Boyes, D.H.; Evans, D.M.; Fox, R.; Parsons, M.S.; Pocock, M.J.O.

Caterpillar masses from grass margins and hedgerows under streetlights, Oxfordshire, UK, 2018-2020

This dataset contains information about moth caterpillar masses at sites lit by streetlights (LED; high pressure sodium and low-pressure sodium) and unlit control sites. Caterpillars were sampled at 26 matched pairs of lit and unlit sites between 2018 and 2020 as part of a study of the effects of street lighting on the early life stages of moths.

Publication date: 2021-07-08

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: Boyes, D.H.; Evans, D.M.; Fox, R.; Parsons, M.S.; Pocock, M.J.O. (2021). Caterpillar masses from grass margins and hedgerows under streetlights, Oxfordshire, UK, 2018-2020. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/7d3aa79b-43bb-493f-a14a-0d4c07f9a0d9

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-11-30    to    2020-04-16

Provenance & quality

Data were generated by collected larvae in field using sweep netting and beating and later weighed using a digital analytic balance (as detailed in the methods). Data quality assurance included data collection via standardised recording forms, data entry using drop down menus and automated calculations. Following data entry, records were double checked to ensure accidental typing errors were removed and to check for apparent outliers.

Correspondence/contact details

Douglas Boyes
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 info@douglasboyes.co.uk

Authors

Boyes, D.H.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Evans, D.M.
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University
Fox, R.
Butterfly Conservation
Parsons, M.S.
Butterfly Conservation
Pocock, M.J.O.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Artificial light at night,  Biodiversity ecology,  insect populations,  Lepidoptera,  Street lighting
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L002590/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
09 July 2021 09:06