Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway
A collection of contemporary and historical records of micro-moths in Dumfries and Galloway.
The dataset covers the county of Dumfries and Galloway (vice-counties 72 Dumfriesshire, 73 Kirkcudbrightshire and 74 Wigtownshire). Vast majority of records are captured at 6 figure resolution, however, records at a higher and lower resolution also occur. Geographical coverage of the records reflects recording effort rather than actual species distribution. Recording activity may be more intense in areas where recorders run regular moth traps overnight.
The dataset was established to collate all available records and identify the distribution of micro-moths within Dumfries and Galloway.
All records were validated and verified by the county moth recorder and are therefore considered to be of high quality and confidence. Additional checks were also carried out using NBN Record Cleaner rules.
Data originate from a number of sources, including records from the county moth recorder and casual sightings by the members of the public, specimens from National Museums Scotland, entomological field meetings etc. The methods used in data capture include, amongst others, daytime observations and various moth trapping techniques.
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