A Catalogue of the Insects of South Africa
Entry ID: sa_catalog_southafricaninsects

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Summary
Abstract: The aims of this web site are to catalogue the insect biodiversity of South(ern) Africa, particularly in terms of agreements like the Convention on Biodiversity; to provide a channel of communication between experts and the wider public; to provide a "shop window" for professional Southern African systematic entomology; to encourage participation by everyone holding expertise in the systematics, biogeography and biodiversity of Southern African insects.

This web site started life as a checklist of the aquatic insects of South Africa, spurred on by the encouragement and active participation of people such as Ferdy de Moor, Helen Barber-James, Arthur Harrison, Tanza Clarke, Tessa Hedge, Jason Londt, Sarah Gess, Fred Gess, Penny Greenslade, Mervyn Mansell, Ian Millar, Mike Stiller, Mary Jean Gabriel, Hamish Robertson, Marc De Meyer, Jeff Skevington, Mihaly F?ldv?ri, and Edward Vanden Berghe and the example set by the Transvaal Museum's on-line catalogue of the Biodiversity of South Africa. Major developments flowed from the encouragement by the Institute for Water Quality Studies and the Water Research Comission, and the site has evolved to include reference material, links to other specialist web sites, and pictures of many of the animals. In time it may even incorporate keys too.

We are particularly grateful to the South African Museum and the Institute for Water Quality Studies, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, for providing photographs of some of the insects. Links to other sites dealing with the biology of specific insect groups are being added to the appropriate pages. If you have anything that you would like to contribute, please drop us an e-message.

You are welcome to make links to any page(s) in this site, and to make regularly updated mirror sites, but please do not copy or redistribute material from this Web site because the copies will not be kept up to date. Copyright of each page in this site is held by its author.

Information was obtained from
http://www.ru.ac.za/zoologyandentomology/

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: -21.27 S: -35.9  E: 33.98  W: 13.68

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Martin H. Villet, Rhodes University
Dataset Title: A Catalogue of the Insects of South Africa
Dataset Release Date: January 1, 2000
Dataset Release Place: Grahamstown, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: Rhodes University
Data Presentation Form: web page, list
Online Resource: http://www.ru.ac.za/zoologyandentomology/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
fauna
flora
insect taxonomy
Protura
Collembola
Diplura
Thysanura
Archeognatha
Ephemeroptera
Odonata
Blattodea
Mantodea
Isoptera
Plecoptera
Orthoptera
Dermaptera
Hemimerina
Embiidina
Plasmida
Psocoptera
Phthiraptera
Hemiptera
Thysanoptera
Coleoptera
Neuroptera
Megaloptera
Mecoptera
Siphonaptera
Diptera
Trichoptera
Lepidoptera
Hymenoptera
South Africa


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ru.ac.za/zoologyandentomology/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MARTIN VILLET
Phone: +27 [0]46 603 8527
Fax: +27 [0]46 622 4377
Email: M.Villet at ru.ac.za
Contact Address:
Rhodes University
Department of Zoology and Entomology
Province or State: GRAHAMSTOWN
Postal Code: 6140
Country: SOUTH AFRICA


Personnel
MARTIN VILLET
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +27 [0]46 603 8527
Fax: +27 [0]46 622 4377
Email: M.Villet at ru.ac.za
Contact Address:
Rhodes University
Department of Zoology and Entomology
Province or State: GRAHAMSTOWN
Postal Code: 6140
Country: SOUTH AFRICA


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12

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