More flies

Fly collecting has been quite successful. We now have samples of at least  20 flies or more from four sites with about 100 km distances in north-south angle. The southernmost sample (Carson, Washington State) has been collected flies from the same area where M.R. Wheeler and W. Heed collected giant D. montana about 60 years ago. Today we shall continue collection in Oregon state, but unfortunately this seems to be a rainy day. We have also been trying to collect D. melanogaster, but unfortunately all yellow-brown flies we have collected so far appeared to be D. transversa or D. phalerata.

As you can see our movable fly-laboratory (lab on the wheels) works fine!

While driving one can also enjoy spectacular views. Here is the mountain of St Helen (the top of the mountain was blown away about 30 years ago).


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