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Planting 100 bare root trees!

Tomorrow Phil will be leading a volunteer crew in planting the 100 bare root apricot trees that he recently picked up from the nursery. They are the Blenheim variety, grafted on hardy Nemagaard root stock.

The holes have already been drilled with an auger, 12-18 inches deep. He has constructed a jig to hold the trees centered in each hole while we put in a cup of alfalfa and collapse the walls to fill in the holes. He wants the roots to be able to penetrate the soil without bumping up against an impenetrable wall.

On another note, here is a great blog post on the native pollinators we hope eventually to encourage in our area:


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When complex is simpler! Suggested name changes to improve accuracy.

In our world of parasitized caterpillars there are three very commonly used identifications:

1. Hornworm Parasitic Wasp Cotesia congregata
(Applied to practically all caterpillars in the Sphinx family parasitized by wasps)
2. White Butterfly Wasp Cotesia glomerata
(Applied to many parasitized caterpillars in the Cabbage Butterfly family Pieridae)
3. Saddleback Caterpillar Wasp Cotesia empretiae
(Applied to most parasitized Saddleback Caterpillars in the Acharia genus which has multiple species)

While these terms are extremely useful in specifying the kind of caterpillar involved, they are inaccurate as to the exact species of Cotesia involved. Thanks @josefernandez-triana for pointing this out to my attention. I have asked if it would be possible to change each of these designations to refer to a complex of related species rather than a single species. As it is, these three species C. congregata, C. glomerata, and C. empretiae represent a whole lot of species yet to be better known, or even to be discovered. We need simplification with proper representation!

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Nature Walk around the Rez

After class today, I took a walk around the Rez. It was cool and cloudy, but still a beautiful day. There were many people out walking their dogs, and I saw a lot of birds in the rez itself. There were also some blooming flowers and mosses on the trees.

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Need help with iNaturalist? Join us for free training sessions.

As we start ramping up toward the weekend-long City Nature Challenge here in Maui, one of the biggest hurdles tends to be not being familiar with the iNaturalist application. We are in the process of developing some videos to help you get familiar with the app, but also consider joining us for one of our Meetup sessions, where you can get actual people to help you get the app set up and get guidance on how to use it. Join us on Meetup.com here: https://www.meetup.com/Maui-Nui-Natural-History/ Hope to see you soon!

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Using Observation Fields

Maybe it’s my imagination, but I can almost feel spring in the air. These past couple of warm (for Vermont) days have me picturing green shoots poking up through damp soil and long absent bird species fluttering high in the trees. The wild critters in my backyard are slowly spreading their legs and venturing beyond the forest’s edge. I returned last week from a couple days away to find my unplowed driveway and yard splattered with tracks of all sizes. Sadly, with the warm weather most had already melted into indistinguishable blobs.

Although the weather is slowly erasing all of the neat tracks around my house, I’ll take this warm spell. At this time of year, who knows how long it will last!

This Week on Tech Tip Tuesday

When studying the natural world, it’s rare to look at one species in isolation. That’s because biodiversity exists in a vast web, making it difficult to definitively tease apart one species from another. Many types of relationships exist between different species in an ecosystem and understanding how they work can provide valuable clues that can help predict how they might respond to changes in their environment.

Last week I talked about how to search for and map multiple species’ observations at a time. However, sometimes you may want to make connections between species when creating your observation. As I’ve mentioned here many times, iNaturalist is a powerful tool for collecting data on biodiversity. While collecting basic data about one species is useful, the more detailed information you can supply, the better. Given the vast web of relationships that exist, one important piece of information to include in observations is which species your observed subject is associated with.

Like many of iNaturalist’s other tricks, there is a fairly simple way to note associated species: by adding an “associated species” observation field. Maybe you’re already familiar with observation fields. Observation fields allow you to track information that iNaturalist isn’t readily recording. Users create observation fields, then choose whether to gather information in text, date, or numeric format. Anyone can create an observation field, however they are often generated by a project to gather specific details about observations. Once created, the field is available for everyone to use.

Today, I’m going to walk you through using the “associated species” observation field, however I invite you to explore all of the different options. There are many!

To find observation fields, go to an observation (your own or someone else’s) that has a species that is commonly associated with another species (Monarchs on Milkweed is one example). To find “observation field” scroll down below where Projects are listed on the right-hand side of your screen. You will see the heading “Observation Fields”. Click in the blank text box and begin typing in “associated species”. At some point, you will see it pop up in the list below the text box -- click on it.

Once you select the observation field you want to use, you’re now able to type out the name of the associated species. Unfortunately, this won’t auto-fill, so you will need to enter the full name of the plant (or animal or fungi) associated with your observed species. If you don’t know the associate by its species name, you can use genus or family names. Other users will only be able to correct these labels by commenting, not directly editing, so it is best to stick with what you know for certain. Since other users can add observation fields, I also encourage you to ask in the observation’s comments for the name of the associated species if you cannot find them yourself.

Once the associated species’ name is satisfactorily entered, you’re all set to click “Add” to the right of the text box. Now, when others come to look at this observation or export this data, the associated species will be clearly visible.

TTT Task of the Week

Take some time this week to explore the observations field. Add associated species to observations where appropriate. And no need to stop there! Check out some of the other options and see if any apply to your observations. Just remember, when in doubt, stick to what you know for certain and ask for help when you need it.

Thank you for helping us map Vermont’s biodiversity and happy observing!

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Добавлена акватория

Местоположения Respublika Krym, RUGorod Sevastopol, RU заменены на новое - Respublika Krym, RU + water area, созданное @mikvik с расширенной акваторией.

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biodiversidad en el camino

hola, este proyecto es para que puedan aportar con sus observaciones casuales de biodiversidad de la zona costera pueden ser flora o fauna.
Anímate antes que desaparezcan por las inmobiliarias.

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VanCortlandt Park Biodiversity project

Also be sure to join the "VanCortlandt Park Biodiversity" project on iNaturalist to witness our catalog of species found in Van Cortlandt Park! The project is sponsored by one of our Van Cortlandt Park Alliance employees and is a great resource to find out more about the park's wildlife.

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Spring Solstice Scavenger Hunt Riddles

1. My time is divided between munching on garden scraps, breeding and hopping about the fringes of open spaces like parks, meadows or farms! My fluffy white tail is but one of my charms. You may find it tricky to spot me as I hide in vegetation. But oh when you find me how you’ll be in ellation! So keep your eyes peeled and do not fret. I am the most common of my family here, thus on finding me you may be deadset.

2. I am an ephemeral flower who’s alternate name is a canine’s tooth. My yellow tinged petals make me easy to sleuth! I sprout in the spring but may be found nearly year round. In woodland habitats is where I am found. My brown-grey leaves resemble the hue of a certain fish. To gobble up sunlight is my only wish.

3. I am named for the way I resemble mens’ trousers. Don’t try to eat me as I carry narcotics like poppy flowers. I too bloom in early spring from March until April. Please do not pick me as the consequences will be fateful. To a moist shady area I am a lovely addition. So grab your camera and get started on your mission!

4. For medicinal purposes I am often used. If you have a toothache or sore throat I cannot be refused! Sprouting from my stem you may find white flowers. My capacity to heal is but one of my powers. The red juice from my underground stem gave to Indians dye, insect repellent, and war paint. However my petals are fragile and appear quite faint. At night I rest them by closing them tight. But not to worry; they open again at the coming of light.

5. I am a hooved creature who is mostly brown and medium sized. In North, South and Central America is where I preside. If you cannot hunt me down, take a picture of one of my family members. However, my cotton colored tail is what one always remembers.

6. I am a rare creature who presides near the sea. Near shores, wetlands, ponds or streams is where I will be. I am a carnivorous bird who spends his time wading. Upon a fish’s arrival my spear-like bill is awaiting. Though my prey swims freely unaware I am here. The deathblows of my bill should instill great fear.

7. For my leaves’ stinky aroma is what I am named. So if you come near me for the stench you may not be blamed. To remain inconspicuous I grow close to the ground. In wetlands and moist slopes is where I’ll be found.

8. While at first blush I am but a pretty set of painted wings. Through sipping the nectar of flowers fertilization springs. I collect pollen on my legs as I slurp tasty snacks. Pollinating and cross-breeding plants in my tracks.

9. I am a reptilian creature who hides in a cartilage shell. What animal I am you likely can already tell. My scientific name is “testudine”. In terms of my dwellings, they may be fresh water as well as marine.

10. Of the Phylum Chordata, I am the most likely to give you a fright. I can often perform flip-like motions and other tricks whilst in flight! My intelligence and keen eyesight allow me to hunt. So you’d better look out for me, if I may be blunt.

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1.Solve the provided riddles and upload photos and the answers to the VCP Spring Solstice Scavenger Hunt on iNaturalist

2.To qualify for a prize, post a photo in Van Cortlandt Park to social media and tag us @VCPalliance

3.Once you have completed the steps above, email us at info@vancortlandtpark.org with your iNaturalist account name and social media username. Please include the subject line VCP scavenger hunt.

4.If you qualify, come pick up your prize at: 80 Van Cortlandt Park South

Below are links to our social media so you don't miss out on our upcoming events!

Follow us on:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/vcpalliance?igshid=5yw5yuy47z4m

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vcpalliance/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vcpalliance

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Over 200 cities participating in CNC this year!

Get excited! The City Nature Challenge has become one of the biggest global citizen science events around. This year, there are over 200 cities participating in the CNC with more to come as they get their projects set up. Check out the current list here: 2020 City Map and List.

While you're on the main City Nature Challenge page, check out the Education Toolkit to find resources to use in the classroom. If you have any questions about integrating the CNC into your classes, let me know in the comments below!

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Training sessions planned - Knysna & Sedgefield

Saturdy 29th of February and Saturday 7th of March at Brenton Haven Hotel @ 12h00
Contact Christa: christa.a.leroux@gmail.com

Tuesday, 3rd of March (subject to confirmation) 10:00 at Slow Roasted in Sedgefield.
Please let me know if you will be able to attend - just so that we have an idea of numbers.
Contact : Dr Louw Claassens Tel: 0829289391 Email: kyss.louw@gmail.com

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Agenda de actividades

9 - 10am - Platica: "Como hacer observaciones en NaturaLista?"
10am - 3pm - Recorridos guiados por la zona
1pm - Taller para maestros y professores
* Tendrás hasta las 10am del domingo 1 de marzo para subir observaciones

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Nature Walk 1

My nature walk took me through a suburban park without any landscaping, and then to a pond of a similar sort. The park had a natural creek running through it that in some spots had natural obstacles, and thus in some spots, there was standing water. The pond was artificially made, however, the organisms present appeared to be native. An interesting behavior that I noticed between the Mallards and Canadian Geese was that the Mallards appeared to be using the Geese as predator protection. That is to say, the geese were quite aggressive and the mallards were behind them when I approached.

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Feb 25th Neighborhood Walk

As it's been an insanely busy week for me it was nice to set aside some time this morning just to walk around the neighborhood and observe the other species calling this area home. While it was overcast, the weather was wonderful as it is finally starting to warm up. I spent most of my time looking in cut throughs between houses and at the park and saw a few interesting things. I saw a ton of squirrels and what I believe was a cardinal but could not get a great picture of them. I think in the future I may have to switch to a real camera and not just my phone as I am realizing it is extremely difficult to get quality photos of small creatures that are frightened of you. Next time perhaps I will focus on plant life instead.

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Nature Walk Feb 18-25

Today we walked around the reservoir in the morning and it was wonderful and sunny. It got cloudy towards the end of our walk, and the wildlife was relatively quiet in the morning. The birds were spread out throughout the reservoir rather than being in one concentrated area, and there were not many people out. I've walked the reservoir multiple times, but I had never noticed the variety of mosses around the area. They all look the same from far away, as do the birds. I had always assumed all of the smaller birds were ducks, but this morning we saw many different types. Overall, it was a very good way to start the morning.

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should read my own journal posts- setting up Confluence Park as a place on iNat

I tried to search for Confluence Park as a place and couldn't find it so assumed I had not set it up as a place so did it again. It didn't seem to work but eventually had a place that indicated observations. Well after two times, seems like it should be there.

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Welcome to the Denver EcoFlora project! The mission of this project is to connect citizens with biodiversity and natural history collections in meaningful and engaging ways.

Our main goals are to:
1. Develop and host workshops on the use of iNaturalist and reporting observations to the EcoFlora project.
2. Provide outreach to underserved communities to increase diverse participation.
3. Lead field trips to floristically diverse or under-observed areas in the metro area to document biodiversity.
4. Develop engaging EcoFlora challenges to retain participation.
5. Speak on the value of natural history collections in understanding biodiversity, climate change, and conservation.

Thank you for your interest!

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Observation 1

Unfortunately I was gone for the weekend due to a tournament so I was restricted to only "venturing" Boston College campus. I was not very successful in finding wild plants or any animal other than squirrels but the photos I presented were as close as I could get. It was very tricky to identify the one bush because since it's winter, no flowers are bloomed, but I did my best identifying it. I also came across this really interesting red plant that looked like sticked coming out of the ground. I could not identify it and I didn't even know where to start when trying to search it up. While walking, the weather has been particularly nice these past few days, today especially, I didn't even have to wear a parka. Although, it was cloudy out but little to no wind thank God. This campus is a different kind of peaceful when not everyone and their mother is rushing to class. I felt calm and peaceful for once, not worrying if I forgot about an exam or slept through a class.

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Nature Walk 2/25/20

The walk around the Reservoir was beautiful. It was a little cloudy, but incredibly warm for the end of February. There was surprisingly little animal life out considering how nice the day was. I saw several different types of moss and plant life, which I included in my observations because they all seemed like a different species. I saw a couple types of ducks and birds that I couldn't identify but they were too far away to get a clear picture! Overall, it was an amazing walk.

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February 22, 2020 Leonard Preserve in Manchester Michigan

It was finally sunny after a very dreary fall/winter. I headed out to Leonard Preserve in Manchester. I visit the Washtenaw County Preserves regularly and I tend to go to this one more because it is so expansive and I can spend a good part of a day walking. It is undergoing a gradual restoration process, so it is easy on my invasive plant radar. There is a single plant that is more abundant (prolific?) there than any other place I visit: Shrubby St. John's-Wort, Hypericum prolificum.

It can be a muddy place to visit, so I usually wear boots. There is a large prairie near the cemetery that is coming into its own with plenty of liatris, stiff goldenrod and prairie grasses. They have mowed another section and are starting a grasslands restoration there. I will visit there again later.

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February 21, 2020

Went to the Boston Public Garden and Common on a very warm day. I thought this was a great idea until I realized everything there was cultivated, but I was able to take some pictures of 'wild' birds and squirrels. These little guys must have been starving because they were following people around far more close than normal and were scratching at everything on the ground to see if they could eat it.

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City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen


For første gang er København med i City Nature Challenge!

City Nature Challenge er en "konkurrence" hvor målet er at registrere så mange arter som muligt. Fra den 24. til den 27. april 2020 skal København konkurrere med mere end 250 byer i verden. Udover en konkurrence så bidrager City Nature Challenge også til vores samlede viden om by-natur.

Det bliver spændende at se hvor mange arter vi kan få kortlagt i Hovedstaden. Men vi får brug for hjælp! Derfor har vi tagget de 100 bedste observatører for København her, og vi håber, at der er mange som har lyst til at være med.

Statens Naturhistoriske Museum er arrangør for Københavns deltagelse, og du kan se projektet og selve området som vi skal undersøge her:

Under City Nature Challenge vil Statens Naturhistoriske Museum også arrangere guidede ture inden for projektområde, hvor vi skal "nørde natur" og finde en masse arter. Mere info om tid og sted følger.

Sådan deltager du i City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen

1. tag ud i København fra den 24. til den 27. april og sørg for, at du holder dig inden for projektområdet
2. brug iNaturalist eller dit kamera til at tage billeder af de organismer, som du finder
3. tilføj dine observationer i iNaturalist til projektet: "City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen"

Fra den 28. april til den 3. maj skal alle observationer identificeres. Herefter bliver det afsløret, hvor godt København har klaret sig.

Vi glæder os, og håber at I vil være med!

Praktisk info:
- Hvad? City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen
- Hvornår? 24. til den 27. april 2020. Begge dage inklusive
- Hvilke organismer? ALLE! De "vilde" er mest spændende, men kultiverede tæller også med i konkurrencen Vi vil helst undgå billeder af dine venner og kæledyr, selvom de helt sikkert er søde
- Følg med på Statens Naturhistoriske Museums Facebookside: https://www.facebook.com/StatensNaturhistoriskeMuseum/
- Har du spørgsmål? Skriv til: vildkbh@snm.ku.dk
- Læs mere: www.citynaturechallenge.org


Join City Nature Challenge 2020 - for the first time in Copenhagen

City Nature Challenge is all about recording as many species as possible. From April 24 - 27 2020 Copenhagen has been challenged by more than 250 cities world wide, on which city is able to register the most species. Besides the challenge this is also a great opportunity to map the biodiversity of Copenhagen.

But to do this we need your help! That is why we have tagged the top 100 observers in Copenhagen and we hope that many of you will join.

The Natural History Museum of Denmark is organizer of the City Nature Challenge in Copenhagen. Check out the project and place here:

During the City Nature Challenge we will also do bioblitzes where everybody can join. Time and place will follow.

Participating in City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen is easy:
1. get outside between April 24 - 27 and make sure you are inside the place borders
2. use iNaturalist or your camera to take pictures of all the organisms you see
3. add your observations to the project: City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen

Between April 28 and May 3 it is time to identify all the observations. And after this the result of the challenge will be revealed.

We are looking forward to CNC-2020 and we hope you will join us!

- What: City Nature Challenge 2020: Copenhagen
- When: April 24 - 27 2020
- What organisms: ALL! Preferably "wild" but cultivated will also count in the challenge
- More info will follow at The Natural History Museum of Denmark on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StatensNaturhistoriskeMuseum/
- Questions? Contact us at: vildkbh@snm.ku.dk
- Read more: www.citynaturechallenge.org

@meuchael @nvolik @dhobern @glugluglu @joshuahaahr @inasiebert @kcopas @arachon @dschigel @nicolai10 @kristina152 @dnnyboy @idaaaaaaa @pigeonspotters1888 @abumadsen @christinechua @kalle1411 @belyykit @jcsvenning @annikadebesvestergaard @robizzy @thomaszl @bouteloua @hitchco @bja2800dk @jerry2018 @mattblissett @jan35 @mpstevenson @runthor @siff @tristanleo @signejuul @nicholas_williams @hassel @human_ecologist @solveig6 @johan136 @allenratzlaff @bundgaard @jesper75 @anniedysart @blik @hiouf @karlalken @gvanhorn @martin428 @svaleurt14 @davidnberger @hhbruun @sondinas @theodor1 @ceniph @nice_plant @cmcheatle @hegeldk @mortenddhansen @myclick1987 @niels42 @rbpeake @yni @elias40 @frejschmedes @garyckk @guiff @louispio @lucassirek @m4gnu5 @miguelarribas @sebastianklein @acuarela @bjrnlunau @desversen @drudem @howens @jonathancampbell @kirstenkrans @loarie @madspetersperling @magnevethalkanneworff @matias47 @anne399 @chelostoma @gheitz @gommezen @haralddane @malenejs @robwild @tokeprause @vanili @bj_rn @emmakaminsky @jimkarlstrom @johan137 @josefine8 @kasper3 @m_lund @mathias20 @matthew_wills

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New banner image!

Hello fellow moth-ers!

I hope you're getting excited about the approach of the 2020 mothing season. The weather is starting to change and moths are showing up at porch lights on the warmer evenings. I have not updated our banner image in a while and figured it was time to do that.

This month's featured observation is a wonderful photo of a Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) visiting a lily. It was observed and photographed by Lisa (@lmm3629) in the Tulsa metro area. Congratulations on the wonderful photo, Lisa!

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Training Mossel Bay

iNaturalist training sessions Mossel Bay
Every Monday (02,09,16,23,30 March 2020)
@ The Merchant. Bland Street

• Sign up to iNaturalist before.
• Bring along smart phone or laptop.
• Have own data available.
• A few pictures (nature) to upload. Even your pavement trees are good.

Indicate your preference for phone App or PC and proficiency level (beginners welcome) & RSVP by Sunday evening 19h00 to Facebook, or Sandra, or wessageorge@isat.co.za

Minimum 3 people per session

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2/25/2020 Walk

I went out early in the morning, around 6:30, to see what would be stirring around in the early dawn in Newton, Massachusetts. I ventured into a nature trail outside of my dorm building and focused on getting totally surrounded by the woods and then stopping to be able to listen to what was going on around me. The dense foliage on the ground was a double edged sword as it let me hear creatures scurrying through them, such as chipmunks chasing one another, but it also gave away my location to anything within a quarter mile radius thanks to my heavy boots. The unseasonably warm weather for February has allowed lots of moss and lichen to grow back, yet I am sure they are still waiting for the moisture to increase before they really start to come out more. The bareness of the trees means that the birds stay higher up, to the point where you can hear them but can't quite get a picture. One I took had a woodpecker that I observed pecking into a tree but could not get a clear picture of, so I listed it as such and hopefully the outline is just visible. It's interesting, the amazing diversity in colors that you find once your eyes adjust to the woods, the lichen and moss take on quite a rainbow of whites, greens, browns, and oranges that were easier to spot as time went on.

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Three new fossil records of Equisetum (Equisetaceae) from the Neogene of south-western China and northern Vietnam

Aung AT, Huang J, Do TV, Song A, Liu J, Zhou Z-K, Su T (2020)
Three new fossil records of Equisetum (Equisetaceae) from the Neogene of south-western China and northern Vietnam.
In: Jin X-H, Xia N-H, Tan Y-H (Eds) Plant diversity of Southeast Asia-II. PhytoKeys 138: 3–15.

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Taxonomy | Euteliidae


previously the Anuga species recorded in Hong Kong was thought to be Anuga multiplicans

Here's the text from my forthcoming book.....

Anuga indigofera Holloway, 1976 (Plate XX: nn; Figure XX) 茵殿尾夜蛾

Distribution: Thailand, China (GD, HK), Malay peninsula, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Philippines (Holloway, 1985; Jia & Yu, 2018); widespread in Hong Kong.
Status & ecology: frequent, found from February through November in secondary forest, plantation forest, tall shrubland, mangroves, abandoned agricultural land and grassland up to 470m elevation. Reared from Rhus hypoleuca [K. Li].
Similar species: Anuga supraconstricta Yoshimoto (1993), recently recorded from Nan Ling (Wang & Kishida, 2011) has a paler costal third to the h/w, making the dark discal stigma more obvious. The f/w orbicular stigma in A. indigofera has only the basal edge infilled with black, rather than the whole stigmata infilled with black.
Taxonomy: previously listed for Hong Kong as Anuga multiplicans, the South Asian sister species, which Holloway (1985) notes has the same key internal and external morphology.

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Learn more about City Nature Challenge 2020 @ http://city nature challenge.org

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) is calling all residence of Port Harcourt to partake in the 2020 City Nature Challenge starting from 24th April -27th April.

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MPNR---------Great wetland 23/2/2020

Mai Po the most important wetland of HK. Many ducks, gulls, sandpipers visit MP every year. I was lucky to met 7 falcated ducks today. They are uncommon and declining. There 1 male and 6 female. There at the Gei Wai16/17. Another good bird is chinese grey shrike, which was the first record of HK. Intermediate egret was also seen at the 16/17 Gei Wai. A beautiful male garganey and a female was another uncommon record. In the mudflat, over 1000 black headed gull and over 50 Heuglin's gull was seen. A beautiful common kingfisher appeared for a short time.

Ingresado el 25 de febrero de 2020 por s1b29 s1b29 | 6 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario
Vida Silvestre es una entidad asociada a la Organización Mundial de Conservación