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Piesschaert F, Maes D, Brosens D, Westra T, Desmet P, Ledegen H, Veraghtert W, Van de Poel S, Pollet M (2022): - Transects for butterflies in Flanders, Belgium. v1.27. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Samplingevent.

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The Meetnetten - Transects for butterflies in Flanders, Belgium dataset is an sample event dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and is part of the 'Meetnetten- Monitoring schemes' suite. This dataset deals with the butterfly transect data. The dataset contains count data of following priority species: Lasiommata megera, Erynnis tages, Satyrium ilicis, Phengaris alcon, Apatura iris, Hipparchia semele, Cyaniris semiargus, Hesperia comma, Pyronia tithonus, Melitaea cinxia. Additionally the dataset contains count data of other butterfly species that are not the target species of the monitoring schemes. more

The Flemish government requires high-quality information on a number of priority plant and animal species in Flanders These are species that are protected in the framework of the European Habitats and Birds Directives, but also other species that are important for Flemish nature policy. To provide this information the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) developed a number of long-term monitoring schemes ( Each monitoring scheme consists of fixed sample locations in which target species are counted based on a standardized protocol. Data collection relies mainly on specialised volunteers and the NGO Natuurpunt Studie plays an important role in field work coordination. is the web tool for planning and monitoring this fieldwork and for entering the field data in an accessible and efficient manner. Monitoring schemes for 65 priority species (within 11 different species groups) were started between 2016 and 2018. In total, these monitoring schemes consist of more than 1,600 locations. We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via Issues with the dataset can be reported at: Please mention the specific dataset.

Biology > Invertebrates
Terrestrial, Butterflies, Belgium: Flanders

Geographical coverage
Belgium: Flanders

Temporal coverage
1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

Occurrence of biota

Natuurpunt, moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-17
Information last updated: 2022-07-28
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