Noble Chafer: Pre-BAP records prior to 1998
Records for the Noble Chafer <i>Gnorimus nobilis</i> prior to the commencement of the BAP in 1998
The majority of records in this dataset are either abstracted from published records in the literature or from voucher specimens retained in collections. We have a very high level of confidence in this dataset as an indicator of the historical distribution of the Noble Chafer in Beetle in between 1866 and 1998.
This dataset contains the records for Noble Chafer Gnorimus nobilis from Britain prior to the commencement of the Noble Chafer BAP in 1998. Each record provides the locality and date of observation. There area total of 105 records in the dataset.
Data was collated from a number of sources. Published records were abstracted from entomological journals such as the Entomolgists Record, Entomologists Gazette and Entomologists Monthly Magazine, along with data from various county lists. Data from specimens held at the Natural History Museum (London), the Hope Collection (Oxford), the British Entomological & Natural History Society and private collections are included. There are a number of specimens belonging to W.W. Fowler still in collection, but notebooks giving details of the collection data relating to these specimens has been lost, so they cannot be included. The collation of these records was undertaken by the dataset administrator.
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