Number of specimens in the database: 34,698
Number of species represented by specimens in the database: 489
These pages are web gateways to an Oracle database containing the data on the beetle fauna of the Virgin Islands. The information itself is the result of years of collecting and organizing effort by Mike Ivie (Montana State University). The pages you see here were created by Norm Johnson (Ohio State University).
Rather than providing an SQL interface and requiring an understanding of the underlying structure of the database, we've provided some structured queries that we believe users will most commonly need. More specific requests should be directed to us by e-mail.
There are three different places from which queries may begin: island, taxon, and specimen. As we develop the web pages and database procedures, we will try to interconnect these. Constructive suggestions are welcomed!