Journal archives for June 2020

June 02, 2020

New iNat Projects for South Australia (May)


Here are the latest iNat Umbrella, Collection and Traditional projects created for South Australia. Let me know if I've missed any. The original list has been updated to included these.

Umbrella Projects
Project Title (Linked Projects) (Project Members) (News Posts)
Adelaide Parklands, South Australia (32) (1) (0)

Collection Projects - By Taxa
Project Title (Project Members) (News Posts)
Cormorants of South Australia (2) (0)
iBandi (26) (1)

Collection Projects - By Place
Project Title (Project Members) (News Posts)
Sir Joseph Banks Group, South Australia (1) (0)

Posted on June 02, 2020 04:05 by cobaltducks cobaltducks | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 04, 2020

SA iNaturalists - May 2020 Update

This month we had 277 users upload 5,268 observations with 111 species observed for the first time, bringing our totals to 103,007 observations of 5,960 species.

Follow on from April, where the City Nature Challenge brought in almost twice as many new observers as a typical month, this month was a return to a more average 72 new observers in SA. The total observers in SA now stands at 1,975.

Many new observers have continued to contribute observation follow on from the City Nature Challenge. This month there were 277 individual observers, almost as many as there was last month which included the challenge.

Observations of Fungi are featuring heavily this year and especially this month. In May 2019 there were 64 Fungi observations. This May there have been 783 observations from 113 observers! Fungi even exceeded Bird observations this month.

Top 10 observers for the month: cobaltducks (758), davidsando (726), davemmdave (382), mtank (187), stephen169 (175), craigpolkinghorne (172), mendacott (140), basket_case (137), streglystendec (124) & belindacopland (96)

Top 10 identifiers of observations in SA for the month: cobaltducks (542), thebeachcomber (530), alan_dandie (500), ellurasanctuary (397), reiner (240), rfoster (169), rwl (164), alisonwalker (148), stephen169 (146) & konan_farrelly (110)






Observations Made in May 2020

Common Name Taxon Observations Species Most Observed This Month
Vertebrates
Birds Aves 781 141 28 x Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet)
Mammals Mammalia 120 25 30 x Macropus fuliginosus (Western Grey Kangaroo)
Reptiles Reptilia 44 19 9 x Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko)
Amphibians Amphibia 17 6 8 x Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet)
Ray-finned Fishes Actinopterygii 43 28 5 x Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife)
Cartilaginous Fishes Elasmobranchii 5 5 1 x Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Port Jackson Shark)
Insects
Flies Diptera 86 31 6 x Simosyrphus grandicornis (Yellow-shouldered Stout Hover Fly)
Dragonflies & Damselflies Odonata 22 5 12 x Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald)
Beetles Coleoptera 54 30 3 x Harmonia conformis (Large Spotted Ladybird)
Bees, Ants & Wasps Hymenoptera 96 29 8 x Apis mellifera (European Honey Bee)
Butterflies & Moths Lepidoptera 1488 89 32 x Danaus plexippus (Monarch)
Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids Orthoptera 26 15 3 x Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper)
Earwigs Dermaptera 3 3 1 x Forficula auricularia (European Earwig).
Antlions, Lacewings, & Allies Neuroptera 3 2 1 x Dictyochrysa peterseni
Stick Insects Phasmida 2 1 1 x Ctenomorpha marginipennis (Margin-winged Stick Insect)
Barklice & Booklice Psocodea 4 1 1 x Psocidae sp.
Caddisflies Trichoptera 0 0 No observations this month
Cockroaches & Termites Blattodea 14 8 3 x Calolampra sp.
Mantises Mantodea 8 3 3 x Orthodera ministralis (Australian Green Mantis)
True Bugs, Hoppers & Aphids Hemiptera 42 20 5 x Rentinus dilatatus (Lantern Fly)
Other Animals
Mollusc Mollusca 168 77 10 x Sepia apama (Giant Australian Cuttlefish)
Echinoderms Echinodermata 18 13 3 x Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Sea Star)
Comb Jellies Ctenophora 0 0 No observations this month
Cnidarians Cnidaria 27 9 2 x Actinia tenebrosa (Waratah Anemone)
Bryozoans Bryozoa 6 3 2 x Triphyllozoon moniliferum
Sponges Porifera 33 6 3 x Tethya sp.
Flatworms Platyhelminthes 3 1 1 x Fletchamia sugdeni
Ribbon Worms Nemertea 1 1 1 x Baseodiscus delineatus
Hemichordates Hemichordata 0 0 No observations this month
Peanut Worms Sipuncula 0 0 No observations this month
Crustacean Crustacea 75 24 7 x Halicarcinus ovatus (Three-pronged Spider Crab)
Sea Squirts Tunicata 48 12 5 x Botrylloides perspicuus
Clitellates Clitellata 0 0 No observations this month
Polychaete Worms Polychaeta 7 4 2 x Nereididae sp.
Springtails Entognatha 2 1 1 x Hypogastruridae sp.
Sea Spiders Pycnogonida 0 0 No observations this month
Centipedes Chilopoda 5 4 2 x Cormocephalus sp.
Millipedes Diplopoda 8 2 4 x Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede)
Spiders, Scorpions & Mites Arachnida 155 59 11 x Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider)
Plants
Red Algae Rhodophyta 6 3 1 x Plocamium cartilagineum (Sea Comb)
Green Algae Chlorophyta 5 4 1 x Codium fragile (Dead Man's Fingers)
Mosses Bryophyta 78 14 9 x Hypnum cupressiforme (Cypress-leaved Plait-Moss)
Liverworts Marchantiophyta 35 5 12 x Chiloscyphus sp.
Hornworts Anthocerotophyta 0 0 No observations this month
Flowering Plants: Dicots Magnoliopsida 1,548 373 51 x Eucalyptus fasciculosa (Pink Gum)
Flowering Plants: Monocots Liliopsida 279 84 16 x Acianthus pusillus (Small Mosquito Orchid)
Conifers Pinopsida 13 7 4 x Callitris gracilis (Slender Cypress-Pine)
Ferns Polypodiopsida 47 8 21 x Pteridium esculentum (Austral Bracken)
Other Kingdoms
Bacteria Bacteria 1 1 1 x Rivularia firma
Protozoans Protozoa 4 3 2 x Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Kelp & Diatoms Chromista 22 7 6 x Hormosira banksii Neptune's Necklace)
Fungi Fungi 783 124 43 x Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric)

(Data used for this post taken on the 4th of June. It excludes any observations from May that were uploaded after this date)

Posted on June 04, 2020 05:38 by cobaltducks cobaltducks | 0 comments | Leave a comment