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Linking observations with old and new names?

Looking at I was surprised to find that there were no other observations of this species cited. Were all the previous observations under earlier names (Calvia 14-punctata / Calvia quattuordecimpunctata / Coccinella 14-punctata / Coccinella quatuordecempunctata)?
It would be a shame if updating the name lost the links to earlier observations.

Doesn’t this page list all observations of that species?

Or am I not understanding the question?

i am VERY sympathetic to that cause
The name Coccinella quatuordecempunctata is in the new (Proposed) dictionary as Propylea quattuordecimpunctata. Species Dictionary | Natural History Museum
But even if it changes again, the lovely Common name holds all scientific names, new and old, together…**
We must not lose the common common-names, the historically accepted ones. But equally we should not have an abundant series of alternative common, or regional. names in the Drop-down.
The Common name menu in iSpot, however, is causing relatively serious problems in iSpot. A good number of Fungi, we discovered in the recent iBlitz, have broken up Other Observations because a common name MAY be linked to the wrong Scientific one. And so we may get two sets of different Other Observations.
Sorry Chris you came as I was editing…
The other part to the question is VERY valid - what happens to old Names with the Likely banner WHEN the new Dictionary is installed (with new names)? It’s going to take some pretty advance coding to sweep the site and change old for new.
Already we see that IF new names are used in the Current site (I can give and show examples), then they are Validated but they do not always get awarded the Likely Banner.

**I notice (just tried) that 14-Spot does not get a response in the Common name menu and yet IS the common name with the ID. So there is a LOT of work to be done on Common names in Menus.

Aha! I look at the original page again and, lo and behold, the previous observations are listed. Was I blind before or … ?

Sometimes they take a while to load.

Do remember only 49 are collected in Other Obs. (and in Chris’s Link above - one page) whereas, using the Explore Community Filter, all 387 observations can be viewed.
I don’t think there are observations under these names.
(Calvia 14-punctata / Calvia quattuordecimpunctata / Coccinella 14-punctata / Coccinella quatuordecempunctata)? Or I can’t find them…
Here’s the Browser

Every day I learn something new about ispot.Today it is that 49 is the limit for Other Obs; I guess that red seaweeds posts are not as popular as 14-spot ladybirds, so it never came to my attention.
I have just taken from my bookshelf a booklet, 1986 Ladybirds of Dorset, Adrian Moon, where Propylea 14-punctata keys out and is illustrated.
It says there are 34 ladybirds species recorded for Dorset and has a section on Ladybird Folklore including "In Dorset the number of spots foretold the price of wheat, each spot representing a shilling per bushel (for younger ispoters these were the units we used in days of yore). They also warn of danger as in "Leady-bird, leady-bird! vlee away hwome; your house is a-vire, your children wull burn. Dorest 19th Century.
So thank you all for this post which I have enjoyed.

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