Welcome to APHIDMoritsu Image Specimen Database Based on the Aphids Prepared Slide Collection by Dr. Magoshiro Moritsu !

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<i>Scymnus taishuensis</i> Sasaji Coccinellidae (Sasaji, 1971)

Aphis gossypii Glover

An image database file APHIDMoritsu is a specimen database based on aphids prepared slide collection of the late Prof. Magoshiro Moritsu. The collection was deposited in Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University. Dr. Moritsu had been studied and collected aphids and constructed a vast collection in Yamaguchi University. “Aphids of Japan in Color (1983, published by Zenkoku Nouson Kyouiku Kyoukai)” was written based on these specimens. The total number of prepared slides at present is 3,472 (late of January, 2013). Each record consists of 8 items such as scientific name, collecting locality, collecting date, collector, host plant, etc. with the images of each slide.

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

The APHIDMoritsu file is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(A) (Head Investigator: Osamu Tadauchi) 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 7 items.

1. (BOX) Box No.
2. (NO) Index No.
3. (NAME) Scientific Name
4. (LOC) Locality
5. (COLD) Collecting Date
6. (COL) Collector
7. (HOST) Host
8. (IMG) Photo Image

Example of a record

Box No. 4
Index No. 410
Scientific Name Aphis gossypii
Locality Sayama (Suo)
Collecting Date 1972/10/05
Collector Izumi, K., Kitagawa, K.
Host フィリステギア
Photo Image Prepared slide Part images of the aphid
title head of alates (winged form)
title abdomen of alates (winged form)
title wing base of alates (winged form)
title wing tip of alates (winged form)
title head of apterous (wingless form)
title abdomen of apterous (wingless form)

Publications, Manuals and Explanations

Copyright Notice

Entomology Database Project Group (Head: O. Tadauchi, Editor: Y. Takematsu, System administrator: H. Inoue, F. Kamitomo) holds the copyright on the APHIDMoritsu Image Specimen Database.

Inquiries and Comments

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

APHIDMoritsu Image Specimen Database (Osamu Tadauchi, Satoshi Kamitani)
Entomological Laboratory,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, 812-8581
E-mail: tadauchi@kyudai.jp
E-mail: kamitani@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp


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