- Population counts for dragonflies in Flanders, Belgium - Population counts for dragonflies in Flanders, Belgium is a sampling event dataset published by the Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO). It is part of the suite of monitoring networks for priority species in Flanders, in which data are collected at fixed locations using a standardized protocol ( This dataset contains population counts for 6 priority dragonfly species (Yellow-spotted Whiteface - Leucorrhinia pectoralis, Northern Emerald- Somatochlora arctica, Spotted Darter - Sympetrum depressiusculum, Crescent Bluet- Coenagrion lunulatum,, Spearhead Bluet- Coenagrion hastulatum ). Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each sampling event an eventID, date, location and sampling protocol (in the event core), the length of the transect (in the measurement or fact extension) and for each occurrence an occurrenceID, the number of recorded individuals, status (present/absent), life stage, sex, behaviour and scientific name (in the occurrence extension). Issues with the dataset can be reported at Generalized and/or withheld information: as these are sensitive priority species, location information is generalized, in this dataset, to 5 or 10 km Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid cells. Original locations are available upon request. We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via For all published datasets, see

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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
Dataset website
GBIF UUID e0bbc7b4-c22e-42b7-8c0c-2deb26495948
Administrative contact Frederik Piesschaert - researcher
Metadata author Dimitri Brosens - researcher -