Kelp Fly Recording Scheme - records verified via iRecord
CitationDipterists Forum (2021). Kelp Fly Recording Scheme - records verified via iRecord. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/q2k74j accessed via GBIF.org on 2021-07-24.
DescriptionThis dataset contains species records for 3 families of Diptera (Coelopidae, Helcomyzidae and Heterocheilidae) and that have been verified by the recording scheme. Records are from datasets made available via the iRecord verification process - these records may originate from direct addition of records to iRecord, or via other datasets that have been made available via iRecord for verification purposes.
PurposeRecords are collated in order to add to knowledge of this group of insects, including distribution, population trends, autecology and phenology. In addition, the scheme works with all contributing recorders to raise the profile of the species group and its conservation. Sharing the data via the NBN Atlas helps achieve these aims.
Quality ControlAll data is subject to the same verification checking, which aims to ensure that any record that is unusual (due to time of year, location, or species identified) is queried, and only accepted if supporting evidence (photo, specimen, confirmation from additional recorders) is provided. The route by which data arrives for verification in iRecord can vary, and comes from recorders with a wide range of experience, but the same verification process is applied to all data and the scheme believes that the dataset provided to NBN is of high quality; however, the scheme cannot guarantee that all records which pass the verification checks are correct.
- This dataset includes all records of the relevant Diptera families that have been made available for verification via iRecord. Most of these are ad hoc records from volunteer recorders, but may also include data from professional surveys and from citizen science projects such as bioblitzes.
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