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Moths and Butterflies of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada

Latest version published by Biological Survey of Canada on Sep 15, 2014 Biological Survey of Canada

The Prairies Ecozone of southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta supports a diverse fauna, with 2,232 species of butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera) recorded to date in 61 families. By far the best known Lepidoptera are the butterflies, with 177 species known to occur in the ecozone. The species known to occur in the Prairies Ecozone are listed by province. The Lepidoptera fauna of this ecozone is reviewed in terms of diversity, state of knowledge of the major groups, postglacial and relict patterns, recent changes in distribution, and endangered and threatened species.

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 2,656 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 2,656 records in English (94 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:

Gregory R. Pohl, B. Christian Schmidt, J. Donald Lafontaine, Jean-François Landry, Gary G. Anweiler, and Charles D. Bird. 2014. Data for Moths and Butterflies of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/g46dj1kp

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Biological Survey of Canada. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ & http://www.canadensys.net/norms

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c6aaec5d-716e-46a1-826b-dc324feb4ede.  Biological Survey of Canada publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canadensys.

Keywords

Checklist; Inventoryregional; Lepidoptera; checklist; taxonomy; Canada; provinces; prairies; open data

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Greg Pohl
Insect/Disease Identification Officer
Natural Resources Canada, Northern Forestry Centre 5320 - 122 Street T6H 3S5 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-435-7211

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Greg Pohl
Insect/Disease Identification Officer
Natural Resources Canada, Northern Forestry Centre 5320 - 122 Street T6H 3S5 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-435-7211

Who filled in the metadata:

Greg Pohl
Insect/Disease Identification Officer
Natural Resources Canada, Northern Forestry Centre 5320 - 122 Street T6H 3S5 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-435-7211

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Greg Pohl
Insect/Disease Identification Officer
Natural Resources Canada, Northern Forestry Centre 5320 - 122 Street T6H 3S5 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-435-7211
Author
B. Christian Schmidt
Entomologist
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes 960 Carling Avenue K1A 0C6 Ottawa Ontario CA 613-715-5429
Author
J. Donald Lafontaine
Scientist
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes, Biodiversity Program, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 960 Carling Avenue K1A 0C6 Ottawa Ontario CA 613-759-1791
Author
Jean-François Landry
Scientist
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes, Biodiversity Program, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 960 Carling Avenue K1A 0C6 Ottawa Ontario CA 613-759-1825
Author
Gary Anweiler
n/a
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Building T6G 2E3 Edmonton Alberta CA
Charles Bird
n/a
n/a Box 22 T0C 1G0 Erskine Alberta CA
Processor
David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre / Canadensys 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal QC CA 514-343-6111 82354
http://www.canadensys.net
Publisher
Biological Survey of Canada
Biological Survey of Canada CA

Geographic Coverage

Canadian prairie provinces

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.27, -119.88], North East [59.71, -95.1]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Lepidoptera

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Pohl, G. R., B. C. Schmidt, J. D. Lafontaine, J.-F. Landry, G. G. Anweiler and C. D. Bird. 2014. Moths and Butterflies of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada. In Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. Edited by D. J. Giberson and H. A. Cárcamo. Biological Survey of Canada. pp. 169-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.3752/9780968932179.ch5 doi:10.3752/9780968932179.ch5