I am making this forum topic because the old one (found here) was closed over a year ago and is now outdated (ish). There are new species that are being misidentified frequently, and the old ones in the archive are not being misidentified as much.
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- This is a “clean-up” list. Only include species that the community is having difficulty keeping up with, such as those with few people making identifications or generally overlooked groups. As a rough rule of thumb, the species should have at least ~75 observations that are currently misidentified.
- It’s not for listing everything that’s commonly misidentified by CV.
- It’s not for species being misidentified for reasons mostly other than computer vision.
- It is for situations where the community is unable to keep up with the influx of new observations being misidentified.
- It’s not for species that are already being well handled by the community reidentifying them as they come in.
- Use journal posts on iNaturalist, not this topic, to discuss specific taxa, identification tips, and find others to help reidentify these observations.
- This is not a topic to discuss the way computer vision works or how people use it. If you want to propose a feature request related to CV, ask a question about CV, or start a tangential discussion, be sure to first read the FAQ and search the forum for previous topics on this subject.
- Few or no closely related species included among the other computer vision suggestions
- Difficult or impossible to identify to species, even by experts, based on typical iNat photos
- Few identifiers with the expertise to add corrections at rank=species
- Visually similar to many other species, but happened to accumulate enough observations to be included in the suggestions, while others did not
- Broad distribution (multiple continents), making it difficult to “patrol the borders ”
- Assigned (at some point) an overly broad common name that made it seem like the only organism known by that name:
- “red velvet mite” for Trombidium holosericeum, “common green lacewing” for Chrysoperla carnea, “tarantula hawk wasps” for Pepsis
- For plants: large amount of planted (casual grade) observations that remain incorrectly identified
- Two or more species that are visually similar but have non-overlapping ranges, with each suffering misidentifications outside of range
- Immensely prolific identifiers blindly accepting identifications far out of known range
- Lumbricus: L. terrestris, etc
- Curculio glandium
- Ecnolagria grandis
- Heteronychus arator
- Rhynocoris iracundus, cuspidatus and rubricus
- Bos taurus
- Cladonia chlorophaea
- Podosphaera pannosa
- Usnea: U. longissima, etc.
- Agaricus campestris
- Amanita vaginata
- Chlorophyllum: C. olivieri, C. molybdites, C. rhacodes
- Hygrocybe: H. coccinea, H. miniata, H. chlorophana, etc.
- Hygrophorus roseobrunneus
- Macrolepiota procera
- Russula: R. sanguinea, R. cyanoxantha, R. emetica, etc.
- Ceratodon purpureus
Rather than discuss things like tips for identification for each species here, create a journal post, and use the comments section. You can link to that after the entry here.