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giantcicada

Joined: Jul 24, 2020 Last Active: Oct 16, 2021 iNaturalist

Hi. I'm an amateur naturalist based in Pierce County, Washington, mainly interested in entomology and insect biodiversity. I have the most experience in identifying nematoceran flies, particularly crane flies and fungus gnats. Recently I've also developed an interest in all sorts of plant parasitoids including miners, gallers, and aphids. If you want me to clarify one of my IDs (or to correct me - I'm wrong plenty often), feel free to tag me and ask.

I'm also on BugGuide, although I don't post photos there as regularly as I do on iNaturalist. If you think some of my photos/observations would be helpful for the guide, let me know and I'll happily repost them there.

The majority of my observations are made on the traditional and native homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, particularly the spuyaləpabš / Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Here are some links that I've found useful for IDing, mostly for my own reference:
Catalogue of the Crane Flies of the World
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 1908-1950
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1867-1950
Photos of various Northwestern diptera specimens by family
Tipula paludosa vs T. oleracea
On Tipula paludosa
On Holorusia hespera

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