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The terrestrial Invertebrate fauna of Mingulay, including 18 new species records for the Outer Hebrides

2016

Abstract

Field investigations of the invertebrate fauna of the island of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides were carried out during the summer of 2013. The resulting species list also includes published records from the island prior to our visit. A total of 303 terrestrial invertebrate species are listed, over 60% of those we found were new to the island. The vast majority have been previously recorded from the better studied and more accessible islands of Barra and South Uist. There are 18 species (3 coleoptera, 14 diptera and 1 hymenoptera) that appear to be first records for the Outer Hebrides. The most interesting finds were generally from cliff seepages and recently vacated puffin burrows. These and other interesting finds, including species of conservation concern, are discussed in more detail.

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