Museum date 💕✨

Yuri on Ice’s integration with reality is a huge part of its charm, personally. The museum wasn’t just a collection of production materials, but a wholly immersive celebration of the characters and events; visitors were meant to feel as if they were a part of the Grand Prix series and as if they were connected to its major players. From the true-to-scale recreations of the finalists’ costumes (right down to a packed crotch on the Chris mannequin), to the new artwork meant to mimic actual sports photography, one was left with a renewed understanding that YoI is not just an anime, but a phenomenon. Also impressive was the speed with which English translations of the audio guides were added to accommodate foreign guests. Overall, a fantastic experience!


9/7/16                                    Spilomyia longicornis

Another First!

Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (“Aschiza”)
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Milesiina
Genus Spilomyia
Species longicornis (Spilomyia longicornis)

Explanation of Names
Spilomyia longicornis Loew 1872
11-15 mm
mimics Polistes or perhaps Yellowjacket. Yellow-striped abdomen. Eyes have pigment which enhances the wasp-like appearance.
e. NA (QC-ON-MN to FL-TX)(1)
in NA, Sep-Nov at low elevations, Jun-Oct in mountains(2)