News item no. 4385

2015-10-31 Megan Loftie-Eaton 
2015 Spring LepiBASH Report!

For the 2015 Spring LepiBASH, 17 to 25 October, 93 observers participated and we received a total of 1883 records!!

-- 965 butterfly records

-- 918 moth records

Of these 1883 records 1273 have been identified already! Well done to our super LepiMAP ID Panel! The 1273 identified records consist of 166 taxa of Lepidoptera.

We received records from 8 African countries: Mozambique, Nigeria, Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and South Africa. The country for which we received the most records outside of South Africa was Tanzania (302 records).

For South Africa, we received records from all 9 provinces! We received the most records for KwaZulu-Natal (455), followed by the Northern Cape (324), and in third place we have Limpopo Province (184). We received the fewest records from Mpumalanga Province (3).

The top ten LepiMAPpers for the Spring LepiBASH are:

1. Martin Grimm (309)

2. Vaughan Jessnitz (278)

3. Altha Liebenberg (142)

4. Johan Heyns (83)

5. Luelle Watts (67)

6. Bernardine Altenroxel (65)

7. Dave Rimmer (63)

8. Quartus Grobler (61)

9. Richard Johnstone (59)

10. Alicia Culverwell (50)

Well done everyone!!! You are super LepiMAPpers!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2015 Spring LepiBASH! You are AWESOME!