Title image Catocala electa zalmunna (Butler, 1877)

Welcome to LEPIOtsuka Specimen Database Based on the Lepidoptera Collection Collected in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu by Mr. Isao Otsuka !

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A database LEPIOtsuka is a specimen database based on the Lepidoptera collection collected in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu by the late Mr. Isao Otsuka. The collection was donated to the Kyushu University Museum. Mr. Otsuka mainly studied and constructed a vast general collection of insects of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, western Japan. The total number of specimens at present is 8272 (February 1, 2018). Each record consists of 19 items according to a format of the Darwin Core of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), such as scientific name, country, collecting locality, collecting date, collector, etc.

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

   The LEPIOtsuka file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Munetoshi Maruyama) 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 19 items.
2. (DATE)Date Last Modified
3. (INST)Institution Code
4. (COLC)Collection Code
5. (NAME)Scientific Name
6. (JNAME) Japanese Name
7. (BR) Basis of Record
8. (KING)Kingdom
9. (PHY) Phylum
10. (CL) Class
11.(OR) Order
12.(FAM) Family
13.(GEN) Genus
14.(SP) Species
15.(AU) Scientific Name Author
16.(COL) Collector
17.(COLD)Collecting Date
18.(C) Country
19.(LOC) Locality

Example of a record

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Box OCB1965
Date Last Modified
Institution Code
Scientific Name Catocala electa zalmunna
Japanese Name Japanese String
Basis of Record
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Noctuidae
Genus Catocala
Species electa
Scientific Name Author (Butler, 1877)
Collector Isao Ohtsuka
Collecting Date 6/10/1979
Country JP
Locality Nitao, Izumimura, Kyushu

Publications, Manuals and Explanations

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: M. Maruyama, Editors: O. Tadauchi, M. Uesugi, C. Yoshida, H. Ikegawa, C. Nakamura, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the entomology database LEPIOtsuka.

Inquiries and Comments

Inquiries and Comments about LEPIOtsuka should be the following E-mail Address

Database LEPIOtsuka (Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani)
Entomological Laboratory,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, 812-8581
Phone: +81-92-642-2749
E-mail: tadauchi@kyudai.jp
E-mail: kamitani@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp