Welcome to ProctELKU Specimen Database Based on the Parasitic Wasp Collection Preserved in the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University !

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Diapriidae, Trichopria sp. , male (photo by Kazuki Ishikawa)

A database ProctELKU is a specimen database based on the parasitic wasp collection preserved in the Entomological Laboratoty, Kyushu University. Prof. Keizo Yasumatsu of the Entomological Laboratory of Kyushu University succeeded in the biological control using Anicetus beneficus for the first time. We accumulated many specimens of parasitic wasps in the laboratory. The number of the specimens belonging to the Proctotrupoidea which were identified at genus level is 7,689 in total at present (August 31, 2011). Each record is consists of 19 items according to a format of the Darwin Core of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility(GBIF), such as scientific name, country, collecting locality, collecting date, collector, etc.

The related parasitic wasp database file is as follows:

    • Image database TOBIKOBACHI based on the encyrtid wasp collection of Dr. T. Tachikawa

Type specimen database TachikawaType based on Dr. Tachikawa’s parasitic wasp type collection

The ProctELKU is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.

The ProctELKU file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

The use of data in this database is free of charge if the objective is academic study or educational purposes.

Items of Data

Data and Tags are the Following 19 items.

1. (BOX) Box
2. (DATE) Date Last Modified
3. (INST) Institution Code
4. (COLC) CollectionCode
5. (NAME) Scientific Name
6. (BR) Basis of Record
7. (KING) Kingdom
8. (PHY) Phylum
9. (CL) Class
10. (OR) Order
11. (FAM) Family
12. (GEN) Genus
13. (SP) Species
14. (AU) Scientific Name Author
15. (COL) Collector
16. (COLD) Collecting Date
17. (C) Country
18. (LOC) Locality
19. (REL) Relation Type (host)

Example of a record

Image 01
Box 250
Date Last Modified 2011. 02. 28
Institution Code ELKU
CollectionCode ParWASP
Scientific Name Gryon yamagishii sp. n.
Basis of Record S
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Family Scelionidae
Genus Gryon
Species yamagishii
Scientific Name Author Mineo
Collector T. Hidaka
Collecting Date 25/02/1960
Country JP
Locality Obama, Nagasaki, Kyushu
Relation Type (associated plants)

Publications, Manuals and Explanations

Tadauchi, O., C. Hirosawa, H. Inoue, T. Sugimoto, R. Murao, N. Takahashi, S. Sato, K. Mitai and Y. Hara, 2009. Specimen database AIIC, Asian insect information center database, based on types and normal specimens collected in Asia and the Pacific Area, Part 1. Esakia, (49): 1-5.

Copyright Notice

Entomology Database Project Group (Head: O. Tadauchi, Editors: O. Tadauchi, K. Yamagishi, Y. Konishi, M. Uchino, System administrator: H. Inoue,F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database ProctELKU.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about ProctELKU Should be the Following E-mail Address.
Database ProctELKU (Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani)
Entomological Laboratory,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, 812-8581
E-mail: tadauchi@kyudai.jp
E-mail: kamitani@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp


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