Problem is present in-browser on a desktop PC running Windows 10, currently in firefox browser.
Description of problem When searching for an organism on explore, the number of observations is lower than the number of observations supposedly existing under the listing for the species. In the case of the Black Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma sayi), total observations is listed as 640 on the species page yet upon searching with grid, this number is magically 739https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/121991-Syrphini upon grid search this is 208,779 observed. Upon bounding box it’s 208,046.
Step 1: Choose listing for an organism
Step 2: Look at observed on it’s listing page
Step 3: Look at observed when searched on grid, then map
Step 4: Look at observed with a bounding box over the entire area the organism is present on the map (easiest by zooming all the way out and then selecting a bounding box).
If this is not a bug I would like an explanation for why it does happen because it does not make any sense. Is this a discrepancy of research grade vs casual? If so why isn’t the default for research grade chosen first? Why does bounding box break the numbers?