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Date: Sat, 14 May 2022 06:42:46 +0000
From: \Abdulali, Salman\ (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Butterflies of North Carolina project just created on iNaturalist

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Currenlty 3297 of the 48,139 observations are in the =E2=80=9Cneeds id=E2=
=80=9D category. Please consider contributiing an id when you come across o=
ne of these. Anyone who is logged into iNaturalist can do so. Here is a dir=
ect link to the observations that need an id.

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_=
id=3Dany&project_id=3Dbutterflies-of-north-carolina&quality_grade=3Dneeds_i=
d&verifiable=3Dany__;!!OToaGQ!8mSoeVy_hG2VqkpV32qX2Ag41tWvuRAzL87VpaaQ2Jyx5=
nb9jKIotyKatdL2fBo33Y0$=20

This includes 7 of my observations, which can be found at

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_=
id=3Dany&project_id=3Dbutterflies-of-north-carolina&quality_grade=3Dneeds_i=
d&user_id=3Dsalmanabdulali&verifiable=3Dany__;!!OToaGQ!8mSoeVy_hG2VqkpV32qX=
2Ag41tWvuRAzL87VpaaQ2Jyx5nb9jKIotyKatdL2flxdK20$=20

Some of the observations may be unidentifiable due to blurry photos, poor a=
ngles, etc. If you are certain that the id cannot be improved then the obse=
rvation can be removed from the =E2=80=9Cneeds id=E2=80=9D category by answ=
eriing =E2=80=9CNO=E2=80=9D to the question "Based on the evidence, can the=
Community Taxon still be confirmed or improved?=E2=80=9D which appears at =
the end of the =E2=80=9CData Quality Assessment=E2=80=9D section of the pag=
e.

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC





From: Harry LeGrand <carolinaleps...><mailto:<carolinaleps...>>
Date: May 14, 2022 at 5:48:01 AM GMT+5:30
To: carolinaleps <carolinaleps...><mailto:<carolinaleps...>>, Har=
ry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...><mailto:<hlegrandjr...>>
Subject: Butterflies of North Carolina project just created on iNaturalist
Reply-To: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...><mailto:<hlegrandjr...>>

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Folks,

Something I or someone else should have done a number of years ago was to c=
reate a project on iNaturalist that would automatically pull all photos upl=
oaded onto the site with the following two criteria: butterfly and North Ca=
rolina -- into a single project. Based on my experience recently with revi=
ewing rare plant photos for NC in that project, I decided today to create a=
new project: Butterflies of North Carolina. Here is the home page:

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterflie=
s-of-north-carolina__;!!OToaGQ!8mSoeVy_hG2VqkpV32qX2Ag41tWvuRAzL87VpaaQ2Jyx=
5nb9jKIotyKatdL2jys3QD0$ <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nam02.safelin=
ks.protection.outlook.com/?url=3Dhttps*3A*2F*2Furldefense.com*2Fv3*2F__http=
s*3A*2F*2Fwww.inaturalist.org*2Fprojects*2Fbutterflies-of-north-carolina__*=
3B!!OToaGQ!6V-o9F2U3iUsZXBh3DqbdQerAk_Sbbi97oJHfOgzkpCDHlLbX_9Guj-XJZ-K3qYL=
LDg*24&data=3D05*7C01*7Cabdulalis*40ecu.edu*7C708483b8ae204ca2fd7f08da35732=
08d*7C17143cbb385c4c45a36ac65b72e3eae8*7C0*7C0*7C637881065839215882*7CUnkno=
wn*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVC=
I6Mn0*3D*7C3000*7C*7C*7C&sdata=3DcDnJLcEJmUqsfSr9lyv2G*2FlmxhX9ssaa5UnhZPN*=
2Bu3A*3D&reserved=3D0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUl!!OToaGQ!8m=
SoeVy_hG2VqkpV32qX2Ag41tWvuRAzL87VpaaQ2Jyx5nb9jKIotyKatdL29pb8m0A$ >

As you can tell from that page, all of the previou records submitted that a=
re butterflies and in NC are here -- 48,000+. This does not mean all are c=
orrectly identified. But, at least it allows you to peruse the entries, st=
arting with the most recent, to see what is being submitted. Of course, th=
e common and conspicuous ones dominate! And, you can see that Rob Van Epps=
is narrowly ahead of Salman Abdulali in # of species submitted. Lori Owen=
by has submitted the most butterfly photos.

Some to many of you already upload photos here -- butterflies, wildflowers,=
whatever plant or animal you feel worth uploading. I do not want folks to=
stop submitting your butterfly trip lists to carolinaleps! Rather, if you=
DO have a photo or two worth posting on iNaturalist -- particularly a less=
common species as opposed to another E. Tiger Swallowtail -- I encourage p=
osting to iNaturalist. You DO have to Sign Up/Join to post photos. You do=
NOT have to join simply to look at the photos of others.

To get to the Butterflies of North Carolina project, from the original Home=
Page, go to Community at the top, click Projects from the dropdown, and th=
en in the Search box enter -- Butterflies of North Carolina. If you just =
enter North Carolina you won't see it, as there are dozens of projects in N=
C; and entering Butterflies won't catch it either, as there are dozens of b=
utterfly projects.

Enjoy looking at the records. Very few of them have probably been entered =
into the big database of the Butterflies of North Carolina website, though =
I generally do glean important records at the end of the year. And, Salman=
, who uses the "subscription" function, gets all records daily in an e-mail=
; so he has been tipping me off for a few years of really notable ones.

Harry LeGrand

PS -- On the project page, or the home page, of course you CAN simply enter=
a species name and North Carolina in the 2 fields (species and location), =
to see all photos of a given species in North Carolina. For example, there=
are 7 photos uploaded for Berry's Skipper in NC, all considered as accepte=
d =3D Research Grade.


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<div>Currenlty 3297 of the 48,139 observations are in the =E2=80=9Cneeds id=
=E2=80=9D category. Please consider contributiing an id when you come acros=
s one of these. Anyone who is logged into iNaturalist can do so. Here is a =
direct link to the observations that need an id.</div>
<div><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/obs=
ervations?place_id=3Dany&amp;project_id=3Dbutterflies-of-north-carolina&amp=
;quality_grade=3Dneeds_id&amp;verifiable=3Dany__;!!OToaGQ!8mSoeVy_hG2VqkpV3=
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.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=3Dany&amp;project_id=3Dbutterflies-o=
f-north-carolina&amp;quality_grade=3Dneeds_id&amp;verifiable=3Dany</a></div>
<div><br class=3D"">
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<div>This includes 7 of my observations, which can be found at</div>
<div><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.inaturalist.org/obs=
ervations?place_id=3Dany&amp;project_id=3Dbutterflies-of-north-carolina&amp=
;quality_grade=3Dneeds_id&amp;user_id=3Dsalmanabdulali&amp;verifiable=3Dany=
__;!!OToaGQ!8mSoeVy_hG2VqkpV32qX2Ag41tWvuRAzL87VpaaQ2Jyx5nb9jKIotyKatdL2flx=
dK20$" class=3D"">https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=3Dany&a=
mp;project_id=3Dbutterflies-of-north-carolina&amp;quality_grade=3Dneeds_id&=
amp;user_id=3Dsalmanabdulali&amp;verifiable=3Dany</a></div>
<div><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div>Some of the observations may be unidentifiable due to blurry photos, p=
oor angles, etc. If you are certain that the id cannot be improved then the=
observation can be removed from the =E2=80=9Cneeds id=E2=80=9D category by=
answeriing =E2=80=9CNO=E2=80=9D to the question &quot;Based on the evidenc=
e,
can the Community Taxon still be confirmed or improved?=E2=80=9D which app=
ears at the end of the =E2=80=9CData Quality Assessment=E2=80=9D section of=
the page.</div>
<div><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div>Salman Abdulali</div>
<div>Greenville, NC</div>
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<div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D""><b class=3D"">From:</b><span class=3D"Apple-con=
verted-space">&nbsp;</span>Harry LeGrand &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:carolinaleps=
@duke.edu" class=3D""><carolinaleps...></a>&gt;<br class=3D"">
<b class=3D"">Date:</b><span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>M=
ay 14, 2022 at 5:48:01 AM GMT+5:30<br class=3D"">
<b class=3D"">To:</b><span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>car=
olinaleps &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<carolinaleps...>" class=3D"">carolinal=
<eps...></a>&gt;, Harry LeGrand &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:hlegrandjr@gmail.=
com" class=3D""><hlegrandjr...></a>&gt;<br class=3D"">
<b class=3D"">Subject:</b><span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</spa=
n><b class=3D"">Butterflies of North Carolina project just created on iNatu=
ralist</b><br class=3D"">
<b class=3D"">Reply-To:</b><span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</sp=
an>Harry LeGrand &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<hlegrandjr...>" class=3D"">hle=
<grandjr...></a>&gt;<br class=3D"">
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<div class=3D"">Folks,</div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">Something I or someone else should have done a number of ye=
ars ago was to create a project on iNaturalist that would automatically pul=
l all photos uploaded onto the site with the following two criteria: butter=
fly and North Carolina -- into a single
project.&nbsp; Based on my experience recently with reviewing rare plant p=
hotos for NC in that project, I decided today to create a new project: Butt=
erflies of North Carolina.&nbsp; Here is the home page:<br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D""><a href=3D"https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nam02.safeli=
nks.protection.outlook.com/?url=3Dhttps*3A*2F*2Furldefense.com*2Fv3*2F__htt=
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g/projects/butterflies-of-north-carolina__;!!OToaGQ!6V-o9F2U3iUsZXBh3DqbdQe=
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kQ=3D" class=3D"">https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterflies-of-north=
-carolina</a></div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">As you can tell from that page, all of the previou records =
submitted that are butterflies and in NC are here -- 48,000+.&nbsp; This do=
es not mean all are correctly identified.&nbsp; But, at least it allows you=
to peruse the entries, starting with the most
recent, to see what is being submitted.&nbsp; Of course, the common and co=
nspicuous ones dominate!&nbsp; And, you can see that Rob Van Epps is narrow=
ly ahead of Salman Abdulali in # of species submitted.&nbsp; Lori Owenby ha=
s submitted the most butterfly photos.</div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">Some to many of you already upload photos here -- butterfli=
es, wildflowers, whatever plant or animal you feel worth uploading.&nbsp;<u=
class=3D""><span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>I do not wan=
t folks to stop submitting your butterfly trip lists
to carolinaleps!&nbsp;</u><span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</sp=
an>Rather, if you DO have a photo or two worth posting on iNaturalist -- pa=
rticularly a less common species as opposed to another E. Tiger Swallowtail=
-- I encourage posting to iNaturalist.&nbsp; You
DO have to Sign Up/Join to post photos.&nbsp; You do NOT have to join simp=
ly to look at the photos of others.&nbsp;<span class=3D"Apple-converted-spa=
ce">&nbsp;</span><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">To get to the Butterflies of North Carolina project, from t=
he original Home Page, go to Community at the top, click Projects from the =
dropdown, and then in the Search box enter -- Butterflies of North Carolina=
.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you just enter North Carolina
you won't see it, as there are dozens of projects in NC; and entering Butt=
erflies won't catch it either, as there are dozens of butterfly projects.</=
div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">Enjoy looking at the records.&nbsp; Very few of them have p=
robably been entered into the big database of the Butterflies of North Caro=
lina website, though I generally do glean important records at the end of t=
he year.&nbsp; And, Salman, who uses the &quot;subscription&quot;
function, gets all records daily in an e-mail; so he has been tipping me o=
ff for a few years of really notable ones.<br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">Harry LeGrand</div>
<div class=3D""><br class=3D"">
</div>
<div class=3D"">PS -- On the project page, or the home page, of course you =
CAN simply enter a species name and North Carolina in the 2 fields (species=
and location), to see all photos of a given species in North Carolina.&nbs=
p; For example, there are 7 photos uploaded
for Berry's Skipper in NC, all considered as accepted =3D Research Grade.&=
nbsp;<span class=3D"Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></div>
</div>
</div>
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