Photinus pyralis sighting records (Excel spreadsheet)
datasetposted on 21.12.2017 by Timothy Fallon, Sarah Sander Lower
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
Three sources of data were used to produce the presented range map of Photinus pyralis: (i) Published and unpublished sightings of Photinus pyralis at county level resolution, provided by Dr. J. Lloyd (University of Florida) and Dr. K. Stanger-Hall (University of Georgia), (ii) GPS coordinates of P. pyralis sightings, obtained by targeted e-mail surveys to firefly field biologists, (iii) citizen scientist reports of P. pyralis through the iNaturalist platform. iNaturalist sightings were manually curated to only include reports which could be unambiguously identified as P. pyralis from the photos, and also that also included GPS geotagging to <100 m accuracy.