The dataset includes the biodata of the Tribes Larrini and Miscophini specimens held in the fund collections of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine. Most of the specimens were collected West Asia (Mongolia), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan), East Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan) and West Europe (Moldova, Russia, Ukraine) from 1925 to 1992 and pinned. The Larrini and Miscophini collection is formed from the material collected during a number of expeditions and excursions in various habitat types both natural and anthropogenic of almost all geographic and administrative regions of West Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and West Europe. Identification of all species in the dataset was verified by comparison with the voucher specimens and confirmed by the leading taxonomists of Crabronidae.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 250 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8ec33d8f-5b58-4dc7-b71d-4e32d3ae99e7. I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
The dataset covers the almost entire territory of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The dataset covers only the species range of the Larrini and Miscophini tribes.
|Formation Period||1925 – 1992|
BioDATA grant for data mobilization including digitization, data quality assurance, data preparation, and publication of collection specimen and other species data from Ukraine to GBIF. Dataset preparation was supported within the project "Biodata mobilization of entomological collections of the I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine". More details on the grant program here (https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/projects/biodata/activities/data-mobilization-call-ukraine.html).
|Title||Biodata mobilization of entomological collections of the I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine|
|Funding||BioDATA partners, NLBIF, GBIF Norway, and the UiO Natural History Museum|
|Study Area Description||The study area focuses on the biodata mobilization of preserved specimens from fund collections of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine. The taxonomic range covers 3 orders and 22 insect families: Lepidoptera (Tortricidae), Diptera (Sciaridae, Syrphidae), and Hymenoptera (Crabronidae, Sphecidae, Scoliidae, Pompilidae, Vespidae, Chrysididae, Formicidae, Ichneumonidae, Braconidae, Cynipidae, Eurytomidae, Torymidae, Ormyridae, Pteromalidae, Aphelinidae, Eulophidae, Trichogrammatidae, Encyrtidae, Scelionidae).|
Successful identification to the species level in Larrini and Miscophini is possible only based on careful morphology studying, especially of head, meso- and metasoma structure. Males and females are useful for further preparation and examination, but identification will vary somewhat. These insects are typically large, slender, and orange, with compressed and curved abdomens. They possess prominent ocelli and are primarily active during the night, often being attracted to light sources. Typical habitats for Larrini and Miscophini are dry grassland and shrub biotopes, but some species can migrate from the natural biotopes to anthropogenic ecosystems and live as synanthropes. Therefore, our Larrini and Miscophini collections focused on different grasslands and forest habitats. The material was collected in a number of expeditions and excursions carried out during the field seasons of the years 1912 - 1992. Adult Tribes Larrini and Miscophini were collected with a sweepnet and Malaise traps. Collected insects were stored in vials with ethylacetate vapors. During preparation in the laboratory, the specimens were pinned, fixed, dried and labeled. For identification, specimens were studied with MBS-9 and MBS-10 microscopes. All of the material is kept in the funds of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv (SIZK) as a part Hymenoptera collection.
|Study Extent||The dataset contains the biodata of the tribes Larrini and Miscophini collection is kept in the funds of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine. All specimens are pinned, fixed and dried. Each specimen is accompanied by labels. Tribes Larrini and Miscophini collection part of Ukraine territory (Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Chernihiv Oblast, Donetsk Oblast, Kherson Oblast, Kyiv Oblast, Luhansk Oblast, Mykolaiv Oblast, Odesa Oblast, Poltava Oblast, Volyn Oblast, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Zhytomyr Oblast) and various habitat types both natural and anthropogenic. Specimens were collected in neighboring countries, such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Russia. Identification of all species in the dataset was verified by comparison with the voucher specimens and confirmed by the leading taxonomists of Crabronidae.|
|Quality Control||One of the most important steps in Larrini and Miscophini studying is verifying of correction of specimen identification. Therefore, all newly recorded species in Ukraine or new species in our collection need to be compared with the type specimen or at least the voucher specimen whose identification is undoubted. Also, we were using the OpenRefine (https://openrefine.org/) for checking the data quality and GBIF species matching tool (https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup) for the taxonomic checking opensource software.|
Method step description:
- Selection of the sites.
- Collection of material in the field.
- Fixation and drying in the laboratory.
- Specimen identification.
- Cataloging identified specimens and dataset preparation.
- Data checking and cleaning.
- Publication biodata on the GBIF.
|Parent Collection Identifier||SIZK_Hymenoptera|
|Specimen preservation methods||Pinned|
|Curatorial Units||Between 250 and 250 Pinned specimens|