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Post ABSF sitting
Hollywood SC, 32.7380939 -80.20224000000002 elevation about 10ft
Sighting Jun 15th 11am, weather is clear and low 90's

Adult fly's appeared to be laying eggs in a ball of rice, generally just flying around.

Several wild adults seen around 11am on several separate days. I noticed them about 10 days after setting up a larva harvesting box. I started with kitchen scraps, various vegetables, left over burgers, etc. After 7 days I grew impatient and ordered larva from flukers. I have not seen any eggs on the cardboard traps.


Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:07 pm
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Stephen welcome to our forum :) If you'd like you can introduce yourself here (link).

A picture would be great to make a positive ID. See How To Add Videos and Pictures To Your Posts(link)

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:27 pm
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I will get some pictures. The ones I have are too large to upload.


Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:43 pm
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A good width to aim for is under 1000 pixels and Tarvus has a good tip for easy resizing of images:
"I use Microsoft Paint. You probably have that on your PC already. Just open the pic in Paint, click the resize button and you can resize by percentage or by a specific pixel size. Quick and simple! 8-) " (link).

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:44 pm
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Post Re: ABSF sitting
Pictures of the ABSF and some eggs deposited.


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Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:32 pm
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Excellent photos Stephen. Your location will be added to the map shortly.

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:47 pm
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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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