Submitted by Macro on Sat, 26/09/2020 - 18:19

    I am wondering what to do with a record of a genus that isn't listed on Naturespot.

    In August I submitted a record of a flatworm found in my pond. I tentatively identified it as 'maybe' Microplana terrestris. I thought it very unlikely, but it was the nearest match to the specimen that I could find in Naturespot's species list.

    I later added a comment that Polycelis nigra looked much more likely, to which David Nicholls responded with a 'plausible'.

    I've now deleted my (clearly wrong) record of a Microplana terrestris, but I don't know how - or whether - to replace this with a Polycelis sp. record. The record form won't let me add photos or submit without entering a species that is in the list.

    Should I simply discard this observation?


    Submitted by Macro on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 14:48


    I'd not noticed that bit of the form - thanks for pointing it out.