Cook, P.M. et al

Traits data for the butterflies and macro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland, 2021

Here, we present a comprehensive traits database for the butterflies and macro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland. The database covers 968 species in 21 families. Ecological traits fall into four main categories: life cycle ecology and phenology, host plant specificity and characteristics, breeding habitat, and morphological characteristics. The database also contains data regarding species distribution, conservation status, and temporal trends for abundance and occupancy. This database can be used for a wide array of purposes including further fundamental research on species and community responses to environmental change, conservation and management studies, and evolutionary biology.

Publication date: 2021-08-13

Get the data

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

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

You must cite: Cook, P.M.; Tordoff, G.M.; Davis, A.M.; Parsons, M.S.; Dennis, E.B.; Fox, R.; Botham, M.S.; Bourn, N.A.D. (2021). Traits data for the butterflies and macro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland, 2021. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5b5a13b6-2304-47e3-9c9d-35237d1232c6

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2021-01-01    to    2021-12-31

Provenance & quality

Data were collected from a range of locations including published journal articles, identification and field guides, books, reports and websites. In some cases expert opinion was sought for clarification, particularly in relation to habitat variables.

Correspondence/contact details

Botham, M.S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Cook, P.M.
Butterfly Conservation
Tordoff, G.M.
Butterfly Conservation
Davis, A.M.
Butterfly Conservation
Parsons, M.S.
Butterfly Conservation
Dennis, E.B.
Butterfly Conservation
Fox, R.
Butterfly Conservation
Botham, M.S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bourn, N.A.D.
Butterfly Conservation

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Butterfly Conservation
 info@butterfly-conservation.org

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
butterflies,  database,  ecology,  Lepidoptera,  moths,  trait,  trend
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/N018125/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:21