Red Data Book of British Insects (Shirt, 1987)

This checklist details the accepted names of threatened British insects. It is a copy of Shirt, D.B. (ed.) (1987). British Red Data Books: Insects, published by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. This list updates the National Reviews of Orthopt

The original Red Data Book of Insects published in1987

This list contains 164 species

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ID number:
NBNSYS0000000025
Authority:
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Version:
1
Last updated:
27 July 2009 
Glossary
Synonym:
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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