Empty Explore map

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): website

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Step 1: go to the inaturalist main page: https://www.inaturalist.org/home

Step 2: push the Explore tab

Step 3: enter “Eulophia graminea” for Species at the top and push Enter

The following map shows up, which shows no observations:

Note the map is for the entire world and without any location dots. This behavior is inconsistent. Sometimes it works correctly and sometimes this behavior happens. It is fairly frequent, maybe occurring about 30% of the time and has been going on seemingly for years. The current browser has been at that page for over 5 minutes, so I don’t think it’s a loading delay. I can’t believe such a bug in a key feature would have gone this long without being fixed. Has it been reported?

I can’t reproduce with https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=97394&subview=map&taxon_id=427629

I suspect it’s the issue pisum outlined here. Does refreshing fix it? Is this the only taxon you’ve noticed it in?

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I can’t reproduce now and don’t have the window to do a refresh, but it happens for various taxa.