- Local distribution and rarer species
- National B and rarer
|Rhoose Point AM||Llandaff North GT||Gorseinon BS||Templeton Ave DS||Cwmbach ME||Sea View VS|
|Nationally Scarce A||1||2||1||1||1||2|
|Nationally Scarce B||2||4||10||6||2||8|
|% of local and rarer in total||16||16||22||17||19||26|
|% of National B and rarer in total||2||2||3||1||1||4|
Whilst this has not supported my initial thoughts on the proportion of less common species at my trap site, it's interesting to see the disparity in the results. Unsurprisingly the traps in rural sites do better (apart from mine!). I wonder if there is a sampling bias here though, all sites apart from mine have long records and I have a suspicion that in the early years all the common species are picked up quite quickly and dominate the record, which may mean that as the years go by it becomes proportionately more likely that new species encountered are in the Local distribution or rarer categories...?