from three continents. Researchers delivered presentations on the taxonomy, ecology and pathogens of Simuliidae, as well as on problems these insects cause to tourism and agriculture and on the regulation of the abundance of Simuliidae.
Nature Research Centre’s entomologist, Dr Rasa Bernotienė, participated in the scientific and organisational committee of the symposium and made a presentation on the results of investigations conducted in Lithuania.