SNH Invertebrate Site Condition Monitoring 2013/14: Cairngorms SSSI
This dataset was gathered as part of a Scottish Natural Heritage contract in 2013/14. It provides the results of invertebrate surveys designed to inform Site Condition Monitoring at Cairngorms SSSI. These surveys targeted the notified invertebrate assemblage feature (Araneae, Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Mollusca, Odonata), but other invertebrate taxa were also recorded.
We have a very high level of confidence in this dataset. Where necessary, rare specimens were compared against reference collections, those held in the National Museums Scotland collection and identities confirmed with experts.
Surveys targeted the invertebrate assemblage feature of Cairngorms SSSI. However, other taxa were also recorded. Molluscs were surveyed in areas of base rich flushes using 1L litter samples, in Glen Luibeg on 4 July and Glen Feshie on 7 July 2013. Odonata were surveyed in Glen Dee, Gleann Eaniach, Badan Mosach and Glen Feshie and Glen Derry on 7, 18 and 19 July 2013, 10 August 2013 and 23 July 2014 respectively. Survey methodologies included aerial netting, guddling and pond netting. Terrestrial invertebrates were surveyed on 15, 16, 30 and 31 July and 14-15 August 2013 by sweep netting, vacuum sampling, pitfall trapping and bark trapping.
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