Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Why not in Yorkshire ?

Hi all
Just thought I would send you this link which helps moffers here in North wales. It would be nice if you guys eventually got something similar for Yorkshire. Look out for my few records appearing later this year I hope.

http://www.trawsgoed.com/

5 comments:

AndyC said...

The google maps are excellent,any ideas on how to do it.? A local one for Calderdale may be a good place to start.??

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

I haven't got a clue Andy I'm afraid. maybe the guy who is doing the birders website might know ?

AndyC said...

I see that all species have a vernecular name as well as latin is this a new thing?.Where can you get this list from.??

charlie streets said...

I just love the common names for all the micros - I wonder why they fell out of favour when the macros retained theirs.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

The names are probably from the Helsop list from sometime in the late fifties early sixties. No one ever agreed on common names and Heslops never got into accepted use. Many of his common names are far longer and more complicated than the scientific name, mean nothing to anyone outside the UK and thus were never bothered with. The scientific names are just as easy to remember given time and everyone knows which species you are talking about. If you contact most micro lepidopterists in the UK they would have no idea what the hell you were talking about if you use the Heslop name, I wouldn't for a start ! Although some vernacular names are used for common micros I see little point in having to learn all the vernacualar names and all the scientific names for around 1500 species when I can already use scientific names and anyone can look up the species I mean.