New black fly/gnat informative flier!

Sampling for black flies can be a strange sight. Photo credit Chloe Garfinkel.

Sampling for black flies can be a strange sight. Photo credit Chloe Garfinkel.

Swinging a large bug net over our heads can often get us curious looks and questions from people at our sampling sites. Although most people understand immediately when we tell them we're sampling "gnats," it can be a bit harder to explain what a black fly is. This is especially true in areas where the black flies are not a nuisance problem. To help with the outreach aspect of our research, we have developed a new informative flier about Simulium jenningsi and general black fly biology. 

If you would like to print out a few copies to give to you friends and neighbors, please download the PDF below.