Jan 2 ID Event - Black Blow Fly

We're happy to announce another online meeting next week! Here are the details:

The Zoom meeting will open at 4 PM EST on Sunday the 2nd.

The plan is to focus on observations of the Black Blow Fly (Phormia regina) in the US and Canada. We'll spend most of the time individually going through observations individually while discussing questions and interesting observations.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87456873015?pwd=V0JMWi80OW1iMnJuRjV3MThXMktVZz09

Meeting ID: 874 5687 3015

Passcode: diptera

Please leave a comment either to let us know if you're planning to come or to subscribe to be notified of future events! Questions are also welcome.

Guides to use at our meeting:
Calliphoridae of the Southwest

What we'll be identifying:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?order_by=random&taxon_id=449683&place_id=1,6712

Consider watching this video prior to joining the meeting so that you are prepared to participate:
(note that the example around 2:30 is not Phormia regina because of the long bristles on the scutum)

(You can open the video in a new tab by clicking on the YouTube icon.)

Posted on Δεκέμβριος 27, 2021 1212 ΠΜ by zdanko zdanko

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Zachary, sorry that I'm never able to make these, but know that I watch each of your videos. Such great stuff -- keep it up!

Αναρτήθηκε από sambiology περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

That's okay, I'm so happy they're of use.

Αναρτήθηκε από zdanko περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

I'll be there, thank you!

Αναρτήθηκε από melinda_k περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

What are other features of a male fly? You mention the eyes being close together, is that it?
Thanks

Αναρτήθηκε από emendela περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

The distance between the eyes on the head is the only practical way to separate males and females unless you have a specimen, yes.

Αναρτήθηκε από edanko περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

the video was helpful, thank you! will try my best to be there, im rarely sure of my schedule on sundays

Αναρτήθηκε από vkord περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

Sorry I had to drop out without notice. Zoom kept crashing over and over again on me today.

Αναρτήθηκε από navin_sasikumar περίπου 2 χρόνια πριν

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