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Names rejected on import

Scott Richardson Mar 08, 2014 08:57PM EST

Representative error messages after attempting upload:
7 Species ladon is not in the distribution list at row 36
8 Nymphalidae Coenonympha tullia is not found in eButterfly database

As far as I can see the spellings are correct. Many other species appear okay.


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Maxim Larrivée Mar 09, 2014 11:20AM EDT eButterfly Agent

Hi Scott, following Pohl et al. 2010 and references there in, we use Coenonympha inornata as the North-American nearctic species while C. tullia is treated as a distinct Palearctic species.

Common ringlet should bring up C. inornata.



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Scott Richardson Mar 09, 2014 04:22PM EDT
Thank you for explaining, Max. I changed tullia to inornata in the import file and received this error:
"...Species inornata is not in the distribution list at row..."
Sightings were in Maine.
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Maxim Larrivée Mar 10, 2014 07:04AM EDT eButterfly Agent

Thanks, this means it is not in the Maine checklist but obviously it should! I know exactly why this occured and we will fix it this early this week. This bug happened when we did a taxonomy update.

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Maxim Larrivée Mar 12, 2014 09:38PM EDT eButterfly Agent

HI Scott, I added C. inornata to the Maine checklist. I also checked and C. lucia is on the checklist. Can you try the upload function to see if it works?

Thank you very much for your patience.



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Scott Richardson Mar 16, 2014 07:40PM EDT
Hi Max,

Tried again and got this again. Sorry!
1 Species inornata is not in the distribution list at row 39...

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Elliot Kirschbaum Jun 27, 2014 02:24PM EDT
There is a problem with the eButterfly species list that is included in the Batch_Upload_Template.xls file. It shows Coenonympha tullia for Common Ringlet. inornata is not on that list.

I ran into that problem while submitting records outside of the data import function. I think that the same situation exists for other species as well, but I do not have a record of them right now. I will check and will supplement this message if I find that the problem did occur with other species.
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Elliot Kirschbaum Jun 27, 2014 02:47PM EDT
This is the other problem that I encountered regarding species names.

The Batch_Upload_Template.xls file shows the English common name of Lycaena phlaeas as Little Copper. The online database that I used when submitting data shows American Copper.

The common name American Copper does not appear on the Batch_Upload_Template.xls file.

So I ran into problems caused by a name mismatch in 2 of the 16 species for which I was entering data.
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Maxim Larrivée Jul 02, 2014 10:02AM EDT eButterfly Agent

Hi Scott, wow that’s an interesting one. The Little Copper name was a misnommer flagged in our taxonomic table a long time ago. I am surprised it has crepted up into the batch upload.

I will have our programmer fix this asap.

Thank you for your patience and also taking the time to share these bugs with us.



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