Archivos de diario de febrero 2020

02 de febrero de 2020

Species not to forget...

Zimmermannia liebwerdella
Eresus kollari

(read about on facebook or in discussions...)

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12 de febrero de 2020

A Call to Grass

Hi everyone,

I stumbled over this observation of Cynosurus cristatus yesterday, which @bobwardell helped to identify. In checking the stats on the taxa page I found that we have only 12 observations in Germany so far, though wikipedia says it is a quite common grass, though locally listed as endangered. But looking at the GBIF data points in the map, it seems it should not be so difficult to get some more observations of it at iNat, though it seems to be advantageous to explore in Bavaria.

Digging a bit further in Poaceae it seems that many grass species are way too overlooked in general.

Poaceae observations in Germany: ~ 3000 observations with 161 different species sounds maybe not to bad. But a big chunk of them are not surprisingly Phragmites australis (266) and some others, and many, I assume, unidentified deeper than Poaceae:

So I would like to give a Call to Grass for some of them (completely arbitrarily chosen ;-), their visuals seem catchy enough to remember them), which hopefully raises other Poaceae observation counters as well.
- Crested Dogstail (Wiesen-Kammgras),, currently 12 observations
- European Feather-grass (Echtes Federgras),, currently 2 observations
- King Ranch bluestem (Finger-Bartgras),, currently 2 observations
- Blue Moor-grass (Kalk-Blaugras),, currently 4 observations
- Giant Fescue (Riesen-Schwingel),, currently 11 observations
- Wood Millet (Waldhirse),, currently 18 observations

Any additions to the list, especially from a more expert point of view, are welcome!

Happy exploring!

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14 de febrero de 2020

Say hello to the targeted species

(This blog entry is just in order to loosely collect/link all surrounding information that was given in comments or other journal posts of this project in one source)

Insects // Insekten
Informations about it (in german):
Can be found:
- on mosses: Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi, Hedwigia albicans, Polytrichum piliferum and Grimmia sp.
- from October til March
- not too hard to identify due to its distinctive pattern
- However, it is only active in the winter season around oak trees and quite small, which could be the reason for the poor reporting
- can be found on murals and crataegus and other places
- german name "Bärlauch-Erzschwebfliege" and only 5 records in germany, while there is so much Allium ursinum everywhere!
- similar species:,, (red antennae), (not as distinctive spots, light hairs on the eyes; among other traits)
- images showing leave mines:

Mosses // Moose (which now belongs to Tortula, see, but anyway)
- lives very short time and is very tiny
- only 3 iNat records so far
- how does it look like? Check out this obs by alexis_orion:
- it is now part of Tortula (

some Poaceae
listet in this blog entry:

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