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

Anotado por edanko edanko, 05 de mayo de 2020 a las 08:35 PM

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I think you might be interested in this @treegrow @tigerbb @josephthebirder @swells @brewbooks @natureguy

Anotado por edanko hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Thanks, @edanko. I'm going to be using this a lot.

Anotado por swells hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Oh sweet, thanks! I've been in need of resources like this.

Anotado por josephthebirder hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Awesome!! Thank you very much. This will be put to good use.

Anotado por geographerdave hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Beautiful! This is exactly the kind of thing I'd like to make for some spider families/genera. Thank you for the excellent and ever-so-helpful syrphid reference!

Anotado por tigerbb hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

👍

Anotado por treegrow hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Thanks for this great reference, it will be might useful to me as a stating point when I see Syrphini. In particular, the annotated photos tell me characteristics to look for in my future observations.

Anotado por brewbooks hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

I'm tagging this useful post by Even and Caleb for some other naturalists who observe Syrphini in the NW Washington and BC
@ewrunn1ng @masonmaron @wendy5 @jasonheadley @ldietzchiasson @kg- @iancruickshank @katiekushneryk @johndreynolds

Anotado por brewbooks hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

@jgatten - just learned about this, in case you haven't seen it.

Anotado por iancruickshank hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

this is fantastic - thanks so much!

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Anotado por iancruickshank hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Excellent- thanks! We're getting one of our first really warm days without wind today: I'll be out for a look and this will be very useful.

Anotado por bstarzomski hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

This is fantastic, thank you for sharing!

Anotado por katiekushneryk hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Above, I've added a link to the identify page for Syrphini in the coverage area of this guide--in case anyone is interested in cleaning up data for computer-vision-training or other uses using this guide.

Anotado por edanko hace cerca de 2 años (Advertencia)

Identifying Melangyna spp.
Just in case we don't get an anterior view of the face....
Is there another way to tell members of this genus apart from Meligramma gutatta?
(Couldn't find any photos of Meligramma vespertina which is also in the nearctic region. Need I worry?)

Anotado por citizen1 hace casi 2 años (Advertencia)

I just want to add my heartfelt note of appreciation for this, and all the other excellent guides to diptera. Keep 'em coming! Learning tools such as these are truly invaluable to self-taught naturalists such as myself. Thank you!

I also thought I should mention that I think there might be a tiny typo on Slide 19 of this presentation. The text overlay on the photo of the wing says "Vein R+5" and I'm guessing it should say "Vein R4+5".

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That's a very useful reference, thanks @edanko

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