Topic: Too many Gyrinus natator records
I'm not sure if this is the best area of the forum for this post. It isn't really a species dictionary fault.
The whirligig Gyrinus natator is famously rare in GB, only two confirmed records from Cumbria in the early 20th century as far as I know, though it is more widespread in Ireland. Unfortunately, the commonest GB whirligig, Gyrinus substriatus, was long considered a subspecies of natator, up to about 1983, so there are many natator records out there which ought to be substriatus and many of them are on the NBN. How does this get solved? Does it need each data provider to alter their own data and resubmit?
Some of the datasets supplying G. natator records to the NBN are surprising. NE Scotland Fungus Records is perhaps explainable if the Gyrinus was recorded as the host of Laboulbenia sp. It is harder to guess how so many Gyrinus records are in the RECORD Coccinellidae dataset.