Why is this observation casual?

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#1

Why is this observation casual: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22127437 ? It doesn’t seem to fit any criteria that would cause it to be.

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#2

Because someone voted that the id can not be improved and the level of consensus is too high up the taxa tree to get to research grade

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#3

For that specific picture, I think the lighting is the issue. It’s not really possible to see the colors and markings clearly enough for a more specific ID.
I’ll tell you this- they all bite!

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#4

Ok, got it. That flag is pretty difficult to spot.

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#5

Hey @dan_johnson, welcome to the new forum! I’ve moved this post into the “general” category since it isn’t really a “forum feedback” topic. Just wanted to let you know.

Also, welcome @fishkeeper!

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#6

I think marking obs with “can’t be improved” should really only be done when it’s been in the needs ID pool for 6 months or more. Some specialist could come along and recognise it because it is the only one that is “shiny”, or some such weird secondary character. I know we have ID’d some spiders in NZ on worse photos than that!

2 days is I think not long enough to determine that it can’t be improved…

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#7

yeah the only time i really mark them early on is if they are a photo i took that came out blurrier than expected and there’sno real chance anyone can get it and it may annoy people.

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