Building community around and gathering knowledge about the world’s webspinners.
The Embioptera Species File file offers a community-curated collection of richly-cited and annotated information on the taxonomy of Earth’s webspinners. Data found here come from a collaboratively compiled database originating in an instance of TaxonWorks managed by the Species File Group. See Contribute or get help for how you can participate. This site is built using TaxonPages, learn more here. For more on how this site is built please see the Software section.
|Michael D. Maehr*||Author|
|David C. Eades*||Developer|
* Past contributor, now inactive.
The Earth’s biodiversity is vast, the data captured to describe it are minimal in comparison, but still immense. All projects of this nature contain gaps, i.e. opportunities for collaboration on future work, grants, and research. Known gaps in this project may include an incomplete catalog of type-material, incomplete photographic depictions, missing biological associations, incomplete distribution records, and more. Contact us to Report a problem or offer data (bugs or data issues) on our issue tracker if you would like to help us address these or other gaps in the data, or if you find a bug.
A goal of these pages is to ensure that the underlying data behind them are accessible in their digital format. By diversifying the ways the data are accessible (e.g. on the web page, in JSON, in Darwin Core standard), we increase the opportunities to both spot errors and provide new services and portals.
These pages are built with open-source software. Read more here about what drives them and how they are supported by the Species File Group and their many collaborators. To get further involved join weekly support meetings here.
Our former website is now a read-only resource available at http://embioptera.archive.speciesfile.org.
As of August 2023 all data in the former Species File Websites were frozen and shortly thereafter migrated to TaxonWorks. As with all migrations of this nature the process is both lossy (e.g. some data could not be mapped with certainty) and improved (e.g. semantics of the new models have more precision and clarity). The old website remains an excellent resource for fact-checking this migration. If you spot something that needs attention, please see Contribute or get help.
This Species File functionality and content is serviced in part by the Species File Group.