Dataset Details - Irish Wood White Database
Leptidea sinapis and Leptidea reali
To understand the geographic distribution of the two Wood White butterflies in Ireland
Butterflies collected in the field, dissected by national expert and species verified using DNA techniques
Island of Ireland
All data checked and validated by the Brian Nelson, Ken Bond, Maurice Hughes
Complete and published
Dinca et al. 2011. Unexpected layers of cryptic biodiversity in wood white Leptidea butterflies. Nature Communications 2:324
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Irish Wood White Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 14 May 2021, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/103>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Up to Year||1|
|County||Name of administrative county within which the record was made|
|Sex||The sex of the organism if known|
|Source||Original source of data|
|Vice-county||The name of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made|
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