SA iNaturalists - August 2023 Update

Data used for this post taken on the 10th of September. It excludes any observations and identifications from August that were uploaded after this date.
Title Font: Brassia, Velvetyne Type Foundry, Ariel Martin Pérez.

Publicado el 10 de septiembre de 2023 a las 09:13 AM por cobaltducks cobaltducks


Geoff, I'd love to know what a few of the 79 new species were for SA.

Anotado por davidsando hace 9 meses

I'd like to know that too, but I've not figured out an easy way to determine it, short of exporting all 500k observations each month. The way I calculate it is simply last month's species count vs this month's count. (Is it clear that by 'new species' I mean those recorded on iNat in SA for the first time? and not actual first sightings of these species in SA).

The increase of 79 species in August likely includes many historic observations that have only this month been identified by an expert. I find I'm still receiving IDs on some of my observations that are 4 years old. So they are not necessarily species observed this month.

Here's a nice example of a sighting in August of a species that's not just first on iNat in SA, but first on all of iNat, and possibly first photo of a live specimen: Hale's Stink Bug (Paragenor halei)

Anotado por cobaltducks hace 9 meses

Wow. Fantastic bug story . . and great iNat teamwork story.

Anotado por davidsando hace 9 meses

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