Over time I’ve IDed a lot of Diptera on iNaturalist. I don’t know how busy I’ll be in the future but for now I have some time. Recently I’ve been making some guides for others to make IDs (https://sites.google.com/view/flyguide), in addition to making IDs myself.
Would observers prefer if I focused more on adding identifications for the rare species that might add more interest, or on the comparatively common species that make up a larger fraction of total observations? If the former, I’ll end up making fewer IDs overall.
Another question is if it’s better to spend more time making guides (because often there aren’t accessible resources to know how to recognize Diptera species) that others can use to make IDs, or to mostly make IDs myself? I’ve gone back and forth on this question; how do others see it?
I imagine that other identifiers have similar questions, so I’m looking forward to learning more from you all.