Monitoring of Oak processionary larvae (Thaumetopoea processionea) in the province of East Flanders, Belgium

Latest version published by Province East Flanders on 12 January 2023 Province East Flanders
Publication date:
12 January 2023
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Province East Flanders
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Monitoring of Oak processionary larvae (Thaumetopoea processionea) in the province of East Flanders, Belgium is a historical occurrence dataset published by the Province East Flanders (Belgium). The dataset is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each occurrence record an occurrenceID, date, location, quantification where available and scientific name. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/inbo/data-publication/issues

We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Attribution License. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use (https://www.inbo.be/en/norms-data-use) when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via opendata@inbo.be.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Boets P, Brosens D (2023): Monitoring of Oak processionary larvae (Thaumetopoea processionea) in the province of East Flanders, Belgium. v1.9. Province East Flanders. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=pov-oakprocessionary-occurrences&v=1.9


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Province East Flanders. 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: db4f57f9-874a-43cc-8ce1-0465e14f3396.  Province East Flanders publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Occurrence; monitoring nuisance species


Pieter Boets
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Province East Flanders
Dimitri Brosens
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)/ Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Geographic Coverage

East Flanders, Belgium

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.681, 3.378], North East [51.51, 4.587]

Taxonomic Coverage

Thaumetopoea processionea

Kingdom Animalia
Species Thaumetopoea processionea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2001-06-07 / 2021-08-26

Sampling Methods

visual observation reports originating from municipalities, citizen science...

Study Extent East Flanders
Quality Control all records are validated

Method step description:

  1. The source data for this standardized occurrence dataset is retrieved from Province East Flanders
  2. Mapping of data was done with R markdown script: https://github.com/inbo/data-publication/tree/master/datasets/eikenprocessierups-occurrences/scr
  3. The resulting Darwin Core data files are uploaded to the INBO IPT (https://ipt.inbo.be) and documented with metadata.
  4. The dataset is published and registered with GBIF.

Additional Metadata

Purpose The data is used for Oak processionary larvae pest control management
Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=pov-oakprocessionary-occurrences