May 1 ID Event - Stable Fly

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

The Zoom meeting will open at 8 PM EDT on Sunday the 1st.

The plan is to focus on observations of Stomoxys calcitrans, the Stable Fly, 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: Meeting Link

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.

Resources to use for this meeting:

Notes for the Muscinae (Muscidae) of the US & Canada

What we'll be identifying:

Identify Link

Consider watching this video prior to joining the meeting so that you are prepared to participate:

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

Publicado el 27 de abril de 2022 23:27 por zdanko zdanko


@aandmg @andygo1 did you want to be notified in the future?

@cherrielee forgot to tag you above, will add you to this list in the future

Publicado por zdanko hace más de 1 año

I never seem to make these events, but appreciate the videos.

Publicado por ipat hace más de 1 año

Would you like to be added to my list of people to be mentioned on the journal posts?

Publicado por zdanko hace más de 1 año

The videos are wonderful - thank you!

Publicado por hitchco hace más de 1 año

Wow! wonderful video!

Publicado por walkingstick2 hace más de 1 año

Thank you both! I regret to say that we've determined an issue with the diagnosis, which means that the video is somewhat void; this diagnosis still works if you really know what you're looking at, otherwise, there are issues.

I may be able to remake the video tonight, but if not, here is a proper diagnosis:

Proboscis visible, narrow, black, and short.
Thorax with four black stripes, the center two further separated, leading to a wider pubescent stripe.

Therefore, the abdomen and wing venation are the true confirming features. Making the abdomen a necessary feature makes the identification much more difficult, and making the proboscis a confirming feature leads to a possibility of misidentification.

I've updated the diagnosis slide to work, but the video is not good yet.

Publicado por zdanko hace más de 1 año

I've just posted the replacement video!

Publicado por zdanko hace más de 1 año

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