A Catalogue of the Insects of South Africa

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Originator: Martin H. Villet, Rhodes University
Publication_Date: January 1, 2000
Title: A Catalogue of the Insects of South Africa
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: web page, list
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Publication_Place: Grahamstown, South Africa
Publisher: Rhodes University
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Online_Linkage: http://www.ru.ac.za/zoologyandentomology/
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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/
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Beginning_Date: 20000101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.68
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.98
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -21.27
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -35.9
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS > INSECTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: Fauna
Theme_Keyword: Flora
Theme_Keyword: Insect Taxonomy
Theme_Keyword: Protura
Theme_Keyword: Collembola
Theme_Keyword: Diplura
Theme_Keyword: Thysanura
Theme_Keyword: Archeognatha
Theme_Keyword: Ephemeroptera
Theme_Keyword: Odonata
Theme_Keyword: Blattodea
Theme_Keyword: Mantodea
Theme_Keyword: Isoptera
Theme_Keyword: Plecoptera
Theme_Keyword: Orthoptera
Theme_Keyword: Dermaptera
Theme_Keyword: Hemimerina
Theme_Keyword: Embiidina
Theme_Keyword: Plasmida
Theme_Keyword: Psocoptera
Theme_Keyword: Phthiraptera
Theme_Keyword: Hemiptera
Theme_Keyword: Thysanoptera
Theme_Keyword: Coleoptera
Theme_Keyword: Neuroptera
Theme_Keyword: Megaloptera
Theme_Keyword: Mecoptera
Theme_Keyword: Siphonaptera
Theme_Keyword: Diptera
Theme_Keyword: Trichoptera
Theme_Keyword: Lepidoptera
Theme_Keyword: Hymenoptera
Theme_Keyword: South Africa
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA
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Contact_Person: MARTIN VILLET
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Rhodes University
Address: Department of Zoology and Entomology
State_or_Province: GRAHAMSTOWN
Postal_Code: 6140
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +27 [0]46 603 8527
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +27 [0]46 622 4377
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: M.Villet@ru.ac.za
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Contact_Organization: RHODES/DZE > Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University
Contact_Person: MARTIN VILLET
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Rhodes University
Address: Department of Zoology and Entomology
State_or_Province: GRAHAMSTOWN
Postal_Code: 6140
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +27 [0]46 603 8527
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +27 [0]46 622 4377
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: M.Villet@ru.ac.za
Resource_Description: sa_catalog_southafricaninsects
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http://www.ru.ac.za/zoologyandentomology/
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Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020626
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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