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Nectar-feeding Lepidoptera of Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda

Latest version published by Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences on Nov 19, 2019 Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences

Occurrence records of three families of nectar feeding Lepidoptera (Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Sphingidae) sampled from Mabira central forest reserve between 2018 and 2019 by the Lepidoptera Pollinator Diversity Project in Uganda,. Whole preserved specimens are housed in the Zoology museum, Makerere University, Uganda.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Akol A M, Mugabe M, Omolo J, Mutinda A, Toloa E, Wangui Mwangi E (2019): Nectar-feeding Lepidoptera of Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. v1.0. Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=mab&v=1.0

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences. 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: 9abcea65-4186-41f9-9337-1f2638bccb23.  Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Uganda.

Keywords

Occurrence hawkmoths; Hesperiidae; insect pollinators; Papilionidae; skipper butterflies; Sphingidae; swallowtails; Uganda; Makerere University; Department of Zoology; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Anne M Akol
Associate Professor
Makerere University Box 7062 Kampala UG
Michael Mugabe
Research Intern
Makerere University Box 7062 Kampala UG
Joel Omolo
Research Intern
Makerere University Box 7062 Kampala UG
Alex Mutinda
Research Technician
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://museums.or.ke
Esther Toloa
Graduate Assistant
Makerere University Box 7062 Kampala UG
Esther Wangui Mwangi
Research Assistant
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anne M Akol
Associate Professor
Makerere University Box 7062 Kampala UG

Who filled in the metadata:

Anne M Akol
Associate Professor
Makerere University Box 7062 Kampala UG

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://museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

Data covering Mabira Central Forest Reserve in Uganda

Bounding Coordinates South West [-1.67, 29.18], North East [4.04, 35.068]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Papilionidae (Swallowtail),  Hesperiidae (Skippers),  Sphingidae (Hawk moths)

Project Data

Mabira Central Forest Reserve is a medium altitude moist semi-deciduous forest with a vegetation type that is unique within Uganda’s protected areas system. This fact and the immense ecological, socio-economic and cultural values attributed to the forest have attracted intense research activity in the forest. There is considerable knowledge about the diversity of the vertebrate fauna and flora of Mabira forest but much less is known about the invertebrate diversity. This survey undertook to generate knowledge of the nectar-feeding Lepidoptera in the forest and surrounding farmlands, because of their ecological role as pollinators; farming is a common activity within the forest enclaves and the surrounding areas. The survey was conducted between February 2018 and May 2019 and, focused on three families: Papilionidae, Hesperiidae and Sphingidae. This dataset presents the 123 species that were recorded; specimens have been added to the insect collection of the Zoology Museum at Makerere University, Uganda.

Title Assessment of Lepidoptera pollinator species diversity data in East Africa
Funding JRS Biodiversity Foundation
Study Area Description Medium altitude (1070 – 1340masl) moist semi-deciduous forest that spans about 306km2 and is located 54 km from Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The forest has a mosaic of land-use types, including farmland
Design Description Butterflies were sampled using sweep-nets and observations of species in flight and on vegetation; light traps were used to sample moth specimens on warm dark moonless nights. Specimens were sampled from three land-use types: forest, forest edge and farmland.

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Esther Toloa

Additional Metadata

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