NDFF Beetles of the Dutch Habitats Directive

Latest version published by Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF) on Mar 22, 2018 Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF)

Only 3 of the beetle species featured in the Habitats Directive actually occur in the Netherlands.

Observations of the Graphoderus bilineatus and the Dytiscus latissimus are exclusively recorded on a professional basis by experts. Individual observations of voluntary observers are not currently being reported. If this changes in the future, an expert could check/validate both species from photographic evidence.

Observations of the Lucanus cervus are collected by volunteers. A validation protocol has been established for this purpose.

Dataset available via https://www.ndff.nl/english / serviceteamndff@natuurloket.nl

Positive observations without zeros: Lucanus cervus 2440 records (March 2018) Dytiscus latissimus 48 records (March 2018) Hydrophilus piceus 10 records (March 2018) Cerambyx cerdo 14 records (March 2018) Prionus coriarius 13 records (March 2018) Oryctes nasicornis 58 records (March 2018)



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Metadata; Observation


Who created the resource:

Roy Kleukers
European Invertebrate Survey - The Netherlands NL

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Who filled in the metadata:

Dries Oomen

Who else was associated with the resource:

Henk de Vries
Node manager NLBIF
NLBIF (Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility) P.O.Box 9517 2300 RA Leiden NL

Geographic Coverage

The Netherlands

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.736, 3.318], North East [53.521, 7.207]

Taxonomic Coverage


Order  Coleoptera (Beetles)

Specific beetles

Species  Graphoderus bilineatus,  Dytiscus latissimus,  Lucanus cervus,  Prionus coriarius,  Oryctes nasicornis,  Hydrophilus piceus

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1753-01-01 / 2008-12-31

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.ndff.nl/resource?r=4_001_kevers_habitatrichtlijn