York Niu Curator

Joined: Jun 7, 2020 Last Active: Dec 8, 2023

Undergraduate student at Cornell University interested in flies, particularly the Bombyliidae.

I've created a guide to identifying the bombyliids of the United States and Canada, which should facilitate the identification of most individuals to genus (provided the appropriate characters are visible). The guide can be accessed here, and will tentatively be published on FlyGuide in the near future, pending some final revisions. Feedback is greatly appreciated—please let me know!

I've also compiled some other documents primarily for personal use (so they are not necessarily perfect/polished), but which I am posting here in case others might find them helpful:

  • A list of the global bombyliid genera, organized by zoogeographical region: Link
  • A list of the US/Canadian species of Exoprosopa, with images and links to descriptions when available: Link
  • A similar list for the species of Nyia: Link

Please feel free to message or tag me if you have any questions or would like something ID'd, and I'll do my best :)

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