Welcome to TachikawaType Specimen Database Based on Dr. Tachikawa’s Parasitic Wasp Type Collection Donated to the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University !

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Microterys nietneri (Motschulsky) ovipositing its host, Protopulvinaria mangiferae (Photo by Dr. Kim Jong Kuk at Hakozaki, Fukuoka City)

A database TachikawaType is a type specimen database based on Dr. Tachikawa’s parasitic wasp type collection donated to the Entomological Laboratory, Kyushu University. Dr. Tachikawa assisted Prof. Keizo Yasumatsu of the Entomological Laboratory of Kyushu University, who succeeded using Anicetus beneficus for biological control in Japan for the first time. He studied parasitic wasps, especially the taxonomy of the family Encyrtidae and published a revision of the family in Japan in 1963.
The number of type specimens is 463 in total, containing the holotypes described by himself and paratypes described by other researchers. Each record consists of 28 items according to the format of the Darwin Core of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility(GBIF), such as scientific name, country, type locality, collection date, collector, host, bibliographical data, etc.

The related bee database file is as follows:

    • Image database TOBIKOBACHI based on the encyrtid wasp collection of Dr. T. Tachikawa.

Specimen database ProctELKU based on the parasitic wasp collection of ELKU.

TachikawaType is managed by the text database management system SIGMA.

The TachikawaType file is supported by two Grants-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: M. Ito and O. 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 28 items.

1. (BOX) Box
2. (DATE) Date Last Modified
3. (INST) Institution Code
4. (COLC) CollectionCode
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. (COL) Collector
16. (COLY) Year Collected
17. (COLM) Month Collected
18. (COLD) Day Collected
19. (C) Country
20. (LOC1) State Province
21. (LOC2) County
22. (LOC3) Locality
23. (SEX) Sex
24. (REL) Relationship Type
25. (NOTE) Notes
26. (T) Title of the Original Description
27. (J) Journal
28. (VNP) Volume, No., Page

Example of a record

Box 1
Date Last Modified 2010. 10.18
Institution Code ELKU
Collection Code TachikawaType
Scientific Name Homalotylus hyperaspicola
Basis of Record S
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Family Encyrtidae
Genus Homalotylus
Species hyperaspicola
Scientific Name Author Tachikawa, 1963
Collector T. Tachikawa
Year Collected 1958
Month Collected 5
Day Collected 29
Country JP
State Province Shikoku, Ehime Pref.
County Matsuyama
Sex F
Relationship Type Host: larva of Hyperaspis japonica Crotch
Notes Holotype
Title of the Original Description Revisional studies on the Encyrtidae of Japan (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)
Journal Memoirs of the Ehime University, Sect. VI (Agriculture)
Volume, No., Page 9(1): 204, 208-210

Publications, Manuals and Explanations

Tachikawa, T., 1963. Revisional studies on the Encyrtidae of Japan (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). Mem. Ehime Univ., Sect. VI (Agr.), 9(1): 1-264.

The Executive Committee to Commemorate the Retirement of Prof. T. Tachikawa, 1989. The Works of Tetsusaburo Tachikawa. Matsuyama, 1111pp.

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, Editor: N. Takahashi, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database TachikawaType.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about TachikawaType Should be the Following E-mail Address.

Database TachikawaType (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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