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This species is often covered in mites - there sems to be very little literature on them, but what there is suggests that they're phoretic, hitching lifts rather than predating it
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Just to say that there is no need to repeat an identification once someone has made it, the idea is that if you think the ID is correct you can click on "I agree", if you think it should be something else you can add a different identification via "add a revision".
It doesn't cause any problems if you repeat the same identification, it's just that is isn't necessary! For further info see:
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Sorry, I was under the impression that I had to enter an identification for this to count as one of my 10 observations for S159...
Yes, you're correct that for the observation to count on the Neighbourhood Nature course you do need to enter an identification, but ideally it should be your own 'best guess' rather than a repeat of someone else's - in this case you could have just put "moth" as an initial identification. However, in terms of how the coursework is actually checked it makes no difference whether you put an identification first or last, so this one is fine as far as the course is concerned.
Lat/Lng: 50.6, -1.2
OS grid ref: SZ6385