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Проекту "Флора России" одна неделя

Окна РОСТа | Increase of observations
(18 Jan 2019 vs. 11 Jan 2019)

1. Рост числа наблюдений по проектам (абс.) | Increase in number of observations (abs.)

Флора Чувашии | Chuvash Republic Flora 261
Флора Нижегородской области | Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Flora 222
Флора Подмосковья | Moscow Oblast Flora 175
Флора Белгородской области | Belgorod Oblast Flora 151
Флора Алтайского края | Altai Krai Flora 142
Флора Татарстана | Tatarstan Flora 120
Флора Москвы | Flora of Moscow 95
Флора Крыма | Flora of the Crimea 72
Флора Псковской области | Pskov Oblast Flora 49
Флора Ленинградской области | Leningrad Oblast Flora 47

2. Рост числа наблюдений по проектам (в %) | Increase in number of observations (percentage)

Флора Белгородской области | Belgorod Oblast Flora 888
Флора Татарстана | Tatarstan Flora 500
Флора Курской области | Kursk Oblast Flora 300
Флора Красноярского края | Krasnoyarsk Krai Flora 206
Флора Омской области | Omsk Oblast Flora 200
Флора Ростовской области | Rostov Oblast Flora 194
Флора Якутии | Flora of Yakutia 133
Флора Новгородской области | Novgorod Oblast Flora 116
Флора Волгоградской области | Volgograd Oblast Flora 100
Флора Чувашии | Chuvash Republic Flora 90

Posted on January 18, 2019 12:57 PM by apseregin apseregin | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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Resources for the City of Cape Town Biodiversity

The city contains several nature reserves. Many of them have their own places on iNaturalist.
A full list (with access and opening times) can be found here: City Nature Reserves
See them on iNaturalist:
Blaauwberg, Bothasig Fynbos, Botterblom, Bracken, Durbanville, Driftsands, Edith Stevens, False Bay (Rondevlei), Harmony Flats, Helderberg, Kenilworth Race Course, Steenbras, Table Bay (Rietvlei), Table Mountain, Tygerberg, Uitkamp, Witsands, Wolfgat, Zandvlei

Biodiversity Fact Sheets
01: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld
02: Peninsula Granite Fynbos
03: Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos
04: Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos
05: Cape Flats Dune Sand
06: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

07: Endemic Species
08: Threatened species
09: How You Can Help

Biodiversity Fact Sheet Supplements
: Glossary
: Endemic Species
: Endemic vegetation Types
: Threatened Species

Posters
Biodiversity: Unique Species
Biodiversity: Unique Vegetation
Western Leopard Toad
City Nature Reserves

Of course, not all of our biodiversity occurs in nature reserves:
There are urban open spaces, parks, rivers, and of course our own gardens. For instance, there is much biodiversity in these areas:
Constantia Green Belts, Jack Miller Danie Uys Park, Meadowridge Common, Rondebosch Common
and our gardens and arboreta:
Ardern Arboretum, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Tokai Arboretum
Why not document the birds, insects and other wildlife in your garden?

Posted on January 18, 2019 12:06 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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WINNERS FROM THE FALL FORAY

WINNERS FROM THE FALL FORAY: https://www.inaturalist.org/proj…/hms-online-fall-foray-2018

Top Prize – hills47448
Big Day - hills47448
Largest Edible Haul – dcchris https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17766331

Sunday - roundabout1812
Monday - pappasd
Tuesday – caroo
Wednesday – hills47448
Thursday – hills47448
Friday – pappasd
Saturday – drfishbone

I will be contacting you to claim your prize. If you participated, email steve@hoosiermushrooms.org with your address and iNat username, as we would like to provide something to all participants.

Posted on January 18, 2019 02:37 AM by stevilkinevil stevilkinevil | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Bighorn sheep are dying in the California desert, and experts aren't sure why.

At least 20 desert bighorn sheep have died in a San Gorgonio mountain population in Southern California, 100 miles east of Los Angeles. The cause of death? Pneumonia, most likely from domestic sheep or goats, though wildlife specialists are examining other possible causes, including pathogens from feral cattle to the west and disease from a different bighorn group to the south.

https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/01/17/bighorn-sheep-dying-california-desert/2603545002/

Posted on January 18, 2019 12:46 AM by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Official Certificate of Participation

If you pre-register for our FREE BIOBLITZ event you can get an official participant certificate FREE.

After the event we will email you requesting your iNaturalist ID. We will verify your observations and send you a link to sign up for your Official Certificate of Participation.

Didn't pre-register? No worries you can still get an official certificate for a small $10 donation.

To see a sample of the Official Certificate of Participation check out our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/oceansanctuaries/photos/2233314826906890

Posted on January 17, 2019 09:49 PM by oceansanctuaries oceansanctuaries | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Official Certificate of Participation

If you pre-register for our FREE BIOBLITZ event you can get an official participant certificate FREE.

After the event we will email you requesting your iNaturalist ID. We will verify your observations and send you a link to sign up for your Official Certificate of Participation.

Didn't pre-register? No worries you can still get an official certificate for a small $10 donation.

To see a sample of the Official Certificate of Participation check out our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/oceansanctuaries/photos/2233314826906890

Posted on January 17, 2019 09:48 PM by oceansanctuaries oceansanctuaries | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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20th Annual Snow Goose Festival is Next Week.

The 5 day event kicks off on Wednesday, January 23rd. People who want to take part in birding trips are encouraged to register ahead of time. Fees vary depending on what's included. And there is a Banquet Friday evening featuring a Key Note Speaker

The Festival Headquarters and Welcome Center is located at the Chico Masonic Family Center, at 1110 West East Avenue.

The bulk of Free activities take place Saturday and Sunday, with all kinds of exhibits, vendors and activities at the Masonic Family Center.

https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/20th-Annual-Snow-Goose-Festival-is-Next-Week-504463281.html

Posted on January 17, 2019 06:29 PM by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Identifying Ash trees in Texas

White ash (Fraxinus americana) is native to the eastern part of the state. White Ash typically grows 50-80' tall (up to 125') and 40-50' wide. The lateral leaflets with stalks are strongly whitened beneath. Leaflets are often entire or with very shallow teeth. The bud scars are U-shaped. White ash 5-9 elongate leaflets, usually 7. The leaves are 8 to 12 inches in length, with individual leaflets 2 to 6 inches in length. White ash is typically a forest tree prefering moist, rich, deep soil and will grow well in a wide range of pH levels. Dark green leaves become yellow and/or deep purple and maroon in fall.


Some botanists believe that Texas ash (sometimes called Mountain Ash) is a smaller drought hardy variety of white ash (Fraxinus americana var. texensis), usually growing from 30-50' tall and 25-35' wide, from which it can be hard to distinguish. Texas ash (Fraxinus texensis) typically has 5-7 leaflets which are more rounded. Olive green to deep green leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, gold, purple or red in autumn. Texas ash is endemic to limestone areas of southern Oklahoma down through North Central Texas and across the Edwards Plateau.


Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) typically grows 50-70' tall with an irregular crown up to 45'. sometimes called River Ash often found in riparian zones along rivers and creeks, floodplain forests and even inundated swamps, but it is adaptable to and often found in other growing environments as well. Green ash typically has 7 leaflets and is so named because the color of its leaves is green on both the upper leaflet surfaces and the lower leaflet surfaces. Lateral leaflets gradually narrowed at base into a narrow wing that runs down the upper part of the leaflet stalk. It is extremely variable in twig and leaf pubescence. Leaflets sometimes toothed. Its winter buds are brown and the bud scars flat-topped, half circles. Leaves are medium to dark green and become yellow in fall.



Berlandier or Mexican Ash (Fraxinus berlandier) is found in moist canyons and stream banks in Central Texas to Trans-Pecos Texas; southward into Mexico where it is called Fresno or Plumero. A smaller round-topped tree rarely over 30' tall. Widely planted as an ornamental in west and southwest Texas and Mexico. The leaves are dark green and thickish, 3-5 leaflets, lancelot or obovate, entire or remotely serrate, glabrous above, glabrous below or a few axillary hairs beneath.


Gregg Ash (Fraxinus greggii) Trans-Pecos found on rocky hillsides and arroyo banks. usually shrubby, to 25'. Leaflets usually 3, sometimes 5-7, thick, olive green above paler beneath, winged.


Fragrant Ash (Fraxinus cuspidata) is found in well drained soil in high altitudes in trans-pecos and in Mexico in rocky canyons. Shrubby, small tree to 25', sometimes forming thickets. Leaflets are 5-7, remotely serrate, lancelot or narrowly ovate, dark green, glabrous above paler below. This ash is unique in having floral fragrance and petals.



The Arizona ash tree (Fraxinus velutina) is commonly called the velvet ash and can reach 50' in height, with a 45-60' open crown in ideal conditions. It is an introduced species often sold at nurseries. Native range is in the high mountains and canyons of the Trans-Pecos and along streams, rivers, and dry streambeds. Marketed as being fast growing and drought resistant, but often problem prone and not recommended in most locations. However, the tree will thrive in less than ideal situations such as urban pollution and poor draining soil. Leaflets 5-7, occasionally 3. The upside and underside of the leaf are often tomentose. The leaf margin is serrated. Fraxinus velutina is closely related to Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Green Ash). Foliage turns yellow in autumn.


Fraxinus americana range


Fraxinus texensis range


Fraxinus pennsylvanica range


Fraxinus berlandier range


Fraxinus cuspidata range

Fraxinus velutina range

Posted on January 17, 2019 05:27 PM by lanechaffin lanechaffin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Buprestidae links 2

Links to downloadable papers on African buprestidae.
General papers on African buprestidae.
KENYA
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327829369_New_Records_of_Jewel_Beetles_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_from_Kenya
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259531034_New_Data_About_the_Diversity_of_Jewel_Beetles_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_of_Kenya
SOUTH AFRICA
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262094728_The_Dynamics_of_Buprestidae_Coleoptera_in_Rocky_Highveld_Grasslands_of_Ezemvelo_Nature_Reserve_Gauteng_South_Africa
https://journals.co.za/content/ento/6/2/AJA10213589_231?fromSearch=true

NORTH AFRICA
This paper refers to buprestidae found in UAE, but include good photos of North African buprestids.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259494962_Order_Coleoptera_Family_Buprestidae
WORLD
http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/webcat.html

SUBFAMILY AGRILINAE
Information about genera has been extracted from this webpage
http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/agrilinae.htm
Tribe CORAEBINI Bedel, 1921
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3609?fromSearch=true
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3609?fromSearch=true

Subtribe Toxoscelina Majer, 2001
Genus Anadora Kerremans, 1898 [6]
Genus Anaphlocteis Bellamy, 1986 [9]
Genus Angatra Descarpentries, 1969 [2]
Genus Antanambia Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Brachydora Obenberger, 1923 [5]
Genus Camerunadora Bellamy, 2008 [1]
Genus Capitijubatus Bellamy, 1986 [2]
Genus Chalcophlocteis Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Chloricala Kerremans, 1893 [2]
Genus Cobosietta Bellamy, 1986 [1]
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2718?fromSearch=true

Genus Compsoglypha Fairmaire, 1904 [2]
Genus Coraebastus Fairmaire, 1896 [2]
Genus Cryptodactylus Deyrolle, 1864 [21]
Genus Cupriscobina Bellamy & Holm, 1985 [1]
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3609?fromSearch=true

Genus Dejongiella Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Discoderella Bellamy, 1988 [2]
Genus Discoderes Chevrolat, 1838 [2]
Genus Discoderoides Théry, 1936 [13]
https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/JESSA/50/2/4339.pdf?expires=1547711387&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=18DE28F1C755AC270B6708212F0EB03A
Genus Discoderopsis Théry, 1930 [1]
Genus Entomogaster Saunders, 1871 [20]
Genus Eulasiodora Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Eumorphocerus Théry, 1930 [4]
Genus Evimantius Deyrolle, 1864 [2]
Genus Falliellus Bellamy, 2001 [1]
Genus Gigantocoraebus Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Gracilocala Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Helferia Obenberger, 1932 [1]
Genus Holubia Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Indiadactylus Bellamy, 1992 [4]
Genus Ivalouwayneia Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Jaroslavia Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Katangiella Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Kerremansia Péringuey, 1908 [1]
Genus Madaphlocteis Bellamy, 2006 [9]
Genus Madecorformica Bellamy, 2008 [1]
Genus Malagascoderes Bellamy, 2006 [2]
Genus Mandritsaria Obenberger, 1942 [7]
Genus Maroantsetra Théry, 1937 [1]
Genus Midongya Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Nastella Kerremans, 1903 [5]
Genus Neefia Bellamy, 2006 [7]
Genus Neefioides Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Parademostis Obenberger, 1931 [1]
Genus Paradora Kerremans, 1900 [5]
Genus Paradorella Obenberger, 1923 [5]
Genus Paranastella Obenberger, 1931 [3]
Genus Parastrigulia Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Paraxenita Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Penroseius Bellamy, 2012 [1]
Genus Peyrierasina Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Phlocteis Kerremans, 1893 [5]
Genus Planidia Kerremans, 1899 [5]
Genus Pseudocoraebus Théry, 1905 [3]
Genus Pseudokerremansia Bellamy & Holm, 1985 [2]
Genus Pseudophlocteis Bellamy, 1986 [1]
Genus Sambirania Obenberger, 1942 [9]
Genus Seranambia Descarpentries, 1974 [2]
Genus Seyrigia Théry, 1937 [1]
Genus Strandietta Bellamy, 1986 [5]
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2718?fromSearch=true

Genus Strigulia Kerremans, 1893 [13]
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2718?fromSearch=true

Genus Strigulioides Bellamy, 1986 [1]
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2718?fromSearch=true

Genus Suarezia Théry, 1912 [1]
Genus Xenita Théry, 1941 [1]
Subtribe Amorphosomatina
Genus Asymades Kerremans, 1893 [2]
Genus Cryptomorpha Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Dinocoroebus Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Ethiopoeus Bellamy, 2008 [1e]
Genus Euchroaria Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Holmerika Bellamy, 1988 [2]
Genus Katonia Théry, 1941 [2]
https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/JESSA/51/1/2538.pdf?expires=1547718678&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=21FB538BAB4E169001F2D4F4F5991260

Genus Neocoraebus Kerremans, 1903 [1]
Subtribe Meliboeina Majer, 2001
Genus Bourgoinia Obenberger, 1926 [3]
Genus Kamosia Kerremans, 1898 [8]
https://journals.co.za/content/nfi_annalstm/37/1/AJA00411752_36?fromSearch=true

Genus Kamosiella Bellamy, 1988 [2]
Genus Meliboeus Deyrolle, 1864 big genus !
Genus Xenomerius Obenberger, 1924 [9]
Subtribe Clemina Majer, 2001
Genus Lepidoclema Bellamy & Holm, 1985 [3] Namibia
https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/JESSA/48/1/3611.pdf?expires=1547718495&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=B6132E8FC0125B38BC2DB46AEA06B1AB

https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3610?fromSearch=true
Genus Promeliboeus Obenberger, 1924 [5]
Genus Pseudoclema Théry, 1938 [3]
Genera incertae sedis
Genus Alissoderus Deyrolle, 1864 [11]
https://journals.co.za/content/nfi_annalstm/37/1/AJA00411752_36?fromSearch=true

Tribe AGRILINI Laporte, 1835
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233414793_Sugli_Agrilini_dell'Africa_tropicale_con_particolare_riferimento_alla_fauna_del_Togo_e_del_Benin_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781313_New_African_Agrilini_species_belonging_to_the_genera_Agrilus_and_Bellamyus
Subtribe Agrilina Laporte, 1835
Genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825 Very big genus
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305603275_Sixteen_new_species_of_the_genus_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_from_East_Africa_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236694085_A_new_species_of_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_from_Namibia_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233811125_Nuove_specie_di_Agrilus_della_Guinea
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236859471_Un_caso_di_omonimia_nel_genere_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305603212_Two_new_species_of_the_genus_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_from_Kenya_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233414836_La_foresta_di_Kakamega_in_Kenya_nuove_specie_del_Genere_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233758814_Notes_on_metatarsal_morphology_in_the_genus_Agrilus_Curtis_and_a_proposed_redefinition_of_its_subgenera_in_the_Ethiopian_Region
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233540235_Contribution_a_la_connaissance_du_groupe_d'Agrilus_Agriphylus_dimorphus_Obenberger_1923_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233755147_Two_new_species_of_African_Agrilini
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781313_New_African_Agrilini_species_belonging_to_the_genera_Agrilus_and_Bellamyus
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781322_New_Agrilus_species_from_Africa_and_Madagascar_with_a_view_on_the_subgenus_Personatus_Curletti_1994_in_general
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233759913_Nuove_specie_sudafricane_del_gen_Agrilus_Curtis_1825
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233758048_Agrilus_vayssieresi_sp_nov_del_Madagascar
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233758558_Nuove_specie_di_Agrilus_africani
Genus Australodraco Curletti, 2006 [1]
Genus Bellamyus Curletti, 1997 [4]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233755147_Two_new_species_of_African_Agrilini
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781313_New_African_Agrilini_species_belonging_to_the_genera_Agrilus_and_Bellamyus
Genus Phthyotis Curletti & Goergen, 2011 [2]
Genus Malawiella Bellamy, 1990 [4]
Genus Maublancia Bellamy, 1998 [2]
Genus Mychommatus Murray, 1868 [3]
Genus Malawiella Bellamy, 1990 [4]
Genus Maublancia Bellamy, 1998 [2]
Genus Mychommatus Murray, 1868 [3]
Genus Parakamosia Obenberger, 1924 [7]
Genus Sakalianus Jendek, 2007 [1]
Genus Sjoestedtius Théry, 1931 [20]
Genera incertae sedis
Genus Nickerleola Obenberger, 1923 [7]
Genus Pseudagrilodes Obenberger, 1921 [1]
Genus Pseudagrilus Laporte, 1835 [27]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299489116_Taxonomic_notes_on_the_African_genus_Pseudagrilus_Laporte_1835_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
Genus Wendleria Obenberger, 1924 [3]
https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/JESSA/51/1/2538.pdf?expires=1547718553&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=76118F346717345B4AFB6EF8A2807EFE

Tribe APHANISTICINI
Subtribe Aphanisticina
Genus Aphanisticus Latreille, 1829 very big genus
Subtribe Anthaxomorphina Holynski, 1993
Genus Anthaxomorphus Deyrolle, 1864
Subtribe Cylindromorphina
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/51/2/AJA00128789_4015?fromSearch=true

Tribe TRACHEINI
Subtribe Tracheina Gory &Laporte, 1839
Genus Habroloma C. G. Thomson, 1864 Very large genus
Genus Trachys Fabricius, 1801 Very large genus
Subfamily Buprestinae
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/buprestinae.htm
Tribe EPISTOMENTINI
Genus Zulubuprestis Bellamy, 1991 [1]
Tribe PTEROBOTHRINI
Genus Bubastoides Kerremans, 1909 [2]
Genus Strandiola Obenberger, 1920 [1]
Tribe THOMASSETIINI
Genus Augrabies Bellamy in Bellamy et al., 1987 [1]
Genus Jakovleviola Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Madessetia Bellamy, 2006 [2]
Genus Roswitha Bellamy, 1997 [2]
https://journals.co.za/content/ento/5/1/AJA10213589_150?fromSearch=true

Genus Senegalisia Bellamy in Bellamy, et al., 1987 [1]
Genus Thomassetia Théry, 1928 [5]
Genus Aristosoma Saunders, 1871 [1]
Tribe ANTHAXIINI Gory et Laporte, 1839
Subtribe Anthaxiina Gory et Laporte, 1839
Genus Afagrilaxia Bílý & Bellamy, 1999 [1]
Genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 many species
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305947856_A_revision_of_the_Anthaxia_Haplanthaxia_mashuna_Obenberger_1931_species-group_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_Buprestinae_Anthaxiini
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2715?fromSearch=true

Genus Brachanthaxia Théry, 1930 [1]
Genus Brachelytrium Obenberger, 1923 [17]
https://journals.co.za/content/nfi_annalstm/37/1/AJA00411752_50?fromSearch=true

Genus Chalcogenia Saunders, 1871 [28]
Tribe MELANOPHILINI
Genus Melanophila Eschscholtz, 1829
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/298333905_Melanophila_unicolor_Gory_1841_Buprestidae_the_Furnace_Beetle_in_Southern_Africa
Tribe ACTENODINI
Genus Actenodes Dejean, 1833
Genus Belionota Eschscholtz, 1829
Genus Embrikiola Obenberger, 1928 [1]
Genus Megactenodes Kerremans, 1893 [11]
Genus Paractenodes Théry, 1934 [1]
Genus Pseudactenodes Kerremans, 1890 [1]
Tribe CHRYSOBOTHRINI
Genus Afrabothris Théry, 1936 [1]
Genus Chrysobothris Eschscholtz, 1829
Genus Hoschekia Théry, 1925 [1]
Subfamily Chrysochroinae
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/chrysochroinae.
Tribe VADONAXIINI
Genus Vadonaxia Descarpentries, 1969 [1]
Tribe PARATASSINI
Genus Chalcoplia Saunders, 1871 [16]
Genus Descarpentriesiola Cobos, 1978 [1]
Genus Embrikillium Obenberger, 1936 [3] Namibia W Cape Namaqualand
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/51/1/AJA00128789_2534
Genus Fahraeusia Obenberger, 1936 [1]
Tribe CHRYSOCHROINI
Subtribe Chrysochroina Laporte, 1835
Genus Agelia Laporte & Gory, 1835 [3]
https://journals.co.za/content/nfi_annalstm/39/1/AJA00411752_23?fromSearch=true

Genus Asamia Théry, 1909 [2]
Genus Semenoviella Obenberger, 1924 [1]
Subtribe Eucallopistina Bellamy, 2003
Genus Chrysaspis Saunders, 1869 [18]
Genus Pygichaeta Obenberger, 1920 [7]
Genus Steraspis Dejean, 1833 [42]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236132196_Three_new_species_of_Steraspis_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233420713_Sul_genere_Steraspis_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284725106_About_the_biology_of_Steraspis_infuscata_Thery_and_data_on_additional_species_of_Steraspis_collected_in_Benin_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259224447_About_the_biology_of_Steraspis_fastuosa_Gerstaecker_in_Atacora_region_northern_Benin_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233420718_Quattro_nuove_specie_del_genere_Steraspis_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
Subtribe Chalcophorina
Genus Bellamyclus Özdikmen, 2008 [1]
Genus Scaptelytra Saunders, 1871 [3]
Genus Afrochroa Holynski, 2001 [1]
Genus Iridotaenia Deyrolle, 1864 [92]
Genus Parataenia Kerremans, 1892 [6]
Genus Rooniella Théry, 1935 [1]
Chalcophoropsis generic group
Genus Afrophorella Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Chalcophoropsis Saunders, 1871 [2]
Genus Madecassia Kerremans, 1903 [2]
Tribe EVIDINI
Genus Evides Dejean, 1833 [10]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232673398_Morphological_Differences_between_Three_South_African_Species_of_Evides_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
Tribe SPHENOPTERINI
Genus Armenosoma Waterhouse, 1887 [5]
Genus Genestia Théry, 1923 [9]
Genus Sphenoptera Dejean, 1833 [713]
Genus Westcottia Bellamy, 1997 [1]
Tribe DICERCINI
Subtribe Pseudoperotina
Genus Asidoptera Obenberger, 1923 [1]
Genus Pseudoperotis Obenberger, 1936 [6]
Subtribe Dicercina
Genus Apateum Spinola, 1837 [26]
Genus Holynskirbus Özdikmen 2008 [1]
Genus Icarina Alluaud, 1896 [3]
Genus Polybothris Spinola, 1837 [225]
Polybothris of Madagascar Lots of photos
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polypone.html
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polyptwo.html
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polypthree.html
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polypfour.html

Genus Monosacra Thomson, 1878 [5]
Genus Oedisterna Lacordaire, 1857 [18]
Genus Strandissa Obenberger, 1936 [2]
Tribe PHRIXIINI
Genus Paraphrixia Saunders, 1871 [1]
Subfamily Galbellinae
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/galbellinae.htm
Tribe GALBELLINI
Genus Galbella Westwood, 1848 [65]
SUBFAMILY JULODINAE
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/julodinae.htm
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true

Tribe JULODINI
Genus Amblysterna Saunders, 1871 [2]
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polypfour.html

https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true

Genus Julodella Semenov-Tian-Shanskij, 1893 [3]
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polypfour.html

Genus Julodis Eschscholtz, 1829 [77]
Pretty pictures only !
http://utenti.romascuola.net/bups/jewel.htm
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/bujuaf.html

https://journals.co.za/content/ento/5/2/AJA10213589_310?fromSearch=true
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true

Genus Neojulodis Kerremans, 1902 [14]
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/polypfour.html

https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/54/1/AJA00128789_2664?fromSearch=true
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2723?fromSearch=true

Genus Sternocera Eschscholtz, 1829 [21]
Nice pictures only.
http://www.virtual-beetle.com/busteraf.html
http://utenti.romascuola.net/bups/sterafr2.htm
http://utenti.romascuola.net/bups/sterafr2.htm
IN German Revision 1949 Big journal to download!
https://ia802608.us.archive.org/18/items/mitteilungenderm3540194550mn/mitteilungenderm3540194550mn.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258801048_Influence_of_drying_method_and_location_on_proximate_chemical_composition_of_African_metallic_wood_boring_beetle_Sternocera_Orissa_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_in_Republic_of_South_Africa
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258801966_Influence_of_drying_method_and_location_on_amino_acids_and_mineral_elements_of_Sternocera_orissa_Buguet_1836_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_in_South_Africa
SUBFAMILY POLYCESTINAE
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/polycestinae.htm

https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true

Tribe HAPLOSTETHINI
Genus Ankareus Kerremans, 1894 [27]
https://journals.co.za/search?value1=Ankareus+natalensis&option1=fulltext
Genus Namibogenius Bellamy, 1996 [1]
https://journals.co.za/content/ento/4/2/AJA10213589_198?fromSearch=true

Tribe ACMAEODERINI
Subtribe Odetteina Volkovitsh, 2001
Genus Nothomorpha Saunders, 1871 [7]
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/39/1/AJA00128789_4065?fromSearch=true
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true

Genus Nothomorphoides Holm, 1986 [1]
Subtribe Acmaeoderina
Genus Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 very large number of species
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3611?fromSearch=true
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/49/2/AJA00128789_2723?fromSearch=true

Genus Brachmaeodera Volkovitsh & Bellamy, 1992 [1]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259763051_A_new_genus_of_Buprestidae_Coleoptera_from_Southern_Africa_with_notes_on_the_taxonomy_of_African_Acmaeoderini

Genus Xantheremia Volkovitsh, 1979
Tribe PTOSIMINI
Genus Richtersveldia Bellamy, 2005 [1]
Tribe PARATRACHEINI
Genus Sponsor Gory & Laporte, 1839 many species
https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/JESSA/54/1/2664.pdf?expires=1547717799&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=AC9F376007D2DFAB0D491F6DCDF04CDD
Tribe POLYCTESINI
Subtribe Polyctesina Cobos, 1955
Genus Schoutedeniastes Burgeon, 1941
Tribe BULINI
Genus Bulis Laporte & Gory, 1837 [1]
https://journals.co.za/content/nfi_annalstm/36/11/AJA00411752_61
Tribe POLYCESTINI
Genus Aldabrica Cobos, 1981 [1
Genus Cobosella Özdikmen 2006 [1]
Genus Cobosesta Holm, 1982 [1]
Genus Madecacesta Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Madecastalia Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Micropolycesta Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Neopolycesta Kerremans, 1906 [3]
Genus Paracastalia Kerremans, 1902 [8]
Genus Parapolycesta Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Polycesta Dejean, 1833 many species
Genus Polycestaxia Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Polycestina Cobos, 1981 [3]]
Genus Pseudocastalia Kraatz, 1896 [4]
Genus Pseudopolycesta Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Strigoptera Dejean, 1833 [11]
Genus Thurntaxisia Schatzmayr, 1929 [3]

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Обновлена фотография обложки

Автор фото Виктория @viktoriaz

Posted on January 17, 2019 04:47 PM by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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11 000 !!!

11 000 наблюдений наш проект достиг 17 января 2018 г. в 19:00 MSK

The project reached 11,000 observations in 17.01.2018, 19:00 MSK

11,004 Observations - 1,660 Species - 593 Identifiers - 803 Observers

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Identifying Redbuds

The botanical name for the Eastern, or American redbud is Cercis canadensis, and it is a member of the pea family, Fabaceae. Some taxonomists consider both the Texas redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) and the Mexican redbud (Cercis canadensis var. mexicana) natural localized variations of the American redbud.
In East Texas, in well-drained acidic soil, with regular moisture, the Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis canadensis) in its typical form is found. It can be identified by its medium sized, dull green leaves, which, like all redbuds, emerge after the blossoms have fallen.


In Central Texas and southern Oklahoma, Texas redbud (Cercis canadensis texensis, formerly C. reniformis) is identified by its medium sized, glossy-green leaves and its ability to tolerate drier, more alkaline soils. more suited to the harsher conditions of Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio landscapes.


The Mexican redbud (Cercis canadensis mexicana) is found in west Texas and northern Mexico, having smaller leaves with wavy margins.


All of these native redbuds have similar flowers in early spring. Typical redbud flowers are, of course, not red. They are normally in the purple-pink range, but also can be rosy pink or white.


Cercis canadensis range map

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Muskrat

Went back to pond yesterday 1/16/19 - mostly frozen - but area near spring still open - saw a bit of rippling - ? I did not see anything but ... thought possible Muskrat.
Told my son about - he had seen a Muskrat swimming across pond several weeks ago.

Years ago there was a lot of Muskrat activity - with a nest built into bank under the Beech tree.

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Pileated Woodpecker

Saw silhouette of Pileated up across the spring - lot of old tall trees - close to where they had nest years ago - that tree is gone now.
Skunk Cabbage coming up.
Last week took walk along road saw 2 Bluebirds/1 Waxwing/1 Mockingbird/ 2 separate Redtails (1 giving impressive call as he flew from the tree and circled overhead). Plus a Resinous Polypore and a Oyster Mushroom.

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Проект "Флора Приморского края | Primorsky Krai Flora" добавлен

Мы случайно позабыли добавить в наш агрегатор региональный проект по Приморскому краю. Как говорится, "слона-то я и не приметил".

В итоге, у нас несколько важных событий:
1) Приморский край уверенно вошел в четверку лидеров.
2) Число наблюдений проекта "Флора России" превысило 10 тысяч.
3) В личном зачете наблюдателей - новый лидер (@snv2) как по числу наблюдений, так и по числу видов.

Огромное спасибо Вере Волкотруб (@vvolkotrub) за сообщение о приморской ошибке!

Primorsky Krai added. Number of observations exceeds 10,000. @snv2 is a new top observer both for observations and species.

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Great Horned Owl

Heard hooting up on the hill last evening.

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10 сибирских выходных

"Сибирская зима" продолжается, а мы продолжаем конкурсы: с 26 января начинаем bio-blitz "10 сибирских выходных". Предварительное Положение можно скачать здесь - https://yadi.sk/i/44uQBbIZVHivJg

Суть проста: до конца календарной зимы (и до окончания проекта "Сибирская зима") - 10 выходных, выходите на выходных и снимаете птиц, Побеждает тот, кто за все выходные снимет больше видов птиц, а также тот, кто за все выходные снимет суммарно наибольшее количество видов (количество встреченных видов в каждый выходной день суммируется, т.е., если вы в каждый из выходных зарегистрировали большую синицу, то это 10 баллов, и т.д. по другим видам).

Проект начинается 26 января, но можно попробовать себя уже в предстоящие выходные - https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bio-blitz-10

Регистрируйтесь в проекте (кнопка "Присоединиться" в правой части верхнего банера) и будете получать актуальные новости.

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Links to downloadable papers on buprestidae.

General papers on African buprestidae.
KENYA
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327829369_New_Records_of_Jewel_Beetles_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_from_Kenya
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259531034_New_Data_About_the_Diversity_of_Jewel_Beetles_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_of_Kenya

SOUTH AFRICA
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262094728_The_Dynamics_of_Buprestidae_Coleoptera_in_Rocky_Highveld_Grasslands_of_Ezemvelo_Nature_Reserve_Gauteng_South_Africa

NORTH AFRICA

This paper refers to buprestidae found in UAE, but include good photos of North African buprestids.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259494962_Order_Coleoptera_Family_Buprestidae

WORLD
http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/webcat.html

SUBFAMILY AGRILINAE
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/agrilinae.htm

Tribe CORAEBINI Bedel, 1921
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3609?fromSearch=true
Subtribe Toxoscelina Majer, 2001
Genus Anadora Kerremans, 1898 [6]
Genus Anaphlocteis Bellamy, 1986 [9]
Genus Angatra Descarpentries, 1969 [2]
Genus Antanambia Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Brachydora Obenberger, 1923 [5]
Genus Camerunadora Bellamy, 2008 [1]
Genus Capitijubatus Bellamy, 1986 [2]
Genus Chalcophlocteis Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Chloricala Kerremans, 1893 [2]
Genus Cobosietta Bellamy, 1986 [1]
Genus Compsoglypha Fairmaire, 1904 [2]
Genus Coraebastus Fairmaire, 1896 [2]
Genus Cryptodactylus Deyrolle, 1864 [21]
Genus Cupriscobina Bellamy & Holm, 1985 [1]
Genus Dejongiella Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Discoderella Bellamy, 1988 [2]
Genus Discoderes Chevrolat, 1838 [2]
Genus Discoderoides Théry, 1936 [13]
https://journals.co.za/docserver/fulltext/JESSA/50/2/4339.pdf?expires=1547711387&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=18DE28F1C755AC270B6708212F0EB03A
Genus Discoderopsis Théry, 1930 [1]
Genus Entomogaster Saunders, 1871 [20]
Genus Eulasiodora Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Eumorphocerus Théry, 1930 [4]
Genus Evimantius Deyrolle, 1864 [2]
Genus Falliellus Bellamy, 2001 [1]
Genus Gigantocoraebus Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Gracilocala Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Helferia Obenberger, 1932 [1]
Genus Holubia Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Indiadactylus Bellamy, 1992 [4]
Genus Ivalouwayneia Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Jaroslavia Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Katangiella Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Kerremansia Péringuey, 1908 [1]
Genus Madaphlocteis Bellamy, 2006 [9]
Genus Madecorformica Bellamy, 2008 [1]
Genus Malagascoderes Bellamy, 2006 [2]
Genus Mandritsaria Obenberger, 1942 [7]
Genus Maroantsetra Théry, 1937 [1]
Genus Midongya Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Nastella Kerremans, 1903 [5]
Genus Neefia Bellamy, 2006 [7]
Genus Neefioides Bellamy, 2006 [1]
Genus Parademostis Obenberger, 1931 [1]
Genus Paradora Kerremans, 1900 [5]
Genus Paradorella Obenberger, 1923 [5]
Genus Paranastella Obenberger, 1931 [3]
Genus Parastrigulia Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Paraxenita Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Penroseius Bellamy, 2012 [1]
Genus Peyrierasina Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Phlocteis Kerremans, 1893 [5]
Genus Planidia Kerremans, 1899 [5]
Genus Pseudocoraebus Théry, 1905 [3]
Genus Pseudokerremansia Bellamy & Holm, 1985 [2]
Genus Pseudophlocteis Bellamy, 1986 [1]
Genus Sambirania Obenberger, 1942 [9]
Genus Seranambia Descarpentries, 1974 [2]
Genus Seyrigia Théry, 1937 [1]
Genus Strandietta Bellamy, 1986 [5]
Genus Strigulia Kerremans, 1893 [13]
Genus Strigulioides Bellamy, 1986 [1]
Genus Suarezia Théry, 1912 [1]
Genus Xenita Théry, 1941 [1]
Subtribe Amorphosomatina Majer, 2001
Genus Asymades Kerremans, 1893 [2]
Genus Cryptomorpha Bellamy, 1988 [1]
Genus Dinocoroebus Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Ethiopoeus Bellamy, 2008 [1e]
Genus Euchroaria Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Holmerika Bellamy, 1988 [2]
Genus Katonia Théry, 1941 [2]
Genus Neocoraebus Kerremans, 1903 [1]
Subtribe Meliboeina Majer, 2001
Genus Bourgoinia Obenberger, 1926 [3]
Genus Kamosia Kerremans, 1898 [8]
Genus Kamosiella Bellamy, 1988 [2]
Genus Meliboeus Deyrolle, 1864 big genus !
Genus Xenomerius Obenberger, 1924 [9]
Subtribe Clemina Majer, 2001
Genus Lepidoclema Bellamy & Holm, 1985 [3] Namibia
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/48/1/AJA00128789_3610?fromSearch=true
Genus Promeliboeus Obenberger, 1924 [5]
Genus Pseudoclema Théry, 1938 [3]
Genera incertae sedis
Genus Alissoderus Deyrolle, 1864 [11]

Tribe AGRILINI Laporte, 1835
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233414793_Sugli_Agrilini_dell'Africa_tropicale_con_particolare_riferimento_alla_fauna_del_Togo_e_del_Benin_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781313_New_African_Agrilini_species_belonging_to_the_genera_Agrilus_and_Bellamyus

Subtribe Agrilina Laporte, 1835
Genus Agrilus Curtis, 1825 Very big genus

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305603275_Sixteen_new_species_of_the_genus_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_from_East_Africa_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236694085_A_new_species_of_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_from_Namibia_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233811125_Nuove_specie_di_Agrilus_della_Guinea

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236859471_Un_caso_di_omonimia_nel_genere_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305603212_Two_new_species_of_the_genus_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_from_Kenya_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233414836_La_foresta_di_Kakamega_in_Kenya_nuove_specie_del_Genere_Agrilus_Curtis_1825_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233758814_Notes_on_metatarsal_morphology_in_the_genus_Agrilus_Curtis_and_a_proposed_redefinition_of_its_subgenera_in_the_Ethiopian_Region

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233540235_Contribution_a_la_connaissance_du_groupe_d'Agrilus_Agriphylus_dimorphus_Obenberger_1923_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233755147_Two_new_species_of_African_Agrilini
ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781313_New_African_Agrilini_species_belonging_to_the_genera_Agrilus_and_Bellamyus
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781322_New_Agrilus_species_from_Africa_and_Madagascar_with_a_view_on_the_subgenus_Personatus_Curletti_1994_in_general

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233759913_Nuove_specie_sudafricane_del_gen_Agrilus_Curtis_1825
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233758048_Agrilus_vayssieresi_sp_nov_del_Madagascar
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233758558_Nuove_specie_di_Agrilus_africani

Genus Australodraco Curletti, 2006 [1]
Genus Bellamyus Curletti, 1997 [4]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233755147_Two_new_species_of_African_Agrilini
ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/233781313_New_African_Agrilini_species_belonging_to_the_genera_Agrilus_and_Bellamyus

Genus Phthyotis Curletti & Goergen, 2011 [2]
Genus Malawiella Bellamy, 1990 [4]
Genus Maublancia Bellamy, 1998 [2]
Genus Mychommatus Murray, 1868 [3]
Genus Malawiella Bellamy, 1990 [4]
Genus Maublancia Bellamy, 1998 [2]
Genus Mychommatus Murray, 1868 [3]
Genus Parakamosia Obenberger, 1924 [7]
Genus Sakalianus Jendek, 2007 [1]
Genus Sjoestedtius Théry, 1931 [20]
Genera incertae sedis
Genus Nickerleola Obenberger, 1923 [7]
Genus Pseudagrilodes Obenberger, 1921 [1]
Genus Pseudagrilus Laporte, 1835 [27]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299489116_Taxonomic_notes_on_the_African_genus_Pseudagrilus_Laporte_1835_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
Genus Wendleria Obenberger, 1924 [3]
Tribe APHANISTICINI Jacquelin du Val, 1863
Subtribe Aphanisticina Jacquelin du Val, 1863
Genus Aphanisticus Latreille, 1829 very big genus
Subtribe Anthaxomorphina Holynski, 1993
Genus Anthaxomorphus Deyrolle, 1864
Subtribe Cylindromorphina Portevin, 1931
Tribe TRACHEINI Gory & Laporte, 1839
Subtribe Tracheina Gory &Laporte, 1839
Genus Habroloma C. G. Thomson, 1864 Very large genus
Genus Trachys Fabricius, 1801 Very large genus

Subfamily Buprestinae Lacordaire, 1857
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/buprestinae.htm
Tribe EPISTOMENTINI Levey, 1978
Genus Zulubuprestis Bellamy, 1991 [1]
Tribe PTEROBOTHRINI Volkovitsh, 2001
Genus Bubastoides Kerremans, 1909 [2]
Genus Strandiola Obenberger, 1920 [1]
Tribe THOMASSETIINI Bellamy, 1987
Genus Augrabies Bellamy in Bellamy et al., 1987 [1]
Genus Jakovleviola Obenberger, 1924 [2]
Genus Madessetia Bellamy, 2006 [2]
Genus Roswitha Bellamy, 1997 [2]
Genus Senegalisia Bellamy in Bellamy, et al., 1987 [1]
Genus Thomassetia Théry, 1928 [5]
Genus Aristosoma Saunders, 1871 [1]
Tribe ANTHAXIINI Gory et Laporte, 1839
Subtribe Anthaxiina Gory et Laporte, 1839
Genus Afagrilaxia Bílý & Bellamy, 1999 [1]
Genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 many species
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305947856_A_revision_of_the_Anthaxia_Haplanthaxia_mashuna_Obenberger_1931_species-group_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_Buprestinae_Anthaxiini

Genus Brachanthaxia Théry, 1930 [1]
Genus Brachelytrium Obenberger, 1923 [17]
Genus Chalcogenia Saunders, 1871 [28]
Tribe MELANOPHILINI Bedel, 1921
Genus Melanophila Eschscholtz, 1829
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/298333905_Melanophila_unicolor_Gory_1841_Buprestidae_the_Furnace_Beetle_in_Southern_Africa

Tribe ACTENODINI Kerremans, 1890
Genus Actenodes Dejean, 1833
Genus Belionota Eschscholtz, 1829
Genus Embrikiola Obenberger, 1928 [1]
Genus Megactenodes Kerremans, 1893 [11]
Genus Paractenodes Théry, 1934 [1]
Genus Pseudactenodes Kerremans, 1890 [1]

Tribe CHRYSOBOTHRINI Gory & Laporte, 1838
Genus Afrabothris Théry, 1936 [1]
Genus Chrysobothris Eschscholtz, 1829
Genus Hoschekia Théry, 1925 [1]

Subfamily Chrysochroinae Lacordaire, 1857
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/chrysochroinae.
Tribe VADONAXIINI Descarpentries, 1969
Genus Vadonaxia Descarpentries, 1969 [1]
Tribe PARATASSINI Bílý & Volkovitsh, 1996
Genus Chalcoplia Saunders, 1871 [16]
Genus Descarpentriesiola Cobos, 1978 [1]
Genus Embrikillium Obenberger, 1936 [3] Namibia W Cape Namaqualand
https://journals.co.za/content/JESSA/51/1/AJA00128789_2534

Genus Fahraeusia Obenberger, 1936 [1]
Tribe CHRYSOCHROINI Laporte, 1835
Subtribe Chrysochroina Laporte, 1835
Genus Agelia Laporte & Gory, 1835 [3]
Genus Asamia Théry, 1909 [2]
Genus Semenoviella Obenberger, 1924 [1]
Subtribe Eucallopistina Bellamy, 2003
Genus Chrysaspis Saunders, 1869 [18]
Genus Pygichaeta Obenberger, 1920 [7]
Genus Steraspis Dejean, 1833 [42]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236132196_Three_new_species_of_Steraspis_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233420713_Sul_genere_Steraspis_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284725106_About_the_biology_of_Steraspis_infuscata_Thery_and_data_on_additional_species_of_Steraspis_collected_in_Benin_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259224447_About_the_biology_of_Steraspis_fastuosa_Gerstaecker_in_Atacora_region_northern_Benin_Coleoptera_Buprestidae
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233420718_Quattro_nuove_specie_del_genere_Steraspis_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

Subtribe Chalcophorina Lacordaire, 1857
Genus Bellamyclus Özdikmen, 2008 [1]
Genus Scaptelytra Saunders, 1871 [3]
Genus Afrochroa Holynski, 2001 [1]
Genus Iridotaenia Deyrolle, 1864 [92]
Genus Parataenia Kerremans, 1892 [6]
Genus Rooniella Théry, 1935 [1]
Chalcophoropsis generic group
Genus Afrophorella Obenberger, 1942 [1]
Genus Chalcophoropsis Saunders, 1871 [2]
Genus Madecassia Kerremans, 1903 [2]
Tribe EVIDINI Tôyama, 1987
Genus Evides Dejean, 1833 [10]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232673398_Morphological_Differences_between_Three_South_African_Species_of_Evides_Dejean_1833_Coleoptera_Buprestidae

Tribe SPHENOPTERINI Lacordaire, 1857
Genus Armenosoma Waterhouse, 1887 [5]
Genus Genestia Théry, 1923 [9]
Genus Sphenoptera Dejean, 1833 [713]
Genus Westcottia Bellamy, 1997 [1]

Tribe DICERCINI Gistel, 1848
Subtribe Pseudoperotina Tôyama, 1987
Genus Asidoptera Obenberger, 1923 [1]
Genus Pseudoperotis Obenberger, 1936 [6]
Subtribe Dicercina Gistel, 1848|
Genus Apateum Spinola, 1837 [26]
Genus Holynskirbus Özdikmen 2008 [1]
Genus Icarina Alluaud, 1896 [3]
Genus Polybothris Spinola, 1837 [225]
Genus Monosacra Thomson, 1878 [5]
Genus Oedisterna Lacordaire, 1857 [18]
Genus Strandissa Obenberger, 1936 [2]
Tribe PHRIXIINI Cobos, 1975
Genus Paraphrixia Saunders, 1871 [1]

Subfamily Galbellinae Lacordaire, 1857
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/galbellinae.htm
Tribe GALBELLINI Reitter, 1911
Genus Galbella Westwood, 1848 [65]

SUBFAMILY JULODINAE Lacordaire, 1857
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/julodinae.htm
Tribe JULODINI Lacordaire, 1857
Genus Amblysterna Saunders, 1871 [2]
Genus Julodella Semenov-Tian-Shanskij, 1893 [3]
Genus Julodis Eschscholtz, 1829 [77]
Genus Neojulodis Kerremans, 1902 [14]
Genus Sternocera Eschscholtz, 1829 [21]
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258801048_Influence_of_drying_method_and_location_on_proximate_chemical_composition_of_African_metallic_wood_boring_beetle_Sternocera_Orissa_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_in_Republic_of_South_Africa
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258801966_Influence_of_drying_method_and_location_on_amino_acids_and_mineral_elements_of_Sternocera_orissa_Buguet_1836_Coleoptera_Buprestidae_in_South_Africa

SUBFAMILY POLYCESTINAE Lacordaire, 1857
Information has been extracted from this webpage http://cerambycids.com/buprestidae/WorldCat/Classif/polycestinae.htm

Tribe HAPLOSTETHINI LeConte, 1861
Genus Ankareus Kerremans, 1894 [27]
https://journals.co.za/search?value1=Ankareus+natalensis&option1=fulltext

Genus Namibogenius Bellamy, 1996 [1]

Tribe ACMAEODERINI Kerremans, 1893
Subtribe Odetteina Volkovitsh, 2001
Genus Nothomorpha Saunders, 1871 [7]
Genus Nothomorphoides Holm, 1986 [1]
Subtribe Acmaeoderina Kerremans, 1893
Genus Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 very large number of species
Genus Brachmaeodera Volkovitsh & Bellamy, 1992 [1]
Genus Xantheremia Volkovitsh, 1979

Tribe PTOSIMINI Kerremans, 1902
Genus Richtersveldia Bellamy, 2005 [1]
Tribe PARATRACHEINI Cobos, 1980
Genus Sponsor Gory & Laporte, 1839 many species

Tribe POLYCTESINI Cobos, 1955
Subtribe Polyctesina Cobos, 1955
Genus Schoutedeniastes Burgeon, 1941

Tribe BULINI Bellamy, 1995
Genus Bulis Laporte & Gory, 1837 [1]

Tribe POLYCESTINI Lacordaire, 1857
Genus Aldabrica Cobos, 1981 [1
Genus Cobosella Özdikmen 2006 [1]
Genus Cobosesta Holm, 1982 [1]
Genus Madecacesta Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Madecastalia Descarpentries, 1975 [1]
Genus Micropolycesta Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Neopolycesta Kerremans, 1906 [3]
Genus Paracastalia Kerremans, 1902 [8]
Genus Parapolycesta Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Polycesta Dejean, 1833 many species
Genus Polycestaxia Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Polycestina Cobos, 1981 [3]]
Genus Pseudocastalia Kraatz, 1896 [4]
Genus Pseudopolycesta Cobos, 1981 [1]
Genus Strigoptera Dejean, 1833 [11]
Genus Thurntaxisia Schatzmayr, 1929 [3]

Posted on January 17, 2019 08:14 AM by botswanabugs botswanabugs | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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95 Pacific Newts Found Dead on Alma Bridge Rd. Today; Total death toll is 1,766

January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
I found 95 fresh newt carcasses (i.e., belly was bright orange/yellow and/or there was bright red blood). I also found 45 partially decomposed carcasses. I'll have to compare these with previous observations to make sure no duplicates are added to the project. This might take several days.
See: https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/truthseqr/2019/1/16

I also found the following roadkill: arboreal salamander, bullfrog, black-tailed deer

Traffic: 6 heavy trucks going/coming from Vulcan Materials quarry, a few cars and pickups, UPS truck, ranger trucks, heavy trucks clearing rock slides from the road

Rainfall: 0.44" today, 1.44" yesterday, 0.07" Monday

Posted on January 17, 2019 04:46 AM by truthseqr truthseqr | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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99 Pacific Newts Found Dead Today; Total death toll is 1,771

January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
I found 95 fresh newt carcasses (i.e., belly was bright orange/yellow and/or there was bright red blood).

I also found 45 partially decomposed carcasses. I'll have to compare these with previous observations to make sure no duplicates are added to the project. This might take several days. Six (6) have been matched with previous observations and added to the Decomposition Rate Study; 7 are not intact enough to match, so I didn't add them to the project; 3 have not been reported yet, so I added them to the project.

I also saw roadkill from 3 other species: California Toad (Anaxyrus boreas ssp. halophilus), Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris), and Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus ssp. columbianus).

Traffic: 6 heavy trucks going/coming from Vulcan Materials quarry, a few cars and pickups, UPS truck, ranger trucks, heavy trucks clearing rock slides from the road

Rainfall: 0.44" today, 1.44" yesterday, 0.07" Monday

Posted on January 17, 2019 04:42 AM by truthseqr truthseqr | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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It begins! February 2018

On Sunday afternoon, February 25th, 2018, a group of hearty volunteers gathered at the South
Texas Border Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist's meeting site at St. George Orthodox Church
Hall in Pharr. Serving as naturalist educators and volunteers in the Rio Grande Valley, the group
was determined to transform the barren soil behind the church hall into a place where life would
flourish. The soil was more like concrete than a living place fit to nourish life. With the addition
of compost, mulch, water and considerable muscle power, the challenging process began. By the
end of that single afternoon, dozens of native species and well-adapted plants, including many
which act as either host or nectar plants to pollinators, were planted, watered, and mulched. A
pathway was created through one side of the garden. Using branches from an invasive tree which
had recently been cut down, the pathway was edged with logs and covered with mulch. Old clay
roofing tiles were re-purposed along the edge of other sections of the garden. Volunteers wrote
the name of each plant on markers to help identify the species planted. There was hope. We
provided habitat, food and shelter for butterflies, moths, bees and other local and migratory
pollinators. Like most Texans, these native plants are hardy and determined to thrive. The very
first week after the STBC-TMN Pollinator Garden was planted, monarchs were spotted feeding
and ovipositing. Soon thereafter, the first monarch caterpillar instars were documented as well.
Plant it and they will come!

Posted on January 17, 2019 04:19 AM by matushkaelizabethperdomo matushkaelizabethperdomo | 4 comments | Leave a comment
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Umbrella Project - American 50

To all of our members of Brice naturalist page, I welcome you to take look at my Umbrella Project that I am working on. It is called American 50 and features all 50 of the United States of America. In this page you will be able to click on any state you want and see the observations for that particular state. I am currently updating all the individual states with facts and better images for the profile and backgrounds. Please leave me messages on anything that might help to improve this page (project).

Posted on January 17, 2019 03:35 AM by unkleloopy unkleloopy | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Anemone, anemone, wherefore art thou?

For those of us eager to get a jump on documenting spring wildflowers, the anemones are beginning to bloom here in Texas. There are five species in TX, but most aren't well documented. Anemone berlandieri is the most common. I'm hoping we can fill in the gaps for the less commonly observed species.

Here's a guide to the features that need to be clearly visible in pictures to make a positive ID:
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/pfau_tarleton/15022

Anemone caroliniana occurs together with A. berlandieri, growing side-by-side. But it's far less common. Here's a map showing it's known distribution:
http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Anemone%20caroliniana.png

@kimberlietx and I will be pulling together a group in the Fort Worth area to search specifically for A. caroliniana. So far, it's only been documented (on iNat) at three locations in the DFW area. Stay tuned for details on that event.

Please tag anyone who you think might be interested in making Anemone observations!

Posted on January 17, 2019 01:13 AM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 9 comments | Leave a comment
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Winter Birds! Winter Birds!

Want to know more about waterfowl, ducks, and geese that winter over in our coastal waters? Together we will explore King's beach. We'll set up spotting scopes, help you identify the birds, and answer questions. Novices are welcome--no experience needed! Bring binoculars and bird guides if you have them, we'll have some binoculars on hand to share. Please RSVP (swampscottconservancy@gmail.com) so we can let you know if we have to cancel due to weather. Alternate date 2/3.

Posted on January 17, 2019 12:58 AM by hitchco hitchco | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Frog invasion has homeowner a little freaked out.

DEAR JOAN: I just moved into a house that backs onto an open field that is infested with frogs from January through September.

We find them on the handles to our front doors and garage, and hopping into our house. It’s really bad. I was going to install a new fountain but I am storing it in the garage instead, in fear it will attract more frogs.

Can you share anything that might help us control them and keep them away from our yard and house?

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/01/16/frog-invasion-has-homeowner-a-little-freaked-out/

Posted on January 17, 2019 12:43 AM by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Protecting Bats Ahead Of Bridge Project.

Jamestown, CA — There will be traffic delays next week on Highway 108/49 as Caltrans takes steps toward preventing bats from taking residence at a bridge ahead of work planned for the summer.

https://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/550904/protecting-bats-ahead-of-bridge-project.html

Posted on January 17, 2019 12:40 AM by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Monterey Bay Whale Researchers Prepare For a Busy Year Ahead.

Peggy Stap was ready when the call came in on a Sunday in October.

A humpback whale was caught in what appeared to be a Dungeness crab line, likely dragged from Oregon to the Central Coast.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2019/01/16/monterey-bay-whale-researchers-prepare-for-a-busy-year-ahead/

Posted on January 17, 2019 12:37 AM by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The Best Coastal Perches for Whale Watching in Northern California.

Among nature's largest and most magnificent creatures, the gray whale swims some 10,000 miles each year—the longest migration of any mammal. The whales spend about one-third of their lives migrating from the cold, nutrient-rich waters of the Chukchi Sea near Alaska, south to the warm, shallow birthing lagoons of Bahía Concepción and Magdalena Bay in Baja, California for winter; and then it's time to head back up north for the summer feeding season.

https://www.7x7.com/best-whale-watching-northern-california-1787317542.html

Posted on January 17, 2019 12:31 AM by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment