Mobilizing Indonesian butterfly collections at the Museum Zoologi Bogor (II)

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Pareronia valeria
Wanderer (Pareronia valeria) observed near Panti, West Sumatra by Subir B. Shakya. Photo via iNaturalist (CC BY-NC 4.0.

Continuing the success of a previous BIFA grant, this project is focused on digitizing the butterfly collection at the Bogor Zoology Museum (MZB) in Indonesia, currently estimated to hold 58,000 specimens.

Exceeding their targets in 2019 with more than 8,000 specimens belonging to the Papilionidae family digitized and published to GBIF, the project team aims to mobilize another 9,300 specimens belonging to the Pieridae and Riodinidae families as well as select type specimens.

Identification of specimens will be done in collaboration with experts at Kyushu Univeristy Museum, Japan, the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Germany, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, Netherlands. To further leverage the experiences gained and attract more participation, the project team will also publish a manual on data mobilization of butterfly collections and records.

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Duration
15 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2021
Project identifier
BIFA5_018
Project lead
Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Contact details

Djunijanti Peggie
Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Gedung Widyasatwaloka
Bogor, Jawa Barat 16911
Indonesia