|Budget Amount *help
¥1,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,200,000)
The purpose of this projict is to produce image database on useful parasitic wasps as natuual enemies and pollinating wild bees in a metallic optical disk (MOD) and to deevelop an identification system based on the database. Seven hundred and thirteen images of Japanese Encyrtid wasps derived from 90 species belonging to 56 genera were stored in the MOD and produced image database file TOBIKOBACHI.The 13 literal items such as scientific name, Japanese name, collecting locality, collector, collecting date, sex, host name, plant name collected on, designation of type, etc. were also produced in a hard disk of personal computer. It is possible to identify a specimen using the images and also to retrieve by using literal data.
Taxonomic studies on pollinating wild bees and parasitic wasps were conducted based on these basic data as follows : 1) two papers on the genus Lasioglossum belonging to Halictidae were published and 6 new species were described feom Japan. 2) a paper on the genus Sudila belonging to Halictidae was published and 6 species including one new species were recognized from southeast Asia. 3) two papers on the genus Andrena belonging to Andrenidae were published and 3 new species of the subgenus Simandrena, and 3 new species of Calomelissa were described from eastem Asia. 4) one paper on the genus Osmia belonging to Megachilidae was published and one new synonym was recognized. 5) one paper on the genus Blastothrix belonging to Encyrtidae was published and one new record with one new host record was reported.