|Version: 8 |
Last update: 2017-01-21
A knowledge and a taxonomy database dedicated to planthoppers
(Insecta, Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Fulgoroidea)
Nomina si nescis, perit cognitio rerum. Et nomina si perdas, certe distinctio rerum perditur.
"If you don't know the names, the knowledge of things perishes. And if you lose the names, undoubted distinction of things is lost."
Edward Coke, 1628, Institutes of the Laws of England [Coke upon Littleton] & Carl von Linné, 1736, Critica botanica.
Objectives of FLOW are to synthesise and share all nomenclatural, taxonomic and bibliographical data about planthoppers to better preserve and organize the systematics expertise already acquired on this group. By linking at term any other biological data to this taxonomic backbone, the aim of FLOW is to promote Fulgoromorpha as a research model for fundamental and applied studies in the fields of Biodiversity and Conservation management.
Maintaining FLOW updated is a challenge: on one side, financial and human resources, academic recognition and support are still lacking for such initiatives, and on the other side, new species descriptions, taxonomic revisions, usages of names... are a constinuously process. This is why FLOW remains at a suboptimal quality and completeness assurance level.
FLOW needs your help and your support:
send us a scan of your recent papers to speed up updates and cite the database in your publications:
Bourgoin T. 2016. FLOW (Fulgoromorpha Lists on The Web): a world knowledge base dedicated to Fulgoromorpha.
Version 8, updated [date]. http://hemiptera-databases.org/flow/