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<i>Andrena pilipes</i> Fabricius (Andrenidae, Kazakhstan)

Andrena pilipes Fabricius (Andrenidae, Kazakhstan)

A database BeeCAsia is a specimen database based on the bee collection collected in Central Asia by the Kyushu University Expedition (Head Investigator: O. Tadauchi). The expedition was conducted nine times in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan and Xinjiang Uygur, China from 2000 to 2004 and from 2012 to 2014. The number of the specimens is 27,427 in total at present (October 15, 2014) excluding unpublished data of specimens. It is very important collection for the study of bee fauna in the Palaearctic Region. Each record 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 bee database files are as follows:
HANABACHI (Image database based on the Japanese bees)
TABR (Reference database based on troipical Asian bees)
ELKUType (Type specimen database based on the collection preserved in the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University)
BeeELKU (Bee specimen database based on the collection preserved in the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University, except for Prof. Tadauchi’s foreign collections
BeeFukuda (Bee specimen database based on Dr. Fukuda’s collection)
BeeFTadauchi (Bee specimen database based on Prof. Tadauchi’s collection collected in foreign countries)
ABeeBOL (DNA Barcode Database of Asian Bees)

The BeeCAsia is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.
The BeeCAsia 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 26 items.

1. (IDNO) Specimen ID Number
2. (BOX) Box
3. (DATE) Date Last Modified
4. (INST) Institution Code
5. (COLC) CollectionCode
6. (NAME) Scientific Name
7. (PHY) Phylum
8. (CL) Class
9. (OR) Order
10. (FAM) Family
11. (GEN) Genus
12. (SP) Species
13. (SUBSP) Subspecies
14. (AU) Scientific Name Author
15. (IDBY) Identified By
16. (YID) Year Identified
17. (COL) Collector
18. (COLD) Collecting Date
19. (C) Country
20. (STPRV) State Province
21. (LOC) Locality
22. (LONG) Longitude
23. (LAT) Latitude
24. (SEX) Sex
25. (PREPT) Preparation Type
26. (NOTE) Note (Associated Plants, etc)

Example of a record


Specimen ID Number
Date Last Modified 2014. 01. 17
Institution Code ELKU
CollectionCode BEECASIA
Scientific Name Andrena (Melanapis) fuscosa
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Family Andrenidae
Genus Andrena
Species fuscosa
Scientific Name Author Erichson, 1835
Identified By O. Tadauchi
Year Identified 2013
Collector O. Tadauchi
Collecting Date 08/06/2003
Country KZ
State Province South Kazakhstan Prov.
Locality Jarekbas, near Shayan, S. Kazakhstan Prov.
Sex F
Preparation Type Normal
Note (Associated Plants, etc)

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, R. Murao, C. Nakamura, System administrator: H. Inoue, Y. Hara, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database BeeCAsia.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about BeeCAsia Should be the Following E-mail Address.

Database BeeCAsia (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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