Species Complexes in Asilidae

I'm considering adding a few species complexes to the iNat taxonomy for Asilidae, particularly for North American Laphria and Efferia. Is this something that people would find useful? Does anyone have reservations about unranked taxa?

Which complexes would you like to see added?

iNat guidelines for complexes:
https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/curator+guide#complexes

Some discussions about species complexes for reference:
https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/346662
https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/331324
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-are-species-complexes-treated/404

Three complexes added so far:
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894751-Laphria-canis
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894742-Laphria-sericea
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894746-Laphria-index

To find a complex, search for the species name included in the respective link above, and the complex will be one of the two choices.

Publicado por myelaphus myelaphus, 24 de mayo de 2019

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Very useful, instead of Laphria sp. we can narrow it down to more useful ID's. e.g. Laphria aktis/sericea and L. canis/sicula/winnemana..

Publicado por pbedell hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Go for it, I think it is a good idea.

Publicado por gcsnelling hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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I think it's a good idea too, for photos not backed up by specimens. Another Laphria would be L index/ithypyga.

Publicado por giffbeaton hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Okay, I've made three new complexes:
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894751-Laphria-canis
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894742-Laphria-sericea
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894746-Laphria-index

The naming is a bit awkward, but I don't think there's much I can do about that.

EDIT: I've fixed the names

Publicado por myelaphus hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Looks good, how about just removing the first word "complex", having it repeat like that really does not roll off the tongue well.

Publicado por gcsnelling hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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That's what I meant by awkward. The "Complex" prefix is added by iNat, and I have no control over it.

The issue is that, for example, iNat treats "Laphria canis" as an existing name, so I can't use that name for the complex (e.g. Complex Laphria canis).

Publicado por myelaphus hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Are you sure? I was able to create this: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/894751-Laphria-canis

Publicado por bouteloua hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Well that is just plain silly. Good job though.

Publicado por gcsnelling hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Weird - maybe I was doing it wrong.

Publicado por myelaphus hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Now someone needs to do this for mushrooms.

Publicado por gcsnelling hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Ok, I think I fixed the names

Publicado por myelaphus hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Looks good

Publicado por gcsnelling hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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Diogmites angustipennis / bilobatus / texanus would be another good one.

Publicado por stevecollins hace casi 2 años (Marca)
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I was thinking the same thing. I'll make a new complex for that group in the near future.

Publicado por myelaphus hace casi 2 años (Marca)

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