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IITA Cameroon Insect Collection 2018

Latest version published by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on Jan 7, 2019 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Insect specimens collected mainly in the humid forest area of Cameroon using various trapping methods as light trap, bait traps, lure traps and incubation of infested plant material. This collection was setup in 2000 and comprises today more than 13500 mounted specimens.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tindo, Maurice, Fotso Kuaté A. Insect collection of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Cameroon Station.

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d469da6c-c56c-4332-ad91-3af0f2c6fbeb.  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Cameroon.

Keywords

Occurrence; insect pest; invasive species;

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Maurice Tindo
Faculty of Science, University of Douala Faculté des Sciences Université de Douala 24157 Douala Littoral CM 699548324

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Apollin Fotso Kuate
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture/Congo Basin Institute 1st IRAD Road, Nkolbisson 24157 Yaounde Centre CM +237 679902050

Who filled in the metadata:

Maurice Tindo
Faculty of Science, University of Douala Faculté des Sciences Université de Douala 24157 Douala Littoral CM 699548324

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Maurice Tindo
Associate Professor
Faculty of Science, University of Douala Faculté des Sciences Université de Douala 24157 Douala Littoral CM 699548324

Geographic Coverage

Specimens mainly from humid forest zone of southern Cameroon but specimens from others ecosystem are included.

Bounding Coordinates South West [1.801, 8.438], North East [13.176, 16.392]

Taxonomic Coverage

the collecion includes insects belonging to Diptera, Orthoptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Mantodea, Blatodea, Coleoptera,

Class  Insecta (Insectes)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1999-06-23 / 2011-12-26

Project Data

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
Identifier BID-AF2017-0151-SMA
Funding GBIFS and EU
Study Area Description Insect specimens collected mainly in the humid forest area of Cameroon
Design Description Running light traps section, bait traps, collect and incubated attacked plant parts,

The personnel involved in the project:

Processor
Paul Serge Mbenoun

Sampling Methods

Running light traps section, bait traps, collect and incubated attacked plant parts,

Study Extent Specimens mainly from humid forest zone of southern Cameroon but specimens from others ecosystem are included.

Method step description:

  1. Acquisition of insect collection material, establisment of the collection n 1999. Adding specimens in the collection from 1999 to 2011. Digitization of specimen in 2009, establishment of the data set

Collection Data

Collection Name IITA Cameroon Insect Collection 2018

Additional Metadata

Purpose Building a collection of Insects with Agricultural importance including beneficial and pests species. This will help supporting agricultural research and also production by promt management of harmfull insects.
Maintenance Description Specimens are added to collection at irregular basis but steadily.
Alternative Identifiers d469da6c-c56c-4332-ad91-3af0f2c6fbeb
http://ipt-cameroun.gbif.fr/resource?r=iitacam_insect