We plan to develop a seamless Web interface to access our collaborators' distributed databases. These include the following:
The UGCA database at the University of Georgia, Athens, includes information on over 267,000 specimens with barcodes that start with "UGCA". Over 214,000 of these specimens have been identified to a level below order. They are primarily Hymenoptera (wasps, ants, sawflies, and bees) from over 9,500 collection events, typically 1 or 2-week samples from Malaise insect traps.
The Rearing Voucher Database, Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) and the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) of Costa Rica is being developed by Dan Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs. It contains data on over 70,000 Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) larvae that have been collected and reared in the ACG. This database includes information on host plants and parasitoids associated with these Lepidoptera.