Database Details : Universal Chalcidoidea Database

Full name: Universal Chalcidoidea Database
Short name: UCD
Version: Sep 2007
Release date: 2007-09-17
Authors/editors: Noyes J.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Hymenoptera - Chalcidoidea, Serphitoidea
English name of the group: Chalcidoid wasps
Number of living species 19,846
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 19,133
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 38,979
Abstract: Work on the Universal Chalcidoidea Database was started, with the help of small grants from Unilever and Tate & Lyle plc, in August 1991 with the aim of making it freely available in electronic format. The Chalcidoidea is a large group of insects, currently numbering about 23,000 species, many of which have an important impact on major ecosystems and are frequently used for the biocontrol of insect pests. The database is intended to provide comprehensive information on the taxonomy, biology and distribution of all included species.
Organization: Natural History Museum, London, UK
Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/chalcidoids
Bibliographic citation: Noyes J. (2017). UCD: Universal Chalcidoidea Database (version Sep 2007). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 29th May 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.