D0217/001/04 - Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID) (Records from within the Cofnod boundary)

Subject Invertebrates
Abstract The purpose of this data capture was to understand the distribution of species in Wales in order to inform conservation decisions. Collation of around 500,000 invertebrate occurrence records, most of which relate to Wales. This is the primary database used by Natural Resources Wales; incorporates other major invertebrate datasets. Includes terrestrial, freshwater and coastal airbreathing invertebrates but not marine species. The database also contains records of associated taxa and incidental records of other species, including alga, vascular plants, amphibians, mammals, birds, fungi, reptiles and bryophytes. Records have been derived from a wide variety of sources, including publications, records provided by schemes and societies, records created by Countryside Council for Wales and Natural Resources Wales staff as part of their normal work, records provided by amateur recorders, other inventories, results from structured surveys or monitoring projects etc. There are over 5,000 different recorders listed in the database. This dataset superseded the UK Invertebrate Site Register (UK ISR) in 1991/2, however, UK ISR data for Wales was incorporated into, and used as a basis for the WID. Other significant surveys which have been incorporated into the WID include Welsh Peatland Invertebrate Survey (WPIS) and the Welsh Parkland Invertebrate Survey amongst others. Significant subsets have been derived from WID for specific purposes e.g. Welsh Marsh Fritillaries, UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) invertebrate data for Wales, Invertebrates on National Nature Reserves. Data accuracy is reliant on original sources. However, data has been transcribed by experienced invertebrate biologists in order to research incomplete records and minimise errors. Any uncertainties about a particular record, are noted in the database, and removed from the published records on the NBN Atlas. The database is constantly updated, and updated biannually on the NBN Atlas. Any records where there is not enough information to be fully verified are identified and these are not disseminated to external sources.
Species Groups Acarine (Acari) [195], Amphibian [11], Annelid [396], Bird [372], Bony Fish (Actinopterygii) [16], Bryozoan [4], Centipede [235], Clubmoss [1], Coelenterate (=Cnidarian) [7], Conifer [7], Crustacean [2111], False Scorpion (Pseudoscorpiones) [89], Fern [14], Flatworm (Turbellaria) [118], Flowering Plant [1092], Fungoid [2], Fungus [108], Hairworm (Nematomorpha) [2], Harvestman (Opiliones) [1351], Horsetail [2], Insect - Alderfly (Megaloptera) [102], Insect - Beetle (Coleoptera) [56302], Insect - Booklouse (Psocoptera) [70], Insect - Bristletail (Archaeognatha) [88], Insect - Butterfly [14654], Insect - Caddis Fly (Trichoptera) [2069], Insect - Cockroach (Dictyoptera) [73], Insect - Dragonfly (Odonata) [3151], Insect - Earwig (Dermaptera) [259], Insect - Flea (Siphonaptera) [351], Insect - Hymenopteran [18195], Insect - Lacewing (Neuroptera) [1872], Insect - Louse (Phthiraptera) [6], Insect - Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) [489], Insect - Moth [40125], Insect - Orthopteran [1047], Insect - Scorpion Fly (Mecoptera) [209], Insect - Silverfish (Thysanura) [29], Insect - Snakefly (Raphidioptera) [8], Insect - Stonefly (Plecoptera) [1361], Insect - Thrips (Thysanoptera) [4], Insect - True Bug (Hemiptera) [12922], Insect - True Fly (Diptera) [75590], Lichen [280], Liverwort [2], Marine Mammal [1], Millipede [658], Mollusc [4152], Moss [31], Quillwort [6], Reptile [7], Ribbon Worm (Nemertea) [2], Rotifer [33], Spider (Araneae) [12682], Sponge (Porifera) [1], Springtail (Collembola) [15], Stonewort [3], Terrestrial Mammal [33], Two-Tailed Bristletail (Diplura) [1], Waterbear (Tardigrada) [1]
Geographic Coverage/Site Name General: Wales
Geographic Coverage Notes Mainly Wales, although there are occasional records from elsewhere in the UK.
Dataset Owner Natural Resources Wales
Dataset Contact Mike Howe
Date Range 1590 - 2020
Total Records 253017
Restriction Details Standard Restrictions Only
Acknowledgements Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru/Natural Resources Wales
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Original Title Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID)
Temporal Coverage Notes The database has been maintained since 1992. Records date from 1500s to present day.
Module Description Records from within the Cofnod boundary
Purpose The purpose of this data capture was to understand the distribution of species in Wales in order to inform conservation decisions.
Capture Methods Records have been derived from a wide variety of sources, including publications, records provided by schemes and societies, records created by NRW staff as part of their normal work, records provided by amateur recorders, other inventories, results from structured surveys or monitoring projects etc. There are over 5,000 different recorders listed in the database.
Verification/Validation Procedures Data accuracy is reliant on original sources. However, data has been transcribed by experienced invertebrate biologists in order to research incomplete records and minimise errors. Systematic verification has been carried out on significant parts of the dataset. Any records without sufficient information to be fully verified are excluded from this version, however, they are identified and retained in the original database held by NRW.
Data Collated by Countryside Council for Wales, Natural Resources Wales
Data Collected by Miscellaneous
Dataset Category Category 03: Dataset originates from other trusted source
Dataset Status Data Collection Ongoing
Data Entry Project Completion Date N/A
Date Imported 23/07/2020