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Occurrence data of Skipper butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) at the Zoology Museum, Makerere University.

Latest version published by Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences on Jun 26, 2019 Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences

The data presented here is a portion of the Lepidoptera collection housed in the Zoology Museum at Makerere University. It presents the species of Hesperiidae (skipper butterflies) that occur in selected forest reserves, including three national parks, of Uganda.

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 374 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.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 374 records in English (12 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Akol A, Toloa E, Mugabe M, Omolo J, Tushabe H (2019): Occurrence data of Skipper butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) at the Zoology Museum, Makerere University.. v1.0. Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=skipper_dataset_ug&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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: 3bf5f330-ee33-4622-a9ae-e1a3de64d439.  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; butterflies; skippers; Uganda Forest Reserves; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Anne Akol
Associate Professor
Makerere University P.O. Box 7062 Kampala UG
Esther Toloa
Graduate student
Makerere University P.O. Box 7062 Kampala UG
Michael Mugabe
Research Intern
Makerere University P.O. Box 7062 Kampala UG
Joel Omolo
Research Intern
Makerere University P.O. Box 7062 Kampala UG
Herbert Tushabe
Research Assistant, Manager - Biodiversity Databank
Makerere University - National Biodiversity Data Bank - Dept. of Environmental Management P.O. Box 7062 Kampala UG

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anne Akol
Associate Professor
Makerere University P.O. Box 7062 Kampala UG

Who filled in the metadata:

Anne Akol
Associate Professor
Makerere University P.O. 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
Processor
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE

Geographic Coverage

Forty protected areas in Uganda (36 forest reserves, forest in four national parks - Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale Forest, Rwenzori Mountains, Semiliki)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-1.5, 29.59], North East [4.24, 35.04]

Taxonomic Coverage

Lepidoptera. Mostly species, a few at genus level.

Family  Hesperiidae (Skipper Butterflies)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1992-07-07 / 1998-04-25

Project Data

The project, ‘Assessment of Lepidoptera pollinator species diversity data in East Africa’ aims to improve our knowledge of the diversity and status of insect pollinators in East Africa. Specimen data of three families (Papilionidae, Hesperiidae, Sphingidae) held in selected museums in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is being digitized and published under the GBIF framework. Field surveys of the three families will improve our understanding of the diversity and ecological status of the three families under a range of land-use intensities.

Title Assessment of Lepidoptera pollinator species diversity data in East Africa
Funding The project is funded by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation (http://jrsbiodiversity.org/). Project implementation is by the National Museums of Kenya in partnership with Makerere University Department of Zoology, Entomology & Fisheries Sciences and the National Museum of Tanzania.
Study Area Description Dry preserved specimens held in the insect collection of the Zoology Museum at Makerere University, Uganda
Design Description Data were taken from specimen labels and entered into MS Excel sheets. Records were subsequently formatted and validated prior to publication through the IPT of the National Museums of Kenya

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Esther Kioko

Additional Metadata

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