Sam R Curator

Joined: May 25, 2019 Last Active: Nov 28, 2021 iNaturalist United Kingdom Monthly Supporter since November 2020

UK and Iceland.

As an identifier, I am usually active in coarse Diptera, shifting observations from order to family - feel free to tag me in in this context.

Within Diptera have a particular fondness for less-recorded but more charismatic groups like Platypezidae and Miltogramminae. As an observer, interests tend to lie wherever there is active expertise which can support identification. Digging deeper into Ephydrids and Proctotrupomorpha at present. Also like to explore Collembola, Bryophyta(especially liverworts) and lichens in the winter months.

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Projects I've setup to help focus more effort on include:

FLIES THAT CAN'T FLY
For apterous/ brachypterous Diptera :
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flies-that-can-t-fly

UK PLATYPEZIDAE COLLECTION
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/the-flat-footed-flies-of-the-united-kingdom

UK HOVERFLY LARVAE COLLECTION
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/hoverfly-larvae-uk

CAR PARK SAFARIS
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/car-park-safaris
( this one needs altering as it's only functional for a single car park at the moment - if you know how best to add extra car parks please let me know! )

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