Comments

Photos / Sounds

What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

lrogan

Date

March 17, 2019 11:55 AM AEDT
Thumb
Sweat Bees - Photo (c) Sean McCann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
lrogan's ID: Sweat Bees (Family Halictidae)
Posted by lrogan 29 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb
Sweat Bees - Photo (c) Sean McCann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
johnascher's ID: Sweat Bees (Family Halictidae)
Posted by johnascher 1 minute ago (Flag)
Thumb

unlink 2

Posted by johnascher 1 minute ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

paul196

Date

December 20, 2018 02:06 PM AEDT

Description

Jewel Beetle (?) feeding on the underside of a polypore fungus

Thumb
Beetles - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay L. Keller
paul196's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Posted by paul196 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb
Erotylinae - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rfoster's ID: Subfamily Erotylinae, a member of Pleasing Fungus Beetles (Family Erotylidae)
Posted by rfoster about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by rfoster about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

Thanks @rfoster

Posted by paul196 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by paul196 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

@paul196 first iNat record for Victoria by the looks

Posted by rfoster 13 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by rfoster 11 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb

@rfoster, my first interest is in fungi, so I was quite surprised to see such a relatively large beetle (compared to the usual springtails) on this polypore. A first for me too!

Posted by paul196 1 minute ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

March 17, 2019 12:47 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Thumb
Posted by finatic about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Subspecies? Why?

Posted by microm 1 minute ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

mccreedy

Date

March 19, 2019 10:03 AM HST
Thumb
Posted by mccreedy about 8 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Painted Lady - Photo (c) Anne, all rights reserved
nlblock's ID: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Posted by nlblock about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

It dominated the American Lady off of the flowers btw.

Posted by mccreedy 3 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cleopatra Butterfly Gonepteryx cleopatra

Observer

francisco100

Date

March 10, 2011
Thumb
Cleopatra Butterfly - Photo (c) Pescalune Photo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
francisco100's ID: Cleopatra Butterfly (Gonepteryx cleopatra)
Posted by francisco100 8 months ago (Flag)
Thumb

It looks to me like G. rhamni, but colours seem strange and the camera settings may have changed real colours.

Posted by rafaelmatias 3 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cumberland Rock Shield Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia

Observer

guillermoonate

Date

January 3, 2017 04:07 PM PST
Thumb
Cumberland Rock Shield - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
guillermoonate's ID: Cumberland Rock Shield (Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia)
Posted by guillermoonate about 2 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Cumberland Rock Shield - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
nachorivera's ID: Cumberland Rock Shield (Xanthoparmelia cumberlandia)
Posted by nachorivera 9 months ago (Flag)
Thumb

Lo revisaron los claves o el programa género la identificación?

Posted by ahuereca 4 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tchester

Date

February 23, 2019 10:38 AM PST

Description

Plant found by Joe Woods, a single plant growing roadside along S22 between the end of the Borrego Airport and the Dump Road. The other plants in the vicinity were the usual plants found in the desert floor here.
This plant looks much like the usual Lobularia maritima, but on steroids. I brought stems of L. maritima plants from my house in Fallbrook for comparison. The petals are twice as long on Joe's plant as on my plant (first pix); the leaves are fleshier (fourth and sixth pix), and the plant habit is prostrate. But it has the same T-shaped hairs of Lobularia.
Some thoughts:
- this plant just might be a cultivated desert form of L. maritima
- This plant is another Lobularia species that I can't find on the web.
- This plant is the sterile hybrid between two Lobularia species known as Lobularia 'Inlbusnopr' SNOW PRINCESS:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=270672
However, if it is a sterile plant, normally propagated by cuttings, how did it get here?

We'll try to check this plant to see if it sets seeds.

Thumb
Lobularia - Photo (c) montse poch, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tchester's ID: Genus Lobularia, a member of Mustard Family (Family Brassicaceae)
Posted by tchester 22 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Sweet Alyssum - Photo (c) BJ Stacey, all rights reserved
graysquirrel's ID: Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Posted by graysquirrel 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

@graysquirrel How can you be sure that the plant with the larger flowers, and very different habitat, is L. maritima, and not some other Lobularia species, or a hybrid? It is strikingly different from the real L. maritima I held up next to it.

Posted by tchester 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Lobularia - Photo (c) montse poch, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
graysquirrel's ID: Genus Lobularia, a member of Mustard Family (Family Brassicaceae)

Hmm, I was thinking it was an escaped cultivated variety, but I'm not really sure... backing down the ID to genus.

Posted by graysquirrel 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

I've been following up this plant, and it apparently is not setting seeds. However, the roadside was sprayed with an herbicide (for control of Volutaria) in the last week of February, and it appears this plant succumbed to the spraying. So the lack of seeds is probably not diagnostic. The last two pix are from 18 March 2019.

Posted by tchester 4 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina

Observer

krosenthal

Date

May 1, 2017 01:00 PM EDT
Thumb
Hooded Warbler - Photo (c) JanetandPhil, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
krosenthal's ID: Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)
Posted by krosenthal about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Hooded Heard twice, noting observer has split observations for this recording for other species heard.

Posted by nollster 8 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Nance Family Family Malpighiaceae

Observer

pioleon

Date

October 23, 2016 08:17 AM MDT
Thumb
Malpighia - Photo (c) 106611639464075912591, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Jonathan Hiew
pioleon's ID: Genus Malpighia, a member of Nance Family (Family Malpighiaceae)
Posted by pioleon over 2 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Mascagnia lilacina - Photo (c) Janet Guardiola, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
aztekium_tutor's ID: Mascagnia lilacina, a member of Nance Family (Family Malpighiaceae)

?????

Posted by aztekium_tutor over 2 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

Es Malpighia diversifolia, la única y endemica de BCS, pero no está en la plataforma. Ya la he subido como en 3 o 4 ocaciones.
http://www.naturalista.mx/observations/4023280
http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=47515

Posted by pioleon over 2 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by pioleon over 2 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

I agree that it is Malpighia diversifolia, but that name is missing form the iNaturalist list so we will need to get it added

Posted by jrebman over 2 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Gulf Malpighia - Photo (c) Fernando Pío León, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
oscargsol's ID: Gulf Malpighia (Malpighia diversifolia)
Posted by oscargsol about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Olvidé que ya la habíamos dado de alta jeje

Posted by pioleon 11 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb
Gulf Malpighia - Photo (c) Fernando Pío León, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
pioleon's ID: Gulf Malpighia (Malpighia diversifolia)
Posted by pioleon 11 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ducks, Geese, and Swans Family Anatidae

Observer

naturenut

Date

February 26, 2018

Description

white

Thumb
Birds - Photo (c) Kenny P., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
naturenut's ID: Birds (Class Aves)
Posted by naturenut about 1 year ago (Flag)
Thumb
Birds - Photo (c) Kenny P., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lovebirder's ID: Birds (Class Aves)
Posted by lovebirder about 1 year ago (Flag)
Thumb
Birds - Photo (c) Kenny P., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
walkingstick2's ID: Birds (Class Aves)
Posted by walkingstick2 about 1 year ago (Flag)
Thumb

Looks like a hawk feather to me, but just a guess

Posted by featherenthusiast about 1 year ago (Flag)
Thumb

hard bird for sure

Posted by djm about 1 year ago (Flag)
Thumb

Not hawk

Posted by karakaxa about 8 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Thanks for the tip here @karakaxa . What clues help naturenut discern between this Anatidae feather and, say, a white ibis?

Posted by djm about 6 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

What’ makes this feather a anatidae @karakaxa? The fact that it’s white? I’m just trying to figure out your thought pattern for why it’s “not hawk”.

Posted by jrusan about 4 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Color is the last thing to look at while identifying a feather. I mostly looked at its structure. There’s things that it has that separate it from hawk feathers in the way barbs are formed but i can’t find a way to explain that at the moment.. As far as color is concerned, raptors don’t have this feather type on them (they don’t have fully white body feathers, and those that are white have pale or bold gray/brown fuzz at the bottom). Then the location comes into mind as well. This was found right next to a lake.

Posted by karakaxa 12 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Muroids Superfamily Muroidea

Observer

jessicaburgess

Date

March 12, 2019 04:23 PM AEST

Description

Anyone know what kind of mouse this is? It was hopping all ofter the place. Spotted on Cape Raoul track, Tasmania

Thumb
Mammals - Photo (c) Drriss & Marrionn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
christinan's ID: Mammals (Class Mammalia)
Posted by christinan 6 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Mammals - Photo (c) Drriss & Marrionn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jessicaburgess's ID: Mammals (Class Mammalia)
Posted by jessicaburgess 6 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Muroids - Photo (c) Marion Maclean, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
eberglund88's ID: Muroids (Superfamily Muroidea)
Posted by eberglund88 6 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Muroids - Photo (c) Marion Maclean, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
jessicaburgess's ID: Muroids (Superfamily Muroidea)
Posted by jessicaburgess 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Pretty sure it’s introduced

Posted by okapimykapi 12 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Rollrims Genus Paxillus

Observer

nathmckenzie

Date

March 20, 2019 03:23 PM NZDT
Thumb
Paxillaceae - Photo (c) AnneTanne, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
nathmckenzie's ID: Family Paxillaceae, a member of Boletes and Allies (Order Boletales)
Posted by nathmckenzie about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Rollrims - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cooperj's ID: Rollrims (Genus Paxillus)

growing on soil I assume, not wood

Posted by cooperj about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Yeah, a lot of them poking up through a pile of broken down privet but from the soil, not the wood.

Posted by nathmckenzie 14 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Agaves, Orchids, Irises, and Allies Order Asparagales

Observer

tiwane

Date

March 19, 2019 05:20 PM PDT
Thumb
Flowering Plants - Photo (c) Anne G, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
tiwane's ID: Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)
Posted by tiwane about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Muilla - Photo (c) Wayfinder_73, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
leptonia's ID: Genus Muilla, a member of Asparagus Family (Family Asparagaceae)

perhaps?

Posted by leptonia about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Naples Garlic - Photo (c) Vicenç Dorsé, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
catchang's ID: Naples Garlic (Allium neapolitanum)
Posted by catchang about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

Looks nothing like any garlic or asparagus I have ever eaten.

Posted by tiwane about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

All alliums can be eaten FYI. Just in case you ever run out.

Posted by catchang 14 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

laurenolivia

Date

February 5, 2019 12:32 PM PST

Description

crust fungus? I think on fallen redwood log.

Thumb
Posted by laurenolivia 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Leucogyrophana - Photo (c) kalibardo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
leptonia's ID: Genus Leucogyrophana, a member of Boletes and Allies (Order Boletales)
Posted by leptonia about 14 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

fascinating! this one has been a mystery to us. thanks.

Posted by laurenolivia 14 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Planes Genus Platanus

Observer

earthgrl26

Date

March 19, 2019 11:11 AM PDT
Thumb
Planes - Photo (c) J E Theriot, some rights reserved (CC BY)
earthgrl26's ID: Planes (Genus Platanus)
Posted by earthgrl26 about 12 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Is this a wild plant?

Posted by tiwane about 12 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

I don’t believe so

Posted by earthgrl26 14 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Starburst Lichen Imshaugia placorodia

Observer

ahuereca

Date

March 17, 2019
Thumb
American Starburst Lichen - Photo (c) klips, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ahuereca's ID: American Starburst Lichen (Imshaugia placorodia)
Posted by ahuereca about 6 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Nice. What color are the inner tubes?

Posted by mossgeek about 4 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Imshaugia doesnt have hollow/tube-like lobes

Posted by ahuereca about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

Oh lol duh. I was thinking hypogymnia imshaugia. That's what i get for looking at i naturalist while your running around. Lol

Posted by mossgeek 24 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb

this is cool have never seen the species before

Posted by mossgeek 23 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb

Quite common down here, I dont know if it occurs on your area

Posted by ahuereca 17 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Cowboy's Handkerchief Hygrophorus eburneus

Observer

laurenolivia

Date

February 8, 2019 12:09 PM PST

Tags

Thumb
Cowboy's Handkerchief - Photo (c) Amadej Trnkoczy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
laurenolivia's ID: Cowboy's Handkerchief (Hygrophorus eburneus)
Posted by laurenolivia 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Cowboy's Handkerchief - Photo (c) Amadej Trnkoczy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
leptonia's ID: Cowboy's Handkerchief (Hygrophorus eburneus)
Posted by leptonia about 14 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

thanks for the ID. I can vouch that they are as gooey as in the descriptions.

Posted by laurenolivia 19 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Turquoise Emperor Doxocopa laurentia

Observer

agustingiles

Date

March 16, 2019
Thumb
Turquoise Emperor - Photo (c) Luísa Mota, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
agustingiles's ID: Turquoise Emperor (Doxocopa laurentia)
Posted by agustingiles 1 day ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by michelledelaloye 1 day ago (Flag)
Thumb

¿No recordás en qué fecha la viste? Podés agregarla editando la observación.

Posted by michelledelaloye 1 day ago (Flag)
Thumb

Ya agregué la fecha!

Posted by agustingiles 19 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Observer

chlorophilia

Date

March 19, 2019 05:09 PM PDT
Thumb
Pelagic Cormorant - Photo (c) Jerry Kirkhart, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
chlorophilia's ID: Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)
Posted by chlorophilia about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Is the side of the throat pale or is that just an image artifact? Looks a little Brandt's-y to me.

Posted by bridgetspencer 20 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nurulfaqihah

Date

December 11, 2018 05:43 PM AWST
Thumb
Polyalthia longifolia - Photo (c) Vivek Tanavde, all rights reserved
affan1990's ID: Polyalthia longifolia, a member of Custard-Apples (Family Annonaceae)
Posted by affan1990 3 months ago (Flag)
Thumb

Duplicate please delete

Posted by nadine4 22 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jasonmurray1

Date

March 19, 2019 05:01 PM PDT
Thumb
Seed Bugs - Photo (c) Henk Wallays, all rights reserved
jasonmurray1's ID: Seed Bugs (Family Lygaeidae)
Posted by jasonmurray1 about 6 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
True Bugs - Photo (c) vincef, all rights reserved
claasdamken's ID: True Bugs (Suborder Heteroptera)

image quality not sufficient to say much more here

Posted by claasdamken about 4 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
True Bugs - Photo (c) vincef, all rights reserved
jasonmurray1's ID: True Bugs (Suborder Heteroptera)
Posted by jasonmurray1 about 4 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Oreolorgus - Photo (c) Claas Damken, all rights reserved
jasonmurray1's ID: Genus Oreolorgus, a member of Seed Bugs (Family Lygaeidae)
Posted by jasonmurray1 about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

unlikely: wrong continent, very low quality image to say much more than Heteroptera

Posted by claasdamken 23 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pipecleaner Moss Rhytidiopsis robusta

Observer

benkeen

Date

March 16, 2019 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Rather neat. I think this is just very dry b. Undulata.

Thumb
Waved Silk-Moss - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
benkeen's ID: Waved Silk-Moss (Buckiella undulata)
Posted by benkeen 3 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

B. undulata is certainly very likely in this habitat, yet it bears resemblance to Rhytidiopsis robusta, with the pleats that run lengthwise and it is not so flattened. In the nearby subalpine forests above Howe Sound R. robusta commonly forms a carpet on the forest floor, yet on rare occasions I've seen it down near sea level on fallen logs.

What was the substrate?

Posted by judithofsquamish 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Pipecleaner Moss - Photo (c) mossy, all rights reserved, uploaded by mossy
judithofsquamish's ID: Pipecleaner Moss (Rhytidiopsis robusta)
Posted by judithofsquamish about 11 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Ah, splendid! Sorry for not responding sooner: it was growing at the base of a tree over peaty, woody substrate. Not really sure how to describe it: just a build up of nondescript materials found on the floor of a typical wood. It wasn't rocky. The whole area had B. undulata in abundance, but this particular plant stuck out due to its much fuzzier and drier appearance. B. undulata always looks a little wet to me. Looking over other sightings of the R. robusta, this looks extremely probable. Very nice, thanks!

Posted by benkeen 23 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb
Pipecleaner Moss - Photo (c) mossy, all rights reserved, uploaded by mossy
benkeen's ID: Pipecleaner Moss (Rhytidiopsis robusta)
Posted by benkeen 23 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

c-merritt

Date

March 16, 2019 01:21 PM -05
Thumb
Procambarus - Photo (c) Jordi Roy Gabarra, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
c-merritt's ID: Genus Procambarus, a member of Northern Hemisphere Crayfishes (Superfamily Astacoidea)
Posted by c-merritt 1 day ago (Flag)
Thumb
Procambarus - Photo (c) Jordi Roy Gabarra, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
heteromyid's ID: Genus Procambarus, a member of Northern Hemisphere Crayfishes (Superfamily Astacoidea)
Posted by heteromyid 25 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb

Looks like P. kensleyi, but in your neck of the woods, It could be P. machardyi.

Posted by heteromyid 23 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

m_karan

Date

June 11, 2018 02:14 PM AEST
Thumb
Trametes - Photo (c) David Hofmann, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
reiner's ID: Genus Trametes, a member of Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)
Posted by reiner 9 months ago (Flag)
Thumb

Did it have pores? Looks like Stereum.

Posted by petragloyn 9 months ago (Flag)
Thumb

Is that pores on the underside? I'll be back there in a couple of weeks and will have a closer look and take another pic.

Posted by m_karan 9 months ago (Flag)
Thumb
Stereum versicolor - Photo (c) stonedprimitive, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
funecology's ID: Stereum versicolor, a member of Agaricomycetes (Class Agaricomycetes)

No pores this is a "leather fungi" rather than bracket - old name used in was Stereum ostrea

Posted by funecology 8 months ago (Flag)
Thumb

Agree it is Stereum and I think it's S. versicolor, same as the NZ species, but there's some reluctance to adopt that name in Australia. Reiner and I have had some discussions about it.

Posted by petragloyn 8 months ago (Flag)
Thumb
Stereum versicolor - Photo (c) stonedprimitive, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
m_karan's ID: Stereum versicolor, a member of Agaricomycetes (Class Agaricomycetes)
Posted by m_karan about 5 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Stereum versicolor - Photo (c) stonedprimitive, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
petragloyn's ID: Stereum versicolor, a member of Agaricomycetes (Class Agaricomycetes)
Posted by petragloyn 26 minutes ago (Flag)
Thumb

Nice to see the Australasian name being used in Australia at last.

Posted by petragloyn 25 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

youoriginal

Date

March 20, 2019 01:01 AM NZDT

Description

Is it normal for hundreds of insects to be infected in one area or should I call MPI?

Have a look at the video for more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czUGgs3DAoE

Thumb
Posted by youoriginal about 4 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Beauveria bassiana - Photo (c) NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
pittosporum's ID: Beauveria bassiana, a member of Sac Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Posted by pittosporum about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Beauveria bassiana - Photo (c) NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
youoriginal's ID: Beauveria bassiana, a member of Sac Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Posted by youoriginal about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

This looks like it was going green. In which case Metarhizium, not Beauveria

Posted by cooperj about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Beauveria bassiana - Photo (c) NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
myxonz's ID: Beauveria bassiana, a member of Sac Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Posted by myxonz about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

@cooperj my friend handed me one that was green and I threw it thinking it was forest green mold. Something I did not want on my clothes. But we found heavily decomposed ones that were still white.

Posted by youoriginal 25 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Elfin Saddles Genus Helvella

Observer

laurenolivia

Date

March 9, 2019

Tags

Thumb
Helvella lacunosa - Photo (c) BiteYourBum.Com Photography, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
laurenolivia's ID: Helvella lacunosa, a member of Elfin Saddles (Genus Helvella)
Posted by laurenolivia 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Oak-loving Elfin Saddle - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
leptonia's ID: Oak-loving Elfin Saddle (Helvella dryophila)
Posted by leptonia about 14 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Helvella lacunosa - Photo (c) BiteYourBum.Com Photography, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
aploftus's ID: Helvella lacunosa, a member of Elfin Saddles (Genus Helvella)
Posted by aploftus about 6 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb
Oak-loving Elfin Saddle - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
aploftus's ID: Oak-loving Elfin Saddle (Helvella dryophila)
Posted by aploftus about 6 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Thanks for the assist, aploftus!

Posted by laurenolivia 27 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

fun-gal-nz

Date

March 9, 2019 01:08 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in native bush (mears track, oxford), at the base of a tree (sorry I forgot to get the photo!). Dark brown/grey. I thought it was toothed. I don't know what it is, have put it in bondarzewiaceae family as it's the closest I can think of in nz.

Edit to add: mears track has native beech in it (among other species).

Thumb
Bondarzewiaceae - Photo (c) Justin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
fun-gal-nz's ID: Family Bondarzewiaceae, a member of Agaricomycetes (Class Agaricomycetes)
Posted by fun-gal-nz 11 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

phellodon?

Posted by fun-gal-nz 11 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

@esler , what do you think please?

Posted by fun-gal-nz 11 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Phellodon is quite dry, this one looks fleshy. Might be a Hedgehog fungus or Hydnum from the underside.

Posted by esler 11 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Thanks for replying Esler, I saw you had identified heaps of phellodon so valued your input. It rained two days before. It was a very wet fungus. Definitely toothed (from you saying hydnum/hedgehog), but phellodon is toothed too. I think I'm going to put it as a phellodon, as it's most similar with the rosette shape and being in a beech forest/habitat. I think the wetness could be explained by the rain. Im not sure if it's p. sinclarii or p. nothofagi.

Posted by fun-gal-nz 11 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by fun-gal-nz 5 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Grifola colensoi - Photo (c) Leon Perrie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
petragloyn's ID: Grifola colensoi, a member of Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)
Posted by petragloyn 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Thanks Petra. I remember thinking at the time, it was the same shape as hen of the woods, then thinking that's not in nz and I compared it anyway and they were different. But it didn't occur to me we might have other grifola species here. So cheers!!! Petra, how have you learnt your fungi? can you recommend any textbooks please?

Posted by fun-gal-nz about 6 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

An Illustrated Guide to Fungi on Wood in NZ by I A Hood is what I use a lot as that is my main interest. Books on fungi are hard to come by.

Posted by petragloyn 27 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rpmoutdoors

Date

February 23, 2019 12:59 AM EST

Description

I believe this is the first of its kind ever reported. Both Ebird and inaturalist do not have a taxonomical category for this hybrid. I have lots more photos of this individual and hopefully someone will forward this to the right person to get a category established.

Thumb

What do you think it is? Almost looks like with a female mallard with a male American Wigeon head...

Posted by apgarm 20 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

best guess, and will likely bring the right people here :-)

Posted by apgarm 20 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by raymie 20 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Looks like it to me!

Posted by raymie 20 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

I wonder if it's an American Black Duck X American Wigeon. It would explain the female "Mallard" body but the diluted male wigeon head.

Posted by birdwhisperer 20 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

@birdwhisperer That should have been obvious to me :-)

Posted by apgarm 20 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Its 100 % American black duck × American Widgeon. First ever?!?!

Posted by rpmoutdoors 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Lots of other photos. I also got to hear it quack instead of whistle. When it eventually flew off it landed with a group of a dozen black ducks.

Posted by rpmoutdoors 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by jlayman 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by rpmoutdoors 19 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by th3b1rdn3rd 17 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

I'll likely head down there tomorrow to try and relocate this bird. Fingers crossed. Great find!

Posted by th3b1rdn3rd 17 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Did you have any luck finding it? I tried getting an Ebird alert out the day I discovered it but they wouldn't post it because there was no taxonomic category to put it in!

Posted by rpmoutdoors 15 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

@rpmoutdoors No, I didn't end up finding it. Even if there was a category, the rare bird alerts don't put out hybrids (although I wish there was an option for that). I did find a MALL x ABDU (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20919254) and a piebald MALL (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20919067), but those were the best finds of the day.

Posted by th3b1rdn3rd 15 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

@thebirdnerd. While I was down there a birder told me about that hen mallard but I was not fortunate enough to see it! Nice find...I just made a quick run to Prince Edward Island and now I'm holed up in Nova Scotia waiting on weather to allow for ferry passage to Newfoundland in search of more bird candy! Cheers

Posted by rpmoutdoors 15 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

@rpmoutdoors good luck in Newfoundland! I'm sure you'll see some cool birds.

Posted by th3b1rdn3rd 14 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Juvenile

Posted by mmcgillivray about 4 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

@mmcgillivray this is not a juvenile GWTE. It shows mallard-like plumage on the body, along with the blue wing patch. a mostly unmarked face where a juv would have an eye stripe. Bill and plumage are both off for this individual. not to mention the green stripe on the head, which wouldn't come in on its own without the rest of the birds plumage if this was a juv GWTE. Bill shape is also completely off for this to be a Green-winged Teal

Posted by th3b1rdn3rd about 3 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

@th3b1rdn3rd .. Females and Non-breeding males have dull body plumage. The fluorescent colors are sometimes only visible in certain light, which is shown in these photos. The green on the supercilium is only visible in the last photo. Also, the beak is identical to the Teals.

Posted by mmcgillivray about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

@mmcgillivray Take a second look. Link below shows a perfect female GWTE. Here's why this individual differs. Bill is longer and black, head is rounder and neck is longer. Slenderer body with clear eyestripe and green speculum. Lower mandible is orange and often shows in lateral view. Not to mention GWTE also have black legs, not pink. Every time I look at this duck's head and bill shape, all I see is wigeon.

Posted by birdwhisperer about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Thumb

Green-winged teals also have pink legs and black bills. Judging from the photo and without measurements...the bill does look longer, which further indicates a green-winged teal. American-Wigeons have shorter bills.

Posted by mmcgillivray about 1 hour ago (Flag)
Thumb

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21412037

Can you please show some pics to support your point? Here's my own pics of a female Green-winged and she and every other female/immature there had the same features; dark bill, dark legs, thin black edging to speculums, orange stripe in the speculum, dark crown, dark eyestripe and triangular-shaped underpart mottling.

Also, it's already been previously discussed in the feed that this is very likely an American Black Duck X American Wigeon hybrid but it does exhibit a mallard-shaped body and wigeon-like head. With only residue of the wigeon green on the head explains why it's American Black mix instead of Mallard, plus the darker breast. And to further prove it's not a Green-winged Teal, the observer said in the notes that it quacked and GWTE's do not quack but squeak like frogs.

Posted by birdwhisperer 29 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

Rusty Treefrog Boana boans

Observer

briangratwicke

Date

February 5, 2019 08:48 PM EST

Description

Nest and tadpole

Thumb
Posted by briangratwicke 16 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Probably you are right, but I believe H. rosenbergi also makes little pools to call from and breed in.

Posted by crawfordaj 11 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

We heard the adults calling but didn't catch any :( and it was mid dry season..

Posted by briangratwicke 1 day ago (Flag)
Thumb

OK!

Posted by crawfordaj 29 minutes ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

What

April-Fool Haemanthus sanguineus

Observer

henrydelange

Date

March 17, 2019 11:24 AM SAST
Thumb
Blood Lilies - Photo (c) Mike Lusk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
henrydelange's ID: Blood Lilies (Genus Haemanthus)
Posted by henrydelange 3 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
Blood Lilies - Photo (c) Mike Lusk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
alanhorstmann's ID: Blood Lilies (Genus Haemanthus)
Posted by alanhorstmann 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb
April-Fool - Photo Abu Shawka, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
henrydelange's ID: April-Fool (Haemanthus sanguineus)
Posted by henrydelange 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

To me it looks like the the "Eastern Cape Form" of Haemanthus coccineus with red, unmarked stem.
Look at the emerging bright green leaves, they also look not like sanguineus, more like coccineus

Posted by auricular 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

I agree with @auricular . This is the E Cape form of H coccineus. Common in and around Addo at this time of the year. In real life the peduncle has a few spots at ground level.

Posted by alanhorstmann 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Any parts of the plant I should try to photograph to help confirm the ID?

Posted by henrydelange 2 days ago (Flag)
Thumb

Yes please Henry. If you could photograph the leaves from close-up as well as the peduncle as it comes out the ground.

Posted by alanhorstmann 1 day ago (Flag)
Thumb

I added more photos.

Posted by henrydelange 29 minutes ago (Flag)