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X (ciphers)all countries except for Germany
16-5 A (16/5A)16 specimens, 5 species Agromycidae
16-5 C16 specimens, 5 species Cloropidae
N' E' S' W'northern, eastern, southern, western
no data of collectorleg. v. Tschirnhaus
Restremains of the preserved sample
other Diptera and remains of the sample under number L522 kept in the Biological Collection of the University of Bielefeld
Präp. 422preparation of genitalia 422 (see blue & white A6 file card)
3. Fgl.3rd antennal segment
u. a.and other
extra Kons. / ex:a separate sample tube for the specimens
81:64; 0:181 ♂♂, 64 ♀♀; no ♂, 1 ♀
(in the original red)sum has been transferred to the red file card
Ausfanggefäß, Eklektor-Ausfangnumerous samples by sweep net stored in a black box collected by emerging thru a bright funnel in a pot with water and detergent during a half hour up to two days.
ca. / ≈Circa, about
a) b) c)subsamples with special collecting data
33.36 S, 120.06 Egeographical coordinates
siehe Karteikarte!A6 file card of the University of Bielefeld, arranged by number, indexed by families and other groups.
33°36.03'english system, if minutes followed by decimal
a.s.l.above sea level

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... contains the altitude above sea level of a collecting locality.
The operator 'is equal' finds also altitudes between a range of values, e.g.: 'is equal' '820' finds records 500-1000 m as well as 820 m.
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... contains the number of a collecting locality. The numbers originally used in the card file are composed of one or two letters for the country and one to four ciphers.
In this database the ciphers have been padded left with zero (0) to get an equal length of four. To search for numbers please enter this pre-zero, e. g. instead of X 37 always X0037.