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Common Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)

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optilete

Date

November 3, 2019 10:24 AM CET

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Sow Thistles (Genus Sonchus)

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wojtest

Date

January 2022

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Wall Screw-Moss (Tortula muralis)

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alexis_orion

Date

February 15, 2020 03:42 PM CET

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Snake-headed Flatworm (Rhynchodemus sylvaticus)

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sytskew

Date

October 17, 2021 05:00 PM CEST

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False Yellowhead (Dittrichia viscosa)

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enot_poluskuns

Date

October 19, 2014 11:49 AM IST

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arnoldwijker

Date

July 4, 2015 02:59 PM CEST

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sytskew

Date

August 17, 2021 06:31 AM CEST

Description

Found in Palm House under a stone

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Snake-headed Flatworm (Rhynchodemus sylvaticus)

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sytskew

Date

October 17, 2021 04:59 PM CEST

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Titan Acorn Barnacle (Megabalanus tintinnabulum)

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crabbymaxie

Date

July 18, 2021 03:29 PM CEST

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housecrows

Date

January 1, 2022 11:26 AM CET

Description

Expected to be this taxon.
Found a few days earlier in the back garden of a birder's house. Quite likely Siberian ssp
(rattle has been heard). No dna taken yet.
slightly better photos will follow as my pc is being repaired now.

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Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

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varajuan

Date

March 9, 2017 11:08 AM MST

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What

Vascular Plants (Phylum Tracheophyta)

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cquirin

Date

February 12, 2019 07:08 AM MST

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ch_berg

Date

January 3, 2009 12:43 PM CET

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Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

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tomaswijk

Date

December 27, 2021 02:40 PM CET

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denysvynokurov

Date

December 21, 2021 02:01 PM CET

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Sooty Seahare (Aplysia fasciata)

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optilete

Date

April 2, 2019 08:49 AM BST

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What

Sea Swallow (Glaucus atlanticus)

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!

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Northern Naugehyde Liverwort (Ptilidium ciliare)

Date

December 2021

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What

Lichen Huntsman Spiders (Genus Pandercetes)

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jithesh

Date

January 26, 2021 12:07 AM IST

Place

Sanoor (Google, OSM)

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What

Orobus-seed Liverwort (Targionia hypophylla)

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wolffchristiane

Date

October 9, 2021 02:42 PM UTC

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Jeweled Top Snail (Calliostoma annulatum)

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maxbottomtime

Date

November 7, 2017 10:02 AM PST

Description

Calliostoma annulatum making a funny face.

Insects

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Insects (Class Insecta)

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eslabbert

Date

November 28, 2021 12:23 PM UTC

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What

European Wolfberry (Lycium europaeum)

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mjcorreia

Date

December 1, 2021 04:47 PM WET

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What

Emerald Cascader (Zygonyx iris)

Date

August 27, 2013 11:33 AM CEST

Description

A male perched at the rapids of a tiny stream.
August 2013.
Malaysia.

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Portuguese Crowberry (Corema album)

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optilete

Date

April 3, 2019 11:07 AM BST

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What

Spiny Rush (Juncus acutus)

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optilete

Date

March 30, 2019 12:42 PM GMT

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astrapia

Date

November 26, 2021 10:18 AM CET

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Silver Moss (Racomitrium canescens)

Date

November 6, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Description

Syn. Niphotrichum canescens

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Red-cage Fungus (Clathrus ruber)

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ajdmarques

Date

November 30, 2021 06:50 PM WET

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What

Common Pouchwort (Calypogeia fissa)

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leighmus

Date

August 6, 2021 12:28 PM CEST

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies (Order Hymenoptera)

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casachloe

Date

November 24, 2021 10:24 AM GMT

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What

Gmelin's Willow (Salix gmelinii)

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sonnekke

Date

November 27, 2021 11:01 AM CET

Description

S. gmelinii 'Aquatica gigantea'

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Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

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othmanebe

Date

October 2021

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Oval-leaved Pottia (Pterygoneurum ovatum)

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ch_berg

Date

November 21, 2021 02:05 PM CET

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What

Long-eared Bats (Genus Plecotus)

Date

August 21, 2021 01:43 PM EEST

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What

Field Mushrooms and Allies (Family Agaricaceae)

Observer

ralphjbegley

Date

September 24, 2021 10:35 AM PDT

Description

Lepiotoid
H J Andrew's Expermental Forest
Temp: 50°
Rain: 2"
Clear and sunny
Adjacent to NF 1506
Annulus: present
Cap has pronounced striations
According to Vellinga, EC, "Leucoagaricus is morphologically distinguished from Leucocoprinus Pat. in that species of the latter genus have a pileus with notable striations..."

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Hazel Grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)

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zveroboy57

Date

October 27, 2021 09:49 AM +05

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Fork-palped Harvestman (Dicranopalpus ramosus)

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optilete

Date

November 20, 2021 02:44 PM CET

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What

Hagen's Rim Lichen (Myriolecis hagenii)

Date

November 13, 2021 01:56 PM CET

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Date

November 13, 2021 02:06 PM CET

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rudolphous

Date

November 13, 2021 01:32 PM CET

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What

Spikemosses (Genus Selaginella)

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rudolphous

Date

September 19, 2021 04:07 PM CEST

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tiwane

Date

November 20, 2016 09:08 PM PST

Description

Found and tickled by @kueda.

Slo-mo video here: https://goo.gl/photos/pzyHdJGSo5doWi8Z6

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Stonewort (Genus Nitella)

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suretha_dorse

Date

October 22, 2021 02:08 PM SAST

Description

Nitella praeclara

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What

d'Urville Fiddler Crab (Tubuca urvillei)

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sonnekke

Date

August 7, 2021 10:32 AM CEST

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Musk Milfoil (Achillea erba-rotta ssp. moschata)

Observer

laanimalista

Date

September 20, 2021 02:30 PM EEST

Place

Landeck (Google, OSM)

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Damara Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus princeps)

Observer

ajott

Date

October 15, 2015 11:00 AM -05

Description

(Xerus princeps)
Damara Ground squirrel making contact
Damara-Borstenhörnchen

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What

Bearded Fireworm (Hermodice carunculata)

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nijntje51

Date

October 11, 2019 12:02 PM CEST

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danielaustin

Date

February 11, 2016 01:02 PM GMT

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What

Durban Crowfoot (Dactyloctenium aegyptium)

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rmedina

Date

October 9, 2021 06:15 PM CEST

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optilete

Date

October 9, 2021 10:58 AM CEST

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What

Stonewort (Genus Nitella)

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botaneek

Date

September 29, 2021 12:22 PM SAST

Place

h8 (Google, OSM)

Description

in pool on dolerite

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What

Crenulated Flapwort (Solenostoma gracillimum)

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leighmus

Date

August 8, 2021 11:50 AM CEST

Description

Growing in heathland, by water, around and between what was probably Pellia epiphylla, on loamy sand

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optilete

Date

October 2, 2021 01:13 PM CEST

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What

White-Sox Fly (Mimegralla albimana)

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cheryl394

Date

October 2, 2021 02:43 PM UTC

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cheryl394

Date

October 2, 2021 02:55 PM +07

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Bacterial Speck (Pseudomonas syringae)

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dgcurrywheel

Date

September 30, 2021 05:10 PM CEST

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optilete

Date

April 4, 2019 12:03 PM BST

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Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)

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emmaviola11

Date

September 24, 2021 12:28 PM EEST

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What

Prostrate Sandmat (Euphorbia prostrata)

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jmneiva

Date

September 22, 2021 05:44 PM BST

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What

Island Darter (Sympetrum nigrifemur)

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chrisvanswaay

Date

September 8, 2021 03:13 PM CEST

Description

Sympetrum nigrefemur

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Fairy Beads (Microlejeunea ulicina)

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martina_poeltl

Date

August 28, 2021 08:54 PM CEST

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What

Chain Pincerwort (Fuscocephaloziopsis catenulata)

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martina_poeltl

Date

August 29, 2021 09:40 AM CEST

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What

Great Green Bush-Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima)

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keithandg

Date

September 15, 2021 06:57 PM EEST

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Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

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clara_g

Date

October 19, 2019 12:16 PM CEST

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What

Purple Lettuce (Prenanthes purpurea)

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clara_g

Date

September 11, 2021 01:01 PM CEST

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What

Canary Island Foxglove (Digitalis canariensis)

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miwi2020

Date

June 18, 2021

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Date

June 21, 2021 08:13 PM PDT

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Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)

Observer

goodsvt

Date

August 31, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

Description

Need ID - this moth and others like it show up every August - almost always in the last two weeks of the month, and cover my window screens with eggs at night. I've lived in this house for 21 years, and it's only been in the last 3 years that I've see this. Is it a newly-arrived invasive moth?

@amzamz @stomlins701 @nlblock @maractwin

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Gold Spot (Plusia festucae)

Date

August 26, 2016 11:19 AM CEST

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Australian Waterbuttons (Cotula australis)

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thebeachcomber

Date

September 8, 2021 12:57 PM AEST

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What

Mallows (Genus Malva)

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optilete

Date

July 24, 2020 12:18 PM CEST

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What

Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger)

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charcoscompanhia

Date

September 6, 2021 10:25 PM BST

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What

Grey Poplar (Populus × canescens)

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ahospers

Date

August 14, 2021 03:47 PM SAST

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What

Trachelid Spiders (Family Trachelidae)

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scolop98

Date

August 2021

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What

Southern Small White (Pieris mannii)

Date

August 31, 2021 11:02 AM CEST

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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optilete

Date

August 30, 2021 07:05 PM CEST

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What

Curly Waterweed (Lagarosiphon major)

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silkeoldorff

Date

June 9, 2016 05:21 PM CEST

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grisper1

Date

June 20, 2021 06:19 PM AEST

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What

Chthamalid Barnacles (Family Chthamalidae)

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

June 17, 2018 05:39 PM AEST

Description

Alright, what's this then? It doesn't really look like a balanid or chthamalid, and indeed it wouldn't seem to be any of those species unless it's a really young, weird balanid. If you zoom in to the far left of the barnacle, it certainly looks like the rostrum overlaps the rostrolateral plates, so that would rule out a chthamalid identity. It's definitely Balanomorpha at least so let's go through and see what it could be. It's not Chelonibiidae, Platylepadidae, Coronulidae, Pyrgomatidae, Acastinae, Bryozobiinae, Pachylasmatidae, or Catophragmidae. It doesn't match any Tetraclitidae either. So maybe it's Elminiidae/Elminiinae, or maybe it's Archaeobalanidae.

It actually does look quite like Austrominius, but it has 6 plates so if it's Elminiidae it must be Hexaminius. From here, H. foliorum is a specialist that lives almost solely on mangrove leaves. What about H. popeiana? Certainly ALA has some records of them from here. However, the diagram from this paper indicates quite a different barnacle, with very asymmetrically-sized lateral plates. So it is not an Elminiid.

What about Archaeobalaninae? Main information comes from here. Conopea have the base elongate or boat-like and only and with only a small part attached, so they are out. The other three genera all look rather similar and not much like this one here unfortunately. Striatobalanus all seem rather tall and vertical, and the lateral plates are again of rather different sizes. Unless they change drastically as they grow, I think they are out. Solidobalanus are the same - vertical sides and differently-sized lateral plates - so I have the same comment. Armatobalanus are a bit more similar.... but not really. They just don't look like they could ever look like this barnacle here. So I don't think it's Archaeobalaninae either. I reckon it is a juvenile Balanid.

So what are the options for juvenile Balanidae? I guess the problem here is that most of the Balanidae look so very different, and there are actually numerous images of them that show very small individuals. Most of my information will be from here. The small individuals look similar to the adults in most cases, so it seems we don't have many options here. For a start, all of the Megabalaninae are so tall and have such incredibly vertical sides that I am happy ruling them out here. I cannot see this turning into one of them in any way.

What about Amphibalanus? Well all of the Amphibalanus species look really similar to each other, and this fact has been mentioned in some of the literature I've read, so I'm happy assuming that all of the juveniles will look pretty similar to each other as well. So, what do the juveniles look like? Luckily, we have the answer! They look quite different, because this sighting is from the same rock. Look, you can even see this barnacle in the picture: They have been exposed to the same conditions, so if they were the same species (or even genus in this case) they would look very similar. This one is clearly different, so I'm happy ousting Amphibalanus.

That just leaves Balaninae, with four species in two genera: Balanus pulchellus, B. trigonus, Fistulobalanus albicostatus, and F. pallidus. Two of these I think we can rule out almost immediately. B. pulchellus is native to China and has been intercepted in Australia only a few times. There may be an established population in Fremantle but that is a long way from here. F. pallidus is supposedly native to the Atlantic and is a rare invasive in the Pacific. This location is pretty far from any ports so I am happy ruling it out.

So, Balanus trigonus and Fistulobalanus albicostatus. Luckily for us, B. trigonus is a common and widespread species, and there are many photos of it. Have a look here - we have many individuals of various sizes: None of them look like this - they are all too steep!

So, what about Fistulobalanus albicostatus? Will our prayers of a species ID be answered, or have I gone astray yet again? It seems not, sadly. F. albicostatus is not that common. Look at this photo: The lateral plates are just completely the wrong shape, especially the rostrolateral. I can't see it happening. But then, I they're all pretty much the same for all balanids so it seems I have gone wrong there. Aha! But look at the picture above! What's that little guy in the lower middle?? That looks like a candidate.

It's......

a chthamalid.

Of course -_-

So could this then actually be a chthamalid?? I thought chthamalids were supposed to have the rostrolateral plates overlapping the rostrum, not the other way around like this one. But if you look closely at the centre, I think the rostrolateral plates do overlap the rostrum, at least near the centre. But they don't on the outside. Ugh. Wish I knew that beforehand! And look at this guy: Same location, same rock, pretty similar scutum/rostrum especially (look, they both have the little raised bit in the middle), but this one is probably a third of the size. Could this one grow into that one? Yeah, I can see that happening I guess. It doesn't look very eroded yet but the other one is certainly eroded (probably due to the age difference between the two). So I reckon this is a little Chthamalus malayensis. I'll leave it at a higher level for now just to see if other people agree with me, but I'm happy with that at this point.

Welp, barnacles are done now for this round. If I do another barnacle ID in my life it will be too soon.... (nah jokes, I should probably try to help out where I can now). Still need to ID that mystery chthamalid anyway. Thanks everyone who helped out!

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Summer-Cypress (Bassia scoparia)

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gerda_new

Date

August 29, 2021 06:29 PM MSK

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Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

Date

August 23, 2021 03:46 PM MSK

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Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)

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lzazadze

Date

August 2021

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Common Grass-Veneer (Crambus praefectellus)

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molanic

Date

August 2021

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Freckled Pelt Lichen (Peltigera aphthosa)

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gorcz

Date

August 17, 2021 10:42 AM CEST

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Yellow Cluster Anemone (Parazoanthus axinellae)

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dennisthediver

Date

August 18, 2021 09:43 AM -01

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Lobster Moth (Stauropus fagi)

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titkolblbauer

Date

August 15, 2021

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Crisped Neckera (Exsertotheca crispa)

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alainc

Date

August 18, 2021 01:26 PM EEST

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Azure Hawker (Aeshna caerulea)

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alexey_kubarev

Date

August 14, 2014 12:42 PM UTC

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Ring Pellia (Pellia neesiana)

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optilete

Date

August 11, 2021 01:35 PM CEST

Description

Male

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Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

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henk1

Date

July 5, 2021 10:12 AM CEST

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Horn Calcareous Moss (Mnium hornum)

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optilete

Date

August 11, 2021 02:12 PM CEST

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Dark-red Helleborine (Epipactis atrorubens)

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eva_o

Date

August 3, 2021 09:56 AM CEST

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mjcorreia

Date

August 7, 2021 04:19 PM WEST

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Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

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freisinger

Date

August 8, 2021 12:03 PM +04

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Hornet Mimic Hover Fly (Volucella zonaria)

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wolfshaar

Date

August 5, 2021 01:54 PM CEST

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Red-stemmed Feather Moss (Pleurozium schreberi)

Observer

leighmus

Date

July 28, 2021 03:12 PM CEST

Description

Found accidentally, stuck to the rhizoids of Marchantia polymorpha, growing exposed by shallow water in developing heathland, but on what was mostly decomposing (mostly decomposed) hay. The shoot looks like it was part of a larger plant, so it could be young and not quite representative of mature shoots.
Image 3 clearly shows cells with pores and all cells in all parts of the leaf had these pores, also visible in image 5.
Image 4 shows double costas.
Image 7 shows where a bud had formed.
Image 9 shows a not-quite-entire leaf margin at the apex, which was also visible on all leaves.

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White Mullein (Verbascum lychnitis)

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optilete

Date

July 1, 2021 07:22 PM CEST

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Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

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joorplant

Date

June 23, 2021 12:43 PM SAST

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