'IDing party' for Bromeliad Flies of the Southeast

Bromeliad flies are my favorite flower flies, and are particularly manageable for beginners.

There are currently 534 Volucellini in the southeastern USA that are "needs ID."

You can join in at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=479390&place_id=25%2C12%2C18%2C28%2C36%2C27%2C45%2C37%2C19%2C30%2C43%2C23%2C21

A guide to common species is posted at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CVdfkzDCmdanEqDzs9DF2sl7uGvuZXMV0OGU54KPduc/preview

Let the fun begin! Let us know in a comment if you're joining ... even a couple IDs here and there count! And of course, feel free to start a discussion if you find a particularly challenging or interesting one.

Posted on Οκτώβριος 21, 2020 0714 ΜΜ by edanko edanko

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Here's (maybe) a good rare one, C. tricinctum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8179365 -- at the time of the observation would have been the 2nd of this species on iNat (now the 4th).

Αναρτήθηκε από trinaroberts πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν

Nice! Yes, before we started this there was only 1 C. tricinctum on iNat, I've already found 2 more!

Αναρτήθηκε από edanko πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν

Down to 291!

Αναρτήθηκε από edanko πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν

Why are they called Bromeliad flies?

Αναρτήθηκε από prairie_rambler πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν

"Larvae of most species live in bromeliads." - Skevington et al. field guide

Αναρτήθηκε από edanko πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν

Down to 261--under 50% of where we started, hooray--and 50+ of those now have at least one species ID for something not in a species complex, so possibly straightforwardly waiting for a 2nd ID.

Αναρτήθηκε από trinaroberts πάνω από 3 χρόνια πριν

Up to 273!

Αναρτήθηκε από edanko περίπου 3 χρόνια πριν

Anyone want to confirm this one or offer an alternate ID? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27262266

Αναρτήθηκε από trinaroberts περίπου 3 χρόνια πριν

I just had a look.

Αναρτήθηκε από edanko περίπου 3 χρόνια πριν

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