Soldier Beetle and Jewel Beetle (Coleoptera; Cantharoidea and Buprestoidea) records for Britain and Ireland to 2000
This dataset includes records of Cantharidae (soldier beetles), Buprestidae (jewel beetles), Lampyridae (glow worms), Lycidae (net-winged beetles) and Drilidae. It originates from the <a href=" http://www.brc.ac.uk/scheme_details.asp?schemeChoice=5
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that was started in 1984. Much of the data in this dataset was derived electronically from certain local records centres, having been collected by volunteers. Recording is still continuing although no new publications are expected at present.
UK and Ireland. Recording is strong in England and Wales but patchy in Scotland and Ireland.
Records are collated in order to add to knowledge of this group, 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 NBN helps achieve these aims.
Records for critical species were verified by examination of voucher specimens.
Records have been subject to routine validation by BRC. Maps of the data were sent to the Scheme organiser for verification.
This dataset is split into 12 surveys that each represent a batch of recording card types assembled for data entry. (The division was made for convenience of data loading onto the NBN Gateway).
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