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A Micro Moth - Garden Rose Tortrix

Observed: 30th September 2011 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I have rated this 'I am sure as I can be' , but having looked at NBN and seeing it is not recorded north of Inverness am now uncertain.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

I would not worry too much

I would not worry too much about the absence of micros (and lots of other unpopular groups) on the NBNG maps. Absence of dots often means absence of competent observers who report to the NBN dataset holders, not necessarily absence of the species. I regularly find obscure things that are not even mapped for Scotland up here in Highland. If you send me your list at the end of the year, Assynt will have its dot (if the agreement is unanimous) when we update our dataset!

M.

TRY

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

RHoman's picture

Distribution

The map in "Bird-dropping Tortrix Moths of the British Isle" shows the species has been recorded in all of the Scottish VCs except 97, 107 and 109.

Robert Homan