Historic Butterfly Records Digitized for the Vermont Butterfly Atlas 1.0

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Dec 15, 2022 Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Publication date:
15 December 2022
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From 2002 to 2007 volunteer butterfly enthusiasts spent thousands of hours in the field in an effort to record the status and distribution of Vermont butterflies, the first systematic statewide butterfly atlas to be undertaken. As part of this atlas, historic records were digitized from regional collections. This dataset contains records from several small personal and private collections.

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 760 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.


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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

McFarland K (2022): Historic Butterfly Records Digitized for the Vermont Butterfly Atlas 1.0. v1.3. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=vtbutterflyatlasmischistoric&v=1.3


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. 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: 125519ef-10dd-437e-a35b-ce9c6601eeb4.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF-US.


Occurrence; Specimen


Kent McFarland
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
conservation biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
05055 Norwich

Geographic Coverage

State of Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.585, -73.608], North East [45.275, -71.191]

Taxonomic Coverage

butterflies and giant silkmoths from Vermont

Superfamily Papilionoidea (butterflies)
Family Saturniidae (giant silk moths)

Project Data


Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods


Study Extent Vermont, USA
Quality Control unknown

Method step description:

  1. unknown

Collection Data

Collection Name David Hoag Personal Collection
Collection Name Cecil Hoisington Photo Collection
Collection Name Saint Michael's College Insect Collection
Collection Name Steve Parren Person
Collection Name University of Florida
Collection Name University of New Hampshire
Collection Name Vermont Butterfly Atlas
Collection Name Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation Insect Collection

Bibliographic Citations

  1. McFarland, K.P. and S. Zahendra. 2010. The Vermont Butterfly Survey, 2002 – 2007: A Final Report to the Natural Heritage Information Project of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. 298 pp. dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.827269.v1

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 125519ef-10dd-437e-a35b-ce9c6601eeb4