Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (Archive Pooling) (NEON-IVBC-AP)

Subsample of adult non-Carabid or larval invertebrates collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.ib). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable sites. Invertebrate bycatch are stored in 95% ethanol for archiving, and pooled into a single archive vial per plot. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Ground Beetle Sampling and TOS Science Design for Ground Beetle Abundance and Diversity ( for more information about this sample class.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 11ed1d72-927b-4b7a-91ea-be9f06f58252
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics
  • 13,458 specimen records
  • 13,137 (98%) georeferenced
  • 209 (2%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 14 genera
  • 15 species
  • 17 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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