Biodiv Sci ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (9): 1154-1158.DOI: 10.17520/biods.2021187

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A dataset on the diversity and geographical distributions of hemipteran insects in China

Junjie Li, Huanhuan Liu, Yangxue Wu, Lingda Zeng, Xiaolei Huang()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002
  • Received:2021-05-11 Accepted:2021-07-30 Online:2021-09-20 Published:2021-08-19
  • Contact: Xiaolei Huang

Abstract:

The gradual loss of global biodiversity has become one of the most serious environmental problems. It is an important scientific issue in the fields of ecology and biogeography to examine the resources available to study biodiversity and the underlying mechanisms of biodiversity loss. The integration and publication of biodiversity data would be a helpful foundation for related research. For example, insects are the most diverse group of organisms on earth, but there is a relative lack of relevant research due to the absence of collation of insect diversity data. This study selected the Hemiptera, an important and diverse group in the class Insecta, in order to promote the development of collection and distribution of insect diversity data. Through extensive retrieval and collection, we systematically collated the diversity and geographical distributions of hemipteran insects in China up to 2017. The dataset covers 7,822 hemipteran species belonging to 2,090 genera and 102 families, and 39,298 records of geographical distributions. The dataset can help the future researches on biodiversity patterns, biota evolution and pest control.

Database/Dataset Profile

Title A dataset on the diversity and geographical distributions of hemipteran insects in China
Authors Junjie Li, Huanhuan Liu, Yangxue Wu, Lingda Zeng, Xiaolei Huang
Corresponding author Xiaolei Huang (huangxl@fafu.edu.cn)
Time range 1864-2017
Geographical scope China
File size 1.49 MB
Data format *.xlsx
Data link http://www.dataopen.info/article/206
http://doi.org/10.24899/do.202107001
https://www.biodiversity-science.net/fileup/1005-0094/DATA/2021187.zip
Database/Dataset composition The dataset includes one Excel data file with a file size of 1.49 MB

Key words: biodiversity, insects, geographical distribution, data sharing