22 de diciembre de 2022

Twitter Stream for 8,000th iNaturalist Observation

My 8,000 observation in @inaturalist was of Emmelina monodactyla (Morning-glory Plume Moth) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/143759511

Though occuring globally, E. monodactyla is most extensive in North America & Europe
https://www.gbif.org/species/1859046

E. monodactyla was 1st described by Linnaeus (1758) in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae (v.1, p.542), as Phalaena Alucita monodactyla
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727453

Linnaeus based his description on a pre-Linnaean work, Memoires pour servir a l'histoire des insectes (1734) by René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (figures 12-16)
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14375037

In 1905, JW Tutt established the genus, Emmelina in his article, "Types of the genera of the Agdistid, Alucitid and Orneodid plume moths" in The entomologist's record and journal of variation & assigned Linnæus' Phalaena Alucita monodactyla to the new genus
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9019784
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9019827

@dhobern gives a good synopsis of Linnaeus description of "Phalaena – All other moths" as part of his discussion of "Many-plume Moths"
https://stangeia.hobern.net/phalaena-alucita-linnaeus-1758/

@BioDivLibrary has many recent publications on E. monodactyla such as "Micro moths on Great Cumbrae Island (vc100)" by PG Moore in The Glasgow naturalist v.26:pt.4 (2018)
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/59077358

Ingresado el 22 de diciembre de 2022 por udcmrk udcmrk | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de octubre de 2022

Twitter Stream for Observations in Belgium (October 2022)

While in Belgium for the @GBIF GB29 meeting & side @BioDivLibrary meetings, I did some @iNaturalist viewing. While in Brussels, @botanicgarden01, & Tervuren (@africamuseumbe); I made 224 observations of 74 species (current as of this tweet). https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/observations-in-belgium

Harmonia axyridis (Asian Lady Beetle) was the most sighted, but there were also many birds, fungi, and my first observation of the Sciurus vulgaris (Eurasian Red Squirrel ) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138754122
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/137683266

But, perhaps the most interesting for me was the Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot), of which I logged 14 observations. @BioDivLibrary has a lot of information about F. atra, including the 1st description in Linnaeus's Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) (1758) https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727059

Perhaps the most interesting was the Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot), of which I logged 14 observations. @BioDivLibrary has a lot of information about F. atra, including the 1st description in Linnaeus's Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) (1758) https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727059
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/137387374

There are also many great illustrations, such as this one from The birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873) https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53024004

Ingresado el 14 de octubre de 2022 por udcmrk udcmrk | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

05 de junio de 2021

First Magicicada, Brood X Sighting, Teneral Stage

My first Brood X, 2021 sighting of teneral stage

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First Magicicada, Brood X Sightings

These were the first sightings of Magicicada in the 2021 Brood X emergence.

Ingresado el 05 de junio de 2021 por udcmrk udcmrk | 5 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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