Oil Beetle Recording Scheme - records verified via iRecord
This dataset contains species records for all extant UK species in the family Meloidae (oil beetles and allies) that have been verified by the recording scheme. Records are from datasets made available via the iRecord verification process - these records may originate from direct addition of records to iRecord, or via other datasets made available for verification purposes.
Records are collated in order to add to knowledge of this group of insects, including distribution, population trends, autecology and phenology. In addition, the scheme works with all contributing recorders to raise the profile of the species group and its conservation. Sharing the data via the NBN Atlas helps achieve these aims.
All data is subject to the same verification checking, which aims to ensure that any record that is unusual (due to time of year, location, or species identified) is queried, and only accepted if supporting evidence (photo, specimen, confirmation from additional recorders) is provided. All records are checked, and the scheme believes that a high degree of confidence can be placed in this data; however, the scheme cannot guarantee that all records which pass the verification checks are correct.
This dataset includes all records of species in the family Meloidae (oil beetles and allies) that are covered by the recording scheme and have been made available for verification via iRecord. Most of these are ad hoc records from volunteer recorders, but may also include data from professional surveys and from citizen science projects such as bioblitzes.
Oil Beetle Recording Scheme. [Date of download] Records verified via iRecord.
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Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 17 May 2022. The most recent data was published on 17 May 2022.Click to view records for the Oil Beetle Recording Scheme - records verified via iRecord resource.