Leave Them Be!

Here where I’m based in New England, the changing leaves have replaced the last goldenrod and aster for the Great Autumn Color Show and I'm encountering fewer and fewer pollinators out readying for winter’s dormancy. But this can be a critical time of the year to help pollinators survive whatever winter will throw at us this year – no matter where you live. We are often rather quick to remove the accumulated debris of fallen leaves from our yards and garden spaces, but that blanket of leaves can be the difference between life and death for many overwintering pollinators. Instead of raking (or worse - using a leaf blower) the leaves into piles and bagged as yard waste, gently rake the leaves to the base of the tree they fell from. Even a buffer around the trunk that is about half the area of the tree’s crown will help preserve vital overwintering microhabitats for many caterpillars, chrysalises, other larvae and even adults. And it helps protect the roots of the trees as well.

Posted on October 28, 2021 19:59 by srullman srullman | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Gratitude for All the Seed Saving: 21 Roots Farm

Sunday Oct 17th was perfect day to gather and collect seed at 21 Roots Farm (https://www.21rootsfarm.org). A place where folks with learning challenges can connect with land and agriculture. Thanks to Amy and Brittany for opening the farm to the MnSEED community, Saint Paul Garden Club members, and 21 Roots Farmers. Michelle from Forks in the Dirt (https://forksinthedirt.com) graciously joined us as well. Michelle connected all of us last year and in the seeds that were collected on that fun cold October Sunday germinated the idea that collecting and sharing native seeds in our communities should be a focus for 2021. For a look at the farm perfect day take a look at the photos, many shared by Michelle here (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wjhwJPhPD9fACsUCA)

Posted on October 28, 2021 19:55 by dmlamm dmlamm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Nolichucky River - Jackson Islands (Cherokee NF)

Written quite a while ago back at the beginning of the semester, I thought I would share this here. Due to COVID-19 restraints, campus vans were not available for Vertebrate Zoology field trips. However, I managed to convince Dr. Laughlin to share some tips about the location where we usually do a lab to find freshwater fish biodiversity. I decided to go do some exploring there on my own. The place? The Cherokee National Forest's Jackson Islands southeast of Jonesborough, Tennessee (the state's oldest town).

There is always a lot of biodiversity on a brief stop to Jackson Islands. The Nolichucky River seems to be more amazing and full of life every time I visit. While much of the river has been purged of life by thick, alluvial mica-sand released by human development upstream (i.e. riverside subdivisions and agricultural runoff from rows of tomatoes and corn), the Jackson Islands enable several sets of shallow riffles and shoals to prevail in the otherwise sluggish water of the Tennessee Dog Days. In these shoals, gigantic schools of fish (of all shapes, sizes, and ecological niches) dart amongst rocks and aquatic plants.

  1. Warpaint Shiners (Luxilus coccogenis) - Even outside of the breeding season, hundreds of Warpaint Shiners still boasted vibrant face-masks and fins. Swimming against the current, their upturned mouths consistently point skyward to hunt along the top of the frigid, mountain water being re-oxygenated over the slippery rocks. I usually find these much higher in elevation, filtering into small tributaries away from the main river systems. More aggressive and widespread Western Blacknose Dace (Rhinicthys obtusus) also schooled with the shiners, feeding downward in the currents.
  2. Sharphead Darter (Etheostoma acuticeps) - One of the best finds of the day was a federally-threatened Percidae; the Sharphead Darter. At first, I thought it was a typical Redline Darter (more common "back home" in the limestone lower reaches of the undammed Holston River watershed). Nope! This species is endemic to the Nolichucky River basin, sometimes occurring in the lower reaches of the Holston, but is much less common than most other rare Appalachian darters. It was found in the fastest, roughest, and clearest water in the shoals; darting under one of the last boulders not filled in by silt. It was incredible how dark and secretive the animal was, much more aware and robust than the more common species observable through the water's surface.
  3. Banded Darter (Etheostoma zonale): A widespread species, this unique fish was behaving "tropically," at least as far as pigment production goes. Even though it was long-past the breeding season, all individuals captured still retained crimson-red bands on their dorsal fins and vivid, emerald-green bands checkered across their sides. These were somewhat reclusive fish, crawling over pebbles on long, suction-cup-like pectoral fins.
  4. Tangerine Darter (Percina aurantiaca): These were massive darters; very perch-like in behavior. Instead of sitting on the bottom for extended periods of time, they were actively swimming against the current and hunting for several minutes at a time. Most of their breeding coloration was entirely gone, and some of the larger individuals rivaled 6" in length, cutting through the water much too quickly for capture.
  5. An eastern range extension (on iNaturalist, at least) for the Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis) in the Southern Appalachians. Several small juveniles were stuffed deep within the hair-like, red-tinted boxelder roots extending into the sluggish water just ahead of the shoals. Likely, sedimentation and a changing climate has brought them upstream into this more montane water. The pictured juvenile also had rather sharp pectoral barbs, and my fingers learned just how sharp from firsthand experience. A few larger ones were spotted, but not captured, as bullheads are surprisingly quick.
  6. Lots of juvenile River Chub (Nocomis micropogon) were frantically "rooting" like wild hogs on the sandy bottom of the water. Adults were abundant, too. These fish are kind of the keystone nest-builder, forming pebble mounds all of their heterospecifics also need for spawning. It's kind of funny to see them at this young, wild-eyed stage where they are much more vulnerable to predators and starvation, but not yet tasked with constructing a multi-species microhabitat.
  7. Wavy-rayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola), with a lure mimicking the tangerine darter. This lure attracts smallmouth bass, which try to eat the "fish," and in turn get doused with a cloud of parasitic larvae (glochidia). These baby freshwater mussels parasitize the bass, until they are old enough to become water-cleaning filter feeders. It appears to be a form of symbiosis, in some strange, exaggerated way.
  8. Native sunflowers growing abundantly in the fencerows of wide, sprawling pastures as the Unicoi Mountains give way to the Great Valley. One is very tall, with narrow leaves and large flowers; the Maximillian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani). Hundreds of their four-foot-tall stalks rose up anywhere tractors cannot reach.
  9. There are always copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix) to help across the road on the way back to campus across Buffalo Mountain. On a warm evening, just after a drizzling rain, they emerge to hunt salamanders, cicadas, and of course, endothermic mice and birds, also actively searching for rain-enticed prey. Unfortunately, humans and copperheads have a lot of conflicts, and most drivers seldom hesitate to flatten any snake intentionally; if they even notice it in the first place. Usually, I'm able to pull off to the side of the road and use a stick or snake tongs to scoot the cinnamon-roll-shaped ball of scared pit viper across the road, but sometimes they have sustained pretty substantial injuries. (Please watch out for snakes while driving. They belong here, too).

Unlinked Species of Fish (without observations) Found around the Jackson Islands, 2021

  • Whitetail Shiner (Cyprinella galactura)
  • Telescope Shiner (Notropis telescopus)
  • Tennessee Shiner (Notropis leuciodus)
  • Northern Hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans)
  • Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus)
  • Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
  • Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
  • Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)

Posted on October 28, 2021 17:24 by cadecampbell cadecampbell | 10 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Spiders Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween

The timing is perfect. Neighbourhoods are preparing for the one night of the year people of all ages have fun while being scared. Everywhere you go you see fake spider silk draped over shrubs and around porches - big swaths of webbing reminiscent of the movie Arachnophobia or scenes from Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Sometimes there is even a big scary spider tucked into the fake web. Watch out for Shelob!

Recently some real spiders in the Victoria area did something that looked like they were also getting into the spirit of Halloween by creating great swaths of real spider web in an area of Panama Flats. These mass dispersal events, where literally thousands of spiders all climb to a high point and put out threads of silk to catch the wind and carry them away, are not necessarily rare events, but people aren’t always there to bear witness to it and take photos like these great images by Heather Meidinger, Gillian Lawson, and Teri Wickes. These images were taken October 20, 2021 and then sent to Robb Bennett for help with the identification and an explanation.

This is not Robb’s first involvement in an event like this: the biggest mass dispersal event ever reported in British Columbia occurred in the McBride area in 2002 and when that happened the species involved turned out to be to be Collinsia ksenia. This is a very common and widespread spider in the family Linyphiidae. Just a few millimetres across and leaving a farm field by the hundreds of thousands, the 60-hectare McBride spider event was so dramatic it made international news! This most recent event was on a much smaller scale and involved three widespread species from the same family of spiders: Erigone aletris, Oedothorax alascensis, and Bathyphantes brevipes. Del Meidinger collected the specimens, and it was the Erigone aletris that dominated the samples and was the most responsible for the event - about 100 males and females in the sample. The other two species were just caught up in all the happenings. see Erigone aletris here

The real question is why does this happen? Why do all the spiders in a particular area decide it is time to leave? These are not immature spiders looking to find a new place to live; these are adult spiders that have probably been living in the area for several months. The answer is simply: we do not know. In the case of Panama Flats, a somewhat obvious reason might be flooding. The fields were dry and perfect spider habitat for the past few months, but the fall rains have arrived and water is starting to fill the low spots. Although there are some aquatic spiders that actually hunt and swim underwater, the species involved in this mass dispersal event are not known to be aquatic.

What we do know is that the result looks like the scary Halloween spider webs draped throughout neighborhoods, but much more beautiful and infinitely more interesting. From the perspective of people who appreciate and study spiders, Halloween and scary movie scenes perpetuate fear and loathing for a group of arthropods that are fascinating, often beautiful, and, in all but a few cases, completely harmless.

PS: We are excited to be able to show off a mapping tool to help with spider identifications. It is currently being hosted by the Victoria Natural History Society (Interactive Spider Distributions of BC - mapping function in the top right) and is still in “test” mode, but we welcome any feedback users can provide. David Blades, the brains behind the mapping, has indicated that the framework is all free and could be used by others for the taxon they work on. So cool!

PSS: If you have enjoyed reading about this, want to learn more about spiders, and/or want to contribute to the project with your own observations then please join The Spider Diversity of British Columbia Project - the more the merrier!

Posted on October 28, 2021 16:37 by dccopley dccopley | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Newt Patrol updates!

A few updates for the 2021-2022 newt migration season:
The season has begun this week after the weekend storm, with 114 dead newts documented on Alma Bridge Rd., You can view them on the new project - https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pacific-newt-roadkill-2021-2022-lexington-reservoir
You can find the report on the 2017-2021 data here - https://www.bioblitz.club/post/2017-2021-newt-patrol-survey-report
Please help us find other locations with high newt roadkill mortality. If you've seen dead newts on other roads, please add them to this project - https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/pacific-newt-roadkill-other-sf-bay-area-locations
If you'd like to help our team with field surveys, online assistance (ID observation), or advocacy, please PM me.

Posted on October 28, 2021 16:25 by merav merav | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Bears in Live Oak!

It's fall and the acorns are...falling! So Florida black bears have been hanging out on base in areas with large oak trees. Sometimes they move around on base, but sometimes, as is the case right now, they find a place with lots of trees that are producing lots of acorns, and they hang around. Unfortunately for base residents, this happens to be in Live Oak housing.
Bears in trees are safe - that's normal, healthy, bear behavior. They feel safe from us, and people are safe from them. The issue becomes: when mama bear feels threatened by people approaching her cubs, and then she feels unsafe.
Mama bears will try to protect her cubs, and she might warn you away by popping her jaw, drooling, and if she really feels scared, she might come down out of the tree to bluff charge you.
The best thing to do: give bears in trees LOTS of space!
Avoid walking near the tree where they are at.
Standing there and staring at them doesn't help anybody.

Because mama bear has been showing us that she's scared of people, but she won't leave the area, FWC Bear Management and Hurlburt Natural Resources are working with Corvias Housing to trap and haze these bears. We hope that by scaring them, we can teach them not to come back to housing.
This is the safest course of action for residents and the bears.

Please avoid the area where the trap is located!
Do not approach the bears.
Keep your trash cans secure and latch them properly.
Clean up all pet food, walk dogs on leashes (away from the bears - dogs can scare mama bear!).
Be situationally aware: look outside before letting dogs into yards or walking down sidewalks. Don't walk underneath the bears!!

Please post here in iNaturalist where you're seeing bears in trees or walking around the neighborhood so we can keep tabs on where they are.
For life-threatening situations: call 911! Don't post emergencies in iNaturalist!

Posted on October 28, 2021 14:58 by rainketzler rainketzler | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Butterfly counters record 'massive jump' in Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove numbers.

Monarch butterflies have arrived at the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove, and after years of decline, California State Parks said the amount flying in is promising.


Posted on October 28, 2021 14:25 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Native Pumpkin Pollinators

Citizen scientists researched low-till farming benefits for squash bees: those native pollinators for our pumpkins, gourds, and more!

Researchers shared their findings: "In this study, citizen scientists across Michigan used a survey to submit field management and bee observation data. Survey results indicated that squash bees occupy a wide geographic range and are more abundant in farms with reduced soil disturbance. Citizen science provided an inexpensive and effective method for examining impacts of farm management practices on squash bees and could be a valuable tool for monitoring and conserving other native pollinators."

Learn more about squash bees: https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/57679-Peponapis-pruinosa

Appenfeller LR, Lloyd S, Szendrei Z. Citizen science improves our understanding of the impact of soil management on wild pollinator abundance in agroecosystems. PLoS One. 2020;15(3):e0230007. Published 2020 Mar 10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0230007

Posted on October 28, 2021 13:49 by ecospark ecospark | 0 comments | Leave a comment

GSB Brasil-Geral 2021 novo projeto FORA de Área

Car@s colegas,
os organizadores do GSB, não gostaram da denominação "Fora de Área" e preferiram chamar o projeto dos Fora de Área de BRASIL GERAL, como foi em 2020.
O bom é que acitaram os Fora de Área.....

Assim, solicito que vocês MIGREM para este projeto, para terem seus maravilhosos registros computados no GSB 2021.


Abraços, e parabéns pelos mais de mil registros.

Posted on October 28, 2021 13:03 by ericfischerrempe ericfischerrempe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

150, 000 Observations Species lists for the GSB2021 and those in need of ID

The GSB has reached 150 000 observations the 150,000 observations was made by @sandraf in Matjiesvlei, Calitzdorp South Africa

We have seen many amazing observations we are interested in knowing what are your favourites? With so many, it is difficult for us to find them all. so we ask that you tell us what are your favourites, please share them below.

To help you enjoy our project I have made some quick links to your favourite groups

Species Lists

Birds / Amphibians / Reptiles / Mammals / Ray-Finned Fishes / Molluscs / Arachnids / Insects / Plants / Fungi / Protozoans

Observations in Need of Identification

All taxa





Ray-Finned Fishes










Posted on October 28, 2021 13:02 by stephen169 stephen169 | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Tiempo para subir tus registros

No llegaste a subir todos tus registros??? No te hagas problema, hasta el 8 de noviembre hay tiempo para seguir subiendo los registros y poder identificarlos.

Acabamos de pasar los 150 mil registros entre todos los proyectos del hemisferio sur...llegaremos a los 200 mil??

En Argentina, entre los proyectos y los registros sin proyecto, pasamos los 17 mil....llegaremos a las 20 mil???

Posted on October 28, 2021 12:57 by anabela2 anabela2 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Tiempo para subir tus registros

No llegaste a subir todos tus registros??? No te hagas problema, hasta el 8 de noviembre hay tiempo para seguir subiendo los registros y poder identificarlos.

Acabamos de pasar los 150 mil registros entre todos los proyectos del hemisferio sur...llegaremos a los 200 mil??

En Argentina, entre los proyectos y los registros sin proyecto, pasamos los 17 mil....llegaremos a las 20 mil???

Posted on October 28, 2021 12:57 by anabela2 anabela2 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Texas Master Naturalist Convention

I used my free time to check out a number of locations around the lakes in the DFW area. I used google maps satellite view to select promising spots in advance. I found lapidicina group spiders in every location I was able to access. I found no compelling reason to think any were not P. mercurialis although there was quite a range in appearance. The most exciting one was a male I found on the riprap beside the boat ramp in Riversbend Park on the way home. The park is on Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Bell County. The spider was jet black with a few patches of white hair. The tibiae and especially the meta tarsi and tarsi were orange. See iNat 99617871. Although dark forms appear among most lapidicina group species, I've never seen one this dark let alone get a a good series of images. I'd highly recommend the shores of that lake. There are multiple accessible locations in parks and alongside boat ramps and only a few people around. There were other Pardosa species, Tigrosa, and Arctosa too. P. mercurialis was in the rockiest places. I had to do a lot of rock flipping to find them since they weren't out and about in the early afternoon. In all I had 28 observations to upload.

Posted on October 28, 2021 12:56 by eaneubauer eaneubauer | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Well done Cape Town!!!

Yes, I know, we have another 10 days before the Fat Lady sings. And things may well change drastically before then: BUT

Well done Cape Town!!!
We are finally there: we have exceeded our 2010 figures. They are:
observations: 16,245 (and climbing - lots of users still busy, vs: 16,097)
species: 2,320 vs 2,120 &
observers: 288 vs 266

So Cape Town dominates the leaderboard - only one other city has half as many observations, and only 5 other cities have more than half as many species (and three are from South Africa!)

Let us not forget:
Overstrand, Ethekwini and Garden Route - in the top five for observations
Garden Route, Overstrand and Ethekwini - in the top six for species
Overstrand in the top 5 for observers
Do we have some really serious competition for Cape Town? Looks like Overstrand are set to give us some seriously stiff opposition for next year!
But things are still fluid: observations are still being posted, and most IDs are still outstanding.

Over 250 cities/regions/countries took part in the Bioblitz, so this is no mean achievement. Well done to all participants and organizers and everyone who had great fun!!

Also deserving mention on the subcontinent are: Tshwane, Zimbabwe, Zululand and Nelson Mandela Bay, not to forget Zambia and Limpopo, all who posted over 500 observations.

Posted on October 28, 2021 12:24 by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Cicada book


Stephen RD (2021) Cicadas of Southern Africa. An Illustrated Guide to Known Species. Suricata 7. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. viii + 207 pp.

FREE DOWNLOAD (pdf, 13.4 MB):

Posted on October 28, 2021 12:18 by botswanabugs botswanabugs | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Waterberg Academy iNaturalist project: Update after week 1

Seven days into the project, and I can report the following:
237 Observations of 68 species within the school grounds, with 36 people posting observations, most of whom are learners.

The five most active observers (within the school grounds) are:
• David2748 (22 observations; Davis Rorich)
• Wbakobus (21 observations)
• Catypid_WA_Gr_7 (21 observations)
• Daniel_Eagar_WA_Gr6 (20 observations)
• Mauriza_Kruger_wa_Gr8 (15 observations)
I cannot tell from their user names what grade the top 2 observers are in but it looks like the more active participants are in the lower grades! The most active observers in the school area are also very active in their own time when not at school and are posting observations from their home and elsewhere.

The project Waterberg Academy iNaturalist project now has 52 followers – mostly learners and staff but some other regular iNaturalist supporter from the Waterberg and Gauteng area.

Plants are the most commonly photographed organisms (46 species) followed by insects (12 species).
Photos of the week (based on my judgment alone):

Insects: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/99438354 Petovia marginata By Mariza Kruger. A beautifully clear set of pictures.

For its cuteness value: https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/165583951 Galago moholi by Gemma Leonard. What is the story behind this picture? Was it alive? Normally these are very shy and are unlikely to sit in someone’s hand.

Best plant picture: lyandi_vdm_wa_gr9 https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/164881531 While the picture could be improved by cropping and or zooming in more, this little legume (probably of the genus Lotononis) is an interesting find.

Keep it up, and start looking for the smaller things too – and if and when it rains then a lot more life will start to appear.
Prof. Nigel Barker

Posted on October 28, 2021 12:08 by nigel_barker nigel_barker | 0 comments | Leave a comment

246-Symposium Insectenbescherming in de Schijnwerpers

Op 14 oktober vond het symposium 'Insectenbescherming in de Schijnwerpers' plaats ter gelegenheid van het 10-jarig bestaan van de buitengewone leerstoel Ecologie en Bescherming van Insecten aan Wageningen Universiteit. Deze leerstoel is opgericht op initiatief van De Vlinderstichting. De presentaties zijn nu online te bekijken. Van fipronil tot Natuurkalender en van lichtvervuiling tot rewilding.

Tijdens zijn lezing ging Wallis de Vries vooral in op de toegenomen kennis over de trends in insectenpopulaties, mede dankzij langjarige tellingen van duizenden vrijwilligers via het meetnet vlinders. Verdiepend onderzoek heeft inzicht gegeven in de belangrijke oorzaken van achteruitgang: landgebruik, klimaatverandering en stikstof. De doorwerking daarvan moet nog beter worden onderzocht om te komen tot herstel. Maar dit is geen reden voor uitstel: met lerend beheren kunnen onderzoek en praktijk hand in hand gaan! Uiteraard was er ook aandacht voor klimaatverandering. Marcel Visser (NIOO) liet zien hoe de kleine wintervlinder onder invloed van het warmere voorjaar uit de pas ging lopen met zijn voedselbron, jong eikenblad. Over de jaren heen leidde selectie echter tot een steeds betere synchronisatie.

Symposium Insectenbescherming in de Schijnwerpers

Symposium Insectenbescherming in de Schijnwerpers
Twee presentaties gingen in op minder bekende problemen voor insecten. Rieta Gols (WU Entomologie) behandelde de sluipende doorwerking van het bestrijdingsmiddel fipronil op het groot koolwitje. Dit heeft bij zeer lage concentraties geen gevolg voor de overleving van rups tot vlinder, maar wel een sterk verminderde voortplanting tot gevolg – wat uiteindelijk even slecht uitpakt. Frank van Langevelde (WU Wildlife Ecology & Conservation) belichtte de negatieve invloed van kunstlicht op nachtvlinders en de mogelijkheden om die via aangepaste belichting te verminderen. De afsluitende lezingen gingen over de kansen voor insecten bij twee verschillende vormen van landgebruik. Liesbeth Bakker (NIOO) hield een pleidooi voor het stimuleren van natuurlijke processen via Rewilding. Op de Marker Wadden zorgen dansmuggen zo voor het opleven van een heel voedselweb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fNLgZENwf4

Posted on October 28, 2021 11:33 by ahospers ahospers | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Текущий статус выполнения домашнего задания №2 (28.10.2021)

Уважаемые слушатели!

Это текущий статус выполнения второго домашнего задания (тест) с помощью автоматических инструментов (на 08:00 MSK 28 октября). Для опоздавших и ошибшихся: приём ответов пока открыт.

Ответов: 565.

Ответили: 396 человек (при повторной отправке учитывается только последний ответ).

Ни разу не прислали ответов: 131 человек (важно: если вы не собираетесь выполнять домашние задания, настоятельная просьба записаться на другой МФК).

Очень важно: пишите свои ники на iNaturalist только строчными буквами (vladislav_orekhov, а не Vladislav_Orekhov), иначе не происходит автоматическое тэгирование. Некоторые в принципе не смогли написать свой ник без ошибок. Мы не готовы исправлять ваши ники вручную.

Стандартные ошибки в ответах:
1) не разобрались с фильтрами;
2) не ввели ORCID или ИСТИНУ, указали фейковый ORCID или просто написали "да";
3) игнорируют тэги и не присылают ответы повторно.

Стандартные ошибки в заполнении:
1) обрезка цифр при копировании из GBIF;
2) оставлены разряды;
3) отправка за себя и потом ещё за кого-то (с того же IP, с того же устройства, с того же гуглопрофиля и всё это с теми же ошибками).

В списках даны дата и время присылки последнего ответа.

Сделали с ошибками (54 студента) - надо отправить ответы еще раз:

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@smirnovasofya 26.10.2021 0:49
@sofia_nasimova 20.10.2021 15:10
@sonechka_mayorova 19.10.2021 17:14
@song_yongrui 20.10.2021 19:45
@steven_yusufov 19.10.2021 12:36
@suxin 20.10.2021 15:23
@svetlana_pershutkina 20.10.2021 16:14
@timofei_fediakov 19.10.2021 20:41
@toirov_siyovush 16.10.2021 10:47
@veronika_ryzhova 15.10.2021 0:46
@xueqi 25.10.2021 16:07
@yulia_borovikova 20.10.2021 16:25
@zarina_bikmullina 20.10.2021 15:08
@zhugou 25.10.2021 12:53
@zolotova_maria 18.10.2021 14:47

Внимательно прочитайте второе домашнее задание ещё раз (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g/journal/57868-domashnee-zadanie-2-po-lektsii-ot-13-10-2021-g )! Его можно корректно выполнить только в браузерной версии iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org ).

Выполнили верно (342 студента):

@aleksandr_koneev 19.10.2021 22:58
@aleksandr_stepanov 19.10.2021 14:17
@aleksandra_dobretsova 19.10.2021 20:55
@aleksandra_kanygina 20.10.2021 12:22
@aleksandra_kozlovskaya 20.10.2021 8:40
@aleksandra_shakhova 20.10.2021 15:29
@aleksey_starostin 20.10.2021 13:50
@alena_grosheva 19.10.2021 23:09
@alesia_boiko 19.10.2021 20:59
@alex_dyubanov 19.10.2021 17:15
@alexander_agafonov 20.10.2021 13:05
@alexander_chuiko 19.10.2021 20:43
@alexander_ignatenko 26.10.2021 20:50
@alexander_lagutin 22.10.2021 16:09
@alexander_pedanov 20.10.2021 12:39
@alexander_prozorov 19.10.2021 20:14
@alexander_skvortsov 18.10.2021 15:40
@alexander_yakovenko 18.10.2021 23:29
@alexander_zhernenkov 19.10.2021 21:27
@alexandr_bogdanov 19.10.2021 23:00
@alexandr_morozov 20.10.2021 12:20
@alexandr_tausenev 18.10.2021 22:35
@Alexandra_fortuna 20.10.2021 11:05
@alexandra_kormukhina 24.10.2021 21:48
@alexandra_shatunina 20.10.2021 11:53
@alexandra_smirnova 20.10.2021 21:22
@alexey_gusarov 21.10.2021 18:51
@alexey_korolev 18.10.2021 15:39
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@alina_alexandrova 16.10.2021 18:37
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@alisa_kuznetsova 27.10.2021 2:44
@alisa_vasilkova 20.10.2021 12:15
@alla_trusova 19.10.2021 23:27
@amir_kaniev 18.10.2021 15:57
@amir_rafikov 20.10.2021 22:50
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@anastasiia_pashkova 18.10.2021 19:57
@anastasiya_mikhaylova_326 19.10.2021 22:51
@anastasiya_oktyabrskaya_kisnichan 19.10.2021 21:16
@anastasiya_zakusina 16.10.2021 23:04
@anastasya_safronova 19.10.2021 14:47
@anatoly_vorobiev 20.10.2021 6:26
@andrew_moskalenko 19.10.2021 18:03
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@anna_erokhina 20.10.2021 1:44
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@anna_pribolovets 20.10.2021 0:21
@anna_rumyantseva 18.10.2021 2:10
@anna_vystavkina 17.10.2021 22:47
@annalyamina 18.10.2021 17:52
@anton_sorkin 27.10.2021 10:52
@anton_tananykin 17.10.2021 13:37
@anya_malchenkova 19.10.2021 13:01
@anzhela_tsyrkina 21.10.2021 15:59
@arina_savelieva 19.10.2021 22:39
@arina_shchelokova 16.10.2021 22:13
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Posted on October 28, 2021 05:15 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Текущий статус выполнения домашнего задания №1 (28.10.2021)

Уважаемые студенты!

Напоминаем, что недавно был опубликован список слушателей нашего МФК: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g/journal/58670-spisok-slushateley-kursa . Проверьте свою запись на корректность. Если вас нет в списке, свяжитесь с нами.

Это текущий статус выполнения первого домашнего задания с помощью автоматических инструментов (на 07:40 MSK 28 октября). Все, кто упомянут в этом посте, таким образом, имеют академическую задолженность. Просьба отнестись к этому максимально серьёзно и исправить небольшие замечания. Пока подвисло 20 человек. Если вы кого-то из них знаете, передайте им это сообщение.

По выполнению домашнего задания и своевременному исправлению замеченных неточностей мы понимаем, есть ли у нас обратная связь с вами и понимаете ли вы преподавателя в объеме, достаточном для освоения курса. Структура нашего МФК предполагает так называемые "стоп-задания": без выполнения первой домашней работы у вас не получится корректно сделать вторую и так далее.

Итак, перечисленные в этом отчёте, сделали домашнее задание №1 с ошибками. Внимательно прочитайте домашнее задание ещё раз (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g/journal/57674-domashnee-zadanie-1-k-lektsii-ot-6-10-2021-g )! Его можно корректно выполнить только в браузерной версии iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org ).

Записано на МФК: 527 / 600.

Не приступили к выполнению ДЗ №1: 39 человек (важно: если вы не собираетесь выполнять домашние задания, настоятельная просьба записаться на другой МФК).

Подписчиков в проекте (выполнили пункт 4): 490 человек, в т.ч. 488 слушателей курса.

Из числа 488 слушателей уже имели учётную запись на iNaturalist до начала МФК: 81 человек, а новичками платформы являются 407 человек.

Почему надо выполнить домашнее задание строго следуя инструкции? На нашем МФК около 500 участников. Домашние задания, посещаемость, контрольные тесты проверяются автоматически с помощью csv-выгрузок (список из iNaturalist, список участников онлайн-трансляций, база учебной части, гуглоформы с тестами и проч.). Только корректное заполнение профиля поможет избежать спорных ситуаций.

Примеры правильно заполненных профилей:


Перечисленным ниже студентам домашнее задание №1 пока не зачтено.

ОШИБКИ, которые надо исправить

Дали свое полное имя в профиле на кириллице: 8 человек (надо строго на латинице).


Завели учётку, но не заполнили профиль (в частности, имя/фамилию): 11 человек.


Вместо имени указали аффилиацию: 1 человек.


Если у вас возникли технические сложности с домашним заданием и вы искренне не понимаете, почему оказались в этих списках, вы можете задать вопрос в студенческом чате ВКонтакте:


Вопросы преподавателю можно задавать в комментариях к этому посту.

Posted on October 28, 2021 04:50 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Изменены настройки проекта на время биоблица

Уважаемые слушатели!

На период с 28 октября (четверг) по 16 ноября (вторник) включительно у проекта "Кибер-МФК МГУ: осень 2021 г." (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g ), на который вы подписаны, меняются настройки. Их надо внимательно изучить в разделе "Требования проекта".

Коротко о новых настройках проекта:

  • период наблюдений в природе ограничен с 28.10.2021 по 15.11.2021;
  • наблюдения можно делать по всему миру, но исключена Москва в пределах МКАД;
  • исключены 15 самых обычных видов, зарегистрированных участниками МФК в октябре;
  • исключены т.н. "обыкновенные" наблюдения (помеченные серым): наблюдения культурных растений, животных из неволи, наблюдения с техническим браком.

Настройки проекта вернутся в исходное положение после биоблица. Если загружаемые вами наблюдения не соответствуют текущим фильтрами, они сохраняются, видны вам через перечень ваших собственных наблюдений и вернутся сюда в середине ноября.

Если вы хотите, чтобы с прочими вашими наблюдениями активно работали эксперты, вы можете участвовать в зачётной статистике по факультетам, короткая инструкция тут: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kiber-mfk-mgu-osen-2021-g/journal/58887-statistika-po-fakultetam . Настройки этих проектов меняться не будут.

Posted on October 28, 2021 03:59 by apseregin apseregin | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Leafhopper fungus outbreak research progress...

@lovettbr has reported that the Butler County, Ohio fungus-killed leafhopper specimens arrived in good condition - and that he has been able to get the fungus to grow on them. So exciting!

Between us we've tagged in @nomolosx and @hopperdude215, asking for more eyes on the leafhopper IDs. It will be wonderful if Brian and the Kasson lab folks can identify the fungus, and - with help from the hopper community - confirm the affected species.

Nature chose a hard end for these little hoppers, but thanks to the iNaturalist community, @lovettbr, and the Kasson team their end is also a beginning.

Posted on October 28, 2021 03:44 by whateverwatcher whateverwatcher | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Thoughts on the iNat taxonomy of Platycheirus

This post forms part of a discussion on a flag (https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/496291#activity_comment_9906ca40-8da7-489f-bcda-e6c0516f5b16) - but I couldn't embed the spreadsheet there

This covers just over 130 species - there are said to be around 220 in total. It should include all of the Nearctic (North of Mexico) and all of Europe except muelleri and laskai.

Mengual https://brill.com/view/journals/ctoz/89/2/article-p210_210.xml#R000026%20R000088%20R000111

Young/Marshall/Skevington https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4082.1.1/4574

Mengual https://brill.com/view/journals/ctoz/89/2/article-p210_210.xml#R000026%20R000088%20R000111
Young/Marshall/Skevington https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4082.1.1/4574

For peltatus group
van Steenis – (considered as a subgroup of albimanus group = Subgenus Platycheirus)
Limited to Europe

For scutatus group
Doczkal - https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Volucella_6_0023-0040.pdf
Limited to Europe
plus YMS for atlasi (North African)

For clypeatus group
Ball and Morris British Field Guide (see comments in post)
and Haarto
Covers Whole Palearctic - according to title implication but I don’t have access
van Veen field guide for angustipes
Dipterists digest No 5 1990 Speight

For ambiguous group
Barkalov - as ‘Subgenus Pachysphyria’ http://kmkjournals.com/upload/PDF/EEJ/17/eej17_6_466-510_Barkalov.pdf covers whole of Russia
and Nielsen - as 'ambiguus group' https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Volucella_7_0001-0030.pdf covers Europe

for manicatus group
Nielsen and Barkalov - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319312480_A_revision_of_and_key_to_the_Holarctic_and_Oriental_Platycheirus_manicatus_group_species_Diptera_Syrphidae
Covers Holarctic and Oriental species
Plus YMS for sticticus (see tree p98)

For a couple of oriental and Asian species see also
http://www.entomologi.no/journals/nje/2016-2/pdf/nje-vol63-no2-169-174-nielsen.pdf for albotibeticus and formosanus
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330319469_The_species_of_the_genus_Platycheirus_Lepeletier_Serville_1828_Diptera_Syrphidae_from_Taiwan_with_a_discussion_on_intersex_specimens for perpes
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316505699_New_material_of_Central_Palaearctic_Platycheirus_Diptera_Syrphidae_with_description_of_three_new_species for dudkoi, latens and transbaikalicus

Posted on October 27, 2021 23:23 by matthewvosper matthewvosper | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Do you know the signs of a sick or injured koala?

🤕🐨 Do you know the signs of a sick or injured koala?

Signs a koala may be sick or injured can include:
🩹 red, inflamed or crusty eyes
🩹 very dirty, wet or brown bottom
🩹 signs of injury such as cuts, blood or fur loss
🩹 very skinny
🩹 not using all four limbs when climbing or walking
🩹 sitting at the base of a tree or in the same tree for several days

Grab a copy of our glovebox koala checklist at any of your local libraries, customer service centres, Logan Art Gallery, community centres or animal management centre.

If you have spotted a sick or injured koala, please call RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) or Wildcare on 5527 2444.


Posted on October 27, 2021 23:13 by environment_logancc environment_logancc

PARABÉNS pelas quase 3 mil observações feitas e quase mil espécies já identificadas!

Deveremos passar as 3.000 Observações realizadas (maior número dos GSBs), assim como, ir além de 1.000 espécies identificados. Isto é excelente!
Já são 118 participantes maior número dos GSBs), mas tem gente que ainda não fez as postagens.
Assim acredito que cheguemos a mais de 125 participantes.

Nesta SEGUNDA FASE do Bioblitz, você ainda pode inserir as fotos e sons que faltam.
Mas o importante é fazer uma verificação nas SUAS postagens, se estão boas, corrigir a localização, pois o GPS apresenta desvios pequenos e grandes....
Depois de verificar as suas observações, verifique as dos colegas do projeto.
Tente ir melhorando a identificação, avisando também a falta de data, de localização, etc..
É a fase COLABORATIVA e de análise. OK!
Então mãos a obra.
Abraços, Eric

P.S. 1: parece que vão expandir a Segunda Fase mais uma semana, de 31 de outubro, para 07 de novembro.
Porém, quanto mais cedo você postar as suas observações maiores as chances de serem identificadas. Mesmo que você identifique corretamente é necessário mais um a dois identificadores para confirmar esta sua identificação.
P.S. 2: Veja se tem colegas do Inat e de fora do inat que tiraram fotos de 22 a 25 de outubro e ainda não postaram. Quem sabe chegamos a mais de 3000 observações.

Posted on October 27, 2021 22:58 by ericfischerrempe ericfischerrempe | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Todavía te falta subir observaciones ??

Hola a todos!! Hay tiempo hasta el viernes 29 de octubre para subir todas las fotos de las observaciones que hayan realizado entre los días del evento (22 al 25 ambos inclusive).

Gracias por participar!!


Posted on October 27, 2021 21:25 by marreginas marreginas | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Warning colouration on a diet of ants and termites

Everyone knows that dendrobatid frogs, which are classic examples of warning colouration, tend to eat ants as a staple (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_dart_frog and https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232710571_Myrmecophagy_and_alkaloid_sequestration_in_amphibians_a_study_on_Ameerega_picta_Dendrobatidae_and_Elachistocleis_sp_Microhylidae_frogs).

Everyone also knows that there are various mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians around the world that tend to be myrmecophagous (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrmecophagy), i.e. to have specialised diets of various combinations of ants and termites.

But who knows whether there is any general correlation between warning colouration and myrmecophagy in these vertebrates?

There are two related reasons why myrmecophagous vertebrates can be expected to be particularly defensive against predators.

Firstly, the noxious substances of the social insects, once eaten, can potentially be sequestered by the myrmecophages themselves as a basis for their own chemical defence.

Secondly, social insects - particularly in the form of workers and soldiers as opposed to eggs or alates - tend to be poor foods. This is partly because ants consist largely of exoskeleton, partly because termites themselves tend to live on poor foods (fibrous detritus), partly because much grit and frass tends to be ingested while eating these insects, and partly because the chemical defences contained by the ants (and certain termites such as nasutitermitines) are metabolically costly to detoxify.

Given their energy-poor diet, myrmecophagies tend to have both small brains (relative to body size) and a limited metabolic capacity to flee or fight. They thus tend to be more vulnerable to predation than are like-size herbivores in the same animal communities.

So, how do mymecophages generally evade predation, and how does adaptive colouration relate to this beyond dendrobatid frogs?

The answer is that conspicuous frogs are not representative of myrmecophages in general. There is no syndrome of warning colouration and toxicity/noxiousness shared among the various ant- and/or termite-eating vertebrates. Conversely, among skunks - which epitomise warning colouration - even the most insectivorous species tend not to eat ants or termites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hog-nosed_skunk#Feeding_habits and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_polecat#Diet).

Examples: the aardvark (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardvark) survives mainly by virtue of strictly nocturnal activity and refuge in deep burrows by day. Pangolins, myrmecopagous armadillos and the short-beaked echidna are armoured, with this echidna and one species of pangolin also relying partly on unusual digging abilities for refuge. The numbat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbat) has extreme camouflage.

Among the various myrmecophagous reptiles and amphibians, some have bizarre defences (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorny_devil and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_lizard) and some are toxic/noxious, but few have warning colouration (e.g. see https://www.reddit.com/r/Awwducational/comments/nbhx75/this_friendly_frisbee_is_the_twocolored_oval_frog/). Conversely, few of the aposematic species of amphibians qualify as myrmecophagous (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisonous_amphibian and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corroboree_frog#Diet).

This brings us to certain anteaters of central and South America, which are among the few species providing some coincidence between myrmecophagy and warning colouration: the two species of tamanduas (please see my latest Post) and the giant anteater (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_anteater) .

In both tamanduas (which seem incapable of running) and their large relative (http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/29/oh-great-now-giant-anteaters-are-killing-people and https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/giant-anteater-walking-on-grass-gm1020098972-274095467 and https://outschool.com/classes/introduction-to-anteaters-bxMHWjIy and https://www.flickr.com/photos/judy4652/5637639785/ and https://www.theanimalfacts.com/mammals/giant-anteater/ and third photo in https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/giant-anteater), the colouration has some dark/pale contrast - particularly on the shoulders - which seems inconsistent with camouflage. The patterns are not as graphic as in skunks but are, depending on the situation, conspicuous enough to suggest self-advertisement rather than blending into the surroundings.

When juveniles ride the mother in these anteaters, the patterns are reinforced rather than disrupted, further suggesting a function in self-advertisement rather than camouflage. See

In only one of these two genera is there any hint that the warning colouration is based on noxious substances sequestered from the diet.

Different warnings seem to apply in the two genera, Myrmecophaga vs Tamandua, if we assume that warning colouration tends to hint at defensive capabilities that are unapparent (e.g. toxic/noxious substances), rather than to emphasise those that are easily displayed as such (e.g. teeth, which anteaters lack completely).

In the giant anteater, the hazard posed by the fore claws (https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Giant-anteater-claws-which-are-very-elongated-in-the-second-and-third-digits-Photo-by_fig2_263971704) is not obvious, partly because the animal knuckle-walks with the claws folded (see https://vimeo.com/108411348). The colouration thus seems to warn 'Beware my strength in using my earth-raking claws as daggers on you'.

For their part, tamanduas display the claws and muscular shoulders in their characteristic defensive pose, but what is warned of by the colouration seems instead to be a somewhat skunk-like capacity to produce noxious substances from the anal glands.

Warning colouration in the giant anteater includes a dark bar on the pale fore feet, as if to draw attention to the hazard hidden there (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66556791 and http://ianloydwildlife.blogspot.com/2013/09/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xjImFKyEY4 and https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/newborn-baby-giant-anteater-rides-on-the-back-of-his-mom-news-photo/108204761 and https://www.quora.com/What-are-ways-anteaters-protect-themselves). In tamanduas, the dark band on the otherwise pale shoulders does not emphasise the fore limbs particularly (see video in https://didyouknowpets.com/having-a-tamandua-as-a-pet/).

Overall, these anteaters differ from unambivalently aposematic mammals such as skunks because their conspicuous features of colouration remain partial/subtle enough to allow the animals to blend in when stationary.

In the case of the giant anteater, the plain-coloured tail is as important as the bold markings because it can alternatively cover the sleeping body, and expand in profile to exaggerate the body size of the animal in defensive display. In the case of tamanduas the conspicuous colouration is absent in many individuals in a complex system which includes plain, all-pale and all-dark morphs within a given population, plus geographic variation among populations.

Which brings us full-circle to the association mooted at the start of this Post: do tamanduas make their defensive secretions out of substances sequestered from their diet, or not?

Posted on October 27, 2021 21:00 by milewski milewski | 8 comments | Leave a comment