Saproxylic insects caught in window traps and hatched from polypores in small and large old forests in southern Norway

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The dataset includes beetle species caught in window traps in 5 old forests fragments in southern Norway and 1 in Southern Sweden. Five traps were used per forest and sampling occurred from mid May to mid August 2014 at 4 out of the 6 sites. The two remaining sites were sampled from mid June to mid August. In addition to the traps, the dataset includes insect species hathced from 114 polypore Fomitopsis pinicola collected in the same areas. There is also data on insects from 5 Fomitopsis rosea. Both beetles and parasitoids are identified to species.

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Birkemoe T, Sverdrup-Thygeson A S T, Hansen M (2016): Saproxylic insects caught in window traps and hatched from polypores in small and large old forests in southern Norway. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 04930329-93ce-4f80-8d67-423a526a736b.  Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Samplingevent; polypores; beetles; old forest fragments; parasitoids; window traps; hatching from polypores; coleoptera; hymenoptera; diptera; fomitopsis pinicola; fomitopsis rosea


Tone Birkemoe
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU
Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
Marianne Hansen
  • Originator

Geographic Coverage

Five sites in Southern Norway and accross the border to Sweden.

Bounding Coordinates South West [55.89, 4.41], North East [61, 17.03]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2014-01-01

Additional Metadata

The data were sampled in collaboration with the PathExt-project run by Jenny Norden at University of Oslo. The data are used in the Master Thesis: Hansen, M. (2015). Effects of size and forest structure of old-growth forests on the species richness of saproxylic insects: Norges miljø og biovitenskapelige universitet, Institutt for naturforvaltning. 45 pages.

Alternative Identifiers 04930329-93ce-4f80-8d67-423a526a736b