Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium

Latest version published by Belgian Biodiversity Platform on May 29, 2024 Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Publication date:
29 May 2024
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The Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium, comprising all Lepidoptera of Belgium, provides information on the systematics and the distribution per province arranged in time-periods. The aim of the catalogue is also to depict all species in nature and as museum specimens, along with their pre-imaginal stages and larval host-plants. This dataset also contains images and vernacular names. More data (host plant informations, invasive status, ...) can be found on the project website:

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 3,991 records.

3 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Taxon (core)

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 848271aa-6a4f-4bae-a055-7081f3e70c4b.  Belgian Biodiversity Platform publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Checklist; Inventoryregional; Checklist


Chris Steeman
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Contact person
Flemish Entomological Society
Nicolas Noé
  • Metadata Provider
IT Expert
Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Theo Garrevoet
  • Point Of Contact
Contact person
Flemish Entomological Society
Nicolas Noe

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [49.482, 2.483], North East [51.529, 6.394]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order Lepidoptera

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 848271aa-6a4f-4bae-a055-7081f3e70c4b