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Post USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque
In the Albuquerque suburb, a mile from UNM campus. About 5312' elevation. I noticed BSF in the summer of ( I think) 2013. This year I first saw adult, airborne BSF in my hard on about June 9. Several were buzzing around me as I stirred through stinky vegetable/coffee food matter. mid day, about 85F. One landed on the stuff in the tray in front me, crawled around for a while and finally stuck her butt in a dry spot and layer a bunch of eggs over several minutes. I saw a coupled pair land on the brinks a foot from me.

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:59 pm
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Post Re: USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque
Thanks Matt. Your location will be added to the map shortly. I used a location on the UNM campus so let me know if you want to adjust it. Also how confident are you about the elevation? A look up of the location on UNM (35.0843187,-106.6219699) gives an elevation of 1573 meters (5161 feet) from the U.S. Geological Survey's excellent National Elevation Dataset

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Post Re: USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque
You're on the map (link). We're also interested in any future seasonal data you can provide. The flies are most active in warm weather but we would like to get more definite data on their active season. Dates of first sighting in the spring and last in the fall would be ideal and can be posted here.

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:23 pm
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Post Re: USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque
I downloaded a GPS app for my cell phone. It says the altitude here is 5140'.


Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:21 am
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Post Re: USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque
Thanks Matt. Great photos too, keep them coming.

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