Welcome to COLOtsuka Specimen Database Based on the Coleoptera Collection Collected in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu by Mr. Isao Otsuka !

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A database COLOtsuka is a specimen database based on the Coleoptera collection collected in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu by the late Mr. Isao Otsuka. The collection was donated to the Kyushu University Museum. Mr. Otsuka mainly studied and constructed a vast general collection of insects of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, western Japan. The total number of specimens at present is 79,282 (January 5, 2016).  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 COLOtsuka is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.

The COLOtsuka 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) Collection Code
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. (COLD) Collecting Date
18. (C) Country
19. (LOC) Locality

Example of a record

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Box OC219
Date Last Modified
Institution Code
Scientific Name Propylea japonica
Japanese Name ヒメカメノコテントウ
Basis of Record
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Family Coccinellidae
Genus Propylea
Species japonica
Scientific Name Author Thunberg
Collector S. Naomi
Collecting Date 16/02/1970
Country JP
Locality Obiyama, Kumamoto-ken, Kyushu

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. Maruyama, M. Uchino, H. Konishi, C. Nakamura, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database COLOtsuka.

Inquiries and Comments

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

Database COLOtsuka (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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