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ConDidact Citizen Science Surveys - Spiders 2004 Butterflies 2005

Latest version published by Danske-Dyr, Condidact on Dec 9, 2015 Danske-Dyr, Condidact

Danish: Den store Sommerfuglejagt 2005 + Den store Edderkoppejagt 2004. Occurrence dataset created by two citizen science projects, conducted in August and September, 2004 (Spiders), and in August to October, 2005 (Butterflies), in Denmark. The survey was organized by ConDidact (Danish private company with several websites used for teaching pupils about e.g. Danish animals, In the Spider survey, the participants searched for 3 species of spiders: • Araneus diadematus (Garden Cross Spider, Danish: Korsedderkop) • Araneus quadratus (Four Spot Orb Weaver, Danish: Kvadratedderkop) • Argiope bruennichi (Orb-weaving Spider, Danish: Hvepseedderkop) In the Butterfly survey, the participants searched for 6 species of butterflies: • Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral, Danish: Admiral) • Aglais io (Peacock Butterfly, European Peacock , Danish: Dagpåfugleøje) • Polygonia c-album (Comma Butterfly, Danish: Det Hvide C) • Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell, Danish: Nældens takvinge) • Nymphalis antiopa (Mourning Cloak, Camberwell Beauty, Danish: Sørgekåbe) • Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady, Danish: Tidselsommerfugl) The project invited the public to search for specific species in their local area. Species descriptions, instructions etc. were made available on a project website ( and Observations of species could be submitted through an online form. The species observations were documented by digital photos, and later were validated by scientific experts.

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 4,084 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

ConDidact Citizen Science Surveys (2012): Spiders 2004 Butterflies 2005. v5.1. Danske-Dyr, Condidact. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Danske-Dyr, Condidact. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 84cca7ba-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Danske-Dyr, Condidact publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Observation; Citizen Science; Spiders; Araneae; Arachnida; Butterflies; Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae


Who created the resource:

Jesper Bønløkke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jesper Bønløkke

Who filled in the metadata:

Isabel Calabuig
Project leader, and DanBIF Node Manager
Danish Biodiversity Information Facility (DanBIF) Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15 2100 Copenhagen DK +45 353-21103
Lotte Endsleff
Scientific Communications Officer & Web Editor
DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility DK

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [54.43, 7.8], North East [57.84, 15.49]

Taxonomic Coverage

Selected Danish spider and butterfly species.

Order  Araneae (Spiders),  Lepidoptera (Butterflies)
Family  Nymphalidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2004-08-01 / 2004-09-30
Start Date / End Date 2005-08-01 / 2005-10-31

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 84cca7ba-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a