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EDP Foz-Tua: Diurnal Butterflies (Lepidoptera) - Ecological Monitoring Program (2014-2017)

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Feb 18, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of Butterflies (Lepidoptera) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua, and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-2017) of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between July 2014 and August 2017 during field visits to 33 sampling transects with favorable habitats on the area of the lower Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz Tua dam, and in a small stream of the Douro basin. The occurrence of the target species was recorded when individuals were seen or captured in the selected transects.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 210 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    210
  • Occurrence 
    13860

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Costa H, Salgueiro N, Marques A T, Coelho H, Silva M, Caetano M, Romão F, Peixoto M, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Foz-Tua: Diurnal Butterflies (Lepidoptera) - Ecological Monitoring Program (2014-2017). v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_lepidopetera_pme&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is EDP - Energias de Portugal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d2909e7e-201a-4665-bf68-62d7ceb86a43.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Butterflies; Diurnal; Lepidoptera; terrestrial; occurrence; observations; captures; line transects

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Hugo Costa
General Coordinator 1
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Nuno Salgueiro
General Coordinator 2
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Ana Teresa Marques
Scientific Coordinator 1
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Helena Coelho
Scientific Coordinator 2
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Margarida Silva
Technician
BioInsight
Marco Caetano
Technician
BioInsight
Fernando Romão
Technician
BioInsight
Miguel Peixoto
Technician
BioInsight

Who can answer questions about the resource:

João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energias de Portugal Av. 24 de Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Tiago Múrias
Researcher
CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto Campus Agrário de Vairão 4485-661 Vairão Vairão PT

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the valley of the River Tua (Northeast Portugal), in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region, up to 50 km from the mouth, and in a small stream in the Douro sub-basin (Ferradosa stream), in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Alijó, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.09, -7.589], North East [41.498, -7.166]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 1 order, 5 families, 44 genera and 61 species and 1 subspecies.

Class  Insecta
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Hesperiidae,  Lycaenidae,  Nymphalidae,  Papilionidae,  Pieridae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2014-07-28 / 2017-04-08

Project Data

The dataset contains records of diurnal Butterflies (Lepidoptera) along the lower Tua and Douro river valleys, and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between July 2014 and August 2017, during field visits to 33 sampling transects with favourable habitats for Lepidoptera within a 5-km buffer around the River Tua lower valley and in Ferradosa stream (Douro sub-basin). The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 802 positive observation events, of which 40 where identified to the taxonomic level of order, 31 to family, 94 to genus and 637 to species. The most recorded species (≥40 individuals) were Plactynemis latipes (67 observations), Orthetrum coerulescens (54), Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (45), Onychogomphus forcipatus (43) and Anax imperator (40).

Title EDP Foz-Tua: Diurnal Butterflies (Lepidoptera) - Ecological Monitoring Program (2014-2017)
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in the part of the sub-basin of river Tua affected by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam and in a small stream (Ferradosa) in the Douro basin. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for diurnal butterflies in 33 sampling transects in a 5 km radius buffer around the future reservoir banks and up to 45 km from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of species of diurnal butterflies in the area of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam during (2014-2016) the dam construction, and in the subsequent flooding of the river valley (2016-2017). The Ferradosa stream was used as a control site outside the Tua sub-basin.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Hugo Costa
Author
Nuno Salgueiro
Author
Ana Teresa Marques
Author
Helena Coelho
Author
Margarida Silva
Author
Marco Caetano
Author
Fernando Romão
Author
Miguel Peixoto
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitat types for diurnal butterflies in and around the lower River Tua valley affected by the Foz Tua dam and in the Ferradosa stream (Douro basin). Each sampling point was visited twice per year in spring (April-June) and summer (July-August). Each sampling transect, of about 500 m in lenght, was walked on foot at a constant speed and avoiding stops at hotspots (ie., places with a large influx of Lepidopterans) in order to avoid sampling biases. Adults were monitored during their flight period, between 9:30 and 16:30, on days with appropriate weather conditions (temperature above 13ºC, light wind, little cloudiness, no rain or fog), with a hand-held net. All individuals observed or captured in 5 m buffer in front or to the sides of the observer (never to the backwards) were recorded, to avoid duplication of counts. Identification was performed by visual observation, using appropriated field guides. Although this method is optimized to monitor flying adults, whenever caterpillars or pupae were observed they were also recorded and photographed for later identification.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the lower Tua River valley and in Ferradosa stream, in the Douro sub-basin (Northeast Portugal), up to 45 km from the mouth in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Vila Flor, Alijó, Murça and Mirandela.
Quality Control All identifications were performed by qualified technicians

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset is part of a broader initiative whereby the company EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. will make available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.
Maintenance Description This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_lepidopetera_pme