Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (Trap Sorting) (NEON-IVBC-TS)

Subsample of adult non-Carabid or larval invertebrates collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_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. 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.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c6a1b6f1-8c83-4d3c-9833-013aa9698613
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics
  • 2,114 specimen records
  • 1,926 (91%) georeferenced
  • 187 (9%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 17 genera
  • 19 species
  • 22 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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