RISC Heteroptera Non-Native Species Records
Recording Invasive Species Counts (www.nonnativespecies.org/recording/) was launched in 2010 and includes on-line recording for 19 species including two terrestrial Heteroptera:
Southern Green Shieldbug, Nezara viridula
Western Conifer Seedbug, Leptoglossus occidentalis
The data is predominantly provided by members of the public but records are verified from photos by designated experts.
The recording form includes the option to provide abundance and life stage (adult or nymph).
GB. The majority of records in this dataset are collated with six figure grid-references.
The records were collected through the Recording Invasive Species Counts project which was launched in 2010 as a partnership between the NBN, BRC and associated recording schemes and societies. The Heteroptera data was collated in conjunction with the Shieldbugs and Allied Species Recording Scheme. RISC was established in raise awareness of invasive non-native species and to increase distribution data for a selection of species considered to meet a number of criteria which ensured their suitability for recording by the public. Increasing the availability of distribution data is an important component of the Non-Native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain (www.nonnativespecies.org/).
High. The data should be regarded as accurate because of the verification and validation mechanisms.
The data is collected by members of the public reporting their sightings through an on-line recording form (powered by Indicia). The records are casual observations. Records submitted with a photograph are verified by a designated expert and only these records are included within the dataset.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-10-26 10:22:12.0