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Occurrence of Skipper butterflies (Lepidoptera:Hesperiidae) in Invertebrate Zoology Collection at National Museums of Kenya

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Jul 12, 2018 National Museums of Kenya

This data is a digitized presentation on the occurrence and abundance of skipper butterflies housed in the insects’ collection, Zoology department at the National Museums of Kenya. This information provides a baseline information on the distribution of skipper butterfly species and can be used for further study on their ecology as well monitoring of population trends in different 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 2,015 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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 2,015 records in English (51 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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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.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kioko E, Musyoki A, Luanga A, Sese J (2018): Occurrence of Skipper butterflies (Lepidoptera:Hesperiidae) in Invertebrate Zoology Collection at National Museums of Kenya. v1.0. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=hesperiidaenmk&v=1.0

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: 507c5b51-1f83-4c7f-9111-94fb255adfd7.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Skipper butterflies; Digitization; Distribution; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Esther Kioko
Head, Zoology Department
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
Lab Technician, Invertebrates Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Joshua Sese
Research Assistant, Invertebrates Zoology
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who filled in the metadata:

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

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

The skipper butterflies were collected from different countries in the African continent.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-34.597, -17.227], North East [37.16, 50.625]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Hesperiidae (Skipper butterflies)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1930 to date

Project Data

The skipper butterflies specimen digitization is part of an 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:

Point Of Contact
Esther Kioko

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=hesperiidaenmk