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Birds

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Birds (Class Aves)

Observer

julescameron

Date

December 3, 2022 11:43 AM AST
Birds - Photo (c) Greg Lasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
julescameron's ID: Birds (Class Aves)
Posted by julescameron 6 days ago (Flag)
Harlequin Duck - Photo (c) Антон Виноградов, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Антон Виноградов
cdorsay's ID: Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)
Posted by cdorsay 6 days ago (Flag)

First photo is Harlequins, the other two photos are Common Eider

Posted by cdorsay 6 days ago (Flag)

I agree with @cdorsay - one photo of Harlequin Ducks and 2nd and third photos are Common Eiders. You should split this into two observations.

Posted by tim_pirk less than a minute ago (Flag)

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What

Mediterranean Beadlet Anemone (Actinia mediterranea)

Observer

marina_gorbunova

Date

June 10, 2019 12:56 PM MSK
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Posted by joe_fish 1 minute ago (Flag)

might be either species, but most observations (and publications) suggest equina being more common in the Black Sea

Posted by joe_fish less than a minute ago (Flag)

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Observer

matero

Date

July 2022

Description

E papillosa? on Salix caprea

Euura - Photo (c) Felix Riegel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Felix Riegel
matero's ID: Genus Euura, a member of Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)
Posted by matero 4 days ago (Flag)
Euura papillosa - Photo (c) Alexander Boldyrev, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alexander Boldyrev
kjeld_brem's ID: Euura papillosa, a member of Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)

A very pale form - or a younger larva - likely ID

Posted by kjeld_brem 3 days ago (Flag)
Nematinae - Photo (c) Philippe Rouzet, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
henri_s's ID: Subfamily Nematinae, a member of Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)

it could be also Pristiphora sp (like Pristiphora conjugata)

Posted by henri_s about 9 hours ago (Flag)

I don´t believe so, Henry, as e.g. conjugata only has two spot on each segment, subdorsally (and here is a packed row instead. And the same for the dorsal line, where conjugata has a more diffus green instead

and all the other known Salix eaters with such lines (salicis, miliaris, pavida ) don´t have the three spots lateral (above the spiracular line)

If there is others, I have forgotten (e.g. some rare or absent in DK), please mention it, as I an not finished, studying this topic

Best regards from Kjeld

Posted by kjeld_brem less than a minute ago (Flag)

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Giant Wood Spiders (Genus Nephila)

Observer

mrfish33

Date

July 11, 2011 03:43 PM PDT
Posted by mrfish33 about 6 years ago (Flag)
Posted by portioid about 5 years ago (Flag)

Probably Nephila laurinae

Posted by charliev almost 5 years ago (Flag)
Posted by flycatcherwarbler... almost 3 years ago (Flag)
Joro Spider - Photo (c) Observações Naturalistas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Observações Naturalistas
wthompson23's ID: Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata)
Posted by wthompson23 2 months ago (Flag)

@norose @lu_s_w - Would you please review this observation and suggest an identification? Thank you.

Posted by wthompson23 2 minutes ago (Flag)

@mrfish33 @portioid - A few years ago, the World Spider Catalog moved several Nephila species to genus Trichonephila.

Posted by wthompson23 1 minute ago (Flag)

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Bog Wintergreen (Pyrola asarifolia)

Observer

nanetteford

Date

September 30, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
Bog Wintergreen - Photo (c) scog7, all rights reserved, uploaded by scog7
nanetteford's ID: Bog Wintergreen (Pyrola asarifolia)
Posted by nanetteford 2 months ago (Flag)

Looks like you've observed a few different species in the photos here. Each species should be on its own separate observation. There are some tips for splitting the observation up here: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-fix-your-observation-with-photos-of-multiple-species/15096

Posted by jared_lincenberg 1 minute ago (Flag)

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What

Grasshoppers (Infraorder Acrididea)

Observer

jlinfitt

Date

July 22, 2019 11:02 AM UTC
Tetrix - Photo (c) Rui Andrade, all rights reserved, uploaded by Rui Andrade
jlinfitt's ID: Genus Tetrix, a member of Pygmy Grasshoppers (Family Tetrigidae)
Posted by jlinfitt over 3 years ago (Flag)
Bandwing Grasshoppers - Photo (c) David Turgeon, all rights reserved, uploaded by David Turgeon
deannadodgson's ID: Bandwing Grasshoppers (Subfamily Oedipodinae)

small nymph

Posted by deannadodgson almost 3 years ago (Flag)
Bandwing Grasshoppers - Photo (c) David Turgeon, all rights reserved, uploaded by David Turgeon
kjudge's ID: Bandwing Grasshoppers (Subfamily Oedipodinae)

Hi @jlinfitt, this individual lacks the greatly elongated pronotum that is characteristic of tetrigids. For a great resource on identifying Orthoptera, including dichotomous keys, see Vickery and Kevan 1985 Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 14:
http://esc-sec.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AAFC_insects_and_arachnids_part_14.pdf

Posted by kjudge about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Short-horned Grasshoppers and Locusts (Superfamily Acridoidea)

Observer

holeefuk

Date

July 19, 2019 01:16 PM EDT
Melanoliarus - Photo (c) Monica Krancevic, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Monica Krancevic
holeefuk's ID: Genus Melanoliarus, a member of Cixiid Planthoppers (Family Cixiidae)
Posted by holeefuk over 3 years ago (Flag)
Posted by entomokot almost 3 years ago (Flag)
Posted by malisaspring almost 3 years ago (Flag)
Posted by elytrid almost 3 years ago (Flag)

Relatively short antennae, and pronotum not greatly extended posteriorly. Hi @holeefuk, planthoppers have much different hind legs than grasshoppers like this individual. For a great resource on identifying Orthoptera, including dichotomous keys, see Vickery and Kevan 1985 Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 14:
http://esc-sec.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AAFC_insects_and_arachnids_part_14.pdf

Posted by kjudge about 1 year ago (Flag)
Carolina Grasshopper - Photo (c) Scott King, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kjudge's ID: Carolina Grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

This is a last (5th) instar nymph (note large, triangular wing pads with fan-like venation). Median ridge (carina) of the pronotum deeply notched before halfway along with the median carina appearing quite arched over the whole pronotum when viewed laterally. Colour quite variable from pale grey through rust-coloured to quite dark, but with a very rough texture. When identifying bandwings, a clear lateral photo is very helpful as the dorsal profile of the pronotum is often useful for distinguishing species. For a great resource on identifying Orthoptera, including dichotomous keys, see Vickery and Kevan 1985 Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 14:
http://esc-sec.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AAFC_insects_and_arachnids_part_14.pdf
(be aware that the higher-level classifications have changed) and:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/14827 (more up-to-date higher-level classification), and:
https://idtools.org/id/grasshoppers/factsheet.php?name=13171

Posted by kjudge 1 day ago (Flag)
Posted by kjudge 1 day ago (Flag)
Carolina Grasshopper - Photo (c) Scott King, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
brandonwoo's ID: Carolina Grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)
Posted by brandonwoo 1 day ago (Flag)
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What

American Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)

Observer

blakesito

Date

September 6, 2022 10:12 AM CDT
American Hog-nosed Skunk - Photo (c) Robby Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Robby Deans
blakesito's ID: American Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)
Posted by blakesito 3 months ago (Flag)

@marcelo_aranda Striped skunk?

Posted by beartracker 2 minutes ago (Flag)

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Mallows (Genus Malva)

Date

February 25, 2021 05:03 PM PST

Description

Small Mallow plant growing as a weed underneath a Coast Live Oak tree.

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... about 1 year ago (Flag)
Mallows - Photo (c) Eridan Xharahi, some rights reserved (CC BY)
truthseqr's ID: Mallows (Genus Malva)

Malva cotyledon.

Can't be ID'd to species without flowers & fruits.

Reference:
A Guide to the Identification of Wild Mallows (by Jose Potter Butler, William Reinders)

Posted by truthseqr 7 months ago (Flag)

Thank you for that resource. Nowadays I pass over the ones without fruit or flowers.

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... 3 minutes ago (Flag)

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Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)

Observer

mossgatherer_

Date

December 9, 2022 03:08 PM GMT
Bracket Fungi - Photo (c) Davide Puddu, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Davide Puddu
mossgatherer_'s ID: Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)
Posted by mossgatherer_ about 13 hours ago (Flag)

Is it an Alder?

Posted by peachysteve 3 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

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Many-fruited Thyme-Moss (Plagiomnium affine)

Observer

marina_sad

Date

July 23, 2022 01:04 PM +07
Posted by marina_sad 4 months ago (Flag)

Почему именно affine?

Posted by marina_gorbunova 4 minutes ago (Flag)

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What

Coprosma (Genus Coprosma)

Observer

barbaraparris

Date

December 7, 2022 06:32 PM NZDT
Coprosma - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Katja Schulz
barbaraparris's ID: Coprosma (Genus Coprosma)
Posted by barbaraparris about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus)

Observer

arnim

Date

December 10, 2022 07:02 AM NZDT
Beach Spinifex - Photo (c) sea-kangaroo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by sea-kangaroo
arnim's ID: Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus)
Posted by arnim 7 minutes ago (Flag)

Last photo is female heads, the rest male.

Posted by arnim 6 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Biting Midges (Family Ceratopogonidae)

Date

October 17, 2018 10:39 PM -03

Description

For the ones in focus. These small insects were hanging around an outdoor light at night. They were next to a Gecko (photo 1 is the cropped version of photo 2).

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... 3 days ago (Flag)

ID for the bigger one or small ones?

Posted by daniel_schelesky 3 days ago (Flag)

For the smaller ones in photo 1.

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... 3 days ago (Flag)
Biting Midges - Photo (c) Kenneth Lorenzen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kenneth Lorenzen
daniel_schelesky's ID: Biting Midges (Family Ceratopogonidae)

The bigger one in photo 1 is other family of Diptera.

Posted by daniel_schelesky 2 days ago (Flag)

Thank you. I figured that the bigger one isn't in enough focus to get identified very far.

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... about 3 hours ago (Flag)

You're right. But it looks like Psychodidae.

Posted by daniel_schelesky about 2 hours ago (Flag)

Thank you. :)

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... 6 minutes ago (Flag)

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What

Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)

Observer

juanjo37

Date

September 15, 2022 10:11 AM +04
Mycedium robokaki - Photo (c) pincetczy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
juanjo37's ID: Mycedium robokaki, a member of Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)
Posted by juanjo37 3 months ago (Flag)
Mycedium robokaki - Photo (c) pincetczy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
joe_fish's ID: Mycedium robokaki, a member of Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)
Posted by joe_fish 3 months ago (Flag)
Echinophyllia - Photo (c) Damien Brouste, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Damien Brouste
joe_fish's ID: Genus Echinophyllia, a member of Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)
Posted by joe_fish 3 months ago (Flag)
Echinophyllia - Photo (c) Damien Brouste, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Damien Brouste
juanjo37's ID: Genus Echinophyllia, a member of Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)
Posted by juanjo37 3 months ago (Flag)
Mycedium - Photo (c) 黃淑真, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by 黃淑真
encrustingacro's ID: Genus Mycedium, a member of Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)

no toothy septa

Posted by encrustingacro 2 days ago (Flag)

yeah, not sure about this one. certainly looks like robokaki, but it would be a sizable range extension. not implausible though.

@juanjo37 keep an eye out for more specimens

Posted by joe_fish 7 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Life

Observer

ectothermist

Date

December 7, 2022 03:28 PM PST
Posted by ectothermist about 3 hours ago (Flag)

Eggs or berries?

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... about 2 hours ago (Flag)

They were tiny and attached to the underside of a rock, if that helps.

Posted by ectothermist about 2 hours ago (Flag)

Interesting. What size would you estimate, in cm or mm?

Posted by kyle_eaton_photog... 7 minutes ago (Flag)

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What

Mustard Family (Family Brassicaceae)

Observer

allaverkhozina

Date

August 28, 2022 08:08 AM +08
Mustard Family - Photo (c) Hiroyuki-H, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
allaverkhozina's ID: Mustard Family (Family Brassicaceae)
Posted by allaverkhozina about 2 months ago (Flag)

@aleksandrebel посмотри, пожалуйста, определяемо?

Posted by allaverkhozina 7 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Australian Brushturkey (Alectura lathami)

Observer

trn444

Date

December 10, 2022 11:54 AM AEDT

Description

I only have an old digital camera which hates low light and this guy really didn't want to stand still if I got any closer.

I don't know if this is typical of the species, but the parents were nowhere around. Maybe it's an Aussie thing with limited predators (before cats and dogs came along) the parents don't really need to worry (also, plenty of food around).

Australian Brushturkey - Photo (c) Michael Hains, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Michael Hains
trn444's ID: Australian Brushturkey (Alectura lathami)
Posted by trn444 about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Posted by louisoneill 9 minutes ago (Flag)

brushturkeys are megapodes - they incubate the eggs with the heat generated from decomposition of leaflitter, that's why the males make such large mounds. The chicks hatch out of the egg and dig their way out and are fully independent and even able to fly!

Posted by louisoneill 8 minutes ago (Flag)

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What

Oily Waxcap (Hygrocybe quieta)

Observer

rainerburkard

Date

October 26, 2022 11:18 AM CEST

Description

Sporen ca. 8-10 x 5 µm, eingeschnürt. Lamellen stark queradrig.

Oily Waxcap - Photo (c) Frank Sengpiel, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Frank Sengpiel
rainerburkard's ID: Oily Waxcap (Hygrocybe quieta)
Posted by rainerburkard 9 days ago (Flag)

Did you look at the pileipellis?

Posted by peachysteve 8 days ago (Flag)

@peachysteve The cap surface was dry. Currently I can not look to the pileipellis, as I am not in town.

Posted by rainerburkard 7 days ago (Flag)

@peachysteve I checked now the pileipellis: narrow, more or less parallel interwoven hyphae, 2-4 µm thick, with clamps.

Posted by rainerburkard about 10 hours ago (Flag)

Interesting.
I don't think this is quieta but the question for me is where it does lie.
With these colours, the striate dry cap and the spores, the only species I can think of constrictospora but it still does not look a good match for that.

Posted by peachysteve 8 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

Observer

radlena

Date

July 30, 2022 01:18 PM +07

Description

На дыне, которая растет на балконе

Melon Aphid - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Jesse Rorabaugh
radlena's ID: Melon Aphid (Aphis gossypii)
Posted by radlena 4 months ago (Flag)
Posted by marina_gorbunova 8 minutes ago (Flag)

Чей-то помёт.

Posted by marina_gorbunova 8 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia)

Observer

alisatsirkina

Date

July 30, 2022 12:22 PM +07
Sorbaria - Photo (c) julies329, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
alisatsirkina's ID: Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia)
Posted by alisatsirkina 4 months ago (Flag)
Sorbaria - Photo (c) julies329, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
marina_gorbunova's ID: Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia)
Posted by marina_gorbunova 9 minutes ago (Flag)

Посадки?

Posted by marina_gorbunova 8 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia)

Observer

dmitrytsirkin

Date

July 29, 2022 08:39 PM +07
Sorbaria - Photo (c) julies329, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dmitrytsirkin's ID: Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia)
Posted by dmitrytsirkin 4 months ago (Flag)

Посадки?

Posted by marina_gorbunova 9 minutes ago (Flag)
Sorbaria - Photo (c) julies329, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
marina_gorbunova's ID: Sorbaria (Sorbaria sorbifolia)
Posted by marina_gorbunova 8 minutes ago (Flag)

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What

Wood, Mound, and Field Ants (Genus Formica)

Observer

nomadash

Date

May 16, 2022 03:00 PM IST
Posted by nomadash 7 months ago (Flag)
Posted by itsamantis 3 days ago (Flag)

@itsamantis, Is it carrying prey or larva?

Posted by nomadash 3 days ago (Flag)

Prey, seems like a camponotus sp worker

Posted by itsamantis 2 days ago (Flag)

Thanks.

Posted by nomadash 9 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Spikemosses (Genus Selaginella)

Observer

maarten40

Date

December 4, 2022 03:46 PM -05
Ferns - Photo (c) Lena Dietz Chiasson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Lena Dietz Chiasson
maarten40's ID: Ferns (Class Polypodiopsida)
Posted by maarten40 1 day ago (Flag)
Spikemosses - Photo (c) Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kai_schablewski's ID: Spikemosses (Genus Selaginella)
Posted by kai_schablewski about 21 hours ago (Flag)

Oops! Thanks, @kai_schablewski !

Posted by maarten40 about 1 hour ago (Flag)

I have to admit that I almost agreed at first sight. :-)

Posted by kai_schablewski about 1 hour ago (Flag)

That is comforting to me! ;-)

Posted by maarten40 9 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Buckwheats (Genus Eriogonum)

Observer

lnehring

Date

June 20, 2022 01:19 PM MDT
Wild Buckwheats - Photo (c) E. Merkt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by E. Merkt
lnehring's ID: Wild Buckwheats (Genus Eriogonum)
Posted by lnehring 6 months ago (Flag)

Looks like you've observed a few different species in the photos here. Each species should be on its own separate observation. There are some tips for splitting the observation up here: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-fix-your-observation-with-photos-of-multiple-species/15096

Posted by jared_lincenberg 11 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Hairy Oyster Mushroom (Panus lecomtei)

Observer

maarten40

Date

March 28, 2022 12:36 PM UTC
Posted by maarten40 9 months ago (Flag)
Posted by arielbonkoski about 1 hour ago (Flag)

Thanks, @arielbonkoski !

Posted by maarten40 11 minutes ago (Flag)

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What

Orange Wheat Rust (Puccinia recondita)

Observer

naturalist25051

Date

June 25, 2006 02:51 PM MSD

Description

На листьях Pulmonaria obscura

Orange Wheat Rust - Photo (c) Jerry Cooper, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Jerry Cooper
naturalist25051's ID: Orange Wheat Rust (Puccinia recondita)
Posted by naturalist25051 3 days ago (Flag)

Host plant

Posted by bjoerns about 17 hours ago (Flag)

Pulmonaria obscura

Posted by naturalist25051 11 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sskorpio

Date

June 4, 2022 10:19 AM MSK
Lixus angustus - Photo (c) Andrey Ponomarev, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Andrey Ponomarev
sskorpio's ID: Lixus angustus, a member of True Weevils (Family Curculionidae)
Posted by sskorpio 2 months ago (Flag)
Posted by sskorpio 2 months ago (Flag)
Lixus angustus - Photo (c) Andrey Ponomarev, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Andrey Ponomarev
ilya_zabaluev's ID: Lixus angustus, a member of True Weevils (Family Curculionidae)
Posted by ilya_zabaluev 2 months ago (Flag)
vitis's ID: Lixus tibialis, a member of True Weevils (Family Curculionidae)
Posted by vitis about 9 hours ago (Flag)
Posted by sskorpio 11 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

maarten40

Date

December 4, 2022 04:01 PM -05
Arachis - Photo (c) Shihmei Barger 舒詩玫, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
maarten40's ID: Genus Arachis, a member of Legumes (Family Fabaceae)
Posted by maarten40 16 minutes ago (Flag)

@efrainfreire @dawicho Could I please take the liberty to pick your brain on this?

Posted by maarten40 12 minutes ago (Flag)