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In one of PREDICTS' busiest days for data, ten data sets (from seven different papers) have already been uploaded today, and they've taken us past 3,000 plant taxa, 1,000 taxa of Lepidoptera and 500 taxa of Hemiptera. Most of the taxa are species, but our counts are inevitably slightly approximate - not all authors have been able to identify specimens to species level, so sometimes only higher level taxonomy is reported. We try to verify the name using Catalogue of Life, which also returns information on the higher-level taxonomy. The next data milestones will be 150 ecoregions, 7,500 sites and 15,000 different taxa.