Butterflies_of_Singapore_and_Peninsular_Malaysia

Latest version published by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore on Oct 31, 2019 Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) joined the Butterflies of the Southeast Asian Islands Consortium Project coordinated by Naturalis Biodiversity Center and aimed to mobilize specimen data through the digitization of butterfly specimens housed in our collection, with priorities to achieve high coverage of representative families/subfamilies.

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 725 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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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Feng V, Ho Q Y, Hwang W S (2019): Butterflies_of_Singapore_and_Peninsular_Malaysia. v1.0. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bifa/resource?r=butterflies_of_singapore_and_peninsular_malaysia&v=1.0

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Oriental; skippers; species distribution; species diversity; Southeast Asia; museum specimens

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Vivian Feng
BIFA Intern
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 2 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore 117377 Singapore SG
Qian Yi Ho
BIFA Intern
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 2 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore 117377 Singapore SG
Wei Song Hwang
Curator
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 2 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore 117377 Singapore SG

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Wei Song Hwang
Curator
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 2 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore 117377 Singapore SG

Who filled in the metadata:

Wei Song Hwang
Curator
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 2 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore 117377 Singapore SG

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Wei Song Hwang
Curator
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 2 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore 117377 Singapore SG

Geographic Coverage

Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia

Bounding Coordinates South West [1.088, 99.998], North East [6.839, 104.37]

Taxonomic Coverage

This dataset consists of Hesperiidae butterflies found in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. All butterflies are identified to species or subspecies.

Family  Hesperiidae (Skippers)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1968-01-01 / 1998-01-01

Project Data

This dataset consists of butterfly specimens belonging to the family Hesperiidae housed in the collection.

Title Digitizing butterfly specimens of Singapore & Peninsular Malaysia (Hesperiidae dataset)
Identifier Hesperiidae dataset
Funding This dataset is made possible by the GBIF Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) grant BIFA4_050: Digitizing butterflies of Singapore & Peninsular Malaysia: contributions to the Butterflies of the Southeast Asian Islands Consortium Project.
Study Area Description This project focus on the butterfly specimens collected in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia by various collectors during the second half of the 20th century (1960s - late 1990s).
Design Description This dataset is part of the data mobilization phase of the museum as we digitize our zoological collection. Protocols set up here for image capture, label transcription, georeferencing and data processing will help to optimize future data mobilization initiatives.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Wei Song Hwang
Content Provider
Vivian Feng
Content Provider
Qian Yi Ho

Sampling Methods

Active sweep net collecting is the most common method for collecting butterflies, although some forms of baited traps are also employed for certain groups of butterflies.

Study Extent Currently there is scant information on the sampling methods due to the idiosyncretic sampling nature undertaken by the various collectors.
Quality Control Quality control for this project occurs at the data capturing and data processing stages. Incomplete information that requires certain level of interpretation were conducted with annotated remarks or verbatim data for further verification. Georeferencing data added were given a conservative level of uncertainty.

Method step description:

  1. Currently optimization of steps are still ongoing and a more refined description will be provided at a later stage.

Collection Data

Collection Name Zoological Reference Collection, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore
Specimen preservation methods Pinned