Recording for The National Moth Atlas
Following the publication of the National Moth Recording Scheme’s Provisional Atlas of the UK’s Larger Moths, they will be publishing an atlas ‘proper’ in 2018. So, we have three mothing seasons to get out in the ﬁeld and ﬁll some of those under-recorded 10km squares to show how great Sussex is! We have created a map showing the under-recorded squares (post-2000), and a list of likely sites to head for in the under-recorded 10km squares. Some of the events in our events calendar have been targeted at these under-recorded squares.
We hope you can get out to one of these events, or go out with your mothing chums to target one of these areas yourselves. The green squares we appear to have good coverage for, the yellow squares could do with a bit of work, but the ones that are currently under-achieving are the pink ones! The squares that are wholly in Sussex are the priority as squares on the periphery of the county are likely to pick up records from surrounding county moth groups.
You can click on the 10km squares on the map below to see how many species have been recorded there before, both pre- and post-2000, and which species have been recorded.
Happy Mothing. Please let us know if you visit one of these squares! Thank you.
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