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The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: DNA barcodes of Portuguese moths

Ferreira, Sonia; Corley, Martin F. V.; Nunes, Joao; Rosete, Jorge; Vasconcelos, Sasha; Mata, Vanessa A.; Verissimo, Joana; Silva, Teresa L.; Sousa, Pedro; Andrade, Rui; -Silva, Jose Manuel Grosso; Pinho, Catarina J.; Chaves, Catia; Martins, Filipa M. S.; Pinto, Joana; Puppo, Pamela; Munoz-Merida, Antonio; Archer, John; Pauperio, Joana; Beja, Pedro


Background The InBIO Barcoding Initiative (IBI) Dataset - DS-IBILP08 contains records of 2350 specimens of moths (Lepidoptera species that do not belong to the superfamily Papilionoidea). All specimens have been morphologically identified to species or subspecies level and represent 1158 species in total. The species of this dataset correspond to about 42% of mainland Portuguese Lepidoptera species. All specimens were collected in mainland Portugal between 2001 and 2022. All DNA extracts and over 96% of the specimens are deposited in the IBI collection at CIBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources. New information The authors enabled "The InBIO Barcoding Initiative Database: DNA barcodes of Portuguese moths" in order to release the majority of data of DNA barcodes of Portuguese moths within the InBIO Barcoding Initiative. This dataset increases the knowledge on the DNA barcodes of 1158 species from Portugal belonging to 51 families. There is an increase in DNA barcodes of 205% in Portuguese specimens publicly available. The dataset includes 61 new Barcode Index Numbers. All specimens have their DNA barcodes publicly accessible through BOLD online database and the distribution data can be accessed through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).


Lepidoptera; occurrence records; species distributions; continental Portugal; DNA barcode; cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI)

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Biodiversity data journal
2024, Volume: 12, article number: e117169

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