April 14th - Chironomidae Cont'd

Heyo, fly folk!

We will NOT be having an organized Zoom workshop tonight, but the meeting room will be open if anyone wants to join (so long as Erika doesn't need her account; I won't be there).

My goal for you all this week is to make at least 15 identifications on observations currently stuck at family level of Chironomidae in the US/CA: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?order_by=random&place_id=1%2C6712&taxon_id=53275&lrank=family

During our Axarus meeting, we learned how to recognize the subfamily Chironominae from the length of the fore basitarsus (longer than or as long as the fore tibia) and the absence of the crossvein m-cu, and the tribe Chironomini by the wing venation (r-m is oblique to R4+5).

We are currently at 34,778 observations left at family.

You should use this slide deck as a reference: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dpFfbNdqFitqgefpTKceMofwf8rDXsX5/edit#slide=id.p5

Have fun!

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Publicado el abril 14, 2024 12:43 TARDE por zdanko zdanko


given that about half of the observations at the ID link aren't Chironominae, these notes may also be a good start:

Publicado por edanko hace 3 meses

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