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Specimen Record

ContinentSouth America
CountryParaguay
State/ProvinceChaco
LocalityEs. San Jose
Institution CodeInhs
Collection CodeInsect Collection
Catalog NumberInsect Collection 212479
Date Collected1978-08-28

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The insect collection at the Survey now houses over 7,000,000 curated specimens. The growth and wide-ranging scope of this collection can be credited to the diverse interests of the systematists who have spent all or part of their career at the Survey. Scientists such as Stephen A. Forbes, the first Director of the State Laboratory and Chief of the Natural History Survey; Theodore Frison, who succeeded Forbes; and H. H. Ross, who directed the intense systematics studies of the faunistic section for 40 years, placed considerable emphasis on enlarging the insect collection. These insects document the changing landscape and environmental conditions of the world. The INHS insect collection is one of the largest in North America. The most recent size estimate was done in 1992. The heavy concentration of specimens from the last third of the 1800s also makes this one of North America's oldest insect and related arthropod collections. The INHS Insect Collection includes more than 13,000 primary types (syntypes inclusive). Because of size, historical holdings, and wide breadth of coverage in certain groups, the collection is an important national and worldwide resource.

Contacts

Name Dmitry Dmitriev
RoleInsect Systematist
Emailarboridia@gmail.com
Name Dmitry Dmitriev
RoleInsect Systematist
Emailarboridia@gmail.com
Name Dmitry Dmitriev
RoleInsect Systematist
Emailarboridia@gmail.com
Name Christopher Grinter
RoleInsect Collection Manager
Emailcgrinter@illinois.edu
Name Christopher Dietrich
RoleInsect Systematist
Emailchdietri@illinois.edu
Name R. Edward DeWalt
RoleAquatic Entomologist
Emaildewalt@illinois.edu
Name Dmitry Dmitriev
RoleInsect Systematist
Emailarboridia@gmail.com
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Taxonomy
Scientific NamePolybia ruficeps ruficeps Schrottky
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
FamilyVespidae
GenusPolybia
Specific Epithetruficeps
Infraspecific Epithetruficeps
Scientific Name AuthorsSchrottky
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByJ. Gusenleitner
Date Identified2002
Catalog NumberInsect Collection 212479
PreparationsPin
Individual Count1
Sex1 male
Institution CodeINHS
Collection CodeInsect Collection
Occurrence IDhttp://biocoll.inhs.illinois.edu/Insect%20Collection/Insect%20Collection%20212479
Dataset NameIllinois Natural History Survey
Basis of RecordPreserved Specimen
Collection Event
Date Collected1978-8-28
Locality
CountryParaguay
State / ProvinceChaco
Continentsouth america
LocalityEs. San Jose
Other
Languageen
Modified2008-4-9
dwc:taxonID26865
dwc:institutionID75
dwc:datasetID225
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