Checklist update April 2011

posted 8 Apr 2011, 12:33 by Keith Naylor   [ updated 21 Apr 2011, 04:01 ]
© Lisa Ferguson
1057 Acleris rufana has now been confirmed for VC73 when it was
trapped at Glenlee; also trapped at that site and new for Dumfries &
Galloway is 1061 Acleris literana, photo, both trapped on 6th April 2011, unfortunately after a visit to National Musuems Scotland to collect further data, especially from Sir Arthur Duncan's collection, this record has now been demoted to a new VC record, Sir Arthur having trapped it at Castlehill, Kirkmahoe parish in 1977.
A further fifteen new micros have been added, bringing the regions moth species total to 1040, and greatly altering the vice-county totals now, so that we have 791 from Dumfriesshire (VC72), 934 from Kirkcudbrightshire (VC73) and 691 Wigtownshire (VC74).
Further records to add are from Pelham-Clinton's notebooks, also from NMS,  which might yield further new records.