IITA Cameroon Insect Collection 2018
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.
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Tindo, Maurice, Fotso Kuaté A. Insect collection of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Cameroon Station.
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Occurrence; insect pest; invasive species;
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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]|
the collecion includes insects belonging to Diptera, Orthoptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Mantodea, Blatodea, Coleoptera,
|Start Date / End Date||1999-06-23 / 2011-12-26|
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 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,|
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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:
- 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 Name||IITA Cameroon Insect Collection 2018|
|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.|