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:

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.)

Publicado el diciembre 27, 2021 12:12 MAÑANA por zdanko zdanko


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!

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 2 años

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

Publicado por zdanko hace más de 2 años

I'll be there, thank you!

Publicado por melinda_k hace más de 2 años

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

Publicado por emendela hace más de 2 años

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

Publicado por edanko hace más de 2 años

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

Publicado por vkord hace más de 2 años

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

Publicado por navin_sasikumar hace más de 2 años

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