Big island

We spent last week on Big Island. The idea was to collect flies of some of study species from another island and, if possible, to find D. grimshawi’s close relative, D. pullipens. We were staying in a cozy cottage of late Meredith and Hampton Carson, now belonging to the University of Hawaii.

On Big Island we spent four days collecting flies from Upper Waikamoi. This area appeared to have a rich community of picture-winged flies. We got nearly 100 flies, most of them belonging to four species endemic to Big Island, e.g. D. sproati (but no D. pullipens).

Once you are on a volcano island, you sure have to visit the volcanoes. This time there were no active eruptions going on, but everything was still quite impressive.



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