Topic: Input/reporting issue - Lepidoptera dictionary?
It may may only be me who sees this as an issue but, here goes:
When inputting/importing butterfly records against the 'standard' Agassiz, Beavan & Heckford lepidoptera checklist, butterfly records cannot be entered using their binomials which, for some reason, aren't available and consequently have to be entered using their trinomials. This is arguably already a possible source of input error due to the possibility of selecting the wrong subspecies.
When reporting using the wizard, records entered using a past iteration of the dictionary when binomials were available are not extracted unless the genus only is included in the search criteria.
To date, I have only knowingly had this happen to me when dealing with leps so I am unable to say whether it applies with other taxon groups. Has anyone else come across this apparent anomaly?
Biological Records Centre