03 de agosto de 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:

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12 de junio de 2020

Toxomerini - Northeastern USA/Canada

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24 de mayo de 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.

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21 de mayo de 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.

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19 de mayo de 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

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06 de mayo de 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

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05 de mayo de 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

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26 de abril de 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

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28 de noviembre de 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

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04 de octubre de 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

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