Apologies for starting a new thread, but I cannot find anything with a similar title.
I am trying to ‘re-identify’ one of my observations as Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae. Not only can I not post it under common name or species name alone, but the UK subspecies (stephenseni) does not appear to be in the dictionary.
We Brits are generally interested in species and do not fuss about the subspecific status of the animals and plants (and other organisms) we see, so we need the species name to be able to stand alone. Moreover, if that cannot be done (for whatever reason), we at least need the recognized UK resident (or otherwise occuring) subspecies to be available.