Is there a shared etiquette/guideline for ID of species within the genus where there is no visual clue for the correct identification (precise determination possible only dissecting the specimen for instance)?
I see differen viewpoints, sometimes people keep the ID at genus level, other times it goes to species level. Which is also annoying some observers as this is a bit randomic.
My choice is going to species level as the ID even if potentially incorrect, helps to differentiate from other species in the same genus with different visual aspect/features.
Moreover, since it cannot be demonstrated as wrong, it is not misleading iNatters with other identifications.
Things even more complex when one species is known to be (in literature) quite more rare than the other.
By the way, is there a mechanism to link two species to warn for the (according to the current literature) impossibility to discern?
EDIT: I have started working out a workflow based on these comments and my (of course arbitrary) conclusions about them.
You can find it here in case it might be useful to anyone. Of course it is a work in progress and will be modified as required and test goes on.
If you feel like adding comments, please do that in this thread, not on the journal entries, so that everyone can read. Thanks (PS: no trolling or flaming please)