Published papers that use iNaturalist data - wiki 3 (2022 and 2023)

For publications in 2024, please use the new wiki for that year

This is a third wiki for providing a user-curated list of scientific publications that use iNaturalist data, covering the years 2022 and 2023. We reached the character limit with previous wikis for the period up to 2019, and for 2020 and 2021. Having moved relevant articles to the newest wiki, it should still be possible to add any additional older publications to the first two.

Please add relevant publications, including, where possible (1) a link to the paper itself, (2) a link to the observation filter that encompasses as closely as possible what was used by the paper, and (3) contact details for the author(s) in cases where the paper is not open access. There is no need to additionally comment that you have added a paper.

Articles are organised in sections for each year, and then in alphabetical order within year.

These wikis are intended to complement the list of 3000+ papers that cite GBIF data including iNaturalist exports so papers already on that list need not be included here.

2023

Black, E.N., Blair, J.D., Burg, K.R.L. van der & Marshall, K.E. (2023) Crowd-sourced observations of a polyphagous moth reveal evidence of allochronic speciation varying along a latitudinal gradient. PLOS ONE. 18(7): e0288415.

Bravo, G.; Kaminsky, J.; Bagur, M.; Alonso, C.P.; Rodríguez, M.; Fraysse, C.; Lovrich, G.; Bigatti, G. (2023) Roving Diver Survey as a Rapid and Cost-Effective Methodology to Register Species Richness in Sub-Antarctic Kelp Forests. Diversity, 15 , 354. https://doi.org/10.3390/d15030354

Boll, P.K., Lloncón, Y. & Almendras, D. (2023) Records of the land planarian Polycladus gayi (Tricladida, Geoplanidae) preying on black snails Macrocyclis peruvianus (Gastropoda, Macrocyclidae). Austral Ecology 48: 2239–2245. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.13430

Calvente, A., Alves da Silva, A.P., Edler, D., Antunes Carvalho, F., Fantinati, M.R., Zizka, A., and Antonelli, A. (2023) Spiny but photogenic: Amateur sightings complement herbarium specimens to reveal the bioregions of cacti. American Journal of Botany 110(10): e16235. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.16235 [Preprint]

Caković D. & Frajman B. (2023) An integrative approach supports the taxonomic distinction of the Sardo-Corsican endemic Euphorbia semiperfoliata from the widespread E. amygdaloides (Euphorbiaceae). Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology 157(5): 958–969, DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2023.2231926

Campbell, C.J., et al. (2023) Identifying the identifiers: How iNaturalist facilitates collaborative, research-relevant data generation and why it matters for biodiversity science BioScience, biad051 https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biad051

Campos, M. R., & Puerta, D. A. (2023). A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Chaceus Pretzmann, 1965 (Brachyura: Decapoda: Pseudothelphusidae) from La Guajira, including distribution and a key to the species of the genus. Zootaxa, 5306(4), 463–472. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5306.4.4

Cock, M.J.W., Day, M.D. & Winston, R.L. (2023) Citizen science to monitor the establishment and spread of a biological control agent: the case of Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) for the control of Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) in South and South-East Asia. CABI Agric Biosci 4: 25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-023-00171-5

Delaloye, M. & Braun, H. (2023). A new species of Anisophya (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae) from Argentina, its ultrasound male-female communication, life history and ecology. Zootaxa 5336(2), 281–291. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5336.2.9
[Observations]
[Observations]

Díaz, A., Quispe-Torres, A., Tataje, D., Reynoso, A. & Hein, L. (2023). Records of breeding activity in birds of the Lima Metropolitan Area, central coast of Peru, based on citizen science data. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales nueva serie 25(1): 97–120. https://doi.org/10.22179/REVMACN.25.769

Dimson, M., Berio Fortini, L., Tingley, M. W., & Gillespie, T. W. (2023). Citizen science can complement professional invasive plant surveys and improve estimates of suitable habitat. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13749

Douch, J.K. & Reid, A.L. (2023) A new species of Planipapillus (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae) that defies the original concept of its genus. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 82, 257–262. https://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2023.82.10

Estrada-Álvarez, J.C., & Ramos-Galdamez, J. (2023). El enigma de la distribución de Eurycotis abdominalis Hebard, 1916 (Blattodea: Blattidae: Eurycotinae), resuelto por la ciencia ciudadana (iNaturalist). Ceiba 56(1): 99–104.

Faccenda, K. (2023). Updates to the Hawaiian grass flora and selected keys to species: Part 2. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 155, 83–156. http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/pubs-online/pdf/op155p83-156.pdf

Fogel, N.S., Kirmaer, C, and Arduser, M. (2023). First known records of the specialist bee, Colletes aestivalis (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), in an urban area. Great Lakes Entomologist, 56(2): 231-234. https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol56/iss2/13/
Observations here

Forti, L.R. (2023) Students as citizen scientists: project-based learning through the iNaturalist platform could provide useful biodiversity data. Biodiversity https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2023.2174595

Forti, L.R. & Szabo, J. K. (2023). The iNaturalist Platform as a Source of Data to Study Amphibians in Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 95(1): e20220828. DOI 10.1590/0001-3765202320220828 - available at https://www.scielo.br/j/aabc/a/4pKNrwDdDP89DTN5XWQcxxF/?lang=en

Fogel, N, Thompson F, Muñiz P, and Camilo G. (2021; available 2023)
The Prevalence and Manifestation of Wing De-melanization in the Eastern Carpenter Bee (Hymenoptera, Apidae Xylocopa virginica) Associated with Urban Areas Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 94(4) 235-266
Project

Gaier, A.G. & Resasco J. (2023) Does adding community science observations to museum records improve distribution modeling of a rare endemic plant? Ecosphere 14:3:e4419

Gagliardi-Álvarez, J. 2023. Registro de cópula de Callopistes maculatus Gravenhorst 1838 (Squamata, Teiidae) en el Desierto Florido, Chile . Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 10:

Garretson, A., Cuddy, T., Duffy, A. G., iNaturalist Citizen Scientists & Forkner, R. E. (2023). Citizen science data reveal regional heterogeneity in phenological response to climate in the large milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10213.

Gaspar, H., Castro, S. Grosso-Silva, J.M., van der Heyden, T. & Loureiro, J. (2023) Exponential outspread of Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Portugal. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 13-18.

Geurts, E.M., Reynolds J.D., & Starzomski B.M. (2023) Turning observations into biodiversity data: Broadscale spatial biases in community science. Ecosphere 14(16): e4582.

Geurts, E.M., Reynolds J.D., & Starzomski B.M. (2023) Not all who wander are lost: Trail bias in community science. PLoS ONE 18(6): e0287150.

González-Gallegos, J. & Bedolla-Garcia, B. (2023) Rediscovery of Salvia dugesiana (Lamiaceae) in Guanajuato, Mexico, after 129 years. Phytotaxa 629: 1–12.

Grosso-Silva, J.M., Valkenburg, T., Barros, F. & van der Heyden, T. (2023) Polytoxus Spinola, 1850 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Saicinae), new genus for Portugal, with records of Polytoxus sanguineus (A. Costa, 1842) and Polytoxus siculus (A. Costa, 1842). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 209-212.

Guzmán-Guzmán, S., & A. Plata-Torres (2023). A flower in paradise: citizen science helps to discover Thismia paradisiaca (Thismiaceae), a new species from the Chocó Biogeographic region in Colombia. Phytotaxa 603(1): 27–42. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.603.1.2
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10252116

Hart, A. G., Bosley, H., Hooper, C., Perry, J., Sellors-Moore, J., Moore, O., & Goodenough, A. E. (2023) Assessing the accuracy of free automated plant identification applications. People and Nature. Early View.

Henning, T.; Acuña-Castillo, R.; Cornejo, X.; Gonzáles, P.; Segovia, E.; Wong Sato, A.A.; Weigend, M. (2023) When the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence: Nasa (Loasaceae) rediscoveries from Peru and Ecuador, and the contribution of community science networks. Phytokeys 229: 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.229.100082

Hofmann, E.P., Buckel, S., and Li, N. (2023). Natural History: Agkistrodon piscivorus (Northern Cottonmouth). Diet. Herpetological Review 54(2): 304–305. Observation 1; Observation 2; Observation 3.

Jain, P., Forbes, H., Gorneu, J.A., & Esposito, L (2023) A new species of alkali-sink Paruroctonus Werner, 1934 (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae) from California’s San Joaquin Valley. ZooKeys. 1185:199-239.

Krueger, T., Robinson, A., Bourke, G. & Fleischmann, A. (2023) Small Leaves, Big Diversity: Citizen Science and Taxonomic Revision Triples Species Number in the Carnivorous Drosera microphylla Complex (D. Section Ergaleium, Droseraceae) - Biology 2023, 12(1), 141 Observation1, Observation2

Marek P.E., Hall C.L., Lee C., Bailey J., Berger M.C., Kasson M.T. & Shear W. (2023) A new species of Illacme from southern California (Siphonophorida, Siphonorhinidae). ZooKeys 1167: 265–291.

Martorell, C., López-Ferrari, A.R., Espejo-Serna, A, García-Meza, D, & Clayton. R (2023) Ainea conzattii (Iridaceae: Tigridieae) revisited: description of a new variety. Phytotaxa 600 (1): 1–6.

Molyneaux, A. (2023). The re-discovery in Sumatra of a rarely seen moth, Heterosphecia tawonoides, and its identification using citizen science platform iNaturalist. Indonesian Journal of Applied Environmental Studies 4: 39–45.

Morse, K. (2023) Malacothamnus Volume 3 - A Revised Treatment of the Genus Malacothamnus (Malvaceae) Based on Morphological and Phylogenetic Evidence.

Nelson, T.D., Earley, N.G., Marshall, V., Mancera Barreto, A.M., Cock, C.L., Williams, H.E., Ensing, D.J., Bouchard, P. & Moffat, C.E. (2023) Biocontrol agents cross borders: First detection of the knapweed seed head weevil, Bangasternus fausti (Reitter) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 77(4): 639–647.

Oheimb, K.C.M. von, Hackenberg, E. & Oheimb, P.V. von (2023) New immigrants among old graves: records of the non-native land snail species Hygromia cinctella (Draparnaud 1801) from urban cemeteries in Berlin (Stylommatophora: Hygromiidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 108: 1–8. [observation, observation]

Pemberton, R.W. & Escalona, E. (2023) Spread and Distribution of the Naturalized Orchid Bee Euglossa dilemma in Florida. Florida Entomologist 106(1): 59-62.

Pintar, M.R. (2023) Coelostoma orbiculare (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae): new records and distribution in North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 77(3): 382–385.

Rode, Ž., & Torkar, G. (2023). The iNaturalist Application in Biology Education: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Educational Methodology, 9(4), 725–744. https://doi.org/10.12973/ijem.9.4.725

Skvarla, M.J. & Fisher, J.R. (2023) Online community photo-sharing in entomology: a large-scale review with suggestions on best practices. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 20: 1–29.

Soares FM, Ferreira Pires L, Garcia MC, de Carvalho AM, Koffler S, Ghilardi-Lopes NP, Silva RR, Maculan BC, Bertolini AM, Rigote G, Coradin L, Montedo UB, Drucker DP, Santiago R, de Carvalho MCP, da Silva Lima AC, Reis de Almeida K, Mendonça de França SG, Elias Gabriel HD, Junqueira dos Santos B, Saraiva AM (2023) Optimizing the Monitoring of Urban Fruit-Bearing Flora with Citizen Science: An Overview of the Pomar Urbano Initiative. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 7: e112009. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.7.112009

Straube, F. C. (ed.) (2023) Inventário da Fauna de Curitiba. Curitiba, Brazil, Prefeitura Municipal de Curitiba. 270 pp. Drawings by Birgitte Tümmler.

Surmacz, B. (2023) Spatial patterns of flower colour variation in native and introduced ranges of Convolvulus arvensis (Convolvulaceae) revealed by citizen-science data and machine learning. Plant Biol J, 25: 681-686. https://doi.org/10.1111/plb.13537

van der Heyden, T. (2023) First record of Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellapé, 2006 (Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae) from the Canary Islands (Spain). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 11.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), I. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 101-104.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), III. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 119-120.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), IV. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 183-184.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), V. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 213-214.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) First records of Leptoglossus occidentalis Heidemann, 1910 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1857 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Uzbekistan. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 5(1): 7–9.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) First record of Solenosthedium bilunatum (Lefèbvre, 1827) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 5(1): 129–131.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) Halyomorpha halys (STÅL, 1855) ist in Schleswig-Holstein angekommen
(Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
. Heteropteron 69: 9.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) First record of Oxycarenus lavaterae (Fabricius, 1787) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Oxycarenidae) from São Miguel (Azores, Portugal). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 289-290.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), VI. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 27: 27-28.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), VII. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 27: 81-82.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), VIII. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 27: 99-100.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) First records of Tempyra biguttula Stål, 1874 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae) in Cyprus, Greece and Malta. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 5(2): 219–221.

van der Heyden, T. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), IX. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 27: 161-163.

van der Heyden, T. & Faúndez, E.I. (2023) On the presence of Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1857 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Jamaica. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay 27(2): 31-33.

van der Heyden, T. & Petrovan, S. (2023) New records of Heteroptera from the Canary Islands (Spain), II. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 26: 109-111.

van Tongeren, Elia & Sistri, Ginevra & Bonifacino, Marco & Menchetti, Mattia & Pasquali, Lorenzo & Salvati, Vania & Balletto, Emilio & Bonelli, Simona & Cini, Alessandro & Portera, Mariagrazia & Dapporto, Leonardo. (2023). Unstructured citizen science reduces the perception of butterfly local extinctions: the interplay between species traits and user effort. Biodiversity and Conservation. 32. 1-18. 10.1007/s10531-023-02721-9.

Vieira, V., (2023) Nyctobrya maderensis (Bethune-Baker, 1891), uma espécie nova para a fauna dos Açores (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterologia 51: 203. Used iNaturalist data

2022

Antunez-Fonseca, C.A., Hofmann, E.P., Barahona, A.R., Ordonez-Mazier, D.I., Dubon, F.J., Reyes, H.D., & Townsend, J.H. (2022) New records and range expansion of Norops sagrei (Squamata: Dactyloidae) in Honduras highlight the importance of citizen science in documenting non-native species. Caldasia 44(2): 325–331.

Boevski, D. & Georgiev, D. (2022) First record of Cassida seraphina Ménétries, 1836 from Bulgaria. ZooNotes, Supplement 11: 61–63. [Observation]

Braun, H. (2022) An interesting new species of Conocephalus (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae) from Argentina. Zootaxa. 5196(4):588–594
[Observations]

Callaghan CT, Mesaglio T, Ascher JS, Brooks TM, Cabras AA, Chandler M, et al. (2022) The benefits of contributing to the citizen science platform iNaturalist as an identifier. PLoS Biol 20(11): e3001843.

Carnahan, S.D., Makings, E., Morefield, J.D. (2022) First report of Lasiopogon glomerulatus for Arizona, USA, and northern and western hemispheres. Phytoneuron 2022-34: 1–7. [Observations]

Connors, M.G., et al. (+28 additional co-authors) (2022) Citizen scientists track a charismatic carnivore: Mapping the spread and impact of the South African Mantis (Miomantidae, Miomantis caffra) in Australia. Journal of Orthoptera Research 31(1): 69–82.

Dankowicz, Z. R. (2023) First Records of Condylostylus purpureus (Aldrich, 1901) (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) in the Nearctic Region. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 125(1), 190–194.

Davis, A. K. & Frick, B. L. (2022) Physiological evaluation of newly invasive jorō spiders (Trichonephila clavata) in the southeastern USA compared to their naturalized cousin, Trichonephila clavipes. Physiological Entomology: Early View.

Demetriou J., Díaz-Calafat J., Kalaentzis K., Kazilas C., Georgiadis C., Turrisi G.F., Koutsoukos E. (2022) The alien Black-and-yellow Mud Dauber, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury, 1773) (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), continues its spread: new citizen-science records from Eastern Europe
and the Balkans
. Check List 18 (3): 535–543.

Earley, N.G., I.R. Walker, & J.G. Woods. (2022) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) drake observed consuming an adult Western Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium). Canadian Field-Naturalist 136(2): 153–155. Observation.

Egger, J.M., C.G. Velazco-Macías, and A. Huereca. (2022) Castilleja salaisolaveae (Orobanchaceae): A remarkable new species and a guide to the Castilleja species of Nuevo León, México. Phytoneuron 2022-52: 1–48.

Fales, R.F. & Hewitt, S. J. (2022) [Northerly range extension for Littoraria nebulosa (Lamarck, 1822): update] December 2022 American Conchologist December 2022, Vol. 50, No. 4, Pages 34 - 36.

Faúndez, E. (2022) On the distribution of Arioge germainii (Signoret) and Encedonia mutica (Signoret) (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 81: 70–72.

Forthman, M., Lara, R., Meeds, A., & Rider, D. (2022) First record of Pellaea stictica (Dallas, 1851) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in California, U.S.A. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 98(1): 65-69.

Forti, L. R., Hepp, F., de Souza, J. M., Protazio, A., & Szabo, J. K. (online early) Climate drives anuran breeding phenology in a continental perspective as revealed by citizen‐collected data. Diversity and Distributions.

Forti, L. R., Pontes, M. R., Augusto-Alves, G., Martins, A., Hepp, F., & Szabo, J. K. (2022) Data collected by citizen scientists reveal the role of climate and phylogeny on the frequency of shelter types used by frogs across the Americas. Zoology 126052.

Fritz, U. & Ihlow, F. (2022) Citizen Science, taxonomy and grass snakes: iNaturalist helps to clarify variation of coloration and pattern in Natrix natrix subspecies. Vertebrate Zoology 72: 533-549.

Garduño, F. S., Tepos Ramírez, M., et al. (2022) Confirmation and new records of herpetofauna for Querétaro, Mexico through a citizen science portal. Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetologia 5(1): 142–150.

Haelewaters, D., Van Caenegem, W. & De Kesel, A. (2022) Hesperomyces harmoniae, a new name for a common ectoparasitic fungus on the invasive alien ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Sydowia 75 E-Book/S 053-074

Jaiswara, R., Sreebin, S., Monaal & Robillard, T. (2022) A new species of Indigryllus (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Eneopterinae, Xenogryllini) from Kerala, India, with first data on acoustics and natural habitat. Zootaxa. 5205(6):532–546.

Kment, P. & van der Heyden, T. (2022) Zelus renardii (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae): first records from Croatia, Montenegro, and an accidental introduction to the Czech Republic. Heteroptera Poloniae – Acta Faunistica 16: 7–14.

Lantz, C.A., Leggatt, W., Bergman, J.L., Fordyce, A., Page, C., Mesaglio, T. &Ainsworth, T.D. (2022) Will daytime community calcification reflect reef accretion on future, degraded coral reefs?. Biogeosciences 19, 891-906. [Project]

Maioglio A. & Repetto, E. (2022) Nuova segnalazione di Saga pedo (Pallas, 1771) in provincia di Alessandria, Piemonte e relative osservazioni ecologiche (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). [New observation of Saga pedo (Pallas, 1771) in province of Alessandria, Piedmont, and related ecological observations (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)]. Rivista Piemontese di Storia Naturale 43: 49-58. Abstract . Original observation

McMullin, R.T., and J.L. Allen. (2022). An assessment of data accuracy and best practice recommendations for observations of lichens and other taxonomically difficult taxa on iNaturalist. Botany 100(6). https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/full/10.1139/cjb-2021-0160

Moles, AT & ZA Xirocostas. (2022). Statistical power from the people. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 1802-1803.

Morefield, J.D., Neubauer, D.M., Forsell, T., Matson, S., Taylor, D.W., DeDecker, M. (2022) Working checklist of the vascular flora of the White Mountains, California and Nevada, updated 8 July 2022. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.30206.87361.

Noël F, Gregory SJ & Agapakis G (2022) Armadillidium arcangelii Strouhal, 1929 (Isopoda: Oniscidea): a step towards the conquest of Europe? Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 34: 72–82.

Parys KA, Davis KA, James ST, Davis JB, Tyler H, Griswold T (2022) First report of a gynandromorph of Florilegus condignus (Cresson, 1878) (Hymenoptera, Apidae), with notes on phenology and abundance. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 89: 233-244. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.89.75857

Polašek O, Bellingan T, van Noort S (2022) A new species of paper wasp from the genus Ropalidia Guérin-Méneville from South Africa (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 90: 213–222. https://jhr.pensoft.net/article/81581/
[original observation]

Querner P, Szucsich N, Landsberger B, Erlacher S, Trebicki L, Grabowski M, Brimblecombe P (2022) Identification and Spread of the Ghost Silverfish (Ctenolepisma calvum) among Museums and Homes in Europe. Insects 13(9): 855

Rabanal FE, Correa C, Gargiulo M. (2022) End to uncertainty. Distribution extension of Alsodes valdiviensis Formas, Cuevas & Brieva, 2002 (Anura: Alsodidae) towards southern Chile confirms the presence of the genus on the island of Chiloé. Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetologia 5(2): 54–64. [Observation.]

Roberts, C. J., Vergés, A., Callaghan, C. T., Poore, A. G. B. (2022) Many cameras make light work: opportunistic photographs of rare species in iNaturalist complement structured surveys of reef fish to better understand species richness. Biodivers Conserv (2022).

Rosa, R.M., Cavallari, D.C. & Salvador, R.B. (2022) iNaturalist as a tool in the study of tropical molluscs. PLoS ONE 17: e0268048.

Rosa, R.M., Salvador, R.B., Teixeira, L., Bornschein, M.R. & Cavallari, D.C. (2022) The rapid expansion of the Jumping Snail Ovachlamys fulgens in Brazil. Diversity 14(10): 815.

Saldivar, J.A., Romero, A.N. & Rankin, E.E.W. (2022) Community science reveals high diversity of nectaring plants visited by Painted Lady butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in California sage scrub. Environmental Entomology nvac073.

Sexton, C. (2022) Common moth, “rare” larva: The Spotted Peppergrass Moth, Eustixia pupula Hübner 1823 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Southern Lepidopterists’ News 44(2):211-213. [Related observations.] [Related iNat journal post.]

Sexton, C. (2022) The Complicated History of Two Lichen Moth Genera. Southern Lepidopterists’ News 44(4):461-468. (iNaturalist observations of about 21 species; sources and images are acknowledged in the paper.)

Smith, G.B., Mitchell, A. and Mesaglio, T. (2022) Two new Australian silverfish (Zygentoma: Lepismatidae: Ctenolepismatinae and Nicoletiidae: Subnicoletiinae). Records of the Australian Museum, 74(2), 59–74. [Observation]

Szentivanyi, T. & Vincze, O. (2022) Tracking wildlife diseases using community science: an example through toad myiasis. European Journal of Wildlife Research 68:74

Tran, Theodore T., et al. (2022) Predicted threats to a native squirrel from two invading species based on citizen science data. Biol Invasions (2022).

Valkenburg T., Grosso-Silva JM. (2022). First record of the soft-winged flower beetle Protapalochrus flavolimbatus (Mulsant & Rey, 1853) (Coleoptera: Melyridae: Malachiinae) from Portugal. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 25: 367–370. Original observation

van der Heyden, T. (2022) Confirmation of the presence of Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1857 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) on the Canary Islands (Spain). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 25: 51.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) First record of Sastrapada baerensprungi (Stål, 1859) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae) in Croatia. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 4(1): 56–57.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) Stenolemus novaki Horváth, 1888 (Hemiptera Reduviidae) in the autonomous communities of Andalusia and Madrid (Spain). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 25: 177-178.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) First record of Anisoscelis podalicus (BRAILOVSKY & MAYORGA, 1995) (Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Anisoscelini) in Nicaragua. Revista Nicaragüense de Entomología 282: 1-8.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) Ein Fund von Stephanitis takeyai DRAKE & MAA, 1955 (Heteroptera: Tingidae) in Schleswig-Holstein. Heteropteron 67: 16.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) First record of Leptoglossus talamancanus Brailovsky & Barrera, 1998 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) for Honduras. Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay 26(2): 123-124.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) First records of Sphedanolestes pulchellus (Klug, 1830) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in Morocco. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 4(2): 129–131.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) First record of Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1857 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) in Bulgaria. Journal of the Heteroptera of Turkey 4(2): 139–140.

van der Heyden, T. & Lupoli, R. (2022) First record of Nemausus sordidatus (Stål, 1858) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Alydidae) from Madeira (Portugal). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 25: 331-332.

van der Heyden, T. (2022) First record of Nariscus spinosus (Burmeister, 1835) (Heteroptera: Alydidae) from Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). Arquivos Entomolóxicos 25: 371-372.

White, E.L., M. D. Schlesinger, and T.G. Howard. 2022. The Empire State Native Pollinator Survey(2017-2021). New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY.

Wolf, S., Mahecha, M. D., Sabatini, F. M., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, B., Kattge, J., Moreno Martınez, A., Mora, K. & Kattenborn, T. (2022). Citizen science plant observations encode global trait patterns. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Wolff, J.-P. & Y. Krippel, 2022. Euphorbia maculata L. (Euphorbiaceae) et autres espèces clandestines des cimetières au Luxembourg . Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 124: 129-137.

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Here two more papers:

Forti, L. R., Hepp, F., de Souza, J. M., Protazio, A., & Szabo, J. K. (2022). Climate drives anuran breeding phenology in a continental perspective as revealed by citizen‐collected data. *Diversity and Distributions.

Forti, L. R., Pontes, M. R., Augusto-Alves, G., Martins, A., Hepp, F., & Szabo, J. K. (2022). Data collected by citizen scientists reveal the role of climate and phylogeny on the frequency of shelter types used by frogs across the Americas. Zoology , 126052.

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Amazing, congratulations on the papers, Lucas! I’ve added them to the wiki above. Note that you can add and edit yourself too by clicking on the edit icon below the wiki post.

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Okay, I’ll show my stupidity here, I’m not shy. :wink:. I knew that some of my photos get the research grade and have no problem with others using them if they allow where/who it came from but I never thought anyone that is actually a scientist or professional in whatever area actually does see them and decide to use them. Interesting. If mine are ever used, which how would I ever know, I’ll be proud to have been a part of something useful and knowledgeable.

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You use a strict license, if you choose a more opened one your observations will be translated to GBIF, where most scientists are looking at data, with all rights reserved observations they can’t use it.

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Thank you, Ben! The idea to treck these papers is very useful. Congrats!

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No worries, Lucas, it’s great to see observations being used in this way!

Another paper just out by @rafaelmrosa @danielcavallari @sacred_ibis and others, and added to the wiki, which uses verified iNaturalist observations (green on the map below) as well as other sources to map the spread of a recent invader.

Rosa, R.M., Salvador, R.B., Teixeira, L., Bornschein, M.R. & Cavallari, D.C. (2022) The rapid expansion of the Jumping Snail Ovachlamys fulgens in Brazil. Diversity 14(10): 815.

diversity-14-00815-g002-550

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Not exactly sure how to do this. Here is a reference to an article from Phys.org that references using and the value of iNaturalist data.

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-ways-california-ladies-food-sources.html?fbclid=IwAR0mHglL4cadteumiFNw3EmV9laRK0z5Kg36sNbBFgi5nZ7jowoeP8fhi6o

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Great, thanks! Added to the wiki above:

Saldivar, J.A., Romero, A.N. & Rankin, E.E.W. (2022) Community science reveals high diversity of nectaring plants visited by Painted Lady butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in California sage scrub. Environmental Entomology nvac073.

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New paper added - worth checking out! Here’s a German summary.

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The benefits of contributing to the citizen science platform iNaturalist as an identifier

Link to the paper

Callaghan CT, Mesaglio T, Ascher JS, Brooks TM, Cabras AA, Chandler M, et al. (2022) The benefits of contributing to the citizen science platform iNaturalist as an identifier. PLoS Biol 20(11): e3001843. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001843

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Here’s one: https://www.phytoneuron.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/52PhytoN-Castillejasalaisolaveae.pdf

Egger, J.M., C.G. Velazco-Macías, and A. Huereca. 2022.
Castilleja salaisolaveae (Orobanchaceae): A remarkable new species and a guide to the Castilleja species of Nuevo León, México. Phytoneuron 2022-52: 1–48. Published 1 November 2022 ISSN 2153 733X

Here’s another new one!

Szentivanyi, T. & Vincze, O. (2022) Tracking wildlife diseases using community science: an example through toad myiasis. European Journal of Wildlife Research 68:74

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@ram_k @sedgequeen @Alexey_Katz thanks, I added these three to the main wiki list. Note that you can always do this yourself with a wiki post. Just go to the main (first) post, scroll to the bottom of that post, and look for the Edit button at lower right.

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Thanks! I didn’t know that.

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Vinogradov GM (2020). January flowers // Chemistry and Life - XXI century. 2: 42‑43. [In Russian]. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347520612_Anvarskie_cvety_Himia_i_zizn_-_XXI_vek_No_2_S_42-43)

Vinogradov GM, Mazurova ME (2021). About breeding of Arctic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) and Barnacle Goose (Brantaleucopsis) in the Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea // Ornitologiya [Moscow]. 45: 63–67. [In Russian]. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/357364096_O_gnezdovanii_korotkohvostogo_pomornika_i_belosekoj_kazarki_v_Kandalaksskom_zalive_Belogo_mora_About_breeding_of_Arctic_Jaeger_Stercorarius_parasiticus_and_Barnacle_Goose_Branta_leucopsis_in_the_Kanda)

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Farquhar, J. E., Pili, A., & Russell, W. (2022). Using crowdsourced photographic records to explore geographical variation in colour polymorphism of an Australian varanid. Journal of Biogeography, 00, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14500

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Leaving a comment with this one:
Hart, A. G., Bosley, H., Hooper, C., Perry, J., Sellors-Moore, J., Moore, O., & Goodenough, A. E. (2023) Assessing the accuracy of free automated plant identification applications. People and Nature. Early View.
that I added to the wiki.
It’s a paper assessing the accuracy of the CV suggestions for plants and also comparing iNat to other ML models that are out there.
Short result: For many taxa, iNat (and other models) are quite good (>90%). But I think it’s important to note that many of the taxa used were more common ones that we’d expect these models to perform better on.

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Also seems they used Seek and not iNat itself - my understanding is that Seek uses some kind of limited offline version of the CV so the actual iNat app could have been quite a bit better still.

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Yes, and the Seek model is not updated as frequently as the iNat model. This might actually be a feature for a research paper as the lack of change in the Seek app makes it more reproducible. Seek is also a bit more similar in functionality to the other apps that they used (I think).

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