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Bug to be identified from Loch Achilty area, Highland.

Observed: 26th May 2011 By: Jimmy McKellarJimmy McKellar’s reputation in Invertebrates
For Identification JMcK
Description:

Exact date to be confirmed as I am posting on behalf of someone else. If identified the record will go into the national recording scheme.

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Jimmy McKellar's picture

Mirid Bug (Rhabdomiris striatellus)

Thanks Paul

Looks like a first for Scotland from the records on the NBN Gateway. I will send this record off to my local recorder for inclusion in the national scheme.

Regards
Jimmy

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Mirid Bug (Rhabdomiris striatellus)

Thanks David

Regards
Jimmy

davidcaron62's picture

Hi Jimmy Would be useful if a

Hi Jimmy

Would be useful if a few others confirmed it just to be sure. It seems to be a good year for bugs straying further north. I spotted a European Cinchbug (Ischnodemus sabuleti )a few week ago. Another species thats migrating northward.

Regards

Dave

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Mirid Bug (Rhabdomiris striatellus)

Thanks Dave

I have agreed with my "mentor" we should monitor determinations before finally settling on the identification. Always good to be cautious.

Regards
Jimmy

Syrphus's picture

In following up this record I

In following up this record I find that this taxon is the same as Calocoris quadripunctatus, for which we have several records in Highland. The NBN Dictionary appears to have missed this synonymy and is treating the two names as if separate taxa. So the record is not as surprising as at first seemed. I have alerted the dictionary team to the problem.

M.

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recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

Syrphus's picture

For anyone who wants the

For anyone who wants the technical explanation of the confusion it is at http://forums.nbn.org.uk/viewtopic.php?id=2116.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.