Read More on Up-dated distribution maps – Oct 2013

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Up-dated distribution maps – Oct 2013

Records were added and distribution maps up-dated for 60 species including  a map being added for Japanese skeleton shrimp (Caprella mutica) This species was first recorded in Ireland on July 16th, 2003 during a routine visit to a salmon farm in … Continued

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Species added- Caprella mutica

Species inserted to the database: Japanese skeleton shrimp (Caprella mutica) Date inserted:October, 2013 Reason for was insertion: Japanese skeleton shrimp was risk assessed by Invasive Species Ireland as being a medium impact invasive species with uncertain risk in Ireland see: http://invasivespeciesireland.com/toolkit/risk-assessment/amber-list-recorded-species/ Additional … Continued

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Species added – Styela clava

Species inserted to the database: Asian sea squirt (Styela clava) Date inserted: June, 2013 Reason for was insertion: Asian sea squirt was risk assessed by Invasive Species Ireland as being a high impact invasive species  in Ireland. View a summary … Continued

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Raccoon sighting in Ireland

Invasive species alert for: Procyon lotor (Linnaeus 1758) Common name: Raccoon Why the concern? The raccoon is listed as an invasive species in Ireland and one of 49 regulated invasive alien species in Europe (www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/invasive-species/ union-concern-ias/). In April 2011, this species was … Continued

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Species Alert – Harlequin ladybird

Invasive species alert for: Harmonia axyridis and varieties. Common name(s): Harlequin Ladybird, Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Halloween Ladybug. Where and when recorded: There have been two sightings of the Harlequin Ladybird in Ireland during November. The first sighing was reported by … Continued

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Species Alert – Chipmunk

Siberian chipmunk (Tamias sibiricus) Issued by: Invasive Species Ireland and the National Biodiversity Data Centre Reason for issue: Chipmunks have been seen in the wild in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is a potentially invasive species in Ireland which … Continued

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