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Swedish Malaise Trap Project (SMTP) Collection Inventory

Specimen Records: 124,841
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-07-10

SMTP data are occurrence data from a major inventory project targeting mainly flying insects, where Malaise traps were collecting on a large number of localities throughout Sweden during 2003-2006. The project is a part of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative, and is currently run from Station Linné on Öland. The total catch has been estimated to approximately 80 million specimens, and sorting and identification is ongoing (and will continue for some time). Already after a small part of the catch has been identified to the species level, there are several hundreds of species new to the country or to science. Most of the material is kept in 96% alcohol, but certain groups are being dry-mounted in connection with identification, on pins or slides. The catch is part of the collections of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, and data are handled via the museum and the DINA system. The purpose of the inventory was primarily to find new species to the country and to science, and in general to acquire fresh material of poorly known insect groups for research projects within the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative framework, especially Hymenoptera and Diptera. However it turned out to be an interesting material also for mere faunistic mapping of the distribution of species within the country also for better known groups, and specimens and/or data can be used for investigating various ecological and other questions. Data is in the form of a sorting inventory or species lists. The difference is merely practical, since both concern identifications and record the occurrence of a certain taxon i a certain sample (representing a time interval and a particular locality). But sorting inventory deals with taxa on different levels which are continuously being identified by regular project staff for distribution to taxonomic specialists, while species identifications (and similar) represent the target level, and is performed by specialists for a particular group one by one (in single sub-projects if you will). Metadata (project description, trap description, trap localities and classification of what habitat they represent, temporal interval of single samples with occasional comments about physical quality (state of preservation) are detailed and constitute its own subset of data as well as a cornerstone in the occurrence data.

Contacts

Name Kevin Holston
RoleCurator
Emailkevin.holston@nrm.se
Name Mattias Forshage
RoleCurator
Emailmattias.forshage@nrm.se
Name Anders Telenius
RoleNode Manager
Emailanders.telenius@nrm.se
Name Manash Shah
RoleDatabase Developer
Emailmanash.shah@nrm.se
Name Veronika Johansson
RoleData manager
Emailveronika.johansson@nrm.se
Name Kevin Holston
RoleCurator
Emailkevin.holston@nrm.se
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FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
geopoint_datum_missing  i124841
100
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i124841
100
dwc_datasetid_added  i19756
15.825
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15.825
dwc_taxonid_added  i19756
15.825
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i19756
15.825
dwc_taxonrank_added  i19756
15.825
gbif_canonicalname_added  i19756
15.825
gbif_genericname_added  i19756
15.825
gbif_taxon_corrected  i19756
15.825
rev_geocode_eez  i15568
12.47
gbif_reference_added  i11439
9.163
gbif_vernacularname_added  i11189
8.963
dwc_multimedia_added  i10911
8.74
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i10358
8.297
dwc_genus_added  i6948
5.565
taxon_match_failed  i4315
3.456
dwc_family_added  i3634
2.911
dwc_family_replaced  i2523
2.021
dwc_class_replaced  i2004
1.605
dwc_order_added  i1874
1.501
dwc_phylum_replaced  i1874
1.501
dwc_order_replaced  i1760
1.41
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i768
0.615
dwc_specificepithet_added  i404
0.324
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i44
0.035
dwc_genus_replaced  i12
0.01
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