Welcome to COLEUMJ Specimen Database Based on the Coleoptera Collection Preserved in the Laboratory of Environmental Entomology, Ehime University !

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COLEUMJ is a specimen database of the Coleoptera collection preserved in the Laboratory of Environmental Entomology, Ehime University. After the late Professor Tamotsu Ishihara’s assumption of his post at the forerunner of Ehime University (1945), the Ehime Prefectural College of Agriculture and Forestry, successive professors have specialized in taxonomy and have accumulated a vast insect collection. It is composed of about 1,200,000 specimens of Japanese and Southeast Asian insects, with especially rich representation from the Shikoku area and the order Coleoptera. The total number of specimens in COLEUMJ at present is 66,710 (December 20, 2012). Each record consists of 26 items arranged according to the format of the Darwin Core of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), including scientific name, country, collection locality, collection date, collector, etc. The COLEUMJ is managed by a text database management system SIGMA. The COLEUMJ 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, 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. (DATE) Date Last Modified
2. (INST) Institution Code
3. (COLC) CollectionCode
4. (CAT) Catalog Number
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. (ID) Identified By
16. (COL) Collector
17. (COLY) Year Collected
18. (COLM) Month Collected
19. (COLD) Day Collected
20. (CONT) Continent Ocean
21. (C) Country
22. (ST) State Province
23. (LOC) Locality
24. (SEX) Sex
25. (PREP) PreparationType
26. (NOTE) Notes

Example of a record

Date Last Modified 2009/11/04
Institution Code EUMJ
Collection Code HMPT
Catalog Number HMPT-149
Scientific Name Halyomorpha picus
Basis of Record S
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hemiptera
Family Pentatomidae
Genus Halyomorpha
Species picus
Scientific Name Author (Fabricius, 1794)
Identified By
Collector T. Ishihara & T. Edashige
Year Collected 1951
Month Collected 11
Day Collected 2
Continent Ocean Asia
Country Japan
State Province Ehime
Locality Sugitate, Matsuyama-shi
Sex U
PreparationType Dried specimen

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: M. Sakai, S. Hisamatsu, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database COLEUMJ.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about COLEUMJ should be the Following E-mail Address.

Database COLEUMJ (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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