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<i>Scymnus taishuensis</i> Sasaji Coccinellidae (Sasaji, 1971)

Scymnus taishuensis Sasaji Coccinellidae (Sasaji, 1971)

A database COLSasaji is a specimen database based on the Coleoptera collection of the late Dr. Hiroyuki Sasaji. The collection was donated to the Kyushu University Museum. Dr. Sasaji mainly studied Coccinellidae and constructed a vast collection of beetles. The total number of specimens at present is 27,638 (late of September, 2009). Each record consists of 24 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 COLSasaji is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.
The COLSasaji file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A) (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and a Grant-in-Aid for Biodiversity Database from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi).
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 24 items.

1. (BOX) Box
2. (DATE) Date Last Modified
3. (INST) Institution Code
4. (COLC) CollectionCode
5. (NAME) Scientific Name
6. (JNAME) Japanese Name
7. (BR) Basis of Record
8. (KING) Kingdom
9. (PHY) Phylum
10. (CL) Class
11. (OR) Order
12. (FAM) Family
13. (GEN) Genus
14. (SP) Species
15. (AU) Scientific Name Author
16. (COL) Collector
17. (COLY) Collecting year
18. (COLM) Collecting Month
19. (COLD) Collecting Date
20. (C) Country
21. (LOC1) Locality 1
22. (LOC2) Locality 2
23. (LOC3) Locality 3
24. (REL) Relation Type (associated plants)

Example of a record

Box 1
Date Last Modified
Institution Code
Scientific Name Ivania coccinea
Japanese Name
Basis of Record
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Family Melandryidae
Genus Ivania
Species Coccinea
Scientific Name Author Lewis, 1895
Collector H. Sasaji
Collecting year 1976
Collecting Month 6
Collecting Date 6
Country JP
Locality 1 Taniyama
Locality 2
Locality 3
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, M. Maruyama, C. Hirosawa, System administrator: H. Inoue, Y. Hara) holds the copyright on the entomology database BeeCAsia.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about COLSasaji should be the following E-mail Address.

Database COLSasaji (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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