Lepidoptera collection, South Norway

Latest version published by Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) on 13 December 2019 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
The data set is based on a private lepidoptera collection also used for teaching, and gives information about individuals of ca. 800 species of lepidoptera collected in South Norway during 1976–2018.
Publication date:
13 December 2019
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Vidar Selås. 2018 “Lepidoptera collection”, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d4376e59-65a7-4931-a4aa-7ba2d2f0b514.  Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; Lepidoptera; Norway; Specimen; Lepidoptera; Norway


Who created the resource:

Vidar Selås

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vidar Selås

Who filled in the metadata:

Vidar Selås

Who else was associated with the resource:

Vidar Bakken
Head Engineer
University Center for Information Technology, University of Oslo

Geographic Coverage

South Norway

Bounding Coordinates South West [58, 6], North East [63.075, 12.393]

Taxonomic Coverage


Order  Lepidoptera (Butterflies and moths)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1976-01-01 / 2018-12-31

Project Data

No Description available

Title Lepidoptera collection

The personnel involved in the project:

Vidar Selås

Sampling Methods

Light trapping and insect net in Aust-Agder, only insect net in other counties

Study Extent The most frequently sampled area is Aust-Agder County.

Method step description:

  1. The species were identified by use of different lepidoptera guides, but for some of the rare species, experts in the field were consulted.

Collection Data

Collection Name Sommerfuglsamling
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d4376e59-65a7-4931-a4aa-7ba2d2f0b514