Interesting. Yes, I did wonder about regional variation in record-collecting.
There does often seem to be a blank patch in my area.
The 100 or so record ones I mentioned are nationally low numbers though.
I just had an ichneumon ID´d on iRecord which only has 16 records on NBN!
This one kind of makes sense, as you say due to few people being able to identify the species.
I am still getting to grips with how the recording schemes work also.
Seems to be a lot of variation there. Arachnids seem quite difficult to log - iRecords in my county don't get verified and britishspiders website pretty vague.
I am discussing with regional records just sending everything I find to them.
Do the regional records centres log their records regardless of whether there is a national scheme in place for the family?
Where do I go to find out if a species is genuinely considered nationally scarce?
I see people mention terms like X records per hectare or something...would be curious to be able to place my "rare" finds in this context.