SA iNaturalists - February 2020 Update

This month 129 users added 3,516 observations with 83 species being observed for the first time, bringing our totals to 76,396 observations of 5,208 species.

There were 37 first time observers in South Australia bringing the total to 1489.

Top 10 observers for the month: davidsando (680), cobaltducks (512), stephen169 (389), davemmdave (306), mendacott (238), naturehoodz (165), wattlebird (115), streglystendec (88), mtank (79) and chuditch (75)

Top 10 identifiers of observations in SA for the month: thebeachcomber (527), cobaltducks (400), ellurasanctuary (305), twan3253 (289), alan_dandie (275), asimakis_patitsas (233), ethmostigmus (182), davemmdave (172), plantbrah (125) and stephen169 (99)






Observations Made in February 2020

Common Name Taxon Observations Species Most Observed This Month
Vertebrates
Birds Aves 669 141 27 x Gymnorhina tibicen (Magpie)
Mammals Mammalia 85 15 24 x Macropus fuliginosus (Western Grey Kangaroo)
Reptiles Reptilia 51 24 9 x Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard)
Amphibians Amphibia 7 5 2 x Limnodynastes dumerilii (Pobblebonk)
Ray-finned Fishes Actinopterygii 215 85 8 x Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch)
Cartilaginous Fishes Elasmobranchii 5 3 2 x Aptychotrema vincentiana (Western Shovelnose Ray)
Insects
Flies Diptera 95 37 14 x Villa sp.
Dragonflies & Damselflies Odonata 35 10 11 x Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer)
Beetles Coleoptera 76 39 5 x Phoracantha semipunctata (Common Eucalyptus Longhorn Beetle)
Bees, Ants & Wasps Hymenoptera 235 51 22 x Apis mellifera (European Honey Bee)
Butterflies & Moths Lepidoptera 252 91 13 x Zizina otis (Lesser Grass Blue)
Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids Orthoptera 50 15 3 x Acrida conica (Giant Green Slantface)
Earwigs Dermaptera 1 1 1 x Forficula auricularia (European Earwig)
Antlions, Lacewings, & Allies Neuroptera 15 7 2 x Bandidus breviusculus
Stick Insects Phasmida 1 1 1 x Phasmida sp.
Barklice & Booklice Psocodea 1 1 1 x Psocodea sp.
Caddisflies Trichoptera 2 1 2 x Trichoptera sp.
Cockroaches & Termites Blattodea 8 6 2 x Ectoneura sp.
Mantises Mantodea 8 2 5 x Archimantis sobrina (Mallee Grass Mantis)
True Bugs, Hoppers & Aphids Hemiptera 50 18 10 x Choerocoris paganus (Red Jewel Bug)
Other Animals
Mollusc Mollusca 55 34 4 x Cellana tramoserica (Variegated Limpet)
Echinoderms Echinodermata 23 12 3 x Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Western Pacific Purple Sea Urchin)
Comb Jellies Ctenophora 0 0 No observations this month
Cnidarians Cnidaria 12 8 2 x Zoanthus robustus
Bryozoans Bryozoa 4 2 1 x Lanceopora smeatoni
Sponges Porifera 11 5 2 x Tethya sp.
Flatworms Platyhelminthes 0 0 No observations this month
Ribbon Worms Nemertea 0 0 No observations this month
Hemichordates Hemichordata 0 0 No observations this month
Peanut Worms Sipuncula 0 0 No observations this month
Crustacean Crustacea 32 15 4 x Guinusia chabrus (Red Rock Crab)
Sea Squirts Tunicata 27 11 5 x Phallusia obesa (Obese Ascidian)
Clitellates Clitellata 1 1 1 x Helobdella sp.
Polychaete Worms Polychaeta 6 4 2 x Serpula sp.
Springtails Entognatha 0 0 No observations this month
Sea Spiders Pycnogonida 0 0 No observations this month
Centipedes Chilopoda 2 2 1 x Cormocephalus sp.
Millipedes Diplopoda 3 2 2 x Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede)
Spiders, Scorpions & Mites Arachnida 66 23 6 x Austracantha minax (Christmas Jewel Spider)
Plants
Red Algae Rhodophyta 5 2 1 x Gracilaria sp.
Green Algae Chlorophyta 10 9 1 x Codium sp.
Mosses Bryophyta 14 2 5 x Hypnum cupressiforme (Cypress-leaved Plait-Moss)
Liverworts Marchantiophyta 0 0 No observations this month
Hornworts Anthocerotophyta 0 0 No observations this month
Flowering Plants: Dicots Magnoliopsida 1056 265 74 x Melaleuca lanceolata (Moonah)
Flowering Plants: Monocots Liliopsida 228 68 14 x Calostemma purpureum (Garland Lily)
Conifers Pinopsida 13 4 3 x Callitris rhomboidea (Oyster Bay Cypress-Pine)
Ferns Polypodiopsida 9 6 4 x Pteridium esculentum (Austral Bracken)
Other Kingdoms
Bacteria Bacteria 0 0 No observations this month
Protozoans Protozoa 2 1 2 x Fuligo septica (Dog Vomit Slime Mold)
Kelp & Diatoms Chromista 8 5 3 x Ecklonia radiata (Common Kelp)
Fungi Fungi 68 22 7 x Pisolithus arhizus (Horse Dung Fungus)

All Observations in South Australia

Common Name Taxon Observations Species All Time Most Observed
Vertebrates
Birds Aves 18,788 312 911 x Gymnorhina tibicen (Magpie)
Mammals Mammalia 2,346 59 542 x Macropus fuliginosus (Western Grey Kangaroo)
Reptiles Reptilia 1,755 115 329 x Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard)
Amphibians Amphibia 190 14 44 x Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)
Ray-finned Fishes Actinopterygii 5,195 245 202 x Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch)
Cartilaginous Fishes Elasmobranchii 238 20 68 x Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Port Jackson Shark)
Insects
Flies Diptera 1,320 151 53 x Aedes camptorhynchus (southern saltmarsh mosquito)
Dragonflies & Damselflies Odonata 649 33 119 x Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer)
Beetles Coleoptera 1,517 292 99 x Harmonia conformis (Large Spotted Ladybird Beetle)
Bees, Ants & Wasps Hymenoptera 2,464 176 422 x Apis mellifera (European Honey Bee)
Butterflies & Moths Lepidoptera 3,351 461 242 x Heteronympha merope (Common Brown)
Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids Orthoptera 597 80 40 x Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper)
Earwigs Dermaptera 59 4 10 x Forficula auricularia (European Earwig)
Antlions, Lacewings, & Allies Neuroptera 160 20 15 x Myrmeleon sp.
Stick Insects Phasmida 34 11 13 x Ctenomorpha marginipennis (Margin-winged Stick Insect)
Barklice & Booklice Psocodea 7 2 2 x Pediculus humanus ssp. capitis (Human Head Louse)
Caddisflies Trichoptera 19 1 1 x Leptoceridae sp. (Long-horned Caddisflies)
Cockroaches & Termites Blattodea 218 29 12 x Drymaplaneta communis (Common Shining Cockroach)
Mantises Mantodea 138 10 65 x Archimantis sobrina (Mallee Grass Mantis)
True Bugs, Hoppers & Aphids Hemiptera 801 132 57 x Choerocoris paganus (Red Jewel Bug)
Other Animals
Mollusc Mollusca 2,914 338 95 x Lunella undulata (Common Warrener)
Echinoderms Echinodermata 1,063 69 135 x Tosia australis (Common Biscuit Star)
Comb Jellies Ctenophora 6 2 5 x Coeloplana scaberiae
Cnidarians Cnidaria 626 51 76 x Plesiastrea versipora (Green Coral)
Bryozoans Bryozoa 208 23 42 x Celleporaria sp.
Sponges Porifera 1,038 37 46 x Holopsamma laminaefavosa (Cream Honeycomb Sponge)
Flatworms Platyhelminthes 48 15 6 x Cycloporus sp.
Ribbon Worms Nemertea 23 5 7 x Baseodiscus delineatus
Hemichordates Hemichordata 8 2 4 x Saccoglossus otagoensis
Peanut Worms Sipuncula 4 2 1 x Phascolosoma agassizii (Pacific Peanut Worm)
Crustacean Crustacea 1,285 120 82 x Portunus armatus (Australian Blue Swimmer Crab)
Sea Squirts Tunicata 1,156 82 91 x Herdmania grandis (Mauve-mouth Ascidian)
Clitellates Clitellata 25 6 3 x Eisenia fetida (Redworm)
Polychaete Worms Polychaeta 267 40 33 x Sabella spallanzanii (Mediterranean Fanworm)
Springtails Entognatha 6 3 2 x Hypogastruridae sp.
Sea Spiders Pycnogonida 5 3 2 x Anoplodactylus evansi (Evan's Sea Spider)
Centipedes Chilopoda 105 8 26 x Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-footed Centipede)
Millipedes Diplopoda 177 4 136 x Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede)
Spiders, Scorpions & Mites Arachnida 1,883 187 77 x Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider)
Plants
Red Algae Rhodophyta 458 36 17 x Asparagopsis sp.
Green Algae Chlorophyta 308 26 34 x Caulerpa brownii (Sea Rimu)
Mosses Bryophyta 370 38 39 x Hypnum cupressiforme (Cypress-leaved Plait-Moss)
Liverworts Marchantiophyta 77 10 17 x Fossombronia sp. (Frillworts)
Hornworts Anthocerotophyta 3 1 3 x Phaeoceros sp.
Flowering Plants: Dicots Magnoliopsida 15,230 1,264 399 x Drosera whittakeri (Whittaker's Sundew)
Flowering Plants: Monocots Liliopsida 5,222 379 188 x Xanthorrhoea semiplana
Conifers Pinopsida 174 17 39 x Callitris gracilis (Slender Cypress-Pine)
Ferns Polypodiopsida 382 21 125 x Pteridium esculentum (Austral Bracken)
Other Kingdoms
Bacteria Bacteria 15 1 2 x Nostoc commune (Star Jelly)
Protozoans Protozoa 29 6 9 x Fuligo septica (Dog Vomit Slime Mold)
Kelp & Diatoms Chromista 652 44 74 x Ecklonia radiata (Common Kelp)
Fungi Fungi 1,657 184 34 x Lichenomphalia chromacea

(Data used for this post taken on the 3rd of March. It excludes any observations from February that are uploaded after this date)

Posted on March 03, 2020 12:48 PM by cobaltducks cobaltducks

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