National Barkfly (Outdoor Psocoptera)
Current distribution of Psocoptera
records from the NBN Gateway.
The Psocoptera (outdoor species)/barkflies recording scheme was started in 2006
with the primary aim of building up as full a picture as possible of the distribution
of the species in Britain and Ireland. Knowledge of distribution is necessary to
determine their national and local statuses and, in particular, whether any are
under sufficient threat to require conservation action.
Another aim of the scheme is to discover more about the life histories of the species
especially focussing on variations in different parts of Britain (e.g. it has been
found that some species are single-brooded in northern Britain, double-brooded in
The records are sent to the Biological Record Centre
(BRC) for storage and transfer to the National Biodiversity
Network (NBN) Gateway which makes the data accessible anywhere in the world.
Records should consist of as much detail as possible and ideally should include:
species, date, recorder, location, grid reference, abundance, sex/stage, sampling
details (e.g. beaten from elder bush) and any other comments.
If you wish to contribute records to the scheme please
contact Keith Alexander.