iCollections: British and Irish Pyraloidea (Moths) Collection

The Pyraloidea collection comprises the records of all British and Irish material at the Natural History Museum, London at the time of project completion (August 2019). It includes the main collection and recently acquired (2019) accession material from the J.M. Jaques collection. The dataset consists of 55,665 specimens and extends from 1819 until the present day.

The Pyraloidea collection was digitised to complete the iCollections dataset (British and Irish Lepidoptera) and to create specimen records and capture specimen metadata.

Each specimen record has been published with an image capturing both the specimen (dorsal habitus views) and its associated labels and creating an inventory record with a unique identifier (Data Matrix barcode), taxon information and locality within collection. Some specimens will have additional images capturing the reverse side of labels.

The data resource generated by the project is available using the link: data.nhm.ac.uk/dataset/british-and-irish-pyraloidea-moths-collection

This collection was digitised as part of the Museum's Digital Collections Programme.

Data and Resources

Cite this as

Louise Allan; Robyn Crowther; Lizzy Devenish; Phaedra Kokkini et al. (2019). Dataset: iCollections: British and Irish Pyraloidea (Moths) Collection. Natural History Museum Data Portal (data.nhm.ac.uk). https://doi.org/10.5519/0097198

Retrieved: 09:58 20 Oct 2019 (GMT)

Additional Info

Field Value
Author(s) Louise Allan; Robyn Crowther; Lizzy Devenish; Phaedra Kokkini et al.
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Contributors James Ayre (NHM - Operations) Charlotte Barclay (NHM - Technical Lead)
Temporal extent 1819 to present day
Update frequency Monthly
Dataset category Collections
Last updated October 2, 2019
Last resource update October 2, 2019 ("iCollections" specimens)
Created October 2, 2019
License Creative Commons CCZero