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

Publicado el mayo 5, 2020 08:35 TARDE por edanko edanko


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

Publicado por edanko hace casi 4 años

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

Publicado por swells hace casi 4 años

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

Publicado por josephthebirder hace casi 4 años

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

Publicado por geographerdave hace casi 4 años

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!

Publicado por tigerbb hace casi 4 años


Publicado por treegrow hace casi 4 años

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.

Publicado por brewbooks hace casi 4 años

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

Publicado por brewbooks hace casi 4 años

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

Publicado por iancruickshank hace casi 4 años

this is fantastic - thanks so much!

Publicado por iancruickshank hace casi 4 años
Publicado por iancruickshank hace casi 4 años
Publicado por iancruickshank hace casi 4 años

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.

Publicado por bstarzomski hace casi 4 años

This is fantastic, thank you for sharing!

Publicado por katiekushneryk hace casi 4 años

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.

Publicado por edanko hace casi 4 años

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?)

Publicado por citizen1 hace más de 3 años

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".

Publicado por harsiparker hace más de 3 años
Publicado por edanko hace más de 3 años

That's a very useful reference, thanks @edanko

Publicado por brewbooks hace más de 3 años

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