Parnassius nomion Fischer Parnassius nomion Fischer de Waldheim (collected from North Korea)

Welcome to LEPISugitani Image Specimen Database Based on the Lepidoptera Collection by Prof. Iwahiko Sugitani !

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An image database file LEPISugitani is a specimen database based on butterfly and moth collection of the late Prof. Iwahiko Sugitani(1888-1971) of Daisan Koto-gakko (Third Upper School: Kyoto University at present). The collection was donated to the Entomological Laboratory of Kyushu University. Prof. Sugitani had taught mathematics at the school and also had studied and collected butterflies and moths. He constructed a valuable collection by field surveys in Taiwan, Sakhalin (Karafuto) and Korean Peninsula. Celastrina sugitanii (Lycaenidae, Japanese name: Sugitani-ruri-shijimi) discovered from Kibune, Kyoto City, Nacna sugitanii (Noctuidae, Sugitani-ao-kenmon), Perigrapha hoenei (Noctuidae, Sugitani-kiriga) etc. were dedicated to him as scientific or Japanese names.
Each record consists of 23 items such as scientific name, Japanese name, collecting locality, collecting date, collector, etc. including the images of each specimen and the label. The total number of specimens at present is 2,867 (late of February, 2018) and the other data will be opened in near future.

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

The LEPISugitani file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Toshiya Hirowatari) 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 23 items.

1. (BOX) Box
2. (DATE) Date Last Modified
3. (INST) Institution Code
4. (COLC) CollectionCode
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
20. (SEX) Sex
21. (PREPT) Preparation Type
22. (NOTE) Notes
23. (IMAGE) Photo Images

Example of a Record

Box 150-1
Date Last Modified 2018.02.25
Institution Code ELKU
CollectionCode LEPISugitani
Scientific Name Troides magellanus
Japanese Name Japanese String
Basis of Record
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Papilionidae
Genus Troides
Species magellanus
Scientific Name Author
Collector Hirayama
Collecting Date 17/09/1938
Country TW
Locality Kotosho
Sex M
Preparation Type General
Images: Right side

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          : Label 0020-L

Publications, Manuals and Explanations

Copyright Notice

Entomology Database Project Group (Head: T. Hirowatari, Editor: O. Tadauchi, S. Kamitani, A. Miyamae, Photos: C. Nakamura, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the LEPISugitani Image Specimen Database.

Inquiries and Comments

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

LEPISugitani Image Specimen Database (Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani)
Entomological Laboratory,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, 812-8581