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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceAlaska
LocalityFairbanks, Pika Road
Latitude64.90833
Longitude-147.80061
Institution CodeUam
Collection CodeInsect Specimens
Catalog Number26794
Collected ByCollector(s): Derek S. Sikes
Date Collected2007-07-23

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The UAM Insect collection is the northern-most facility of its kind in the United States. 98.5% of our records are from Alaska. Although a young collection (begun in 2000), we have recently surpassed 200,000 records representing over 1 million specimens (as of June 2014), making this collection the fourth largest in the US in entomology with data served to iDigBio. Over 99% of these records have been georeferenced. Over 75% of the pinned collection has been databased; approximately 10% of the wet collection has been databased. At least one specimen of every lowest identification, in both the pinned and wet collections, has been databased so we have a complete online taxon inventory of the collection. 136,257 specimens have been identified to the species level - these represent 2,869 species (23% are apparent new records for the state). Coleoptera, Odonata, and Hymenoptera are the most well-curated groups. 56,187 of these specimen records have been cited or otherwise used in 38 peer-reviewed publications. Please use this DOI to cite this collection / dataset: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7299/X75D8S0H

Contacts

Name Derek Sikes
RoleCurator of Insects
Emaildssikes@alaska.edu
Name Derek Sikes
RoleCurator of Insects
Emaildssikes@alaska.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Derek Sikes
RoleCurator of Insects
Emaildssikes@alaska.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameSciara militaris
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Arthropoda; Insecta; Diptera; Sciaridae; Nowicki
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderDiptera
FamilySciaridae
GenusSciara
Specific Epithetmilitaris
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMitsuaki Sutou
Date Identified2007
Previous IdentificationsSciara militaris (accepted ID) identified by Mitsuaki Sutou on 2007; method: expert Remark: From: csutou@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp Subject: Armyworms from Alaska Date: October 31, 2007 10:04:18 PM AKDT To: dsikes@alaska.edu Cc: kaiheller@gmx.de ' I have identified the specimens from Alaska to be Sciara militaris Nowicki, 1868. Some minor morphological differences from European militaris were found, for example, weakly developed apical spines of male gonostylus and yellowish membranous pleurites of female abdomen. However, I think they are small differences within the same species, or they might be interpreted as morphological cline from Europe to Russia and Alaska. According to Craik et al. (2005), S. militaris is distributed from Europe to Far Eastern Russia. If Kai get different opinion, he will inform both you and me. According to Kai, annual appearance in summer is also a feature of the migration of S. militaris. After I found the news of the appearance of armyworms in Alaska, I investigated again the knowledge on the armyworms in the North America, and I realized that there are two identified armyworms in this continent. One is Sciara fraterna Say, 1824 and another is Sciara congregata Johannsen, 1914. Unfortunately, taxonomic position of the former species is uncertain (Steffan, 1966). Armyworms of S. congregata were found in Arkansas (Becker, 1914). This species was redescribed by Petty (1918) with figures: apparently this species is different one from S. militaris.' Best wishes, Mitsuaki ----------------------------------- Mitsuaki SUTOU (PhD) c/o Dr Motomi Ito Lab. of Plant Evolution and Biodiversity Department of General Systems Studies Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The University of Tokyo 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902 JAPAN Tel: +81-3-5454-6638 E-mail: csutou@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp -----------------------------------
Identification QualifierA
Identification RemarksFrom: csutou@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp Subject: Armyworms from Alaska Date: October 31, 2007 10:04:18 PM AKDT To: dsikes@alaska.edu Cc: kaiheller@gmx.de ' I have identified the specimens from Alaska to be Sciara militaris Nowicki, 1868. Some minor morphological differences from European militaris were found, for example, weakly developed apical spines of male gonostylus and yellowish membranous pleurites of female abdomen. However, I think they are small differences within the same species, or they might be interpreted as morphological cline from Europe to Russia and Alaska. According to Craik et al. (2005), S. militaris is distributed from Europe to Far Eastern Russia. If Kai get different opinion, he will inform both you and me. According to Kai, annual appearance in summer is also a feature of the migration of S. militaris. After I found the news of the appearance of armyworms in Alaska, I investigated again the knowledge on the armyworms in the North America, and I realized that there are two identified armyworms in this continent. One is Sciara fraterna Say, 1824 and another is Sciara congregata Johannsen, 1914. Unfortunately, taxonomic position of the former species is uncertain (Steffan, 1966). Armyworms of S. congregata were found in Arkansas (Becker, 1914). This species was redescribed by Petty (1918) with figures: apparently this species is different one from S. militaris.' Best wishes, Mitsuaki ----------------------------------- Mitsuaki SUTOU (PhD) c/o Dr Motomi Ito Lab. of Plant Evolution and Biodiversity Department of General Systems Studies Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The University of Tokyo 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902 JAPAN Tel: +81-3-5454-6638 E-mail: csutou@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp -----------------------------------
Catalog Number26794
Other Catalog Numbersbarcode=106842
Preparationswhole organism (frozen)
Individual Count1
Life Stageadult
Sexunknown
Institution CodeUAM
Collection CodeInsect specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/UAM:Ento:26794?seid=741427
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Derek S. Sikes
Date Collected2007-07-23
Verbatim Date Collected23 July 2007
Year2007
Month07
Day23
End Day of Year204
Collection RemarksSciara adults killed in 100% etoh
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceAlaska
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, Alaska
ContinentNorth America
LocalityFairbanks, Pika Road
Verbatim LocalityFairbanks, Pika Road
Decimal Latitude64.90833
Decimal Longitude-147.80061
Maximum Elevation in Meters308
Minimum Elevation in Meters288
Georeference Protocolnot recorded
Verbatim Coordinates64.90833/-147.80061
Location According ToDerek S. Sikes
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters5
Geodetic DatumWorld Geodetic System 1984
Georeferenced ByDerek S. Sikes
Georeferenced Date2007-07-20 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2017-07-25 19:32:57.0
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dwc:identificationVerificationStatusexpert
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/UAM:Ento:26794
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
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dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatuschecked by collector
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=unknown ; age class=adult
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGoogle Earth v4.0.2414.0 (Mac OS)
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dwc:eventRemarkswild caught (reared in lab)
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/UAM:Ento:26794
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34847
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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