Evans, T.M.; Heard, M.S.; Vanbergen, A.J.; Cavers, S.; Ennos, R.

Pollinator data from pan traps located in habitats comprising different floral cover in Buckinghamshire, UK

This dataset contains a list of pollinator species caught within pan traps from habitats comprising different floral cover. Data were collected from the Hillesden estate, Buckinghamshire in June 2015. Surveys were conducted alongside four experimental arrays of the Californian poppy, Eschscholzia californica, located with two habitats; a sown wildflower mix and bare, fallow ground. This set-up was repeated over four 100ha blocks separated at a distance greater than 500m. Pan traps comprised three water-filled circular plastic bowls (80 x 200 mm) painted with non-toxic fluorescent paint (1 yellow, 1 blue and 1 white; UV Gear, UK) placed in the centre of each array. Traps were deployed for 24 hours at each of the 16 arrays on the same day, twice weekly over the 16 day study period (totalling four surveys). Each survey was done in randomised order, between 0930 and 1700. All insects from the main pollinator groups (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Diptera: Syrphidae and Lepidoptera) were counted and identified to species level. The intertegular span (the distance between the wing bases) of each insect from the main pollinator groups was then measured using digital callipers. The dataset was part of a larger experiment looking at the effect of floral resources on the pollination services to isolated plants.

Publication date: 2017-06-01

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Evans, T.M.; Heard, M.S.; Vanbergen, A.J.; Cavers, S.; Ennos, R. (2017). Pollinator data from pan traps located in habitats comprising different floral cover in Buckinghamshire, UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/01906784-6742-44bf-b244-a4b63bed8d82

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-06-01    to    2015-06-30

Provenance & quality

All field collections and identifications were conducted by Evans, T.M, trained in pollinator identification and field ecology. Identifications were then checked by a recognised expert in the identification of bees.

Correspondence/contact details

Tracie Evans
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Evans, T.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Heard, M.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Vanbergen, A.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cavers, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Ennos, R.
University of Edinburgh

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Apoidea,  Buckinghamshire Californian poppy,  Diptera,  Eschscholzia californica Hymenoptera,  intertegular span,  Lepidoptera,  Syrphidae
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities