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:,9079,13335,7085,6834,7953,46,10,22,16,15&taxon_id=121991

由使用者 edanko edanko2020年05月05日 20:35 所貼文


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

發佈由 edanko 約 4 年 前

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

發佈由 swells 約 4 年 前

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

發佈由 josephthebirder 約 4 年 前

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

發佈由 geographerdave 約 4 年 前

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!

發佈由 tigerbb 約 4 年 前


發佈由 treegrow 約 4 年 前

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.

發佈由 brewbooks 約 4 年 前

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

發佈由 brewbooks 約 4 年 前

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

發佈由 iancruickshank 約 4 年 前

this is fantastic - thanks so much!

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發佈由 iancruickshank 約 4 年 前

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.

發佈由 bstarzomski 約 4 年 前

This is fantastic, thank you for sharing!

發佈由 katiekushneryk 約 4 年 前

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.

發佈由 edanko 約 4 年 前

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?)

發佈由 citizen1 大約 4 年 前

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".

發佈由 harsiparker 大約 4 年 前
發佈由 edanko 大約 4 年 前

That's a very useful reference, thanks @edanko

發佈由 brewbooks 超過 3 年 前


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