The dataset comprises the biodata on the specimens of chrysidid wasps held mainly in the fund collections of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine and originating from other Ukrainian institutions, namely Kharkiv Entomological Society (Kharkiv, Ukraine), Nature Museum of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University and Karadag Nature Reserve. All specimens had been collected within Ukraine in the period from 1881 till 2017; they are preserved as dry specimens on pins or in ethanol. The Chrysididae collection of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine is based on specimens collected in various habitats (both natural and anthropogenically transformed) of all geographic and administrative regions of Ukraine. European entomologisis specializing in Chrysididae confirmed the identification of questionable species of studied chrysidid wasps, what makes the given dataset taxonomically verified.
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 2,489 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: d3e53ab3-8946-4ad9-b481-b75ff6179057. 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 entire territory of Ukraine, with major collection points originating from Eastern Ukraine (Donrtsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv Regions).
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The dataset covers only the species range of the family Chrysididae.
|Formation Period||1881 – 2017|
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).|
The material on Chrysididae was collected during numerous expeditions all over Ukraine. Different entomological methods were used for capturing of the adults, e.g. sweeping with air net, collecting of separate individuals of flowers, wood, leaves and other surfaces, yellow pan traps, Malaise traps, Barber traps. Also, the rearing of adults from the host nests was used in the course of study on host-parasitoid relations of Chrysidid wasps. The captured specimens were narcotized in the field with ethylene glycol or preserved directly in 96% ethanol. Afterwards they were pinned in standard way at laboratory conditions for further examination. The minute study of an adult is usually sufficient for the successful identification of the species of the family Chrysididae. The known ranges of variability in coloration and morphological features should be accurately considered in the process of differentiating. Nevertheless, the structure of male genitalia and female internal segments are used for identification of the species of certain species-groups within Chrysididae. Various actual keys were used for the identification of species of different genera and species-groups of the family. The specimens were usually studied with MBS-9 microscope. The material is kept in the funds of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv (SIZK) as a separate Chrysididae collection. It also comprises specimens originating from collections of other institutions (Kharkiv Entomological Society (Kharkiv, Ukraine), Nature Museum of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University and Karadag Nature Reserve).
|Study Extent||The dataset contains the biodata on the collection of the family Chrysididae kept in the funds of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine (SIZK_Chrysididae) and partially originating from Kharkiv Entomological Society (Kharkiv, Ukraine), Nature Museum of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University and Karadag Nature Reserve. The dataset comprises data on specimens collected since 1881 to now. Chrysidid wasps were mainly studied as imagoes, but some data refer to larval stage and subsequently reared adults. The vast part of studied specimens is preserved as pinned material, some of them are preserved in 96% ethanol. In geographical aspect, the collection covers almost entire territory of Ukraine: it represents data from all geographic and administrative regions of the country. Identification of many species in the dataset was verified by comparison with the voucher specimens and confirmed by the leading taxonomists on Chrysididae.|
|Quality Control||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.
- Mounting of the specimens 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, Alcohol|
|Curatorial Units||Count 6,000 +/- 500 Pinned and preserved in ethanol specimens.|