Wonder what happens during a BioBlitz? Check out these images from the 2006 Diptera Blitz, when professional and amateur entomologists gathered for a 24-hour search for diptera species on the Schoodic Peninsula.
Members of the Maine Entomological Society use microscopes to make preliminary identifications of specimens.
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BioBlitz participants pose for a group photo at the end of the weekend event.
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Volunteers search for insect specimens on sheet set up under a mercurcy vapor light.
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Maine entomologist collects specimens along a hiking trail during the BioBlitz.
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Facilitator Andrei Alyokhin prepares specimens for mounting.
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Two entomologists search for specimens in algae along the rocky shore of the Schoodic Peninsula.
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BioBlitz participants study small specimens collected using an aspirator.
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A graduate student prepares and pins specimens caught during the BioBlitz.
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Lead researcher Joe Keiper from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History organizes specimens.
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Researcher scours a wet, grassy area for Diptera species.
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Amateur entomologist uses his sweep net to collect flies on vegetation.
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