אוגוסט 03, 2021

Mating pairs of Xylomya tenthredinoides versus simillima

I previously separated these two species by the amount of red on the hind femur, but photos of mating pairs suggest this isn't a reliable distinction. The following linked mating pairs appear to represent the below species:

X. tenthredinoides
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85560188
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1617071/bgimage

X. simillima
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/48384345
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80618876
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/81167694
https://bugguide.net/node/view/57358/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/404652/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/875104/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/57359/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/406169/bgimage

Based on these observations and consulting Webb 1984, I propose the following differential diagnosis for the two species:

פורסם ב אוגוסט 03, 2021 01:12 לפנה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 2 comments | הוספת תגובה

יוני 12, 2020

Toxomerini - Northeastern USA/Canada

פורסם ב יוני 12, 2020 04:32 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

מאי 24, 2020

Guide to Nematoceran Families

I'm excited to share this guide to families of Nematocera! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated. Please let me know if you find any oversights.

פורסם ב מאי 24, 2020 10:22 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 5 comments | הוספת תגובה

מאי 21, 2020

ID Guide for Higher-level Diptera Groups

I'm excited to share this guide to major groups of Diptera! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated. Please let me know if you find any oversights.

פורסם ב מאי 21, 2020 11:40 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 16 comments | הוספת תגובה

מאי 19, 2020

Syrphini - Northeastern USA/Canada

@upupa-epops and I are excited to share this guide to common Syrphini of the Northeastern USA/Canada! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated.

To help improve identifications using this guide:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=121991&place_id=7590,6883,13336,7289,7587,6853,9116,13,44,3,38,24,32,35,26,29,20,31,7,33,39,4,42,51,48,52339

פורסם ב מאי 19, 2020 05:55 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 6 comments | הוספת תגובה

מאי 06, 2020

Syrphini - Southeastern USA

@upupa-epops and I are excited to share this guide to common Syrphini of the Southeastern USA! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated.

To help improve identifications using this guide:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=121991&place_id=25,12,18,28,36,27,45,37,19,30,43,23,21

פורסם ב מאי 06, 2020 05:20 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 11 comments | הוספת תגובה

מאי 05, 2020

Syrphini - Northwestern USA & Western Canada

@upupa-epops and I are excited to share this guide to common Syrphini of the Northwestern USA & Western Canada! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated.

To help improve identifications using this guide:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?place_id=13337,9079,13335,7085,6834,7953,46,10,22,16,15&taxon_id=121991

פורסם ב מאי 05, 2020 08:35 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 19 comments | הוספת תגובה

אפריל 26, 2020

Syrphini - Southwestern USA

@upupa-epops and I are excited to share this guide to common Syrphini of the Southwestern USA! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated.

To help improve identifications using this guide:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=121991&place_id=14,50,40,52,9,34

פורסם ב אפריל 26, 2020 11:34 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 17 comments | הוספת תגובה

נובמבר 28, 2019

Fly Guide

I've had this linked to my profile for several months, but I thought I might add it as a journal post so that people can add comments and people can tag one another, etc.

I hope this can be useful, and if someone wants to edit or contribute that would be welcome.

https://sites.google.com/view/flyguide/diptera

פורסם ב נובמבר 28, 2019 09:39 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 2 comments | הוספת תגובה

אוקטובר 04, 2019

Micropezidae - US/Canada

(you can navigate by scrolling)

I haven't spent as much time illustrating this document as others, but I'd love feedback on how to improve the design elements here for general use. Criticisms of the content are also appreciated.

You can use this guide on "Needs ID" observations at the following links:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=132187&place_id=1
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=132187&place_id=6712

פורסם ב אוקטובר 04, 2019 05:09 אחה"צ על־ידי edanko edanko | 5 comments | הוספת תגובה