My new identification trick

When trying to identify, say, a beetle in a family that I'm not familiar with, I still have to dig through all the images of beetles in families that I'm familiar with (families that already know it doesn't belong to. I can recognize carabids, scarabs, click beetles, fire fly beetles, leaf beetles, etc. I don't need to be seeing those when I'm searching for something that I know isn't in those families.

So, I created a URL filter to display all beetles EXCEPT those families that I'm familiar with.

This one is for observations within the area I'm usually most interested in--my "bounding box" (which includes most of TX, OK, and LA): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=37.30409286559174&nelng=-90.85243710937493&place_id=any&quality_grade=research&subview=grid&swlat=27.102526266329324&swlng=-104.51942929687493&taxon_id=47208&view=species&without_taxon_id=49567,57659,48486,47625,81951,47961,51146,47592,53816,59510,81969,55051,60473,52932,53248,47951,53849,48201,47961,47731,54964

This one is for my own observations (so I can see if I've seen any beetle like this before): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=grid&taxon_id=47208&user_id=pfau_tarleton&verifiable=any&without_taxon_id=49567,57659,48486,47625,81951,47961,51146,47592,53816,59510,81969,55051,60473,52932,53248,47951,53849,48201,47961,47731,54964

Posted by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton, May 04, 2019 02:10

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That’s pretty cool! Thanks! Just curious, are both links supposed to be the same?

Posted by feistyone about 3 years ago (Flag)

Nope! But it's fixed now.

Posted by pfau_tarleton about 3 years ago (Flag)

I didn’t think they were, and I was curious to see the other. Thanks for sharing this!

Posted by feistyone about 3 years ago (Flag)

FYI I can never remember the code to exclude a taxon, so I always come back here :)

Lepidoptera - Butterflies = Moths

Posted by kimberlietx almost 3 years ago (Flag)

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