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Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus

Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus
Madison, Lake County, Ohio, USA
August 3, 2019

Moved
Moved from Flies.

 
Tiger bee fly
Hi I just needed to ask if I'm submitting the right way. I have an app that gives me a general ID for the insects but I'm often not sure if it's correct. Is ok for me to continue to submit photos in the general category I believe the insect is in? Thank you

 
I'd suggest...
...posting to your highest level of certainly--with an emphasis on certainty. For instance, if you know it's a bee fly, and you think it might be Xenox tigrinus, then you should post to Bombyliidae. If you're not quite positive about the family, then you should post to Diptera. If you're unclear on even the order of a specimen, then ID Request is your best bet. Make sense?

 
Yes. Thank you. If I need to
Yes. Thank you. If I need to put most of what I find in ID request because of lack of certainty is it still worth me posting at all? I'm new at this and just fascinated by finding new insects but am not very knowledgeable.

 
Sure!
That's what ID Request is for. :)

 
Thank you very much! Now you
Thank you very much! Now you may see quite an influx of photos from me since I seem quite obsessed with them!:)

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