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Lepidoptera collection of Robert von Bonsdorff

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Robert von Bonsdorff (1907-1992) was a medical doctor who devoted a large part of his life for collecting butterflies and moths. He donated his collection, now with supplements containing about 960 species and over 12,000 specimens to the City Museum of Lahti, his home town. In 2011 the museum decided to relinguish this collection to the Finnish Museum of Natural History where the material will be better maintained. Prior to delivery to the FMNH, Digitarium digitised the entire collection.

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 13,186 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 13,186 records in English (606 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

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

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Insect collection of the Finnish Museum of Natural Historyhttp://hatikka.fi/?page=query ABCD 2.06
Blog of Mika Pajari about the digitisation efforthttp://digitarium.fi/content/robert-von-bonsdorffin-perhoskokoelman-digitointi (in Finnish only) HTML 1.0
Biography of Robert von Bonsdorffhttp://www.saunalahti.fi/arnoldus/bonsdorf.html (in Finnish) HTML 1.0
Genealogy of Robert von Bonsdorffhttp://www.geni.com/people/Robert-von-Bonsdorff/6000000006208288146 UTF-8 HTML 1.0

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mika Pajari
Training Officer
Digitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the University of Eastern Finland Länsikatu 15 80100 Joensuu FI +358 50 5640970
http://digitarium.fi/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Lauri Kaila
Senior Curator
Finnish Museum of Natural History PO Box 17 00014 Helsinki FI +358-9-1911
http://www.luomus.fi/

Who filled in the metadata:

Hannu Saarenmaa
Project Manager
Digitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the University of Eastern Finland Länsikatu 15 80100 Joensuu FI +358-50-4779668
http://www.digitarium.fi/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Lahti City Museum

Geographic Coverage

Finland

Bounding Coordinates South West [59.07, 18.65], North East [70.91, 33.2]

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1907-1992

Collection Data

Collection Name Lepidoptera collection of Robert von Bonsdorff
Collection Identifier bonsdorff
Parent Collection Identifier MZH_Insects
Specimen preservation methods Pinned
Curatorial Units Count 960 +/- 0 species ,  Between 12,000 and 13,000 specimen

Additional Metadata

The collection was digitised at Digitarium in 2011-2012. The collection came in three large cabinets with 60 boxes in total. All boxes were photographed as whole. Every specimen was photographed with labels. Data was interpreted from labels into a database. After photographing the specimens were placed in units by species, and the collection was thus disassembled for delivery to MZH. Also see the external link to the Blog of Mika Pajari about the digitisation effort (only in Finnish).

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.digitarium.fi/resource.do?r=bonsdorff