BV Insectarium Virtual

Latest version published by Fotografía y Biodiversidad on Jan 18, 2019 Fotografía y Biodiversidad

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We are a non-profit association, whose objective is to bring citizens closer to biodiversity through the use of citizen science as a source of information for the dissemination of knowledge and the conservation of nature. We have a project called Biodiversidad Virtual, a virtual platform that incorporates biodiversity data through georeferenced and dated photography. In this case, this resource manages our data about invertebrates.

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 119,024 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.


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

BV (Biodiversidad Virtual) (2018): BV Insectarium Virtual. v1. Fotografía y Biodiversidad. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Fotografía y Biodiversidad. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: fb7d56ee-11aa-454f-8542-89e2ce0fa976.  Fotografía y Biodiversidad publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.


Occurrence; Observation


Diego Gil Tapetado
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Fotografía y Biodiversidad
León Felipe nº 16 8º2
28038 Madrid

Geographic Coverage

Iberian Peninsula and Baleares

Bounding Coordinates South West [33, -11], North East [45, 6]

Taxonomic Coverage

"Invertebrates" (Arthropods and non-Arthropods)

Kingdom Animalia

Sampling Methods

Georeferenced and dated photography in the natural environment.

Study Extent Iberian Peninsula and Baleares

Method step description:

  1. The georeferenced and dated photographs are stored on the server, and later identified by the corresponding experts of each group. Subsequently, they are sorted into folders with the most detailed taxonomic level possible, being continuously reviewed by our community.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/umrxis