Syrphini - Southwestern USA

@upupa-epops and I are excited to share this guide to common Syrphini of the Southwestern USA! Questions, suggestions, and other reactions are appreciated.

To help improve identifications using this guide:,50,40,52,9,34

Posted on April 26, 2020 11:34 PM by edanko edanko


@treegrow @glmory @tiwane @rmyoshihara @susanna_h @kueda @kwolgemuth @silversea_starsong @myelaphus @steve_kerr @bug_eric

Based on our interactions on iNaturalist, I think you might enjoy this guide to identify your personal observations or others'.

Posted by edanko almost 4 years ago

Very cool! Does this cover Syrphini from the entirety of the listed states, e.g. even the parts of California that are more a part of the Pacific Northwest?

Posted by kueda almost 4 years ago

Nice work!

Posted by myelaphus almost 4 years ago

The diagnosis for each species should be equally valid throughout the listed states. Only at least somewhat common species from each area have been included--a more extensive, and correspondingly more impenetrable, set of notes is linked on the references slide for rare species. @kueda

Posted by edanko almost 4 years ago

Wow, that really is a clean way to show species compared to what I have usually found.

Posted by glmory almost 4 years ago

Thanks Even!

Posted by tiwane almost 4 years ago

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by kwolgemuth almost 4 years ago

Excellent ! Makes me want to get back to the States and get out into the wilds.

Posted by steve_kerr almost 4 years ago

Well thought out. Concise and comfortable from the start

Posted by rmyoshihara almost 4 years ago

Cool! Thank you very much for doing this! This will help me a lot!

Posted by bug_girl almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to make this and to share it. The photos with explanatory labels will help a lot!

Posted by trickykid1 almost 4 years ago

I've added an Identify link above for anyone interested.

Posted by edanko almost 4 years ago

Very happy to have this, thanks so much. No more shooting in the dark!

Posted by garth_harwood almost 4 years ago

@trinaroberts shared this great guide with me, thank you!!

Posted by andreacala almost 4 years ago

Now covering all common Southwestern Syrphidae :

Posted by edanko over 3 years ago

(thumbnails were added based on recent feedback). They are nice...

Posted by edanko over 3 years ago

Fantastic!! The thumbnails are really helpful. Many thanks for such a wonderful resource.

Posted by andreacala over 3 years ago

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