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Belgian Coccinellidae - Ladybird beetles in Belgium

Latest version published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) on Sep 14, 2016 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

The Belgian Coccinellidae dataset which is published, is the result of a merge of 4 datasets. The INBO (Research Institute for Nature and Forest; Flemish Region Database), the DFF database (The Walloon Region Database), Observations.be data provided by Natagora (The Walloon Region and Brussels Capital Region) and the Walloon Region Online Encoding Tool (DEMNA - OFFH, observatoire.biodiversite.wallonie.be/encodage) data. At present, the database contains about 80.000 records, of which 15% come from museum collections and literature data. Collection events minimally consist of species, number of individuals, stage (adults, larvae and pupae), observation date, observer and location. Original locations as well as collection material were attributed to 1x1 km or 5x5 km grid cells of the UTM grid (Universal Transverse Mercator). A large part of the Belgian territory has been surveyed for ladybird beetles: the database contains records for at least 85% of all 5x5km UTM grid cells (N = 1376) in Belgium. Additionally, data on substratum plants, height in the vegetation, sampling method, habitat type, surrounding landscape, slope orientation, soil type, humidity, vegetation cover and behaviour were noted. In 1999, the Belgian Ladybird Working Group Coccinula launched a large scale field survey on 40 native ladybird species (Coccinellinae, Chilocorinae and Epilachninae) and to date has more than 500 volunteers providing distribution data. They actively search for ladybird beetles in a variety of habitats using sweep nets, beating trays, visual search, light trapping, pitfall traps and other sampling methods. Distribution, habitat and substrate plant information is also noted on a standard recording form. The working group maintains a database of observations, literature and collection data of Coccinellidae from 1800 onwards. Preliminary atlases have been published for the whole Belgian territory (Branquart et al., 1999; Adriaens and Maes, 2004) and updated distribution maps are available online, on demand and through the working group's newsletter. The published dataset contains most of the data maintained by the working group. For the time being, only the original INBO database is published.

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 72,185 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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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Adriaens T, San Martin y Gomez G, Maes D, Brosens D, Desmet P (2012): Belgian Coccinellidae - Ladybird beetles in Belgium. v1.1. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence. http://doi.org/10.15468/0refva

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 42319b8f-9b9d-448d-969f-656792a69176.  Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Occurrence; Coccinellidae; ladybird beetles; distribution; ecology; faunistics; Belgium; Walloon Region; Flanders; Brussels Capital Region

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Tim Adriaens
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
Gilles San Martin y Gomez
Researcher
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) Place de l'Université 1, bte L0.01.09 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Walloon Brabant BE
Dirk Maes
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://www.biodiversity.be
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch project coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://lifewatch.inbo.be

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Tim Adriaens
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Tim Adriaens
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://www.biodiversity.be
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch project coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://lifewatch.inbo.be

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Belgian ladybirds working group
Belgian ladybirds working group BE
Content Provider
Natagora
Natagora Rue Nanon 98 5000 Namur BE
http://www.natagora.be
Content Provider
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) Rue Vautier 29 1000 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://www.naturalsciences.be
Content Provider
Ghent University (UGent)
Ghent University (UGent) Ledeganckstraat 9000 Ghent East-Flanders BE
http://www.museumvoordierkunde.ugent.be/
Content Provider
Département de l’Etude du milieu naturel et agricole (DEMNA)
Département de l’Etude du milieu naturel et agricole (DEMNA) Avenue Maréchal Juin 23 5030 Gembloux Gembloux BE
http://www.environnement.wallonie.be/cgi/dgrne/
Content Provider
Royal Entomological Society of Antwerp
Royal Entomological Society of Antwerp Lange Beeldekensstraat 272 2060 Antwerpen Antwerpen BE
http://www.kavevzw.be/

Geographic Coverage

The Belgian Coccinellidae dataset deals with Ladybirds occurrences in Belgian. The INBO subset deals with occurrences pertaining to Flanders, one of the regions and communities of Belgium.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.49, 2.54], North East [51.51, 6.42]

Taxonomic Coverage

All species in this dataset are ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae). The top 3 recorded species are Coccinella septempunctata (15%), the invasive Harmonia axyridis (13%), and Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (10%).

Kingdom  Animalia (animals)
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta (insects)
Order  Coleoptera (beetles)
Family  Coccinellidae (ladybird beetles)
Species  Adalia bipunctata (two-spot ladybird),  Adalia decempunctata (ten-spotted ladybird),  Anatis ocellata (eyed ladybird),  Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata (water ladybird),  Aphidecta obliterata (larch ladybird),  Calvia decemguttata,  Calvia quatuordecimguttata (cream-spot ladybird),  Calvia quindecimguttata,  Chilocorus bipustulatus (heather ladybird),  Chilocorus renipustulatus (kidney-spot ladybird),  Clitostethus arcuatus,  Coccidula rufa,  Coccidula scutellata,  Coccinella hieroglyphica (hieroglyphic ladybird),  Coccinella magnifica (scarce seven-spotted ladybird),  Coccinella quinquepunctata (five-spot ladybird),  Coccinella septempunctata (seven-spot ladybird),  Coccinella undecimpunctata (eleven-spot ladybird),  Coccinula quatuordecimpustulata,  Cryptolaemus montrouzieri,  Cynegetis impunctata,  Exochomus nigromaculatus,  Exochomus quadripustulatus (pine ladybird),  Halyzia sedecimguttata (orange ladybird),  Harmonia axyridis (harlequin ladybird),  Harmonia quadripunctata (cream-streaked ladybird),  Henosepilachna argus (bryony ladybird),  Hippodamia septemmaculata,  Hippodamia tredecimpunctata (thirteen-spot ladybird),  Hippodamia variegata (Adonis ladybird),  Hyperaspis campestris,  Hyperaspis concolor,  Myrrha octodecimguttata (18-spot ladybird),  Myzia oblongoguttata (striped ladybird),  Nephus bipunctatus,  Nephus quadrimaculatus,  Nephus redtenbacheri,  Oenopia conglobata,  Oenopia impustulata,  Platynaspis luteorubra,  Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (14-spot ladybird),  Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (22-spot ladybird),  Rhyzobius chrysomeloides,  Rhyzobius forestieri,  Rhyzobius litura,  Scymnus abietis,  Scymnus apetzi,  Scymnus ater,  Scymnus auritus,  Scymnus femoralis,  Scymnus ferrugatus,  Scymnus frontalis,  Scymnus haemorrhoidalis,  Scymnus interruptus,  Scymnus limbatus,  Scymnus mimulus,  Scymnus nigrinus,  Scymnus pallipediformis,  Scymnus rubromaculatus,  Scymnus rufipes,  Scymnus suturalis,  Sospita vigintiguttata,  Stethorus punctillum,  Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata (24-spot ladybird),  Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata (16-spot ladybird),  Vibidia duodecimguttata

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1800-01-01 / 2011-01-01

Sampling Methods

Collection events minimally consist of species, number of individuals, stage (adults, larvae and pupae), observation date, observer and location. Locations are attributed to 1x1 km or 5x5 km grid cells of the UTM grid (Universal Transverse Mercator). At present, the database contains about 60.000 records, of which 15% come from museum collections and literature data. A large part of the Belgian territory has now been surveyed for ladybird beetles: the database contains records for 85% of all 5x5km UTM grid cells (N = 1376) in Belgium. Additionally, information on substratum plants, height in the vegetation, sampling method, habitat type, surrounding landscape, slope orientation, soil type, humidity, vegetation cover and behaviour was noted on the recording form. In certain cases Individualcount is an estimate of the actual number of specimen present.

Study Extent In 1999, the Belgian Ladybird Working Group Coccinula launched a large scale field survey on 40 native ladybird species (Coccinellinae, Chilocorinae and Epilachninae) and to date has more than 500 volunteers providing distribution data. They actively search for ladybird beetles in a variety of habitats using sweep nets, beating trays, visual search, light trapping, pitfall traps and other sampling methods. Distribution, habitat and substrate plant information is also noted on a standard recording form. The working group maintains a database of observations, literature and collection data of Coccinellidae from 1800 onwards. Preliminary atlases have been published for the whole Belgian territory (Branquart et al., 1999; Adriaens and Maes, 2004) and updated distribution maps are available online, on demand and through the working group's newsletter.
Quality Control All records are validated.

Method step description:

  1. More than 500 volunteers providing distribution data. They actively search for ladybird beetles in a variety of habitats using sweep nets, beating trays, visual search, light trapping, pitfall traps, and other sampling methods.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Branquart E., Maes D. (2003). Update van de verspreiding van de Belgische lieveheersbeestjes. Coccinula, Newsletter of the Belgian Ladybird Working Group 7: 5-23.
  2. Adriaens T., San Martin G., Maes D. (2008). Invasion history, habitat preferences and phenology of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis in Belgium. BioControl 53(1): 69-88.
  3. Adriaens T., Branquart E., Maes D. (2003). The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae), a threat for native aphid predators in Belgium? Belgian Journal of Zoology 133(2): 195-196.
  4. Helen E. Roy, Tim Adriaens, Nick J. B. Isaac, Marc Kenis, Thierry Onkelinx, Gilles San Martin, Peter M. J. Brown, Louis Hautier, Remy Poland, David B. Roy, Richard Comont, René Eschen, Robert Frost, Renate Zindel, Johan Van Vlaenderen, Oldřich Nedvěd, Hans Peter Ravn, Jean-Claude Grégoire, Jean-Christophe de Biseau, Dirk Maes (2012). Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of native European ladybirds. Diversity and Distributions (2012) 1–9. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00883.x http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00883.x
  5. Kenis M., Adriaens T., Brown P., Katsanis A., Van Vlaenderen J., Eschen R., Golaz L., Zindel R., San Martin G., Babendreier D., Ware R. (2010). Impact of Harmonia axyridis on European ladybirds: which species are most at risk? IOBS/wprs Bulletin 58: 1-3.
  6. Adriaens T. & Maes D. (2004). Voorlopige verspreidingsatlas van lieveheersbeestjes in Vlaanderen, resultaten van het lieveheersbeestjesproject van de jeugdbonden. Bertram 2 (1bis): 1-69. http://www.inbo.be/docupload/1436.pdf

Additional Metadata

To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.inbo.be/en/norms-for-data-use) and provide a link to the original dataset whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to know how you have used or visualized the data, or to provide more information, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata, opendata@inbo.be or https://twitter.com/LifeWatchINBO. For any further use of the dataset, first contact Tim Adriaens (Tim.adriaens@inbo.be)

Alternative Identifiers 42319b8f-9b9d-448d-969f-656792a69176
http://data.inbo.be/ipt/resource?r=belgian-coccinellidae-occurrences