TFBIS funded specimen information - Large Weevils
The purpose of TFBIS (Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information Systems) funding for digitising specimen records of large weevils was to improve access to information about this important group of beetles, many of which are at risk.
TFBIS funding was provided to record collecting events from major collections in New Zealand, so as to achieve as wide a coverage as possible. Georeferencing was to be provided. A collecting event was considered to be a record of a species collected from a locality on a particular date by a collector. Each collecting event may consist of a single specimen or many specimens.
Many of these specimens were used in a monographic study by Craw (1999) on "Molytini (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Molytinae)"
In total, there are about 1,160 collecting events, referring to about 2,600 specimens. This information is provided on separate web pages for each collection of the 2 main collections involved in the projects. In addition, the same information is available as downloadable Excel spreadsheets to allow users to rearrange the information for their own purposes.
Links to specimen information for different collections
These specimen records are provided on the understanding that the names with specimens reflect the curation status of individual collections up to 2007, and the identity of all specimens has not necessarily been validated by a weevil specialist. Any queries should be directed to the curator providing the information.