October 17, 2020

First research grade Megaelia aurea observations

Just decided I will use this journal to list cool observations.

On September 30, 2020 I was under a tree collecting cicada sheds from a recent hatch and noticed a small fly. I took a quick picture thinking nothing of it and added the photo to INaturalist later that day. I woke up the next morning and someone identified it as Megaelia aurea which had no research grade observations at the time. That same day I went back under the same tree to see if I could find another and I was able to get a picture of one before it flew away. I am hoping to find some more next year but for now, I will just need to plan out new areas I could try to find some.

Posted on October 17, 2020 23:38 by cocokitty cocokitty | 2 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment