Tachinid Recording Scheme - GB and Ireland records
Distribution data for Tachinid flies (Diptera: Tachinidae) collated by the Tachinid Recording Scheme. This dataset contains 22500 records.
The Tachinid Recording Scheme collects records from Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. The majority of modern records are provided with six figure UK grid references. Older records, particularly those extracted from literature, may only have 4 figure grid references as the information provided by the record is not precise enough to provide a 6 figure grid reference.
This dataset was created as part of the Tachinid Recording Scheme to identify the UK distribution of Tachinid flies.
The majority of records were submitted by entomological recorders, records for some uncommon species have been validated by examination of voucher specimens by the scheme organisers.
This dataset contains approximately 22,500 records that have been processed and validated by the scheme. There is further data currently being processed which will be added to this online dataset in future. The number of records for some species is low and may not give a complete picture of overall UK distribution at present; we expect this to improve as the size of the dataset increases. Overall the scheme organisers have a high level of confidence in the data.
Standard entomological field methods (e.g. netting, sweeping, malaise trapping) were used to collect data. Information has also been taken from specimen data labels in museums and private collections and from literature.
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