Topic: Moth rules - Mythimna favicolor (Mathew's Wainscot)
This species was recently synonymised with Mythimna pallens (Common Wainscot). However, it causes an issue with the verbose error reporting which implies there may be something wrong with the synonymy in the Master Species List? Basically, the verbose error for pallens gives the error "Date is outside known flight period of Mythimna favicolor (Mathew's Wainscot) which is clearly incorrect. The same happens with the rules in iRecord.
Is it possible, ideally, to delete the entries in the MSL for favicolor and delete the associated rule, or investigate the issue so the rule stays intact but doesn't corrupt the output error messaging for pallens?
Senior Data Officer, National Moth Recording Scheme