Thread subject: Diptera.info :: 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?:(