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Lepidoptera and Coleoptera of the Forest Insect Museum Ibadan (FIMI) Nigeria

Latest version published by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria on Oct 25, 2018 Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Forest Insect Museum Ibadan (FIMI) is both institutional and public research museum holding about 40,123 forest insect specimens consisting of 1,512 species, 97 families and 10 orders from all parts of Nigeria and beyond. FIMI is run by the Entomology section, Department of Forest Conservation and Protection, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. The insect collections in the museum came from routine forest explorations by research scientists, donations, fauna projects and field survey. Subsequently, more collections have been added to the museum by research students from universities and private collections. The volume of insect specimens in FIMI continues to grow regularly. The aim of FIMI is to identify, preserve, and monitor the distribution and status of forest insect in Nigeria and other parts of Africa through insect collection and proper documentation of various taxa with inventories, fauna projects and research work. The dataset presently holds 503 records of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera collected from 1961 – 2009 consisting of 103 genera and 128 species with image link.

Data Records

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 503 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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 503 records in English (30 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (21 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: dbf97ebc-f931-4b99-8b3b-6fb1375b21bb.  Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.

Keywords

Insect; Associated taxa; Nigeria; Forest Insect Museum Ibadan; Occurrence; Insect; Associated taxa; Nigeria; Forest Insect Museum Ibadan; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Olaniyi Alamu
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8060170905
Olubusola Fatunmibi
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 9097252646
Ayangbade Ayandokun
Research Officer I
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8068951103
John Ete
Research Officer I
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8033770613
Jennifer George-onaho
Senior Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8033843001
Ife Babayemi
Research Officer I
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8063381745
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876
Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876
Olaniyi Alamu
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8060170905

Who filled in the metadata:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Olaniyi Alamu
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo NG +234 8060170905

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876
Publisher
Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Curator
Olaniyi Alamu
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8060170905
Distributor
Marie-Elise Lecoq
IT Engineer
GBIF France Paris FR +33 (0)1 40 79 80 65

Geographic Coverage

Specimens were collected mostly from Nigeria and one from Ghana.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.697, -2.549], North East [13.753, 14.238]

Taxonomic Coverage

Specimens were identified to taxon ranks such as order, family, genus and species. Specific examples are given below

Order  Coleoptera
Family  Coccinellidae
Genus  Hoplonyx
Species  Acraea Lycoa,  Pachypasa subfascia,  Euproctis fasciata,  Pachnoda cordata,  Ancylonotus tribulus,  Apogonia nitidula

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1961-2009

Project Data

The objective of this project is to initiate mobilization of biodiversity data from Nigerian data holders, custodians, and institutions, estimated to hold more than 700,000 data records related to plants and animals within protected areas and likewise invasive, threatened and endemic species. While educating biodiversity data stakeholders across Nigeria on the benefits of biodiversity data mobilization and sharing, the project will also disseminate and demonstrate best practices for digitizing natural history collections through training workshops and thereby mobilize biodiversity data from Nigeria. Project activities will be coordinated by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) and executed in collaboration with project partners at Nigeria National Park Service, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nnadi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nasarawa State University, and University of Kansas. Through this project, previously undigitized data from herbarium/museum collections and species in the protected areas in each geo-ecological zone of Nigeria will be mobilized and shared through GBIF.org, complementing data that the Nigerian GBIF node is already mobilizing. In addition to helping policy makers prioritize conservation investments, the mobilized data will be used to identify potential habitats for threatened species, which in turn will aid park managers to focus long-term conservation efforts. The project is expected to increase capacity for biodiversity information management within the GBIF node in Nigeria.

Title Capacity Advancement for the Nigeria node of GBIF
Identifier BID-AF2017-0210-NAC
Funding The project was funded by European Union and GBIF. It was co funded by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria National Park Service, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nnadi Azikiwe University Awka and Nasarawa State University.
Study Area Description The project occurred in the six geoecological zones across Nigeria. The records mobilized are those of herbarium specimens, insect collections and animals in parks and protected areas across Nigeria.
Design Description In the research design, specimens were digitized directly into Darwin Core spreadsheet by project team. The data cleaning was done using OpenRefine software. In the process of digitization, Google Maps (GPS finder) was used for Georeferencing of localities on specimen’s records. Validation of taxonomic records was done using Global Names Resolver and other online resources. The goal of the research design is digitization of over 10000 biodiversity data and information on threatened species, invasive alien species and species in the protected areas in each geoecological zone in Nigeria

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Omokafe Ugbogu
Curator
Okedeji Okeyiyin
Curator
Joseph Onoja
Curator
Peter Nnabude
Curator
Zaccheaus Egbewole

Sampling Methods

Not applicable

Study Extent Not applicable
Quality Control Not applicable

Method step description:

  1. Not applicable

Collection Data

Collection Name Insect collections of the Forest Insect Museum Ibadan
Specimen preservation methods Dried
Curatorial Units Count 503 +/- 0 Insect specimen

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=nigeria_insect-503-fimi