MEMO: monitoring of exotic mosquitoes in Belgium

Isra Deblauwe, D. Brosens, Katrien De Wolf, N. Smitz, Adwine Vanslembrouck, Anna Schneider, Ko De Witte, Ingrid Verlé, W. Dekoninck, M. De Meyer, T. Backeljau, S. Gombeer, K. Meganck, A. Vanderheyden, Ruth Muller, Wim Van Bortel

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Abstract

Monitoring of Exotic MOsquitoes in Belgium' is a sampling event dataset published by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium. It forms part of the early detection of exotic mosquito species (EMS) along high-risk introduction routes in Belgium, where data are collected at defined points of entry (PoEs) using a standardised protocol. The MEMO dataset contains mosquito sampling counts performed between 2017 and 2020. MEMO+2020, an extension of the MEMO dataset, contains only Aedes albopictus mosquito trap counts performed in 2020. Here, we present these data published as a standardised Darwin Core archive, which includes, for each sampling event, an eventID, date, location and sampling protocol (in the event core); and an occurrenceID for each occurrence (tube), the number of collected individuals per tube, species status (present/absent), information on the identification and scientific name (in the occurrence extension).
Original languageEnglish
Article number59
JournalGigaByte
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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