ETI CD - Catalogue of the Chalcidoidea of the World
Entry ID: ETI_Chalcidoidea

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Summary
Abstract: The superfamily Chalcidoidea includes about 26,000 described taxa and
is one of the largest groups in the insect order Hymenoptera. Its
members have the widest host range of any parasitic insect group, with
more than 500 arthropod families and 25 plant families acting as
hosts. Through these interactions chalcidoids play a crucial role in
the stability of most kinds of terrestrial ecosystems and as natural
enemies they may be chosen in preference to the use of pesticides in
pest management programmes. This authoritative CD-ROM catalogue by
John Noyes of The Natural History Museum, London, provides
comprehensive information on taxonomy, distribution, biology and
ecology of this important group of insects. It includes 36,000
references, 95,000 host records and 115,000 distributional records as
well as over 300 colour images of the adults and immature stages. The
TAXA system, developed by Dicky S. Yu of Vancouver, Canada, provides
the software engine to look up, search, manipulate and extract
data. Biological, distributional and taxonomic information are linked
to scientific names which are arranged in an hierarchical taxonomic
tree, which provides the framework for listing of all or selected
references (alphabetical or chronological) or scientific names
(original or valid) at any taxonomic level. Indexes of taxonomic
names, common names, authors, images, and references facilitate the
search for information, not only for Chalcidoidea, but also for
associated organisms in the animal and plant kingdom.

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This information was obtained from the ETI web site -
http://www.eti.uva.nl .

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J.S. Noyes
Dataset Title: ETI CD - Catalogue of the Chalcidoidea of the World
Dataset Release Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
Version: Version 1.0
Data Presentation Form: CD ROM


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
none


Keywords
taxonomy
distribution
biology
ecology
Animalia
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Pterygota
Neoptera
Hymenoptera
Apocrita
Chalcidoidea
Biological Data Profile


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Springer-Verlag, BertelsmannSpringer Science+Business Media    [Information]
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Dataset ID: ISBN: Win: 3-540-14675-X

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Publishing, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization    [Information]
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Dataset ID: ISBN: Win: 3-540-14675-X

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Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD ROM
Fees: $229.95


Personnel
EXPERT CENTER FOR TAXONOMIC IDENTIFICATION
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 61
Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
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Postal Code: NL-1092 AD
Country: The Netherlands


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-20
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-10-31

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