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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Rapalai B L (2018): Wasps, Bees and Ants (Order Hymenoptera) Dataset of the Entomology Collection in the Botswana National Museum. v1.5. Botswana National Museum. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-botswana.gbif.fr/resource?r=botswana_hymenoptera_collection&v=1.5
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Botswana National Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d3869e20-0659-49d2-8fc7-f364dda5e5b7. Botswana National Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
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Specimens were collected from Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-34.525, 13.887], North East [-16.13, 38.672]|
The lowest taxon rank recorded for this dataset is species, while other specimens are recorded at Order, Family, Subfamily or Genus level.
|Order||Hymenoptera (Wasps, Bees, Ants)|
|Start Date / End Date||1970-01-01 / 2016-01-01|
No Description available
|Title||African Insect Atlas|
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Data was extracted from specimen labels of Order Hymenoptera in the Botswana National Museum entomology collection. The information was captured electronically in Ms Excel database. Data cleaning was done through Ms Excel. Taxonomic checks, status and authorship were verified using Catalog of Life Matching Service, Encyclopedia of Life database, AntWeb.org, Discoverlife.org and Waspweb.org
|Study Extent||Data was collected from specimen records in the entomology collection of the Botswana National Museum. The collection was incorporated into the museum either as a donation or through collecting expeditions. Most specimens were collected from Botswana, while other specimens were collected from Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.|
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- 1. Digitization: Data was captured from specimen labels of Hymenoptera in the Botswana National Museum entomology collection. Data was captured in Ms Excel database and aligned with the Darwin Core Terms. 2. Data Quality: Data cleaning was carried out using Ms Excel database system. 3. Taxonomy Checks: Taxonomic checks, status and authorship were verified using tools such as Catalog of Life Matching Service, Encyclopedia of Life database, AntWeb.org, Discoverlife.org and Waspweb.org. 4. Publishing: Dataset was published on the GBIF Platform