The dataset contains 144 records of Mantis (Mantodea) species collected from 2006 to 2019 in continental Portugal. All captured specimens were identified to species level, belonging to nine of the twelve species of Mantodea present in Portugal. Specimens were detected and captured by direct search of the environment and by using both UV and mercury-vapor lamps to attract the insects. Captured specimens were preserved in 96% ethanol. From each specimen one leg (tissue sample) was removed to be used for DNA extraction. Samples of each species were selected for DNA sequencing based on their geographic provenance. Sequencing of the 658 bp COI DNA barcode was conducted within the InBIO Barcoding Initiative (IBI) and all DNA sequences were submitted to BOLD (Barcode of Life Data System) database. All specimens and DNA extracts are deposited in the IBI collection at the CIBIO (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources).
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Ferreira S, Oliveira D, Corley M, da Silva L P, Sousa P, Beja P (2021). The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: Portuguese Mantises (Mantodea). v1.2. CIBIO (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) Portugal. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/ux2yhn
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Occurrence; Mantodea; Mantis; Species; Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI); DNA barcode; Continental Portugal; Specimen
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [37.03, -8.99], North East [41.91, -6.56]|
This dataset is composed of data relating to 144 Mantodea specimens belonging to nine of the twelve species present in Portugal. These represent four families and eight genera of Mantodea present in the country. The two non-native species of the Miomantis genus and the rare Rivetina baetica were not captured and therefore are not included in the dataset. The most represented species are Ameles paradecolor Agabiti, Salvatrice & Lombardo, 2010 (39 specimens) and Perlamantis allibertii Guérin-Méneville, 1843 (36 specimens), accounting for 52% of the collected specimens.
|Family||Amorphoscelidae, Empusidae, Mantidae, Tarachodidae|
|Start Date / End Date||2006-07-20 / 2019-05-26|
The InBIO Barcoding Initiative aims to develop a reference collection of DNA barcoding sequences covering Portuguese invertebrate taxa. Within the project, a special focus is afforded to insects, given their relevance to food webs, ecosystems functioning, high diversity and limited number of DNA barcoding sequences of interest.
|Title||The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: Portuguese Mantises (Mantodea)|
|Identifier||InBIO Barcoding Initiative|
|Funding||InBIO Barcoding Initiative is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 668981 and by the project PORBIOTA — Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127), supported by Operational Thematic Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (POCI), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER). The fieldwork benefited from EDP Biodiversity Chair, the project “Promoção dos serviços de ecossistemas no Parque Natural Regional do Vale do Tua: Controlo de Pragas Agrícolas e Florestais por Morcegos” funded by the Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional do Vale do Tua, and includes research conducted at the Long Term Research Site of Baixo Sabor (LTER_EU_PT_002).|
|Study Area Description||Specimens were captured during several field incursions from 2006 to 2019 in 60 localities, distributed across eight districts throughout continental Portugal.|
|Design Description||The specimens in this dataset were collected in field work incursions carried out between 2006 and 2019, encompassing several sites throughout continental Portugal. Specimens of Mantodea were detected by direct search of the environment and by using UV LED and mercury-vapor lamps as lures.|
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Specimens of Mantodea were captured in continental Portugal from 2006 to 2019 by direct search of the environment and by using both UV LED and mercury-vapor lamps to attract the insects. Captured specimens were preserved in 96% ethanol and stored at the InBIO Barcoding Initiative reference collection for downstream molecular analysis. Collected specimens were morphologically identified.
|Study Extent||Specimens of Mantodea were captured in 60 sites. Sites were distributed across continental Portugal, with a concentration of records in the NE region of the country. Sampling was conducted from 2006 to 2019, in several field work expeditions.|
|Quality Control||For all DNA barcoded specimens, their morphological identification was contrasted with the results of the Blast of the newly generated DNA barcodes in BOLD Identification Engine. Prior submission to GBIF, data was checked for errors and inconsistencies with OpenRefine 3.4.|
Method step description:
- Specimens of Mantodea were captured in 60 different localities of continental Portugal. Field work was carried out between 2006 and 2019, with 78% of the records obtained in 2018.
- Specimens were collected by direct search of the sampling site while also using both UV LED and mercury-vapor lamps as lures distributed along the site. Collected specimens were preserved in 96% ethanol.
- The specimens were morphologically identified using a binocular stereoscopic microscope and resorting to available literature (Agabiti, Salvatrice and Lombardo, 2010; Marabuto, 2014; Sánchez-Vialas, Rodríguez-Flores and García-París, 2015).
- DNA barcodes were sequenced from a subset of samples from each species in the dataset, usually six, selected to represent the best geographical coverage available for the species, for a total of 48 samples. For this, one leg was removed from each individual, DNA was then extracted, and a 658 bp COI DNA barcode fragment was amplified and sequenced.
- All obtained sequences were submitted to BOLD database and to each sequenced specimen the morphological identification was contrasted with the results of the BLAST of the newly generated DNA barcodes in BOLD Identification Engine.
- Prior submission to GBIF, data was checked for errors and inconsistencies with OpenRefine 3.4.
|Collection Name||InBIO Barcoding Initiative|
|Parent Collection Identifier||CIBIO (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) Portugal|
|Specimen preservation methods||Alcohol|
|Curatorial Units||Between 1 and 144 Voucher tube , Between 1 and 48 DNA extractions|
- Agabiti, B., Salvatrice, I. & Lombardo, F. (2010) . The Mediterranean Species of the Genus Ameles Burmeister,1838 (Insecta, Mantodea: Amelinae), with a Biogeographic and Phylogenetic Evaluation. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 47, pp. 1–20.
- Marabuto, E. (2014). The Afrotropical Miomantis caffra Saussure 1871 and M. paykullii Stal 1871: first records of alien mantid species in Portugal and Europe, with an updated checklist of Mantodea in Portugal (Insecta: Mantodea). Biodiversity Data Journal, 2, p. e4117. https://doi.org/10.3897/bdj.2.e4117
- Sánchez-Vialas, A., Rodríguez-Flores, P.C. & García-París, M. (2015). Confirmation of reproductive success of Rivetina baetica (Rambur, 1838) (Mantodea), a thermophilous species, in continental areas of Central Spain. Graellsia, 71(2), p. e035. http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/graellsia.2015.v71.145
|Purpose||The InBIO Barcoding Initiative (IBI) aims to develop a reference collection of DNA barcoding sequences primarily covering Portuguese invertebrate taxa providing a tool in ecological studies.|