Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Pan Species List numbers

A minor landmark reached this morning getting to 800 species (poor I know but everyone has to start somewhere!). The species was V Pug.

V Pug

As you can see from the list below, lots of gaps to be filled some of them covering entire orders! I also have to have a good look at the fungi I have seen as well as I am pretty sure I have missed lots.

While PSL might seems an exercise in kudos, I really don't think it is - my take on it is that it is more an exercise in learning (others may do it for kudos but I really don't get that impression). Thus, I am happy to publish lists of any of the superorders below and would be happy if anyone wanted to check through them to see whether I have made any glaring errors (if anyone can be bothered). Contact me via comments on the blog if you would like to see anything. I feel pretty confident with birds, odonata, butterflies, isopods and the fish as these are groups that I know well.

Moths     107 ( Macros 103, Micros 4)
Birds 302
Vascular Plants 154
Beetles 22
Craneflies, True Flies, Hoverflies 2
Butterflies 27
Bees, Wasps, Ants, Sawflies 11
Bugs, Hoppers & Aphids 0
Fungi & Slime Moulds 34
Terrestrial Mammals 32
Terrestrial & Freshwater Molluscs 5
Dragonflies & Damselflies 30
Spiders & Harvestmen 0
Lichens 0
Crickets & Grasshoppers 5
Amphibians & Reptiles 8
Marine Molluscs, Crustaceans etc 12
Centipedes & Millipedes 2
Woodlice & Freshwater Crustaceans 12
Mosses & Liverworts 0
Lacewings & Scorpionflies 0
Caddisflies 0
Worms & Leeches 0
Silverfish, Springtails & Bristletails 1
Freshwater Fish 22
Mites & Ticks 1
Seaweed 4
Cockroaches 0
Earwigs 1
Fleas 0
Lice 0
Stick Insects 0
Marine Fish 8
Mayflies 0
Stoneflies 0

Total 802

1 comment:

  1. Pan species listing is certainly becoming more popular. I guess it stems from an interest in nature and one particular genus, say birds, and is a natural progression from there. I certainly have become more interested in all nature over the years from a beginning in birdwatching. Birds don't exist in a vaccuum, they eat insects and plants, etc, so an interest in other wildlife is important to understand and appreciate birds. Although I have seen more plant and insect species that I can't name than those I can! Good luck with the listing!