The dataset includes records of insects species found on the territory of Krasnokutsk community. Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada) is located in the north-west of Kharkiv region. The natural complexes of the territory are represented by oak forests on the right banks and pine forests on the left banks of the rivers, floodplains, steppe beams, marshy alder trees. A significant part of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune consists of agricultural landscapes. The floodplains of the Merla and Merchyk rivers (the Dnipro river basin) were subjected to land reclamation in the 1970s, which radically changed the hydrological regime and affected on species of flora and fauna. In the pine forests there is the largest complex of forest peat bogs and lakes in the Kharkiv region.
The data in this occurrence 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 662 records.
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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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Bondarenko Z, Zhebina T, Akhramenko D (2023). Insects of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Version 1.0. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=insects_krasnokutsk23&v=1.0
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1663fcc3-9ce1-4887-b818-22bf8388a9cc. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
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Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Bohodukhiv district, Kharkiv region, Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [46.438, 69.346], North East [49.382, 75.938]|
No Description available
|Order||Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera|
|Start Date / End Date||1952-09-23 / 2023-08-18|
BioDATA grant for data mobilization including digitization, data quality assurance, data preparation, and publication of collection specimen and other species data from Ukraine to GBIF. Dataset preparation was supported within the project "Biodiversity of Krasnokutsk amalgamated territorial community (Kharkiv region)". More details on the grant program here (https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/projects/biodata/activities/data-mobilization-call-ukraine.html).
|Title||BioDATA Ukraine data mobilization grant program 2022|
|Funding||BioDATA partners, NLBIF, GBIF Norway, and the UiO Natural History Museum|
|Study Area Description||Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada) is located in the north-west of Kharkiv region. The natural complexes of the territory are represented by oak forests on the right banks and pine forests on the left banks of the rivers, floodplains, steppe beams, marshy alder trees. A significant part of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune consists of agricultural landscapes. The floodplains of the Merla and Merchyk rivers (the Dnipro river basin) were subjected to land reclamation in the 1970s, which radically changed the hydrological regime and affected on species of flora and fauna. In the pine forests there is the largest complex of forest peat bogs and lakes in the Kharkiv region.|
|Design Description||The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research on the territory of Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. The project steps were as follows: estimate the amount of data to be processed and their condition; contact other scientists with the offer of cooperation and publication of data of their authorship; digitize the data of field diaries; collect data from all local computers; divide the data into occurrence and sampling-event; format the data in a table according to the category; edit data sent by other researchers and add them to the general database.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Data on moths are collected mainly by light baiting and photo-fixation. Special equipment was used for this: a white cloth and lamps. Part of the data was collected near street lights and other light sources, as well as when surveying the territory during the day. The number of individuals encountered in most cases was not estimated and marked as minimal (1). Mosquito adults were captured using a test tube on themselves and by light trapping at night. Larvae were caught using a scoop-net, a metal cuvette, and a plastic pipette, depending on the conditions of the catch. Fixation of insects at all stages of the life cycle was carried out in ethyl alcohol with a concentration of 98%. To determine the imago of Culicidae males, micropreparations were made from their hypopygium on the basis of Canadian balsam. Identification of insects was carried out using binoculars. Aphids were collected together with a piece of the plant. In laboratory conditions, insects were fixed in alcohol and micropreparations were made. Identification of aphids was carried out using binoculars. Aphid samples from the collection of the State Museum of Nature of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University were also digitized. Records of insects were mapped using a GPS-navigator. Information about the finds was entered into a thematic geodatabase. The database of field work results has been reformatted according to Darwin Core Archives standards. For some recods coordinates were not determined. We georeferenced them based on Google Satellite images, OpenStreetMap data (decimal latitude/decimal longitude as the centroid of the terrain point, followed by UncertaintyInMeters coordinates as the distance from the centroid to the farthest terrain point).
|Study Extent||The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research in areas of forests, steppes, grasslands, agricultural landscapes and settlements on the territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune.|
Method step description:
- Field data collection: recording of insects; mapping records using a GPS-navigator; collection of material for species identification.
- Identification in the laboratory: preparation of samples; determination of external structure and reproductive system features of insects
- Database creation: digitizing the data of field diaries; digitization of the museum collection; reformatting thematic databases according to Darwin Core Archives standards; editing data sent by other researchers and adding them to the general database
- Data checking and cleaning in OpenRefine