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Robber Fly (Asilidae - Stenopogoninae - Stenopogon rufibarbis) - Stenopogon rufibarbis - male

Robber Fly (Asilidae - Stenopogoninae - Stenopogon rufibarbis) - Stenopogon rufibarbis - Male
Along Obstruction Point Rd. from Hurricane Ridge to P J Lake Trailhead, Olympic National Park, Near Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, USA
July 21, 2013

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Robber Fly (Asilidae - Stenopogoninae - Stenopogon rufibarbis) - Stenopogon rufibarbis - male Robber Fly (Asilidae - Stenopogoninae - Stenopogon rufibarbis) - Stenopogon rufibarbis - male

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
I stand by my determination.
I stand by my determination.

 
They're your pics...
...so if you're 100-percent sure there's nothing to stop you from moving them to the species page--or from posting there in the first place.

Personally, I feel more comfortable when IDs are confirmed by specialists--but maybe that's just me. :)

 
Feel free to contact the spec
Feel free to contact the specialists. I already did.

 
I placed it where our Asilid experts will find it.
Again, if you are certain, you are free to move the pics. Why post to ID Request if you already know what you've got?

 
Because I thought that buggui
Because I thought that bugguide was supposed to be a reference for others to search for confirmation on what they saw or photographed. Many others have posted photos, correctly identified by them or someone else PRIOR to posting it to bugguide. Can you tell me how to post a photo without going through ID Request? Lastly, I assume you review these photos, particularly ones that you're either knowledgeable about or feel comfortable reviewing them or otherwise you wouldn't be in that position. Correct? If that's the case, then it's your job to move the photo to the correct specific location on bug guide, not the person uploading the photo, IMHO.

 
Contributors may post images...
...virtually anywhere in the guide. Just make sure you're on the "Images" tab (for a species, genus, family, etc) and you'll find an "add image" link.

As I said previously, I've placed the pics where the asilid specialists will find them. This is standard BG practice.

If you haven't already, you may want to take a look at this article.

 
From your link: Three Si
From your link:


Three Simple Rules:

1. When in doubt- post it to ID Request

2. Without breaking the next rule, post things to the lowest (most specific) level where you know it belongs (example: if you’re not sure whether it’s a grasshopper or a cricket, post it to Orthoptera, the lowest level that contains both).

3. Avoid in-between levels. Order, Family, Genus and Species generally get the most attention. There are exceptions (see below), but otherwise, stick to those four.


This is exactly what I did.

 
"When in doubt" post to ID Request
Precisely.

But you claimed not to be in doubt. That's why I suggested moving the pics to the species page.

The choice is fairly simple: leave the images here for an expert determination, or move them further into the Guide. I've placed them where I think they should be. If you feel differently, please move them.

 
So by saying you placed them
So by saying you placed them where you think they should be placed, I take it that 1) you doubt my determination or 2) you think my determination is wrong. Which is it?

 
I'm not an Asilid expert, so I don't know.
As I mentioned a couple of times now, I've placed them where the specialists will see them. As I have also mentioned, this is standard BG practice.

If you want to move the images, you are free to do so.

 
I really don't want to get in
I really don't want to get into a pissing contest with you so I'll end this now and allow you to save face by having the last word. BTW, all you had to do was search on the species I determined this robber fly to be and you'd see I was correct. . . .

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