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#1 2014-03-19 15:52:10

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
Registered: 2008-02-20
Posts: 274

Appeal for records

I intend popping the map of "records submitted" (http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/viewt … 272#p13272) into the Autumn 2014 Bulletin.
I would be grateful for any new records (in time for me to revise the map, say by end of June) from anyone. Updates from regular contributors, gleanings from DF Field meetings, LRC records, online images (iSpot, diptera.info) gratefully received and I would be especially delighted to get records from experts like Steve Falk, Ivan Perry - there may be others.
Many thanks to people who've sent me stuff before, the map looks quite busy when you show every taxa but even the commonest looks a bit thin on the ground when you single out individual taxon.
Usual methods of sending in records, try to keep species name on the same line as the other data if you're using Word. As for spreadsheets, well, there's a whole area for debate but they usually come in in a manageable format, there's been a lot of effort put into the Recorder 6 spreadsheet importer so it copes well.
Don't worry about the quantity, I've had singles in emails for specialities and spreadsheet lists as short as 3 records - all welcome.


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DF Bulletin Editor, Scheme Organiser: Stilt & Stalk Flies

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#2 2014-03-19 22:10:45

jeremyr
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Name: Jeremy Richardson
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Registered: 2012-12-31
Posts: 217

Re: Appeal for records

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#3 2014-03-19 23:42:30

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
Registered: 2008-02-20
Posts: 274

Re: Appeal for records

That's a method that works for me Jeremy, thanks for drawing my attention to them.


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#4 2014-05-26 04:36:36

jeremyr
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Name: Jeremy Richardson
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Registered: 2012-12-31
Posts: 217

Re: Appeal for records

30/04/14   TQ370860   4 adults  Neria cibaria   Hackney Marsh
25/05/14   SU977692   2 adults  Rainieria calceata   Virginia Water

- images available for both species.  Are there others I should look out for?

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#5 2016-02-02 10:58:18

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
Registered: 2008-02-20
Posts: 274

Re: Appeal for records

I'll be uploading data from this scheme to the NBN Gateway very soon

Curiously, the species that Jeremy mentions above, Rainieria calceata, is proving hard to track down. It rarely features in lists I'm sent but, because it's so scarce, records find their way into papers. These papers have poor detail:

Skidmore, P. 2003. Saproxylic Insect Survey of the Virginia Water and Bishopsgate areas of Windsor Park, 2002-2003. English Nat. Res. Reports 20022003
Denton, J. Dipterists Digest Vol 8 No 1
Alexander, K.N.A. 2002. The invertebrates of living and decaying timber in Britain & Ireland. English Nat. Res. Reports 467: 1142

The latter mentions Burnham Beeches NNR & SAC as a site but I've no actual record from there.

Published reports are going to afford protection for a little while until they get buried in some Records Office oubliette.
Online databases are going to be consulted for far longer into the future.

Tell me what you kinow of this species (and others from my scheme) please, and I'll ensure they get published online.


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