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#1 2015-08-18 23:39:54

JBranscombe
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Name: Julian Branscombe
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Is there a Tachinid Atlas?

Is there an Atlas of Tachinidae? In particular, I was wondering if there are any records from Orkney (VC111) which seems desperately under-recorded for flies. The question is sparked by getting the RES handbook to them, but most of them seem very southern. I live on a pretty windswept island, with no woodland (apart from some scrubby sycamores) but some nice links/dune habitat, a variety of wetlands and a big, exposed maritime heath. Perhaps this is not the best place to be looking for these things - but there are some moths, weevils and bugs here!

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#2 2015-08-20 21:13:20

conopid
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Re: Is there a Tachinid Atlas?

There is no Atlas, but the Tachinid Recording Scheme regularly upload data to NBN Gateway, so the maps there are a pretty good representation of current knowledge.

This link https://data.nbn.org.uk/Taxa/NBNSYS0000161087/Grid_Map should show you a map with all the UK Tachinid records displayed. Otherwise I think you'd have to search on species names to see what has been recorded

Last edited by conopid (2015-08-20 21:16:20)


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#3 2015-09-20 23:52:19

JBranscombe
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Name: Julian Branscombe
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Re: Is there a Tachinid Atlas?

Many thanks, Nigel. Very useful. A complete lack of records. There must be some up here, so I'll take that as a challenge over the coming years!

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