ARC-PPRI: Chalcidoidea Collection (1900-2010)

Latest version published by South African National Biodiversity Institute on Mar 9, 2018 South African National Biodiversity Institute
Publication date:
09 March 2018
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The Chalcidoidea database has been compiled over the past decade and contains entries from the holdings of all 18 families of this superfamily in the ARC National Collection of Insects (NCI), Pretoria. This work formed the last stage needed to complete the entering of historical data, which will result in a database with approximately 12 000 records. The activities of the proposed project were three-fold: capturing of new records pertaining to the families Encyrtidae and Aphelinidae; the verification of previously digitized entries; and the data cleaning of all entries. All database entries contain invaluable information of hosts, host plants and distribution of Afrotropical Chalcidoidea with the emphasis on groups of agricultural importance.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 12,199 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kelly J (2016): ARC-PPRI: Chalcidoidea Collection (1900-2010). v1.3. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b2ee8537-2a6c-4b4b-965a-538b47788606.  South African National Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Specimen


Janine Kelly
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute
Biosystematics Programme, ARC-PPRI, Private Bag X134, Queenswood
0121 Pretoria
Fhatani Ranwashe
  • User
Data Technician
Private Bag X7, Kirstenbosch
7735 Claremont
Western Cape
Fhatani Ranwashe

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Parasites, Chalcidoidea

Family Aphelinidae, Encyrtidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1900-01-01 / 2010-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b2ee8537-2a6c-4b4b-965a-538b47788606