Dolichopodidae of Portugal - dataset 2009-2018

A first comprehensive account on the dolichopodid fauna (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) of Portugal is presented here as the result of multiple surveys by primarily Portuguese researchers between 2009 and 2016. All mainland Portuguese provinces and all districts but one (Évora) were investigated. A total of 761 dolichopodid samples were collected in 278 sampling sites distributed over 87 municipalities and 182 localities, with nearly ¾ of the samples gathered by sweepnet. In terms of generic representation, the Portuguese dolichopodid fauna occupies an intermediate position between those of northwestern European and other Mediterranean countries. Despite the large amount of data gathered, the dolichopodid fauna of Portugal remains insufficiently known and a considerable number of additional known and new species can be expected with continued sampling. A more exhaustive description of the dataset and the results of the surveys can be found in Pollet et al. (2019). We have released this dataset to the public domain under a CC-BY licence. We would appreciate it if you follow the GBIF citation guidelines ( If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated April 2, 2021, 13:55 (Europe/Brussels)
Created April 2, 2021, 13:55 (Europe/Brussels)
Source DarwinCore Archive
GBIF UUID ab0b5afd-bef2-4313-ade5-2df7b7844271
Administrative contact Marc Pollet - Research Manager -
Metadata author Marc Pollet - Research Manager -