KWP Lepidoptera Collection (Arctos)

Occurrence dataset published by University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Summary

Full Title

KWP Lepidoptera Collection (Arctos)

Description

Kenelm W. Philip Lepidoptera collection,includes the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey (ALS) collection. ALS was a citizen science initiative lead by Dr. Philip that was active from 1970 to 2014 and included over 600 people. 90% of the KWP pinned collection (~43,200 specimens) will be transferred to the NMNH in August 2018.

Purpose

The purpose of the KWP collection was primarily to understand the diversity fna distribution of butterflies in the Beringian region.

Additional Information

The KWP collection was used to produce: Philip, K.W., Ferris, C.D. 2016. Butterflies of Alaska: A Field Guide. 2nd ed. Alaska Entomological Society. 110 pp. ISBN 978-1-945170-60-7.

Temporal coverages

Date range: 01-Jan-1900 - 01-Jan-2013

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr 99775 Fairbanks Alaska United States
Metadata author
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr 99775 Fairbanks Alaska United States
Administrative contact
Derek Sikes
Curator of Insects
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr 99775 Fairbanks Alaska United States

doi:10.15468/u4fp2u

Published by

University of Alaska Museum of the North

Publication Date

09-Jun-2017

Registration Date

03-Apr-2007

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Description

Eastern Russia, Alaska, western Canada, (aka Beringia)

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Other Contacts

Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
Programmer
David Bloom
Coordinator
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Principal investigator
Kenelm Philip
Point of contact
Kathryn Daly

Taxonomic Coverage

Lepidoptera, primarily butterflies

ORDER
Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)

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Study area description

Eastern Russia, Alaska, western Canada (aka Beringia).

Funding

Funding and logistical support for the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey was obtained through the Smithsonian, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology, the National Park Service, the National Geographic Society, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Department of Transportation. Funding for the digitization of the KWP collection was also provided by the National Science Foundation.

Project Personnel

Principal investigator
Kenelm Philip
Point of contact
Kathryn Daly

Methodology

Collections

Study extent

Eastern Russia, Alaska, western Canada (aka Beringia). Sampled during spring, summer (primarily), and fall.

Sampling description

Aerial net and black light traps were used to collect Lepidoptera. Some sites were repeatedly visited on multiple years, many were not.

Method Steps

  1. Specimens were stored initially in field envelopes, the KWP collection has 37,151 specimens stored within field envelopes; some were transferred to curated envelopes stored by collection event, (37,389 specimens), and some were mounted on pins and spread (49,636 specimens). Identifications were mostly by Kenelm Philip and Clifford Ferris (for moths). Georeferencing was initially performed by use of topographic maps. Post 2014 georeferencing was performed using Google Earth, GeoLocate, etc.

Collection name

KWP Lepidoptera Collection

Collection Identifier

http://arctos.database.museum/kwp_ento

Parent Collection Identifier

http://arctos.database.museum/uam_ento_all

Specimen Preservation method

Dried

Curatorial Units

  • 127,973 ± 0 specimens