I am appalled at the state of Moths here.
Now that Helen and I have moved nearly 900 moths into the project, ONE at a time, I am becoming more and more aware that most are from fire-end-forgetters. I'd say that over 40% of the Observations are by users who have left the arena. Most of the ones we find are titled Moth, have NO notes, scale nor show or generate any further interest. Quite a few have comments or suggestions which are ignored by the Poster.
LOTS of those posted by current and active users have no comments, just a single picture, often bad, with a title Moth Indet and nothing else - part of the HAUL from last night's session. 'Light trap on balcony' or 'In bedroom' are common locations!. A few current users (some with four Isons) have more than 20 of these and more are being added weekly..
There is no simple solution, even if there is one at all. But I do believe someone should get a grip of moth posting and, perhaps, add polite comments to try and generate a better level of observing, photographing, posting and perhaps suggest how to write Descriptions or ID notes, maybe even show scale or size.
The night is filled with difficult moths but I fails to see why people trap them and ask for an ID without, seemingly, do any research themselves.
I KNOW, just know, that this view may not be popular.
The moth project is already overflowing.
Moths are not the only Inverts with this issue - have a look for yourselves https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/770782/uk-invertebrates-without-id
1000 now in the Project