The dataset includes the biodata of the Ophioninae specimens held in the fund collections of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine. The specimens were collected from 1907 to 2007 and pinned; most of the specimens were collected in Ukraine. Ophioninae 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 Ukraine. Some specimens were collected in neighboring countries, such as Russia, Belarus, Moldova, as well as in former republics of the USSR and other countries. Identification of all species in the dataset was verified by comparison with the voucher specimens and confirmed by the leading taxonomists of Ophioninae.
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 517 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: 617835c4-d0e2-40c4-9898-9aa0b29d8108. 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 Ukraine. Also, collections from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Indonesia, Madagascar, Peru, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan are included in this dataset.
|South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]
The dataset covers only the species range of the Ophioninae subfamily.
|1907 – 2007
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).
|Biodata mobilization of entomological collections of the I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine
|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 Ophioninae 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 Ophioninae are dry or wet grassland and shrub biotopes, but some species can migrate from the natural biotopes to anthropogenic ecosystems and live as synanthropes. Therefore, our Ophioninae 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 1907 - 2007. Adult Ophioninae 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 Ichneumonidae collection.
|The dataset contains the biodata of Ophioninae collection is kept in the funds of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine (SIZK_Sciaridae). All specimens are pinned, fixed and dried. Each specimen is accompanied by labels. Ophioninae SIZK collection covers almost the whole territory of Ukraine and various habitat types both natural and anthropogenic. Specimens were collected in neighboring countries, such as Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Hungary and some specimens were collected in Indonesia, Peru, Madagascar. Identification of all species in the dataset was verified by comparison with the voucher specimens and confirmed by the leading taxonomists of Ophioninae.
|One of the most important steps in Sciaridae 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
|Specimen preservation methods
|Between 517 and 517 Pinned specimens