Thread subject: :: What Use are Diptera Galleries?

Posted by Tony T on 12-02-2007 18:57

I suggest potentially very useful. But they seem not to be used effectively. Case in point. I had an unknown Syrphid, checked the Syrphid Gallery and could not find it. I posted a photo for an ID and "Racketman" identified it as Eristalis pertinax. There is one image of this species in the Gallery but it does not show the dorsal abdomen and, for a neophyte like me, is of no use for identification purposes. However, when I enter 'pertinax" into the Search window I find several excellent images of this species.
My question: why is it that people do not post their images in the gallery so that they can be used by others to identify unknowns?:(