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Welcome to Entomology Reference Database KONCHUR!

Species Information Database on Japanese, East Asian and Pacific Insects, Spiders and Mites

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An entomology reference database, KONCHUR, is an insect species (including spiders and mites) information database based on the main Japanese entomological and zoological journals (24 journals (= files) at present) and treats a taxon (e.g., scientific or Japanese name of one species, one genus, or one family) as one record. This database includes many East Asian and Pacific as well as Japanese insects. Each record consists of 13 items as follows: taxon name (scientific name), taxon name (Japanese name), author, title of the paper, journal, volume, page, year, order, family, synonymy, distribution, keywords (taxonomy, morphology, ecology, biology, etc.) and note. The record includes many useful kinds of information such as type locality, type depository, host records, etc.

The KONCHUR is managed by a text database management system SIGMA.

KONCHUR is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Result (Head Investigator: 2017: Toshiya Hirowatari; 2016: Munetoshi Maruyama; 1990-2015: Osamu Tadauchi) and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan.

The use of data in this database is free of charge if the objective is academic study or educational purposes.

List of Journals

Journals Available at Present

Items of Data

Items of Data and Tags are the Following 13 items.

1. (TAX) taxon name (scientific name)
2. (JTAX) taxon name (Japanese name)
3. (AU) author
4. (T) title of the paper
5. (J) journal
6. (VNP) volume, number, page
7. (Y) year
8. (OR) order
9. (FAM) family
10. (SYN) synonymy
11. (DST) distribution
12. (KEY) key words
13. (NOTE) note

Example of a Record

(TAX) Astichus mutsuoi Tachikawa
(AU) TACHIKAWA, Tetsusaburo
(T) A new eulophid parasite of a ciid beetle from Japan (Hymenoptera:Chalcidoidea)
(J) Transactions of the Shikoku Entomological Society
(VNP) 16(3): 45-47, (45-47)
(Y) 1984
(OR) Hymenoptera, Japanese String
(FAM) Eulophidae, Japanese String
(DST) Japan(Shikoku)
(KEY) taxonomy;new species;description(male,female);remarks;biology;host
(NOTE) type(female); type locality(Ashizuri-misaki, Kochi Pref., Japan); type depository(Ent. Lab., Ehime Univ., Japan); host(Cis seriatopilosus Motschulsky)

Manuals and Explanations Available at Present

Copyright Notice

Entomology Database Project Group (Head: 2017: Toshiya Hirowatari; 2016: Munetoshi Maruyama; 1990-2015: Osamu Tadauchi, Editor: Yoko Takematsu, Naoki Takahashi, System administrator: Hitoshi Inoue, Fukashi Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database KONCHUR.

Inquiries and Comments

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

Entomology reference database KONCHUR (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