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Occurrence data of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the National Museums of Kenya Zoological collection

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Jun 25, 2018 National Museums of Kenya

The data here is a digitized presentation on the occurrence of hawkmoth species housed in the Zoology department, National Museums of Kenya's insect collection. The data provides baseline information on the distribution of different hawkmoth species and can be used for future ecology studies on hawkmoths as well as monitoring of population trends in various habitats.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,153 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 3,153 records in English (95 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (11 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 302155f9-49a6-4ee2-a01b-293067ddeeed.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence data; Lepidoptera; hawkmoths; specimen; digitization; Kenya; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Esther Kioko
Head of Department, Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Alex Musyoki
Research Assistant, Invertebrates Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Augustine Luanga
Technician, Invertebrates Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Joshua Sese
Technician, Invertebrates Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist, Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Esther Kioko
Head of Department, Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.kr

Who filled in the metadata:

Esther Kioko
Head of Department, Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Esther Mwangi
Processor
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

The specimens were collected from various localities in Africa.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35.174, -17.578], North East [37.44, 52.383]

Taxonomic Coverage

Several species from the Sphingidae family.

Family  Sphingidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1920-01-01 / 1977-01-01

Project Data

The hawkmoth specimen digitization is part of ongoing NMK/JRS project

Title Assessment of Lepidoptera pollinator species diversity in East Africa
Funding The project is funded by JRS Biodiversity foundation, with co-funding provided by National Museums of Kenya
Study Area Description Dry preserved specimens collection within the National Museums of Kenya
Design Description Specimen and species data captured in excel spreadsheets. Data aligned to the Darwin core standards before publishing through the NMK’s IPT.

The personnel involved in the project:

Metadata Provider
Esther Kioko

Collection Data

Collection Name Invertebrate Zoology Section Collection, National Museums of Kenya
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 302155f9-49a6-4ee2-a01b-293067ddeeed
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=hawkmoth_nmk_i