Dataset Details - Butterflies of Northern Ireland
Sightings of butterflies in Northern Ireland
To map the distribution of butterflies in Northern Ireland in order to identify key important sites and to enable changes in species' ranges to be identified for conservation action
Sightings of butterflies from casual observations and surveys, submitted by citizen scientists
1982 to present
All records have been validated and verified by the Northern Ireland Branch of Butterfly Conservation
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland Branch, Butterflies of Northern Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 04 March 2024, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/312>
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
|Measure of abundance of the organism recorded
|Name of administrative county within which the record was made
|The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa
|A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded
|Indication of the life stage of the organism recorded
|The sex of the organism if known
|Original source of data
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