This is not an important request, but something weird I noticed today, which I think should be easy to change.
When viewing observations on the map view of the Explore tab, the pins are color coded, mostly by kingdom (plants are green, fungi are purple, etc.), but the animals are split among red and blue pins. All the vertebrate classes (fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds) get blue pins, and the “major” invertebrate taxa (those with their own filter icons: insects, arachnids, and molluscs) get red pins. These colors also show up on the inset map on an observation’s page and in the filter icons in the Explore tab on the app.
Weirdly, the “other animals,” represented by a featureless icon with an eye, include the remainder of the invertebrates, but they are colored blue to match the vertebrates. I recognize that invertebrates are not a natural group, but it’s strange to have spiders and insects in one color, while their close relatives the crustaceans and myriapods default to the color of vertebrates. Likewise, molluscs (red) and annelids (blue) are fairly close, but are split among the colors.
In my opinion, it would be more intuitive to make all inverts red and leave just the vertebrates as blue. I hope this would be simple to swap, but obviously this is not a hard-hitting feature request, so I understand if it’s not a priority.