01 de abril de 2020

bioblitz

@alexis_orion stumbled over this bioblitz-project for coming sunday: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-4-5-2020

see you there? :-)

Anotado en abril 01, miércoles 18:48 por mobbini mobbini | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de febrero de 2020

Say hello to the targeted species

(This blog entry is just in order to loosely collect/link all surrounding information that was given in comments or other journal posts of this project in one source)

Insects // Insekten

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/48612-Myrmecophilus-acervorum

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/624530-Pionosomus-varius

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/329849-Drosophila-simulans
-> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/inat-challenge-germany/journal/27878-new-target-species

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/430143-Boreus-hyemalis
Informations about it (in german): https://www.insekten-sachsen.de/Pages/TaxonomyBrowser.aspx?id=223691
Can be found:
- on mosses: Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Hedwigia albicans, Polytrichum piliferum and Grimmia sp.
- from October til March

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/52506-Adalia-bipunctata

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/865359-Phloiophilus-edwardsii
- not too hard to identify due to its distinctive pattern
- However, it is only active in the winter season around oak trees and quite small, which could be the reason for the poor reporting

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1027395-Zimmermannia-liebwerdella

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/202770-Eresus-kollari

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1038184-Cacopsylla-crataegi
- can be found on murals and crataegus and other places

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/882693-Cheilosia-fasciata
- german name "Bärlauch-Erzschwebfliege" and only 5 records in germany, while there is so much Allium ursinum everywhere!
- similar species: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/334407-Platycheirus-albimanus, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/486669-Platycheirus-discimanus, https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/486775-Portevinia-maculata (red antennae), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/486771-Cheilosia-semifasciata (not as distinctive spots, light hairs on the eyes; among other traits)
- images showing leave mines: https://bladmineerders.nl/parasites/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/diptera/brachycera/syrphidae/cheilosia/cheilosia-fasciata/

Mosses // Moose
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/156527-Pottia (which now belongs to Tortula, see https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/68776, but anyway)
- lives very short time and is very tiny
- only 3 iNat records so far
- how does it look like? Check out this obs by alexis_orion: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37188499
- it is now part of Tortula (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/68776)

some Poaceae
listet in this blog entry: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/inat-challenge-germany/journal/30717-a-call-to-grass

Anotado en febrero 14, viernes 07:05 por mobbini mobbini | 10 comentarios | Deja un comentario

12 de febrero de 2020

A Call to Grass

Hi everyone,

I stumbled over this observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28990168 of Cynosurus cristatus yesterday, which @bobwardell helped to identify. In checking the stats on the taxa page https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/76581-Cynosurus-cristatus I found that we have only 12 observations in Germany so far, though wikipedia says it is a quite common grass, though locally listed as endangered. But looking at the GBIF data points in the map, it seems it should not be so difficult to get some more observations of it at iNat, though it seems to be advantageous to explore in Bavaria.

Digging a bit further in Poaceae it seems that many grass species are way too overlooked in general.

Poaceae observations in Germany: ~ 3000 observations with 161 different species sounds maybe not to bad. But a big chunk of them are not surprisingly Phragmites australis (266) and some others, and many, I assume, unidentified deeper than Poaceae:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?locale=de&place_id=7207&preferred_place_id=7207&subview=grid&taxon_id=47434&view=species

So I would like to give a Call to Grass for some of them (completely arbitrarily chosen ;-), their visuals seem catchy enough to remember them), which hopefully raises other Poaceae observation counters as well.
- Crested Dogstail (Wiesen-Kammgras), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/76581-Cynosurus-cristatus, currently 12 observations
- European Feather-grass (Echtes Federgras), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/355674-Stipa-pennata, currently 2 observations
- King Ranch bluestem (Finger-Bartgras), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/75842-Bothriochloa-ischaemum, currently 2 observations
- Blue Moor-grass (Kalk-Blaugras), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/363774-Sesleria-caerulea, currently 4 observations
- Giant Fescue (Riesen-Schwingel), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/162949-Festuca-gigantea, currently 11 observations
- Wood Millet (Waldhirse), https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/165390-Milium-effusum, currently 18 observations

Any additions to the list, especially from a more expert point of view, are welcome!

Happy exploring!
Monika

Anotado en febrero 12, miércoles 19:07 por mobbini mobbini | 25 comentarios | Deja un comentario

02 de febrero de 2020

Species not to forget...

Zimmermannia liebwerdella
Eresus kollari

(read about on facebook or in discussions...)

Anotado en febrero 02, domingo 19:10 por martingrimm martingrimm | 17 comentarios | Deja un comentario

03 de enero de 2020

Two new target species

Hi and happy new year to everyone,

just as a short note, we've added to new target species in the last weeks:

1) https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/430143-Boreus-hyemalis
Informations about it (in german): https://www.insekten-sachsen.de/Pages/TaxonomyBrowser.aspx?id=223691
Can be found:
- on mosses: Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Hedwigia albicans, Polytrichum piliferum and Grimmia sp.
- from October til March

2) https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/156527-Pottia
- lives very short time and is very tiny
- only 3 iNat records so far
- how does it look like? Check out this obs by alexis_orion: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37188499
- it is now part of Tortula (https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/68776)

Cheers
Monika

Anotado en enero 03, viernes 10:34 por mobbini mobbini | 18 comentarios | Deja un comentario

01 de octubre de 2019

New target species

Hi Everyone!
nobody has found a Pionosomus varius for a while, so I think it's time to choose a new target species.
@carnifex suggested in https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32838192 that I could try and find a Similar Fruit Fly (Drosophila simulans), and I thought that would be a good next target. D. simulans looks very similar to D. melanogaster, and a good photo of the abdomen of a male is needed for a species ID. @carnifex could go through our Drosophila observations to help find photos of D. simulans. Here's the best iNat photo of that species, to give you an idea of what they look like:

I've also got a question for the members of this project; Should we leave the Pionosomus varius challenge open, and have this as a second challenge at the same time, or should we close the other one down?

Good luck finding a Drosophila simulans,
Alexis

Anotado en octubre 01, martes 05:58 por alexis_orion alexis_orion | 13 comentarios | Deja un comentario

11 de agosto de 2019

Ant's-nest Cricket Winner / Ameisengrillen Gewinner

The winner of the Ants'-nest Cricket (Myrmecophilus acervorum) challenge is this individual found in Berlin by @alexis_orion on August 9, 2019.
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Der gewinner der Ameisengrillen (Myrmecophilus acervorum) Challenge ist dieses exemplar, was am 9. August 2019 von @alexis_orion in Berlin gefunden wurde.
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The next challenge is to find a Pionosomus varius. The next person to post one of these on iNat from Germany can choose the next species for us to look for.
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Die nächste Aufgabe ist die Suche nach Pionosomus varius. Wer als nächstes eine Beobachtung von P. varius mit Fundort in Deutschland auf iNat veröffentlicht, darf die nächste Art auswählen, nach der gesucht werden soll.
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Happy iNatting, and good luck finding a Pionosomus varius
Frohes iNatten und viel Glück bei der Suche nach Pionosomus varius

-Alexis

Anotado en agosto 11, domingo 19:23 por alexis_orion alexis_orion | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Hello out there

I added a small "about" text for the project. Feel free to add, edit and improve it.

Anotado en agosto 11, domingo 18:29 por mobbini mobbini | 1 comentarios | Deja un comentario