This dataset was updated with over 6000 new records in August 2006 and contains two data sources of Ladybird records:<br><br>
1) Data held by BRC and originating from the voluntary Coccinellidae Recording Scheme run by John Muggleton. A draft atlas that included this data was produced in 1990 but never published. <br>
2) New data from the Cambridge Ladybird Survey that were input from recording cards at BRC in 2006.
The dataset gives good coverage of England and Wales, reasonable coverage of parts of Scotland and patchy coverage of Ireland. Most original grid references were recorded to 1km or 100m resolution although many were only recorded at 10km resolution.
Records are collated in order to add to knowledge of this group, including distribution, population trends, autecology and phenology. In addition, the scheme works with all contributing recorders to raise the profile of the species group and its conservation. Sharing the data via NBN helps achieve these aims.
Field records were fully verified either by the scheme organiser or by known expert coleopterists. Records were subject to routine validation by BRC during input.
Field recording with voucher specimen collection.
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