Insect Collections of Okomu National Park- Nigeria

Latest version published by National Park Services on Jan 28, 2019 National Park Services

An insect section for wildlife conservation is domicile in Okomu National Park Research Center (ONPRC). The insect section is a repository of about 100 specimens of the class Arthropoda, including the Orders, Lepidoptera, Odonata, as well as a few Dipterans. All the specimens were collected from Okomu National Park, through routine forest research by research entomologists, field survey, as well as the Park’s internal research programmes. However, more collections, which have not been marked and identified, have been added to the insect repository by SIWES/IT students, insect researchers, private collection, and Park Rangers, making the volume of insect specimens in ONPRC to continue to grow regularly. The ultimate aim of ONPRC is to collect as much as possible, preserve, monitor the distribution and status of forest insects in Nigeria, especially those ones around the Protected and contiguous areas of the Park. The present data set 16 records of insects which consist of 15 species from 15 genera and 9 families collected in year 2017 and 2018.

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 16 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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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b74dbf66-15bf-456c-a288-21aa269200e2.  National Park Services publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.

Keywords

Occurrence; Insecta; Okomu National Park; Nigeria; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Okedeji Okeyoyin
Conservator/Curator
National Park Service Abuja FCT NG +234 8083434305
Asuquo Innocent
Field Officer
Okomu National Park Ovia South Edo State NG
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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 08023626443

Who filled in the metadata:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Scientist
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG 08023626443

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
Curator
Okedeji Okeyoyin
Conservator/ Curator
National Park Service Abuja NG +234 8083434305
Distributor
Marie-Elise Lecoq
IT Engineer
GBIF France FR +33140798065

Geographic Coverage

Insect collections were made from Edo State, Nigeria

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.009, 5.383], North East [7.248, 7.218]

Taxonomic Coverage

Specimens were identified yo species rank

Species  Calopteryx maculata,  Mallodon downesi,  Acanthophorus spinicornis,  Smaragdesthes africana

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2017-2018

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.Co funding
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 Okeyoyin
Curator
Joseph Onoja
Curator
Peter Nnabude
Curator
Zaccheaus Egbewole

Sampling Methods

Not applicable

Study Extent Not applicable

Method step description:

  1. Not applicable

Collection Data

Collection Name Insect Collections of Okomu National Park- Nigeria
Specimen preservation methods Pinned