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The Photographic Survey of Flower Visitors

Volunteers in France take photos to document insect diversity on flowers.

The Photographic Survey of Flower Visitors

The Photographic Survey of Flower Pollinators (Spipoll) principle aim is to measure temporal and spatial variations of diversity of insect visiting flower at a country-wide scale. Observers choose a flowering plant species and photograph, for 20 minutes or more, every insect visiting any flower of the plant species. After sorting their insect pictures into “morpho-species”, volunteers upload their pictures online and name their insects and plant using computer-aided identification tools. (A poster, in English, presenting the Spipoll in more details can be sent on request).


Keywords:
Topic - insect diversity, flowering plants, pollination
Audience - anyone above 15 years old, curious about bees, flies, and more
Location - France
Goals - research, conservation

Collaborators:
Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle
Office Pour les Insectes et leur Environnement

Contacts:
Romain Julliard, Professor at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle email Romain
Nicolas Deguines, PhD student at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle email Nicolas

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