Inland Wood Oats Chasmanthium latifolium
Introduced in Fort Tryon Park, US, NY: arrived in the region via anthropogenic means
#FtTryonParkNYCbiodiversity #NYC #WaHi
via Fort Tryon Park: Biodiversity and Ecology #iNaturalist
Common Eastern Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis
Darlington-Mechanicsville-Whipple's Landing-Florence #iNaturalist.
A male and female Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park on 23 Sept 2023. They were feeding on the fruits of the Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum).
I saw this on the outskirts of #mumbai #india, today. Someone on #inaturalist suggested these were #yellowcrazyants . This is very disturbing, as these #ants are one of the worst #invasivespecies in the world. To make matters worse, the place where I saw them is a diverse and vibrant #wetland. Birds from all over the world migrate here.
Could someone help confirm if Yellow Crazy Ants native to India?
A Tree Flitter (Hyarotis adrastus) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 23 Sept 2023. An uncommon skipper butterfly and a fast flyer, this one was willing to stay still as I slowly approached it to get this close shot.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184493849 ]
The #iNaturalist elves did not visit my observations last night. Zero IDs. So sad. Should've just slept in.
A Fluffy Tit (Zeltus amasa) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 23 Sept 2023. That long tail, and the dark marks at the tail-end of the wings, serve to distract predators. I've seen tailess ones that probably survived a previous attack.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184493846 ]
Blog post from #inaturalist on their geospatial models used for assessing species likelihood by location - this complements their image recognition model. Both together feed into their suggested identifications:
Luettelo tämän vuoden ensimmäisistä lajihavainnoistani ja niiden havaintopäivämääriä vastaavista lämpötilasummista.
A Ponerine ant, Diacamma geometricum, spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 23 Sept 2023. I recognize these ants from the whorl-like patterns on it that resemble fingerprints.
Wikipedia says this genus of ants are queenless. Instead, a mated egglaying worker (the gamergate) takes on the role of queen, and mutilates her fellow workers, so they don't mate.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184493825 ]
As I was walking at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, I suddenly heard loud buzzing, and was surrounded by bees. Looking around, I saw they were Asian Honey Bees (Apis cerana) and they were nesting in a hole in a nearby tree. Spotted on 23 Sept 2023.
I was corrected on two poison hemlock identifications on #inaturalist because I did IDs not knowing I too tired and hence had poor judgement and mistook two poison hemlocks for chervil. Doing so I found two more. As a Poison Hemlock nerd this is worst than any of the walk of shame I have even gone through #plants #poisonhemlock #chervil #apiaceae #community
I went out last night to visit the bright lamp at the park hoping for moths. No moths, pretty quiet in general but I found a green sweat bee (Agapostemon sp.) The bee refused to land, but I stood around hoping it would for about 15 minutes and snapped a few phone pics - a few came out ok.
Ajoin vakiolenkin molempiin suuntiin. Lämmintä, +20 °. Kuvasin amiraaleja ja nokkosperhosia, sirvikkään, ja ison yökkösen. Kävin Prismassa. Pyykkäsin.
Good news: #iNaturalist upgraded last night to include "Geomodel," so now you'll see "Expected Nearby" instead of "Seen Nearby." All the changes are detailed on its blog, but I especially enjoyed reading the section titled, "Future direction: Surfacing unusual observations." Now there's a way to automatically bin observations that deserve scrutiny for range expansion and misidentification. Awesome work. #nature #identification #CitizenScience #biology #photography #biogeography #software #maps #models
A Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra) and its rarer relative, the Tawny Palmfly (Elymnias panthera) spotted at Ulu Sembawang Park Connector on 17 Sept 2023. I'm now getting a bit better at telling them apart when they are in flight.
A pair of assassin bugs, Cosmolestes picticeps, spotted at Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, Singapore, on 17 Sept 2023. Common insects, these may be preparing to mate or have mated, judging from their positions.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183638538 ]
- identity the tree family/genus/species using @FloraIncognita or #iNaturalist
- tag it as leaf_type=broadleaved, denotation=landmark and use the data from the identification App to tag genus= and species=
For more details, see:
A Lance Sergeant (Athyma pravara) spotted at Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, Singapore, on 17 Sept 2023. One of several species of lookalike Sailors and Sergeants here, identified by the unbroken white bar on the wings nearest to the head.
On other species, that bar is split or has protrusions to it. So best to shoot first, check the ID later. 🙂
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183638523 ]
UPDATE: Spotted lanternflies have made it to Illinois, Tennessee, Ontario, and possibly Mexico. Links are to #iNaturalist observations. #invasive #insect #entomology #SpottedLanternfly #nature #IntroducedSpecies #InvasiveSpecies
Via Morgan Jackson, news that the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is now in Canada, in Oakville, Ontario. That's close to dozens of vineyards so I suspect there will be thousands of gallons of pesticides heading to that area within the next few days if not already. Sighted by Tanya Campbell. #inaturalist #pests #InvasiveSpecies #insect #nature #pesticides #entomology https://inaturalist.ca/observations/183159595
Last night I went to the local park at night to check out the bright lights in the parking lot for #iNaturalist observations. There's often moths and things there, this time there were tons of green June beetles (Cotinis nitida).
A Common Red-stem Fig tree (Ficus variegata) that caught my eye at Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, Singapore, on 18 Sept 2023. There are many bunches of these red and green figs growing on it at ground level, and all the way up the tree trunk. Should make a fine feast for fig eaters.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183638578 ].
Garden whites out in force – there are so many at the moment, all over Cambridge, UK. These are from the gardens of Pembroke college #Pembroke1347
Today we got three monarchs visiting the pollinator garden. They seem to be trying to stake claims on the territory, circling over the yard and attacking each other, they've been chasing each other in circles all day.
Yesterday I witnessed a behaviour I never expected from a solitary bee: she unloaded all its pollen baskets onto a leaf, then tasted it, and soom after flew off, releasing a cloud of pixie dust as she jumped and beat its wings down to take of. As if she had had a change of heart, and the pollen wasn't good enough?
Lasioglossum sp. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183728376
A Yellow Vein Lancer (Pyroneura latoia) spotted at Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, Singapore, on 17 Sept 2023. I've taken shots of it in the past, but I'm pretty happy with how this shot turned out, after chasing it as it moved from flower to flower.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/183638597 ]
A Treehopper (family Membracidae), genus Leptocentrus, spotted at Rifle Range Park, Singapore, on 12 May 2023. Interesting look with those thorns that protrude from its head.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/161212999 ]
This tiny rove beetle gave me such an arrogant, threatening look that I said to it, "Well, aren't *you* just the Lord of the Mushrooms today!?" Later, after uploading the pic onto #iNaturalist, some expert informed me that it's in the genus Lordithon. #RoveBeetle #staphylinidae #mushrooms #fungi #insect #entomology #nature #beetle #coleoptera
Download the app, record that singing, upload and wait for a human to identify it. It’s brilliant!
Here’s one I prepared earlier:
🌿🐦🪲🌷🦇 Vous êtes invités à participer à un bioblitz citoyen sur le site de l'ancien hippodrome de Montréal Blue Bonnets!
📅 samedi 16 septembre 2023 entre 7h et 22h. Apportez votre lampe pour l'activité nocturne !
📱 Pour participer vous pouvez aussi télécharger et installer l'application iNaturalist sur votre téléphone!
Nous espérons vous y voir ! 😃 (Tous les détails ici: https://socenv.ca/fr/event/bioblitz-a-lhippodrome-blue-bonnets/)
Libellenbeobachtungen aus dem "Giardino Botanico André Heller" (Gardasee):
- As a student, I used to write "Hobbies : community management for a small online forum/interblog project: conflict gestion, proposition of activities and events, promotion on social media, creative writing, teamwork and management". I was hired because of that once. Don't underestimate the skills you get from your hobbies. I spend hours idng poison hemlock on #inaturalist (if you need any hemlock/fool's parsley Id feel free to @ toutpetitfantome), it's still an interest for "botanics/folklore"