Faculty of Science, University of Douala Insect Collection
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Tindo M. and Moukengue A. Insect collection of the Faculty of Science of the University of Douala.
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Occurrence; Insect Pest; Beneficial; Agriculture; Natural ennemi; crop protection
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Insect collected all over Cameroon with Agricultural significance
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [1.582, 7.91], North East [12.726, 17.314]|
Harmfull and beneficial insect belonging to various Orders and Famalies including Lepidoptera Noctuidae, Hemiptera pentatomidae and Hymnoptera Chalcidoidae, Braconidae etc.
|Start Date / End Date||2015-12-16 / 2018-12-06|
This project is to mobilize biodiversity information embedded on specimens in three agricultural insect collections in Cameroon – (1) at the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), (2) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Congo Basin Institute (CBI) in Yaoundé, (3) newly established Insect collection at the University of Douala (UDL) and from associated literature to make it publicly available and help in the management of native and introduced pests in Cameroon.
|Title||Data mobilization for crop protection against native and invasive pest species for sustainable agricultural production in Cameroon|
|Funding||GBIFS and European Union|
|Study Area Description||Various Agroécologies in Cameroon including, humid forest, moist savannah, high lands|
|Design Description||Randomly collection from farmer fields and rearing in the Laboratory. Then adult specimen are preserved dried in insect drawers|
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Randomly collection from farmer fields and rearing in the Laboratory. Then adult specimen are preserved dried in insect drawers
|Study Extent||This is a long lasting study with the ultimate aim to built a collection of main insect pest and benefial in Cameroon|
|Quality Control||The principal Investigator is an Insect Taxonimy specialist|
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- Thi project is still at its initial step
|Collection Name||Faculty of Science of the University of Douala Insect Collection|
|Specimen preservation methods||Mounted, Pinned, Dried|
|Purpose||The purpose of this collection is to steadely biult a collection of all the insect pest and beneficial for Cameroon and make its publicly accessible.|
|Maintenance Description||Weekly check for mite attack and adding of new specimens|