[Syrphidae] Re: Querie: when to accept a species as new to the fauna?

muscapaul muscapaul at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 08:30:27 GMT 2015

We accepted a species of springtail as new for the Dutch list based on a
picture of an insect (was it a grashopper?) that accidentilly also captured
the springtail. For once, the springtail was unique in having a zebra
stripe pattern and thus even recognizable when it was slightly out if focus.

Op 17 mrt. 2015 09:25 schreef "eckvana" <eckvana at xs4all.nl>:
> Having the situation at hand of a species, in this case Mallota
fuciformis, photographed in a country where it was not recorded yet. The
identification is unmistakable.
> Is this enough to report it as new to its fauna?
> So far I have never accepted photographs as proof.
> What are your ideas about this? Is a voucher specimen always necessary?
> Is there a clear guideline for this?
> Yours sincerely,
> André van Eck
> Tilburg, The Netherlands
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