Glipidiomorpha obsoleta Franciscolo 1955

Original description with illustration in:
Franciscolo, M. E. 1955. Mordellidae and Scraptiidae in the Collections of the Durban Museum (XXIX. Contribution to the Knowledge of Mordellidae and Scraptiidae). Part I. Durban Museum Novitates, Vol. IV. Part XII

Hind tibiae with a distinct dorso-lateral ridge, hairy eyes, ely...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 06:57 אחה"צ על ידי traianbertau traianbertau | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Courting behaviour of Dark-Eyed Junco

Today one of the local Dark-Eyed Junco's exhibited what looks like courting behavior. He was singing, which has been rare if at all present in the last 3-4 months of observing them.

Additionally, there was more than one Dark-Eyed junco present. Normally there is one or two that come along to eat with, or after, the house sparrow flocks. However, there were at least 3 present all morning today and I saw as many as 6.

They also seem to be staying longer at the food locat...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 06:53 אחה"צ על ידי kronosaeon kronosaeon | 4 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Sphaeromorda natalensis Franciscolo 1950

Original description in:
Franciscolo, M. E. 1950. Ermischiella papuana n. gen. n. sp. di Mordellide della Nuova Guinea e diagnosi preliminari di tre nuovi generi africani (16 Contributo alla conoscenza dei Mordellidae).

Redescription with illustrations in:
Franciscolo, M. E. 1956. Mordellidae and Scraptiidae in the Collections of the Durban Museum (XXIX. Contribution to the Knowledge of Mordellidae and Scraptiidae). Part II Durban Museum Novitates, Vol. IV. Part XIV

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 06:09 אחה"צ על ידי traianbertau traianbertau | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Euxoa catenula

In Fascicle 27-2 Don Lafontaine tells us that “Euxoa catenula can be distinguished from tronella and all other Euxoa species by diagnostic characters of the genitalia. The highly distinctive harpe is very short - less than half as long as the saccular extension, very markedly incurved and C-shaped, and slightly expanded apically with a dense cluster of setae at the apex. The shape of the vesica also is unique in that the apical portion has a row of four or five pouch...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 04:42 אחה"צ על ידי glennfine glennfine | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Field Journal 2- Ornithology- Feb 18th- Middletown Springs, VT

Ornithology- Field Journal 2

Date- 2/18/24
Start time- 1:40
End time- 3:15
Location- Middletown Springs
Weather- Overcast, ~30 degrees Fahrenheit; sparse, brief snowfall; little wind
Habitats- Roadside/backyards in Middletown Springs, leading through a snowy cornfield with lots of agricultural disturbance, to a riverine pathway in deciduous-dominant forest (boxelder, American basswood, sugar maple, red oak, American elm, eastern black walnut, eastern white pin...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 04:24 אחה"צ על ידי oharrington oharrington | 12 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Primera sortida del Grup de Recerca Botànica del 2024

Aquesta setmana hem fet la primera sortida del 2024 del Grup de Recerca Botànica de Muntanya i Natura. La sortida ha tingut lloc a la vall del Ges, a la comarca d'Osona, en un bosc de ribera. L'objectiu era trobar el lliri de neu (Galanthus nivalis) florit. Erem 9 participants i hem fet un recorregut d'uns 6 km. Hem pogut observar unes 40 espècies de plantes, entre elles el lliri de neu, en gran quantitat i en plena floració.

Espècies observades:

  1. Lliri de neu - Galant...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 04:21 אחה"צ על ידי ressotaelspeus ressotaelspeus | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

The mystery of tongue-protruding behaviour in ruminants, beginning with impalas (Aepyceros), part 3

...continued from


I began with an impression that impalas are peculiarly inclined to protrude the tongue, in what seems to be a grat...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 04:09 אחה"צ על ידי milewski milewski | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Name changes from hirpicium to roessleria for hirpicium bechuanensis and h gazanioides

Dear Botswana Botanists
Please be aware that two of our most common daisy species have had their names changed recently. This complies with name changes already made on POWO.

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:48 אחה"צ על ידי botswanabugs botswanabugs | 3 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Гербарий МГУ получил два дополнительных голоса

Правила ботанической номенклатуры регламентируются особым "Кодексом" (International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants). Каждый раз перед проведением очередного Международного ботанического конгресса собирается Номенклатурная секция (Nomenclature Section of the International Botanical Congress) для принятия поправок, изменений и дополнений к текущей версии "Кодекса".

За каждым учреждением закреплено определённое число голосов (Institutional Votes), которые могут бы...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:07 אחה"צ על ידי apseregin apseregin | תגובה 1 | הוספת תגובה

Berry Springs Park and Preserve Herps of Texas report, 20Feb2024

In spite of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, there was a small group outing to Berry Springs Park and Preserve again this month.
Two amphibian species were observed in the sloughs, main pond, and ditch in the pecan orchard: Rio Grande Leopard Frog (CI = 1) and Blanchard's Cricket Frog (CI = 2). Photos were obtained of three individuals of the former, and recordings were obtained of the latter.
The sloughs, ponds, and ditch in the pecan orchard were full, the water level in the cre...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:05 אחה"צ על ידי k_mccormack k_mccormack | 4 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Project Started


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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 02:56 אחה"צ על ידי chaangnoy chaangnoy | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Bulk Editing Habitats

You recently asked me to add my observations to the Habitats (s Afr) project. I am happy to add my observations to this project but hope there is a way to do a bulk add rather than have to do each one individually.

I tried the Bulk Edit route but this did not give me access to Projects.
Can you suggest a way to add my observations in one go?

Graham Grieve

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 02:54 אחה"צ על ידי tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | תגובה 1 | הוספת תגובה

Calognathus chevrolati chevrolati Guérin-Méneville 1836

Calognathus chevrolati is a black tenebrionid with pale scale-like setae covering some areas. The pronotum is broader than long and the head is nearly as large as the pronotum. The tarsi are compressed laterally and have long setae forming sand-shoes for digging. Males have the long, slender, anteriorly projecting mandibles. There are 4 subspecies described.

Calognathus chevrolati chevrolati:
Mandibles of males strong and angularly arcuate, with strong and l...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 02:28 אחה"צ על ידי traianbertau traianbertau | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה


Unfortunately, the war continues.
So I'm tweaking the projects in Inaturalist.
I also created a new project for the third year of the war.

For comparisons we have:
A) 1 year before the war,
B) 1st year of war,
C) 2nd year of war, and now unfortunately
D) 3rd year of war.
I also created an UMBRELLA project including these 4 projects. So it is possible to compare results of 2 YEARS OF WAR project with the ONE YEAR BEFORE project.
Number of Par...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 12:55 אחה"צ על ידי ericfischerrempe ericfischerrempe | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

In Just 12 Hours

Overnight, the number of Needs ID plant observations has shrunk by just over 4,000 - that's amazing! Keep up the great work!

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 11:50 לפנה"צ על ידי lynnharper lynnharper | תגובה 1 | הוספת תגובה

Maroubra Beach and Malabar Headland National Park (Casual trip): 22/2/2024

These observations were taken after I had completed a short uni field trip at the South Maroubra Rockpools. The first area that caught my interest was the regeneration area on the sand dunes. There were lots of shrubs and sprawling plants holding the dune together, such as Acacia longifolia sophorae. Nearby, there were also patches of bitou bush that covered large areas.

Even though the sun was out and it was quite hot, I decided to take a quick walk into the Malabar Headland Nat...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 10:11 לפנה"צ על ידי toby_jin toby_jin | 27 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Welcome to the Wisley project!

Hello and thankyou for joining us on the Wisley project.

This project allows us to communicate with you as a group, something I would like to do more of. It also gives easy access to Wisley specific data. As you can see from the project homepage, Wisley has 845 species recorded by 328 different people, which is already incredible. If you click on the stats button you can see the breakdown of taxa, unsurprisingly plants are in the lead, but insects are not far off!

What I ...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 09:32 לפנה"צ על ידי helsmith helsmith | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Tapada das Necessidades, Lisbon, Wednesday Jan 24 2024

[Originally published at]

Daniel Hartley

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Lisbon, Portugal

In the afternoon I headed to one of my local parks, Tapada das Necessidades, the unruly garde...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 08:26 לפנה"צ על ידי danielhartley danielhartley | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Pollinator of the Month: Mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

The mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) is a native butterfly that can be found throughout the northern hemisphere. They spend their winters hibernating in crevices as adults. To survive the winters they have thick sugar syrup in their veins, which does not freeze. During the winter they may occasionally and temporarily emerge from their hibernation during warm spells. They usually emerge before the snow has fully melted, and are often the first butterfly that can be observed in ...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 07:41 לפנה"צ על ידי kiarra13 kiarra13 | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

First journal post and some clarifications on the documented Reduviidae of Singapore

1. Introduction

During the later half of 2023, I became increasingly active on iNat. I've since spent a considerable amount of time ID-ing assassin bugs (family Reduviidae) in east Asia, most of which belong to the subfamily Harpactorinae.
I've decided that it might be good to note down some of my thoughts (about Reduviidae) in the form of iNat journals, primarily so that I don't lose track of them, but also to showcase the basis of my ID framework and thought process so that...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 06:55 לפנה"צ על ידי eggshe11 eggshe11 | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Stats - February 2024

This project has existed for almost a year now, and though adding observations to it is a rather manual and slow-going task, I'm hoping we can at least double the number of observations during 2024.

The purpose of the project is to record the variety of species that utilize Lepidopteran larvae in particular, and in the process keep the numbers in check. Current stats are as follows:

Predator/parasite      Number of Observations

Parasitic wasps           42

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 06:23 לפנה"צ על ידי suncana suncana | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

February 17, 2024

Salmon Hole Trail
Cloudy, light wind, no precipitation, 21 degrees F
River bed side, tall trees. buildings and roads along the river.

I hiked out on the salmon hole trail, it was later then I wanted to go out, but it was still a beautiful afternoon. It was very cold, and I did not expect to see many birds, but I hoped the ones I did see would be performing winter behaviors. i sighted several Black capped chickadees on my way in, and they wer...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 04:44 לפנה"צ על ידי mothman42 mothman42 | 2 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Congaree National Forest Boardwalk 2-22

Did the boardwalk only. Boardwalk is high among the trees, it was really cool to see everything that is normally so far overhead. Absolute abundance of sunburst lichens and blister wart!! It was a delight to see something orange on almost every single tree.

Lots of really friendly people, helpful park rangers, clean bathrooms, ample parking. The boardwalk is handicap accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, but benches are pretty spaced out: will need to bring extra painkillers ...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 04:32 לפנה"צ על ידי merkertgrace merkertgrace | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Orno Journal 2

Date - 2/23/24
Start time - 2:00 PM
End time - 3:00
Location - Redstone Campus
Weather (temperature, wind speed/direction, precipitation) - Sunny, Mid-40s, light wind, no precipitation.
Habitat(s) - Buildings, ornamental trees, field.

It was a pretty warm day, so I didn't see too much with warmth. However, the colder birds I see fluff up to retain heat. They also tend to sit more on their feet instead of perching high up on their feet in order to keep their fe...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:52 לפנה"צ על ידי gabbydowd gabbydowd | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

UVM Ornithology Journal Post 2

Date- 2/23/2024
Start time - 17:20
End time - 18:24
Location - Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington VT
Weather - No precipitation, wind at 2 Beaufort scale, 40ºF, sunny but got dark
Habitat(s) - Inner woods, forest edge, wetland area- a mix of all three. Not a lot of area in each habitat, but enough to form a good amount of livable space.

Today's notes:

I went out to the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, a place that I grew up at and ...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:30 לפנה"צ על ידי laureno1 laureno1 | 3 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Field Journal 2

I visited Fort Cassin on February 18, 2024, and started birding at 12:27 pm (end time: 1:49 pm). It was colder and windier than my last journal entry, with temperatures hovering around 34 degrees Fahrenheit and 12 mph winds. It was cloudy, which did not help me stay warm. I followed the road out to Fort Cassin Point, where Otter Creek enters into Lake Champlain. The further I walked from the boat launch (where the car was parked) the fewer trees there were and the more open the area beca...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:28 לפנה"צ על ידי lannunziata2 lannunziata2 | 10 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Field Journal 2

Date: 02/23/2024
Start time: 4:07 PM
End time: 5:15 PM
Location: Centennial Woods
Weather (temperature, wind speed/direction, precipitation): 40°F, 5mph wind, mixed clouds, precipitation from yesterday
Habitat(s): Forest edge, suburban developments, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, mixed forest, wetlands

Today I returned to Centennial Woods to complete the second field journal. The weather was unusually warm, with partial cloud cover and a light breeze. Du...

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:27 לפנה"צ על ידי sjmyer sjmyer | 4 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה

Ornithology Journal 2

Eli Tierney
• Date – 2/19/23
• Time: 3:00pm- 4:00pm
• Location – Centennial woods
• Weather – In the 20s, strong winds. Light snow flurries.
• Habitat(s) –Birches, hemlock, and white pine along trails, in a small valley off the trail with downed trees and ferns. Along creekbeds and other water bodies.
Species Observed List:
• Nuthatch (specific species unknown (2+ individuals)
• Pileated woodpecker (1 individual)
• House Sparrow (2+ individuals)

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הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 03:02 לפנה"צ על ידי etierney etierney | 5 תצפיות | 0 תגובות | הוספת תגובה