The TIARA Biodiversity Project - Updated 5 May 2001

Mike Quinn Mike.Quinn at
Mon May 14 19:00:18 EDT 2001

***Notice of this Update has been crossposted***

The TIARA Biodiversity Project  

A collaborative, on-line, biological information system for the insects and
terrestrial arthropods of the south-central United States and adjacent

What's New [Brief synopsis emphasizing lepidopteran updates]

5 May 2001 +  (version 3.x)

Images: 3637 total (2369 new) (strongest in Odonata and Lepidoptera, but
representatives also for many other orders) [>1200 Lepidoptera images now

Distribution Records: 68,171 total (47,089 new) species-by-county and
county-by-state records (principally for: Araneae, Coleoptera
[Scarabaeidae], Diptera [Culicidae, Tabanidae], Ephemeroptera, Hymenoptera
[Formicidae], Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera,

Specimen Records: 74,427 total (74,427 new) (principally from the TAMUIC for
the groups: Coleoptera [Scarabaeidae], Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Odonata,
Orthoptera, Raphidioptera) 

Materials received and posted

Bordelon (new collaborator): Arthropod images (Lepidoptera) 
Gillaspy (new collaborator): Species lists, and associated county-level
distribution records, for several Texas Lepidoptera survey sites. 
Knudson (new collaborator): Arthropod images (ca. 800 images of scanned
Quinn: Arthropod images (>500 images, primarily of south Texas butterflies) 
Texas A&M University Insect Collection: Specimen-level records (ca. 75,000
specimens, primarily in the orders Coleoptera, Megaloptera, Orthoptera,
Neuroptera and Raphidioptera). 


This is a different kind of database. It can not be searched via outside
search engines. The URL visible is always the homepage URL. "Right clicking"
one's mouse will not change that. Access computers must be JavaScript

Please e-mail all general comments and error reports to:

John D. Oswald (j-oswald at, TIARA Project Manager 

Important Note! ...  In the TIARA Main window you must use the Back and
Forward buttons located in the Blue Header Bar at the top of each TIARA
screen to move backward and forward -- using your browser's default Back and
Forward buttons will produce unanticipated results. 

Mike Quinn
Invertebrate Biologist
Wildlife Diversity Branch
Texas Parks & Wildlife
3000 I-35 South, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78704
Phone, Fax: 512-912-7059, -7058 
mike.quinn at


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