Sampling event


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2009-2020台灣各地蝴蝶普查,志工自發性公民科學調查,調查範圍主要位於中部地區,以年為單位進行每月一次的調查,採穿越線調查,自劃20個樣區。 From 2009 to 2020, there was a comprehensive butterfly census conducted across various regions in Taiwan, led by voluntary citizen scientists. The survey primarily focused on the middle part of Taiwan and involved monthly investigations on a yearly basis. The survey methodology employed transect line surveys, covering a total of 20 designated sampling sites.

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Chen P (2024): 2009-2020台灣蝴蝶普查. v1.2. Taiwan Biodiversity Research Institute. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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Samplingevent; butterfly; Pollard Walk; Taiwan


中慧 Liu 劉
  • Point Of Contact
Pao-shu Chen
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Bao-Shu Chen

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [21.87, 119.882], North East [25.31, 122.02]

Taxonomic Coverage


Family Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Papilionidae, Nymphalidae, Hesperiidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-01-01 / 2020-12-31

Sampling Methods

穿越線調查法,以目視觀察周圍5公尺範圍內之蝴蝶,並利用昆蟲網捕捉個體,以確認物種。 The transect line survey method involves visually observing butterflies within a 5-meter radius and capturing individuals using an insect net to confirm their species.

Study Extent 以年為單位每月一次調查,共20條樣線。 The survey was conducted on a monthly basis, with a yearly frequency, utilizing 20 designated transect lines.
Quality Control 除了目視紀錄,並利用昆蟲網捕捉個體、確認物種,有經驗的調查者進行調查。 In addition to visual recording, experienced investigators conducted the survey by capturing individuals using an insect net and confirming the species.

Method step description:

  1. 以持續穩定的速度及目視觀察5公尺範圍內出現的蝶種,輔以蟲網捕捉確認種類。 The survey involved a continuous and steady pace of visually observing butterfly species within a 5-meter radius, supplemented by using an insect net to capture and confirm the identified species.
  2. 調查頻度基本為1個月1次,以年為單位。 The survey was conducted at a basic frequency of once a month, on an annual basis.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 54eaea55-f346-442e-9414-039c25658877