lists the Bradley and Fletcher number for each species as listed in ‘Checklist
of Lepidoptera recorded from the British Isles’ by J D Bradley (1998).
This number makes it easy to identify references to species despite changes
in their names.
Name & Vernacular Name
columns are largely self-explanatory. The names used are taken from Bradley
gives an indication of the species distribution/abundance throughout the
country as a whole.
In the previous
version of the checklist a Suffolk status was assigned to each species
to give a simple indication of the distribution/frequency of the species.
Species were largely assigned values of Common, Local or Migrant. Although
this categorisation was simple and reasonably easy to apply it has lead
to some confusion over the status of some moth species in the county.
consideration of alternative methods the group has decided that in
place of the Local Status column a Tetrad Squares column specifying how
many tetrads the species has been recorded from would be relatively easy
to implement accurately and of most use. This will hopefully give recorders
some indication of how widespread each species is. There are 1088 tetrads
in the county of Suffolk.
contains the Suffolk Moth Panel category number for each species, values
ranging from 1 to 4. See the earlier section ‘The Suffolk Moth Panel and
Validation of Records’ for more details on this topic. Including this category
number within the checklist should hopefully help recorders identify which
species the panel would like more information about, including those species
for which a voucher specimen is likely to be required.
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