SCAN Natural History Collections and Observation Projects


ANSP-ENT

Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection - Live Data

Live specimen data from The Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection. Data in this collection includes LepNet and OrthopNet related records. Live data contributions towards SCAN for other TCN/PEN related projects where ANSP Entomology is a participant will be entered here.

Contact for LepNet: Jason Weintraub, weintraub@ansp.org
Contact for OrthopNet: Greg Cowper, cowper@ansp.org
Contact: Jason Weintraub, Collection Manager (weintraub@ansp.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: af7140c3-4aa2-41ac-b3e9-4c7415b3ce90
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Academy of Natural Sciences
Access Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)

Actualización de la Colección de Artrópodos con importancia médica (CAIM), Laboratorio de Entomología, InDRE

Actualmente la colección biológica del InDRE cuenta en su acervo con más de 1,000 especies de nombres nominales de diferentes taxa que representan más de 168,000 ejemplares curados, los cuales han sido catalogados, rotulados y computarizados en el sistema de información Biótica 4.3. Es por ello, que el presente protocolo tiene por objetivo actualizar las bases de datos de la colección con nuevos registros curatoriales que hasta entonces no han sido incorporados de diferentes taxa. El Laboratorio de Entomología del InDRE cuenta con una red de laboratorios estatales de salud pública (LESP) que abarca 24 estados de la República Mexicana, los cuales aportan material biológico para su diagnóstico y control de calidad de forma continua o eventual y en su mayoría estos ejemplares son depositados en la colección para enriquecer el acervo biológico. La propuesta es incorporar a la colección nuevo material biológico y bases de datos de colecta que incluye nuevos datos de distribución de diversos grupos que tienen importancia médica para la salud pública de México. También se pretende incorporar material fotográfico de varias especies que están representadas por la colección de tipos. El material tipo corresponde actualmente a 152 especies de diferentes taxa en su mayoría al orden Diptera, los cuales se encuentran conservados en alcohol etílico al 75%, alfiler entomológico y laminilla con Bálsamo de Canadá, dicho material no ha sido fotografiado y en algunos casos existe cierto grado de deterioro, por ello es importante fotografiar las características de diferentes especies y conservar dichas imágenes para consulta o descripciones posteriores como material de referencia de los Holotipos. Cabe mencionar que esta colección contiene material tipo y ejemplares que no se encuentran representados en otras colecciones biológicas de México.
Contact: Sonia Alejandra Careaga Olvera (scareaga@conabio.gob.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


CAS-ANTWEB

AntWeb

This collection is comprised of an extract of specimen records from AntWeb.org. AntWeb is the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants. It is community driven and open to contribution from anyone with specimen records, natural history comments, or images. These records are also included in the AntWeb's iDigBio feed. Further aggregation is not recommended.
Contact: Dr. Brian Fisher (bfisher@calacademy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The California Academy of Sciences - AntWeb.org

Apoyo para la infraestructura de la colección de artrópodos con y sin importancia médica del Laboratorio estatal de Salud Pública del estado de Guanaj

La colección de artrópodos con y sin importancia médica del Laboratorio Estatal de Salud Pública (LaESP) del estado de Guanajuato, se ha ido formando desde 1998, con base en los procedimientos de Laboratorio de Entomología del Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos (InDRE), en el diagnóstico y control de calidad de las muestras entomológicas con y sin importancia en la Salud Pública de México, provenientes de las ocho Jurisdicciones Sanitarias que abarcan los 46 municipios que comprenden el Estado de Guanajuato. El material colectado por el personal del Programa de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vectores, es remitido al laboratorio de Entomología Médica del Laboratorio Estatal de Salud Pública (LaESP), ubicado en la ciudad de León, Gto., para su diagnóstico. Las colectas se llevan a cabo en un programa calendarizado de actividades en cada una de las 8 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias, donde se realizan muestreos continuos. Para el Programa de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vectores, el personal adscrito al mismo en las diferentes Jurisdicciones Sanitarias, es la base para cumplir con los objetivos del Programa Estatal de Vigilancia Epidemiológica y Entomológica. El material colectado contiene ejemplares de diversos grupos de artrópodos, los cuales son preservados en alcohol al 70% y referenciados con sus respectivos datos de colecta, en la Colección del LaESP de Guanajuato. La intención de ésta propuesta, es crear una base datos para formar una Colección Regional y/o Nacional, que sirva para el uso y aprovechamiento en la consulta de los interesados en los artrópodos que se encuentran distribuidos en el territorio central del Altiplano Mexicano, ya que se pretende una computarización ordenada de los datos que contienen los ejemplares para los fines que al interesado convengan.
Contact: Jorge López Cárdenas
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


ABS-ARTHARCH

Archbold Biological Station Arthropod Collection

This collection is unusually large for a field station, and serves multiple functions. There are more than 250,000 pinned and labeled insect specimens. Pinned specimens are in trays in glass-topped Cornell drawers, generally one species per tray. Many, but not all, identifications are by taxonomic specialists. Species occurring on the Station are the main focus of the collections, but there are specimens from elsewhere for comparative purposes. There is a large collection of North American ants, and the collection of wood-inhabiting insects includes many species of beetles and wasps from areas north of Florida.
Contact: Mark Deyrup (datamanager@archbold-station.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Archbold Biological Station


ASU-ASUCOB

Arizona State University Charles W. O'Brien Collection

The Charles W. O'Brien Collection (legacy coden: CWOB) is currently located in Green Valley, Arizona, and contains approximately one million weevil specimens (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea sensu Bouchard et al. 2011), with a global range and emphasis on New World (and Neotropical) regions. Lois B. O'Brien - a planthopper specialist - has made invaluable contributions to this collection. In 2017, Arizona State University entered an agreement with the O'Briens to gradually transfer and permanently house and curate this world-class collection. As partial transfers occur, specimens are digitized under this new identity. Hence the virtual SCAN collection "ASUCOB" (new coden) was created, with the purpose of making the O'Brien weevil specimens now residing at Arizona State University accessible on-line while maintaining their collector/expert provenance.
Contact: Nico M. Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a0576c43-7e47-40f3-8f15-0801f4b4f2af
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ASUHIC

Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection

The ASU Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection contains approximately 850,000 insect specimens, representing at least 25 orders, 390 families, 4,000 genera, 12,000 species and 1,240 subspecies. Most specimens are from the southwestern United States; however considerable representative material is also available from other North American regions and Mexico. The collection was largely developed through the activities of past faculty - Drs. Frank Hasbrouck, Gordon Castle and Mont Cazier - and their students. An extensive reprint collection is available to visiting researchers. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz (nico.franz[at]asu.edu) or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281[at]asu.edu).
Contact: Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 98d9b8ed-08d6-47fc-b324-2853e44d75d1
Digital Metadata: EML File

Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory

This is a one-time snapshot collection of data originally hosted by GBIF: http://www.gbif.org/publisher/1e26a630-7203-11dc-a0d8-b8a03c50a862

The Pollinating Insects -- Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit (PIRU) was founded in the late 1940s as part of the alfalfa seed production unit. We focus primarily on pollination research with bees.The mission of the Pollinating Insect - Biology, Management and Systematics Research Unit is the development of non-Apis bees, for example the alfalfa leafcutting bee and blue orchard bee, as crop pollinators. Research emphasis areas include the development and improvement of management systems for bee populations, biological studies of bees, plant-pollination systems, and bee biosystematics. Cross-pollinated crops not effectively pollinated by honey bees have been targeted for improved pollination management, and the candidacy of selected pollinator species continues to be evaluated. Current research on established species, like the alfalfa leafcutting bee and blue orchard bee, is directed toward developing control programs for pests and diseases, improving management that will result in better bee health and demonstrating pollination efficacy and increased producer profitability on "new" crops.
Contact: Terry Griswold (Terry.Griswold@ars.usda.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 January 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Biodiversidad de la apifauna de Yucatán

El proyecto tiene como objetivo desarrollar un inventario faunístico de las abejas de Yucatán. Se establecerá una colección entomológica con los especimenes (25 mil, aprox.), y una base de datos de las especies identificadas. Se espera encontrar y determinar taxonómicamente 70 especies de abejas y relacionarlas con información de su distribución geográfica, temporal y plantas en las que se colectó el insecto. Adicionalmente se registrarán abejas colectadas en cultivos agrícolas para proponer su uso potencial como polinizadores manejados. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 5 Género: 66 Subgénero: 40 Especie: 197
Contact: Carlos M Echazarreta González (carlos.echazarreta@uady.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Biodiversidad de la Sierra Tarahumara. Lepidoptera: Mimallonoidea, Lasiocampoidea, Bombycoidea y Pyraloidea

Este proyecto consistió en la elaboración de una base de datos de las familias Mimallonidae, Lasiocampidae, Bombycidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Arctiidae, Pyralidae y Crambidae con base en ejemplares recolectados en dos regiones prioritarias en la Sierra Tarahumara: Yécora-El Reparo (RTP 36) y Bassaseachic (RTP 33). Se presenta una lista sistemática de los taxones presentes en el área. Adicionalmente se estimó la riqueza de las áreas mediante curvas de acumulación de especies y se discutió la distribución estacional, altitudinal y vegetacional de las especies. Este proyecto contó el apoyo de parataxónomos locales. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 2 Familia: 8 Género: 188 Especie: 257 Infraespecie: 11
Contact: Manuel A Balcázar Lara (mabl@cgic.ucol.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

BLM Mother Lode Field Office: The Bees of Pine Hill Preserve

A georeferenced collection of bees from Pine Hill preserve and their associated flowering plants. Pine Hill Preserve is a chaparral environment on gabbro/serpentine soils. Pine Hill Preserve contains about 10% of California’s native plants in roughly 5,000 acres.
Contact: Landon Eldredge (leldredge@blm.gov / lge23@nau.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ae21df61-6c86-40c7-89eb-902217ce4b05
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: BLM


BYU-BYUC

Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum

The BYU Arthropod Collection is housed in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University. It totals approximately 2,000,000 specimens, mostly insects. Although worldwide in coverage, an emphasis is on western North America. Although taxonomically diverse, strengths include Coleoptera, Plecoptera, and Siphonaptera. The insect tissue holdings are outstanding. The principal aim is systematic study, but the collection is available to a wide variety of researchers.
Contact: Shawn Clark (shawn_clark@byu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad64ad57-a281-457e-b398-964dddc7e953
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only.


CSU-CSUC

C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity

The collection houses approximately 3 million specimens representing about 60,000 species with fifty primary types and 1,000 secondary types. More than 10,000 specimens are added to the collection each year. As a large and comprehensive holding of arthropods, predominately insects, in the Southern Rocky Mountains, it is a major resource for regional and national biodiversity investigations. Much of the material has been identified by specialists to the specific level. Examples of the unique quality of material include the aphids, other Homoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, and all aquatic orders. It serves as the repository for arthropod inventories of several National Parks including Canyonlands, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Dinosaur, and Yucca House and Colorado National Monuments.
Contact: Dr. Boris Kondratieff (Boris.Kondratieff@Colostate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6ca25e61-71fe-4605-848f-86f9b72a87df
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Access Rights: Material is for loan to researchers throughout the US and for in-house use.


CAS-ENT

California Academy of Sciences Entomology

Through active fieldwork, laboratory research, and management our 10 million specimens, we advance knowledge about Earth's insects and arachnids — taxonomic groups vital to healthy ecosystems. These digitized occurrence records are here for you! Enjoy!
Contact: Chris Grinter (cgrinter@calacademy.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 May 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: California Academy of Sciences

California State University East Bay Natural History Museum

California State University East Bay is home to thousands of preserved specimens gathered from around the world.
Contact: Nazzy Pakpour (Nazzy.pakpour@csueastbay.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: afb583ae-9c25-4696-a47a-e73625c70e54
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: California State University, East Bay

Catálogo de insectos de la colección del Centro de Entomología

El presente proyecto forma parte de un proyecto más preciso el cual tiene por objeto formar una colección entomológica de la Meseta Central Mexicana , respaldada con una base de datos. Una vez que la base de datos se encuentre terminada, se podrá transferir al procesador de textos, con este paquete electrónico la información se podrá editar fácilmente para su publicación. Debido a que una colección es dinámica, es decir que constantemente se va integrando material nuevo y por otro lado el material que no está identificado se envía a especialistas para su determinación; la base de datos se podrá enriquecer con nueva información y por otro lado está coadyuvará al manejo de la colección. Al mismo tiempo una copia de la base de datos será puesta a disposición de los investigadores interesados en capturar información. Finalmente con la ayuda de la base de datos, se podrán publicar suplementos del nuevo material que se vaya integrado a la colección. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 7 Familia: 95 Género: 863 Subgénero: 50 Especie: 1962 Infraespecie: 95
Contact: Jesús Romero Nápoles (jnapoles@colpos.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Clemson University Arthropod Collection

The Clemson University Arthropod Collection (CUAC) supports the teaching, research, and extension activities of the University. The Collection consists of approximately 1.3 million specimens from Classes Insecta, Arachnida, Branchipoda, Copepoda, Diplopoda, and Chilopoda. The wet, alcohol-preserved collection is exceptionally rich, with over 1,000,000 specimens, nearly half of which are Trichoptera, or caddisflies, resulting from 40 years of work by Director Emeritus Dr. John Morse. The pinned, dry collection comprises only about 200,000 specimens, but also has strong regional representation of all the major orders. The CUAC collection serves as a permanent repository for specimens used in University research. It serves as a reference collection for identifying economically and ecologically significant samples sent in from all over South Carolina. The specimens in the collection also provide a historical record of the changing biota of the southeastern region dating back nearly 100 years. The Museum's educational displays are used to enhance University courses and are viewed by visitors to the Collection and by participants in demonstrations at off-campus venues.
Contact: Michael S Caterino (mcateri@clemson.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d198856b-3b84-4738-aa59-97ad8bc5c234
Digital Metadata: EML File


CLEV-CMNHENT

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collection

The Museum’s entomology collection houses approximately 300,000 specimens, primarily from the northeastern United States and collected beginning in the early 1900s. The collection represents a highly important record of biodiversity of our region. A subset of the Museum’s holdings is global in coverage and includes tropical beetles, butterflies and other insects. The department is home to the largest praying mantis (Mantodea) in the Western Hemisphere – totaling more than 14,000 specimens.
Contact: Gavin Svenson (gsvenson@cmnh.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Colección de insectos agrícolas del proyecto diversidad en sistemas de cultivos

Se elaboró la base de datos de la Colección del Proyecto Diversidad en Sistemas de Cultivos-ECOSUR, San Cristóbal de las Casas, mediante el programa Biotica 5.0. Dicha base incluyó 8160 registros de 249 especies y morfoespecies, 115 géneros y 37 familias en siete órdenes. El nivel de identificación taxonómica es 100 % a nivel genérico y de 93.5 % a nivel de especie (7634 registros). La familia más representativa es Melolonthidae (Coleoptera) con 7576 registros (93 %), los cuales se incluyen en 32 géneros y 138 especies. El estado con mayor número de registros es Chiapas, el cual incluye a 8097 registros (99 %). Para órdenes como Arachnida y Orthoptera, no fue posible alcanzar los porcentajes de determinación específica deseados, no obstante el número de registros totales y la identificación de órdenes como Coleoptera (el de mayor abundancia), superó al estimado inicialmente. La computarización de la colección permitió la adquisición de material y equipo para el manejo de la colección y su posterior crecimiento ordenado. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 2 Orden: 7 Familia: 40 Género: 128 Subgénero: 17 Especie: 216 Infraespecie: 2
Contact: Adriana Elena Castro Ramírez (acastro@ecosur.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Colección de referencia de vectores de Leishmania spp (causante de Leshmaniasis cutánea localizada) de la Península de Yucatán y un estudio preliminar

Proyecto financiado parcialmente por la Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte La Colección de insectos flebótomos depositada ahora en la Colección Entomológica Regional (CER), fue creada en 1994 por el CIR "Dr. Hideyo Noguchi" como parte de los estudios llevados a cabo en el Programa de Estudio, Vigilancia y Control de la Leishmaniosis en la Península de Yucatán financiado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Los primeros 400 especimenes de la colección en su totalidad pertenecen al área peri domestica y selvática de "La Libertad" comunidad endémica de leishmaniosis en Campeche. El resto de los especimenes datan de colectas realizadas desde 2001 en un proyecto sobre la ecología de Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca financiado por OMS. Se tienen registros de localidades en los estados de Yucatán, Quintana Roo y Campeche, aunque existen una mayor cantidad de especimenes del último estado. Trabajos sobre vectores para Quintana Roo son escasos a pesar de que este es endémico de leishmaniosis con estadísticas superiores a las reportadas para Campeche (7). El reciente impulso del estudio de Leishmaniosis en reservorios huésped y humanos en el sur de Quintana Roo por parte de ECOSUR (unidad Chetumal) y al creciente interés tanto de ECOSUR como del CIR "Dr. Hideyo Noguchi" por el crecimiento y desarrollo de colecciones biológicas, se propone; crear la primera colección de entomología medica de reservorios de leishmaniosis para la Península de Yucatán, la identificación de las especies-vector antropofílicas y la incidencia natural del parásito. Chetumal es una población de Quintana Roo considerada de alta prevalencia e incidencia de leishmaniosis (8). Con el propósito de identificar la estacionalidad de contagio y la identificación de los vectores flebótomos hemofílicos, se proponen realizar muestreos mensuales con trampas de luz, Shannon y Disney de una semana de duración a lo largo de un año en la región selvática y de uso agrícola y agropecuario del área peri-urbana de Chetumal. L
Contact: María del Carmen Pozo de la Tijera (cpozo@ecosur.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Colección de referencia de vectores de Leishmania spp (causante de Leshmaniasis cutánea localizada) de la Península de Yucatán y un estudio preliminar

Proyecto financiado parcialmente por la Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte La Colección de insectos flebótomos depositada ahora en la Colección Entomológica Regional (CER), fue creada en 1994 por el CIR "Dr. Hideyo Noguchi" como parte de los estudios llevados a cabo en el Programa de Estudio, Vigilancia y Control de la Leishmaniosis en la Península de Yucatán financiado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Los primeros 400 especimenes de la colección en su totalidad pertenecen al área peri domestica y selvática de "La Libertad" comunidad endémica de leishmaniosis en Campeche. El resto de los especimenes datan de colectas realizadas desde 2001 en un proyecto sobre la ecología de Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca financiado por OMS. Se tienen registros de localidades en los estados de Yucatán, Quintana Roo y Campeche, aunque existen una mayor cantidad de especimenes del último estado. Trabajos sobre vectores para Quintana Roo son escasos a pesar de que este es endémico de leishmaniosis con estadísticas superiores a las reportadas para Campeche (7). El reciente impulso del estudio de Leishmaniosis en reservorios huésped y humanos en el sur de Quintana Roo por parte de ECOSUR (unidad Chetumal) y al creciente interés tanto de ECOSUR como del CIR "Dr. Hideyo Noguchi" por el crecimiento y desarrollo de colecciones biológicas, se propone; crear la primera colección de entomología medica de reservorios de leishmaniosis para la Península de Yucatán, la identificación de las especies-vector antropofílicas y la incidencia natural del parásito. Chetumal es una población de Quintana Roo considerada de alta prevalencia e incidencia de leishmaniosis (8). Con el propósito de identificar la estacionalidad de contagio y la identificación de los vectores flebótomos hemofílicos, se proponen realizar muestreos mensuales con trampas de luz, Shannon y Disney de una semana de duración a lo largo de un año en la región selvática y de uso agrícola y agropecuario del área peri-urbana de Chetumal. L
Contact: María del Carmen Pozo de la Tijera (cpozo@ecosur.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAUF-CPMAB

Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity

The Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity (CPMAB) is one of the museums within the Colorado Plateau Biodiversity Center at Northern Arizona University. The museum houses over 230,000 arthropod specimens, primarily from the western United States and Mexico. Our geographic area of focus is the Colorado Plateau and adjacent regions in the Southwest. The major goal of the museum is to make the collection more relevant to ecologists, especially those working on projects related to issues of conservation and biodiversity. We provide entomological consultation regarding identification and biology of insect and spider pests as well as 'bugs' that people are just curious in knowing about.
Contact: Neil Cobb (Neil.Cobb@nau.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c87a0756-fdd7-4cb6-9921-ca5774f8330e
Digital Metadata: EML File

Computarización de abejas de la colección entomológica de la Frontera Sur

La colección de abejas de El Colegio de la Frontera Sur es una de las más grandes a nivel nacional. Además de 12,188 ejemplares colectados en el marco del proyecto CONABIO-BK063 entre 2003 y 2006, cuenta con: a) 7,000 ejemplares colectados entre 1986 y 2000, montados, en buen estado de conservación, pero cuya determinación requiere confirmación de especialistas, y deben ser capturados en una base de datos; b) 17,000 ejemplares colectados y montados en el marco de diversos proyectos entre 2006 y 2010, que requieren serdeterminados y capturados a la base de datos. En este marco, la presente propuesta consiste en confirmar la determinación y capturar en una base de datos los 24,000 ejemplares de abejas aquí presentados, así como hacer una base de datos fotográfica y realizar una colección de partes de abejas en alcohol, para su posterior análisis molecular iBol (Bar Code of Life). Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 6 Género: 95 Subgénero: 80 Especie: 272 Infraespecie: 9
Contact: Rémy Benoit Marie Vandame (rvandame@ecosur.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Computarización de la colección de abejas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) del Museo de Zoología Alfonso L. Herrera, de la Facultad de Ciencias de la UNAM

La colección de abejas del Museo de zoología de la Facultad de Ciencias (MZFC), ha crecido considerablemente en los últimos cinco años, contando con alrededor de 22,000 ejemplares. Por tal motivo se requiere de la elaboración de una base de datos, objetivo que persigue el presente proyecto. Este grupo de insectos de alta importancia como polinizadores tiene una amplia representación en el país, pese a lo cual existen grandes huecos en su conocimiento a nivel taxonómico y geográfico. El Museo de Zoología de la Facultad de Ciencias, desde hace algunos años inició la computarización de las colecciones que alberga y en la actualidad recibe apoyos de diversas instancias, principalmente CONABIO, para dicha tarea, siendo una fuente considerable de datos a este respecto. La presente propuesta plantea la obtención final de una base de datos con aproximadamente 22,000 registros de la colección de esta institución. Se estima que este número de registros incluirán alrededor de 11,000 registros determinados a nivel específico, correspondiendo aproximadamente a 150 especies. Los registros restantes serán capturados como "sp" con números progresivos en cada género. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 6 Género: 115 Subgénero: 119 Especie: 415 Infraespecie: 18
Contact: Moisés Armando Luis Martínez (alm@ciencias.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Computarización de la Colección Nacional de insectos Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín del Museo de Historia Natural de la Ciudad de México

La Colección Nacional de Insectos "Dr. Alfredo Barrera" del Museo de Historia Natural de la Ciudad de México se fundó con el museo en 1964. desde su orígenes se planteó la formación de una colección entomológica representativa del país, y particularmente del Valle de México. El punto de partida para su formación fueron las donaciones y depósitos efectuados por particulares y entomólogos. Su acervo se enriqueció con importantes colecciones como la de Muller que constituye el patrimonio más antiguo de la colección, ya que data de principios de siglo, en la actualidad la colección contiene aproximadamente 50,000 ejemplares. En 1998 se concursó en la convocatoria "Políticas de apoyo de la CONABIO a la infraestructura de las colecciones científicas institucionales 1998" con el número de referencia l 029, la cual fue aprobada, este patrocinio no procedió debido a que nuestra institución no contaba con la facultad jurídica para recibir esta donación. En la actualidad esto ha sido resuelto y por lo tanto pretendemos con esta "Política de Apoyo 1999 para la computarización de colecciones científicas institucionales" ser favorecidos para continuar con el trabajo que hemos propuesto realizar en esta colección. Se ofrece la base de datos de 50,000 ejemplares hasta el nivel de determinación en el que se encuentra en este momento, considerando que los ordenes mejor representados son Lepidoptera con 20,200 especímenes, determinados a nivel de especie en un 90% y el orden Coleoptera con 20,000 ejemplares determinados en 90% a familia y en un 50% por lo menos a nivel de género. El estimado del número de especies que contendrá la base de datos resultado del proyecto propuesto será de aproximadamente 6,150. El objetivo es generar una base de datos que facilite el acceso a la información y que contribuya a la formación del Inventario Nacional de las especies de la Clase Insecta. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 3 Familia: 40 Género: 1627 Especie: 4230 Infraespecie: 529
Contact: María Eugenia Díaz Batres
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Computarización y actualización de la curación de la Colección de Lepidóptera del Museo de Zoología "Alfonso L. Herrera" y su base de datos MARIPOSA.

This IPT instance contains data from several US collections. There may or may not be duplicates of US records within this dataset.
Este proyecto tiene la finalidad de continuar con el proceso de curación de la colección Lepidoptera; así como, la actualización y el incremento de los registros de la base de datos curatorial MARIPOSA, las que pertenecen al Museo de Zoología "Alfonso L. Herrera", de la Facultad de Ciencias de la UNAM con registro DFE.IN.071.0798 ante SEMARNAP. El desarrollo de la base de datos, comienza a mediados de la década de los 70's, para esta labor se ha contado con el apoyo de la Facultad de Ciencias, CONACyT, Papiit-UNAM, Papime-UNAM y CONABIO, con el principal objetivo de desarrollar proyectos faunísticos, taxonómicos, de repatriación de datos de las principales colecciones de Lepidoptera (Papilionoidea) de los Estados Unidos de América y la actualización tanto de la colección de Lepidoptera como de su base de datos, lo que ha dado como resultado la colección de Lepidoptera más importante y mejor representada para ambientes mesomontanos. Dicha colección cuenta con más de 200,000 ejemplares depositados en el Museo de Zoología y la megabase de datos MARIPOSA, la cual reúne la información de tres colecciones nacionales y ocho internacionales, contiene más de 435,000 registros (460,000 individuos), representados en seis familias, 423 géneros, 1182 especies más 708 subespecies. Geográficamente, esta base representa más de 5600 localidades distribuidas en la República Mexicana. Este proyecto se desarrollara en tres fases, cada una con duración de un año, de acuerdo con los lineamientos de la política de apoyo para la computarización o actualización de colecciones científicas, 2009. La primera fase se realizará durante el periodo 2011-2012, con una evaluación anual de acuerdo con los productos establecidos como resultados. Para esta fase, se efectuará la curación de 20,000 ejemplares, los cuales serán ingresados a la megabse de datos MARIPOSA; a
Contact: Moisés Armando Luis Martínez (alm@ciencias.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


DBG-DBGA

Denver Botanic Gardens Collection of Arthropods

The Denver Botanic Gardens Collection of Arthropods (DBGA) is small collection with a research focus on horticultural pests and beneficial insects. Specimen and observation data is primarily collected from managed gardens and agricultural areas in the Colorado Front Range. The collection also contains specimens from other areas in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region, particularly sites with ongoing research projects organized by the Denver Botanic Gardens. Collections are primarily made by volunteers and identifications are often only to family level.
Contact: Rick Levy (Richard.Levy@botanicgardens.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 05db5b76-3037-46db-ba55-79607d9fc050
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Denver Botanic Gardens


DMNS-DMNS

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Worldwide in scope though with a focus on the American West, the Entomology and Arachnology collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science collectively comprise over 1,000,000 specimens and specimen lots. The Entomology collection contains over 950,000 specimens, with Coleoptera (750,000+ specimens) and Lepidoptera (130,000+ specimens) as primary foci. The holdings include at least 18 primary types and 150 paratypes, and dates of collection span from 1878 to the present. The dung beetle collection is the largest in the United States, and our scarab holdings are particularly strong in African as well as regional material. The Colorado Scarab Survey and the Colorado Microlepidoptera Survey, both long-term projects initiated and conducted by DMNS, are steadily growing our regional holdings and our knowledge of the Colorado fauna. The Arachnology collection, with over 55,000 vials of specimens and specimen lots, is the sixth largest in the United States. Holdings are particularly strong in Colorado species and in Solifugae, with 13 primary types and 65 paratypes. The Colorado Spider Survey, initiated at DMNS and now in its 16th year, has vastly expanded our knowledge of the Colorado spider fauna. At the end of 2014, the Entomology collection moved to a new, state-of-the-art collections facility in the south wing of the museum; the Arachnology collection will be moving to the new facility in 2016.
Contact: Dr. Frank Krell or Dr. Paula Cushing (frank.krell@dmns.org; paula.cushing@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 722da3b7-73fe-41b6-b1c9-8801accd20f3
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Diversidad de abejas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) de la Reserva de la Biosfera El Triunfo, Chiapas

Se propone conocer la diversidad de especies de abejas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) de la Reserva de la Biosfera "El Triunfo" y elaborar la primera base de datos georeferenciada, tanto de los especimenes de abejas como de las principales fuentes florales que utilizan. Se estima que cerca de 300 especies de abejas con alrededor de 20,000 ejemplares serán colectados para el áreas de estudio, se calcula que será posible determinar a nivel específico hasta 60% de la fauna de abejas, cerca de 180 especies. Además se reunirá información sobre los nombres populares de las especies de plantas más comunes y las utilizadas en la meliponicultura. La información se organizará en la base de datos del sistema BIOTICA. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 6 Género: 70 Subgénero: 49 Especie: 127 Infraespecie: 3
Contact: Rémy Benoit Marie Vandame (rvandame@ecosur.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Diversidad de ocho grupos de insecta (Odonata, Lycidae, Phengodidae, Lampyridae, Cantharidae, Cerambycidae, Syrphidae y Vespidae) en tres regiones con

El bosque tropical caducifolio (BTC) es uno de los ecosistemas tropicales más diversos en América, pero también es uno de los ecosistemas más amenazados (Janzen 1988). En México cubre 8% de su territorio (Trejo y Dirzo 2000) y alberga un gran número de especies endémicas (Ceballos y García 1995). Hasta 1990 solo 27% del BTC en México permanecía intacto (Trejo y Dirzo 2000), mientras que el resto ha sido alterado por actividades humanas, principalmente agricultura y ganadería (Maass 1995). Por otro lado, el conocimiento de la diversidad y distribución de insectos en el BTC en México es reducido y se circunscribe principalmente al generado en la región de Chamela, Jalisco (Pescador et al. en prensa, Rodríguez-Palafox y Corona-López en prensa). Considerando este escenario y el hecho de que el conocimiento de la diversidad biológica de cualquier comunidad es una premisa clave para cualquier esfuerzo de conservación (Wilson 1988), se inició un estudio a largo plazo para conocer la diversidad y distribución de Odonata, Lycidae, Phengodidae, Lampyridae, Cantharidae (Cantharoidea), Cerambycidae, Syrphidae y Vespidae (Insecta) en el BTC en México. Como parte de ese estudio, este proyecto tiene como propósito continuar estudiando la fauna de esos grupos de insectos en regiones con BTC aún no estudiadas y con ello incrementar nuestro conocimiento sobre estos grupos e identificar áreas que puedan ser importantes para su conservación por su riqueza o endemicidad. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 4 Familia: 16 Género: 230 Subgénero: 9 Especie: 406 Infraespecie: 26
Contact: Felipe Arturo Noguera Martínez (chamela@ibilogia.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


DUGWAY-DUG-ENT

Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection

The Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection houses more than 1,100 specimens of plants, insects, spiders, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals collected primarily from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground but also include some areas just outside the installation within Tooele County. The collection is used in support of the Army Mission on the West Desert of Utah, in scientific research, education and outreach efforts. One objective of this collection is to ensure preservation of species of concern and document localities and habitats for management of sensitive and/or rare species mandated by the endangered species act.
Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b192dbaf-eae2-4613-a48c-5e9d0c4cca5c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection
Access Rights: CC BY-NC

Ed V Gage Collection

Preserved specimens of Coleoptera, (especially “Cicindelidae of the world” is a major component), Meloidae (approximately 8000 specimens of 700 species), Tenebrionidae, Cerambycidae, Buprestidae, Scarabaeidae, and Lepidoptera of the world. Other orders are a minor part of the collection. This is a private collection that will eventually be donated to a public museum.
Contact: Ed V Gage (edvgage@wildblue.net)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 130e5ce4-6cc2-4f2a-9839-99fdcb624d89
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Ed Gage, Manager and Curator of the Texas Museum of Entomology
Access Rights: Permission from Ed V Gage or Randy V Gage for use of “not for profit” and appropriate credits to Ed V Gage are given for all uses, written or unwritten.


UMNH-ENT

Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah consists of approximately 250,000 pinned and alcohol specimens from around the world, with greatest specimen numbers from the intermountain west. The collection dates back to the late 1800s, with heaviest collection periods in the 1930s and 1960s. The collection was relocated in 2012 to a new facility with optimal storage conditions. Areas of greatest strength include Lepidoptera, Cicadidae and Cicindelidae. Future project emphasis is on databasing the collection to increase research utilization of the collection.
Contact: Christy Bills (cbills@nhmu.utah.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 11991258-201f-460d-a69b-1ab112a01cf3
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Utah
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only, researchers are requested to let us know when they use our specimen data in publications

Escarabajos y moscas de los bosques de niebla del sureste mexicano (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea; Diptera: Syrphidae y Calliphoridae)

El presente proyecto de investigación iniciará la evaluación y análisis de la riqueza faunística de los escarabajos (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) y moscas (Diptera: Syrphidae y Calliphoridae) de los bosques de niebla del sureste mexicano. Los resultados obtenidos en este proyecto, constituirán la base inicial para un sistema permanente de estudio y monitoreo de la biodiversidad de este ecosistema tan diezmado en nuestro país. La investigación será producto de la unión de esfuerzos de dos instituciones mexicanas y tres extranjeras: El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Instituto de Ecología A.C. (IE AC); el Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad, Universidad de Alicante (CIBIO-ESPAÑA), National Museum of Scotland (NMS-ESCOCIA) y Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow (HMAG-ESCOCIA). El objetivo general que persigue el presente proyecto es establecer bases de información para el conocimiento de la diversidad de escarabajos y moscas asociados a un paisaje fragmentado de bosque de niebla en el Sureste de México. Aunado a ello, se proyecta recopilar información etnobiológica que los pobladores locales, principalmente de las etnias Mam y Cakchikel, posean acerca de los insectos a estudiar. Con todo lo anterior se pretende conformar una base de datos que es el principal producto de esta investigación. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 2 Familia: 6 Género: 63 Subgénero: 12 Especie: 143 Infraespecie: 1
Contact: Benigno Gómez y Gómez
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 5 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


EMEC-EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

The Essig Museum of Entomology maintains ca. six million pinned, slide-mounted, and fluid preserved specimens of terrestrial and fresh water arthropods with a focus on western North America, particularly California. Other well-represented regions include Costa Rica, Chile, Australia, New Caledonia, Hawaii, and French Polynesia. The collection was formalized in 1939 with the launch of the California Insect Survey, although some specimens date back to the 1890’s. New accessions continue to add to our holdings through faculty, staff, and student research, and generous donations from insect enthusiasts and other collectors. The Essig Museum is part of the Berkeley Natural History Museum consortium.
Contact: Peter Oboyski (essig.museum@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Regents of the University of California


FMNH-FMNHINS

Field Museum of Natural History Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Myriapods

The Field Museum's Collection of Insects houses worldwide collections of Arthropoda (excluding Crustacea) that rank fifth in overall size among North American collections. At present, the collection includes approximately 4.1 million pinned insects and 8 million specimens or lots of insects and other arthropods in alcohol or on microscope slides. The collection receives heavy use by US and international visitors and borrowers. Collection data are now available online in KE EMu for many parts of the collection
Contact: Crystal A. Maier (Collection Manager) (cmaier@fieldmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Copyright © 2015 The Field Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/copyright-information

Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, has become one of the world’s largest institutions for research on butterflies and moths, and an important research facility for insect science. The facility was constructed by combining the staff and merging the Lepidoptera holdings from the Allyn Museum of Entomology, the Florida State Collection of Arthropods and other University of Florida collections, and now may include over ten million specimens from all over the world, rivaling some of the largest Lepidoptera research collections globally. The facility includes a team of domestic and international researchers studying many areas of lepidopterology, including behavior, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, genomics, physiology, systematics and taxonomy.
Contact: Akito Kawahara (kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 32180c92-8d89-4e4a-8af5-6749f47ea299
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center


PSUC-ENTO

Frost Entomological Museum

The research collection comprises over 2,000,000 specimens of insects representing at least 15,000 species. Specimens are pinned, slide mounted, and liquid preserved in alcohol with dried artifacts. The important collection holdings include the George and Alice Beatty Odonata Collection, John Pepper Aphid Collection, K.C. Kim Anoplura. Collection, archival collections from major inventory and assessment projects including several national parks and a PA National Guard Training Center and others.
Contact: Andrew R. Deans (adeans@psu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


SCAN

General Research Observations

A collection of general, typically image-supported observations by general SCAN contributors. Also suited for adding external records that have no evident catalogue numbers and are 'communicated' via diverse (but trustworthy) sources.
Contact: Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 18cd2464-7d11-443b-bd21-3e4872c5a7fe
Digital Metadata: EML File


GPSC

Gregory P. Setliff Collection - Kutztown University

TBD.
Contact: Gregory P. Setliff (setliff@kutztown.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 11c99ac1-da27-4232-88f0-6e0da3c5f4c1
Digital Metadata: EML File


UKY-HIC-HIC

Hymenoptera Institute Collection

The Hymenoptera Institute Collection is a collection of largely parasitic Hymenoptera housed in Michael Sharkey’s Lab in the Entomology Department (Agricultural Science Center North) at the University of Kentucky. The museum houses over 350 drawers of Hymenoptera focusing on Braconidae, with the primary focus on the braconid subfamily Agathidinae. The braconid collection is of world-scope, having received samples from all continents except Antarctica and is primarily used to describe new species and conduct molecular phylogenetics studies. Major recent projects include the Thailand Biodiversity Project (TIGER), the Columbia Biodiversity Project, and the Hymatol Project (phylogeny of Hymenoptera). More information can be found at the Sharkey Lab webpage: http://sharkeylab.org/sharkeylab/sharkeyProjects.php
Contact: Eric Chapman (ericgchapman@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a8a78602-8293-4636-943a-aa4e7a91dfe7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Kentucky
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only

Illinois Natural History Survey Insect Collection

The insect collection at the Survey now houses over 7,000,000 curated specimens. The growth and wide-ranging scope of this collection can be credited to the diverse interests of the systematists who have spent all or part of their career at the Survey. Scientists such as Stephen A. Forbes, the first Director of the State Laboratory and Chief of the Natural History Survey; Theodore Frison, who succeeded Forbes; and H. H. Ross, who directed the intense systematics studies of the faunistic section for 40 years, placed considerable emphasis on enlarging the insect collection. These insects document the changing landscape and environmental conditions of the world. The INHS insect collection is one of the largest in North America. The most recent size estimate was done in 1992. The heavy concentration of specimens from the last third of the 1800s also makes this one of North America's oldest insect and related arthropod collections. The INHS Insect Collection includes more than 13,000 primary types (syntypes inclusive). Because of size, historical holdings, and wide breadth of coverage in certain groups, the collection is an important national and worldwide resource.
Contact: Tommy McElrath (monotomidae@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 June 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


iNaturalist-Observations

iNaturalist Research-grade Observations

iNaturalist.org is a website where anyone can record their observations from nature. Members record observations for numerous reasons, including participation in citizen science projects, class projects, and personal fulfillment.
Contact: Ken-ichi Ueda (kueda@inaturalist.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rights for individual observations belong to the individual observers. In jurisdictions where collections of data are are considered intellectual property, the rights holder of this collection is the California Academy of Sciences.
Access Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. Anyone is free to access it for non-commercial use.

Inventario de la lepidopterofauna de la Sierra de Huautla

Este trabajo tiene el propósito de contribuir al conocimiento de la diversidad de Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera) de la Cuenca Oriental del Balsas, en particular la de la Sierra de Huautla y áreas adyacentes. La Cuenca del Balsas es una de las regiones en donde se ha encontrado una buena representación de la riqueza y endemismos de la flora, de la herpetofauna y de la avifauna mexicanas. Sin embargo, prácticamente no se tiene información en lo que respecta a los papilionoideos, específicamente de aquellos asociados a la selva baja caducifolia de la Sierra de Huautla. Hasta la fecha se han registrado 70 especies pertenecientes a 51 géneros de las familias Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae y Lycaenidae, en solo cinco localidades de recolecta dentro de los municipios de Chietla, Chiautla, Huhuetlán y Teotlalco en el estado de Puebla. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 5 Género: 85 Especie: 150 Infraespecie: 88
Contact: María de las Mercedes Luna Reyes (mmluna@puma2.zaragoza.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Inventario de las mariposas de la selva baja de las sierras de Taxco-Huautla, Guerrero (RTP120)

Este proyecto tiene el propósito de conocer la diversidad de las mariposas de la selva baja caducifolia de la porción norte del estado de Guerrero, especialmente del área comprendida en las Sierras de Taxco-Huautla; adicionalmente, se pretende conocer la distribución local y estacional de estos papilionoideos en el área de estudio. La región prácticamente no ha sido explorada, por lo que este trabajo representa el primer inventario de Papilionoidea. Se trata de un estudio extensivo en el que se considerarán el mayor número de localidades para obtener un inventario más completo. Se propone efectuar salidas al campo mensuales durante 22 meses durante las cuales se recolectarán ejemplares con redes aéreas y trampas cebadas, y se tomarán fotografías de las mariposas. Todos los ejemplares serán determinados taxonómicamente hasta el nivel de especie o subespecie, según corresponda. Posteriormente, se integrará la lista específica y se analizará la distribución de los papilionoideos. Se prepararán en alfiler al menos 2000 ejemplares. Se ingresarán 8,000 registros a la base de datos BIÓTICA. Todos los ejemplares tanto en sobre como en alfiler quedarán depositados en la Colección Lepidopterológica del Museo de Zoología de la FES Zaragoza. PALABRAS CLAVE: diversidad, mariposas diurnas, Papilionoidea, selva baja caducifolia, selvas secas.
Contact: María de las Mercedes Luna Reyes (mmluna@puma2.zaragoza.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


KSU-MEPAR

K-State Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research

The Kansas State University Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research (KSU-MEPAR) is nearly as old as Kansas State University itself, having been started in 1879 by E. A. Popenoe, the first full-time entomologist employed at the Kansas State College. The collection has grown considerably since that time and is estimated to contain approximately 300,000 specimens. The type collection includes 52 holotypes, and 2,214 paratype specimens representing 668 species. The majority of the specimens are from the midwestern states and the western U.S. Many of the specimens were collected from local and regional prairies between 1880 and 1920, providing valuable historical specimens and records of the fauna before the land succumbed to farming and ranching. A significant amount of Neotropical, and some Old World, specimens are also present. The primary purposes of the museum are to collect, preserve, and maintain a research collection of insects and other arthropods, and their associated information, that represent the natural history of Kansas and the prairie region; to study and interpret this information; to make the specimens and other information available for study by researchers; and to use the museum as a resource of information through publications, exhibits, displays, and other informative outreach activities.
Contact: Gregory Zolnerowich (gregz@ksu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 July 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File


KKIC-KKIC

Kojun Kanda Insect Collection

TBD
Contact: Kojun Kanda (kk933@nau.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 002c13d2-80a9-47db-a28b-4d2b94b7ec96
Digital Metadata: EML File

KWP Lepidoptera Collection (Arctos)

Kenelm W. Philip Lepidoptera collection,includes the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey (ALS) collection. ALS was a citizen science initiative lead by Dr. Philip that was active from 1970 to 2014 and included over 600 people. 90% of the KWP pinned collection (~43,200 specimens) will be transferred to the NMNH in August 2018.
Contact: Derek Sikes (dssikes@alaska.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera y Heterocera) de áreas prioritarias para la conservación en la Península de Yucatán, con registros de adultos y estados inmad

El trabajo de este proyecto se enfoca en la actualización de la base de datos de la Colección de Lepidopteros de Yucatán, incluyendo aspectos curatoriales, asi como la recolecta de ejemplares en la zona norte del estado de Quintana Roo, región prioritaria de Yum Balam con la entrega del listado de especies de la zona. En el Museo de Zoología de Ecosur, unidad Chetumal, se encuentra depositada la primera colección de Lepidoptera de Yucatán que está completamente documentada. Desde 1990 se han realizado estudios faunísticos de este grupo en diversas localidades de la Península de Yucatán a través de proyectos financiados y de la elaboración de tesis de licenciatura, maestría y doctorado. La colección incluye especies de los subordenes Rhopalocera y Heterocera, asi como la reciente colección accesoria que incluye estados inmaduros de estos dos grupos. La colección ha sido revisada por taxónomos especialistas en diferentes familias de ambos subórdenes, y durante este proyecto contaremos con su asesoría. Como parte de los resultados se obtendrá la actualización de la base de datos de ambas colecciones con un incremento global de 30,000 registros, la lista de especies de la región prioritaria de Yum Balam y la curación de las colecciones mencionadas. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 8 Género: 279 Especie: 552 Infraespecie: 264
Contact: Sonia Alejandra Careaga Olvera (scareaga@conabio.gob.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

LepSnap "Sandbox"

This collection is for testing only
Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b384cb2a-c88c-4d17-b313-6f72e27d93f7
Digital Metadata: EML File

Lyman Entomological Museum (LEMQ)

Insect and arachnid specimens deposited in the Lyman Entomological Museum, McGill University. Data served via Canadensys at http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=lemq-specimens. This data is provided as a resource for SCAN users, if you use data from this collection in publications please access the data via GBIF or Canadensys web portals.
Contact: Terry Wheeler (terry.wheeler@mcgill.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


MAJC-MAJC

M. Andrew Johnston Collection

Research collection of M. Andrew Johnston, primarily containing specimens of darkling beetles in the family Tenebrionidae, and more generally coleoptera from Arizona and the southwestern U.S. Located in Tempe, AZ.
Contact: Andrew Johnston (ajohnston@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 792ded92-38ec-4cb7-b69e-b44ea00880cf
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: M. Andrew Johnston


MPM-MPM IZ

Milwaukee Public Museum, Invertebrate Zoology-Insect Collection

The Milwaukee Public Museum Invertebrate Zoology Collection numbers about 800,000 specimens of which 70% are insects and 30% are other invertebrate groups encompassing a broad diversity of animals (52 zoological classes.) Lepidoptera and Coleoptera comprise the largest portions of the insect collections, and Mollusca and Crustacea the largest collections of other invertebrates. Special insect collections include the Type Collection (about 60 holotypes and 55 syntypes) of various orders, tropical Lepidoptera and gynandromorphs from James R. Neidhoefer, a worldwide collection of Sphingidae from William E. Sieker, the Albert Schwartz collection of West Indies Lepidoptera, determined Costa Rican cacao-pollinating midges (Ceratopogonidae and Cecidomyiidae) from Allen M. Young’s research. Other significant invertebrate collections include a comprehensive survey of WI crayfishes made by the WI Department of Natural Resources, Horton H. Hobbs III and Joan P. Jass, the Harold Mathiak collection of WI freshwater unionids, and the WI arachnid collection, including the historically important George W. and Elizabeth G. Peckham Collection of jumping spiders. A more detailed description is available at http://www.mpm.edu/research-collections/invertebrate-zoology/collections-overview. For further information or loans, please contact Collection Manager Julia Colby (colby@mpm.edu).
Contact: Julia Colby (Collection Manager) (colby@mpm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 267fcb1b-0323-4f91-b6bd-e61a8cf40d83
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Milwaukee Public Museum
Access Rights: Milwaukee Public Museum

Mississippi Entomological Museum

The Mississippi Entomological Museum is located in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University near Starkville, Mississippi. The Mississippi Entomological Museum was formed in 1979, under the leadership of Dr. William H. Cross, to combine several private and institutional collections that were present in the state. The research collection contains more than 1,000,000 pinned specimens, and more than 35,000 are being added annually. The Mississippi Entomological Museum includes collections, beginning in the late 1800's of H. E. Weed, Henry Dietrich, J. M. Langston, R. W. Harned, Gladys Hoke-Lobdell, E. W. Stafford, M. R. Smith, William H. Cross, Leon W. Hepner, Bryant Mather, and Charles Bryson. Exotic material includes taxa from Central and South America, the Seychelles, New Caledonia, and the Fiji Islands. The MacDonald Collection, emphasizing Lepidoptera of Panama, is housed in the Mississippi Entomological Museum as well as the Ross E. Hutchins collection of photographs, which are primarily of insects and other natural history subjects, and the James Solomon collection of wood damage. More information about the collection is available at http://mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu/. For information pertaining to loans, contact the Curator, Terence Schiefer (tschiefer@entomology.msstate.edu).
Contact: Richard Brown (RBrown@entomology.msstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 681c0543-167b-4f2a-94d3-61e9d3183ad3
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Mississippi Entomological Museum

Moth Observation Database: David L. Wikle Personal Collection

Moth Observations Database: David L. Wikle Personal Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the David L. Wikle Personal Collection collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observation Database: Field Museum of Natural History

Moth Observations Database: Field Museum of Natural History Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Field Museum of Natural History Collection collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observation Database: Kansas State University

Moth Observations Database: Kansas State University Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Kansas State University Collection collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Chris Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observation Database: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Moth Observations Database: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Collection. This database is a project of Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: American Museum of Natural History

Moth Observations Database: American Museum of Natural History is a series of observed moth specimens from the American Museum of Natural History collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (cgrinter@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: California Academy of Sciences

Moth Observations Database: California Academy of Sciences is a series of observed moth specimens from the California Academy of Sciences collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (cgrinter@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bc0036f7-95dd-4f46-95a6-b7eab7758a30
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: California Department of Food and Agriculture

Moth Observations Database: California Department of Food and Agriculture is a series of observed moth specimens from the California Department of Food and Agriculture collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: Canadian National Collection

Moth Observations Database: Canadian National Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Canadian National Collection collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Moth Observations Database: Colorado State University, Fort Collins is a series of observed moth specimens from the Colorado State University, Fort Collins collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Moth Observations Database: Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a series of observed moth specimens from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Dr. Frank Krell (frank.krell@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File

Moth Observations Database: LA County Museum of Natural History

Moth Observations Database: LA County Museum of Natural History is a series of observed moth specimens from the LA County Museum of Natural History collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: National Museum of Natural History

Moth Observations Database: National Museum of Natural History is a series of observed moth specimens from the National Museum of Natural History collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: Paul and Sandy Russel Personal Collection

Moth Observations Database: Paul and Sandy Russel Personal Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Paul and Sandy Russel Personal Collection collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: Peter Jump Personal Collection

Moth Observations Database: Peter Jump Personal Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Peter Jump Personal Collection collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: San Diego Natural History Museum

Moth Observations Database: San Diego Natural History Museum is a series of observed moth specimens from the San Diego Natural History Museum collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: Tom Dimock Personal Collection

Moth Observations Database: Tom Dimock Personal Collection is a series of observed moth specimens from the Tom Dimock Personal Collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: UC Berkeley

Moth Observations Database: UC Berkeley is a series of observed moth specimens from the UC Berkeley collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: UC Davis

Moth Observations Database: UC Davis is a series of observed moth specimens from the UC Davis collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: UC Riverside

Moth Observations Database: UC Riverside is a series of observed moth specimens from the UC Riverside collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN

Moth Observations Database: University of Connecticut

Moth Observations Database: University of Connecticut is a series of observed moth specimens from the University of Connecticut collection. This database is a project of Kelly Richers and Christopher Grinter and is hosted by the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network.
Contact: Christopher Grinter (Christopher.Grinter@dmns.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 November 2013
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN


MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

The Museum of Comparative Zoology was founded in 1859 on the concept that collections are an integral and fundamental component of zoological research and teaching. This more than 150-year-old commitment remains a strong and proud tradition for the MCZ.

The present-day MCZ contains over 21-million specimens in ten research collections which comprise one of the world's richest and most varied resources for studying the diversity of life. The museum serves as the primary repository for zoological specimens collected by past and present Harvard faculty-curators, staff and associates conducting research around the world.

As a premier university museum and research institution, the specimens and their related data are available to researchers of the scientific and museum community.
Contact: bdim@oeb.harvard.edu (bdim@oeb.harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 September 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


UNM-MSBA

Museum of Southwestern Biology, Division of Arthropods

The MSB Division of Arthropods houses collections from the southwestern US as well as Central and South America and other areas of the world. Species concentrations are in Arachnida, Myriapoda, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, and Orthoptera. The collection began with material from ecological research (including LTER sites and several NPS sites) and is now increasing its systematics focus. There are an estimated 200,000 specimens but many are still being integrated into the collection.
Contact: Sandra Brantley (sbrantle@unm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cf2cd47f-8b74-43a7-b5e4-5bedf5d18cde
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museum of Southwestern Biology
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only


NMK-INV

National Museums of Kenya, Invertebrate Section

National Museums Kenya is an organization comprising multiple museums. NMK, Nairobi refers to the primary natural history museum in the country. It includes a herbarium (code EA) and multiple other sections (mammalogy, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology, and palynology (for fossil pollen). Satellite museums around the country host assorted animal and plant collections.
Contact: Morris Mutua (mmutua@museums.or.ke)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 February 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National Museums of Kenya
Access Rights: National Museums of Kenya

Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab - US-CA-MX - Bees

Species occurrence records for native and non-native bees, wasps and other insects collected using mainly pan, malaise, and vane trapping; and insect netting methods in Canada, Mexico, the non-contiguous United States, U.S. Territories (specifically U.S. Virgin Islands), and U.S. Minor Outlying Islands. Some records also contain notes regarding plants or substrates from which insects were collected or that were present and/or in flower at the time the insects were collected. Unless otherwise noted, taxonomic determinations (identifications) were completed by Sam Droege (USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - PWRC).
Contact: Sam Droege (sdroege@usgs.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 August 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File

Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab - World - Bees

Species occurrence records for native and non-native bees and other insects collected using mainly pan, malaise, and vane trapping; and insect netting methods in Armenia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Israel. Some records also contain notes regarding plants or substrates from which insects were collected or that were present and/or in flower at the time the insects were collected. Unless otherwise noted, taxonomic determinations (identifications) were completed by Sam Droege (USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - PWRC).
Contact: Sam Droege (sdroege@usgs.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 August 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

This is a snapshot of publicly available data.

With over 800,000 described species — more than half of all known living organisms — insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth. The Natural History Museum's entomology collection has more than 5.8 million specimens of insects and spiders. The collection's strength lies in its holdings of specimens of ants, phorid flies, scarab beetles, and moths from North and Central America. Museum scientists conduct world-class research on systematics, studying species and their relationships, the evolution of major groups, and fossil insects in amber. They conduct field work on insect biodiversity at home and in tropical countries. Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County goes back as far as 1913, when the Museum first opened.
Contact: Brian Brown (bbrown@nhm.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 April 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


NMSU-NMSU

New Mexico State Collection of Arthropods

The New Mexico State Collection of Arthropods is located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. It currently houses approximately 150,000 arthropod specimens as well as the Merrill Sweet Collection (350,000 specimens). The NMSU Collection primarily is composed of arthropods from the western United States, with an emphasis on the arachnids of the arid Southwest. The goals of the collection include survey of the arthropod fauna of New Mexico and the Southwest, providing reference material for researchers, and providing outreach to our constituents in the state and abroad.
Contact: Scott Bundy (cbundy@nmsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8b97d772-e666-4dd9-ac5d-c4701d593e41
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: NMSU

North American Bee Collections

This collection is a snapshot of two projects. The first project is collections data from the Tri-Trophic Interactions ADBC Thematic Collections Network at the American Museum of Natural History http://tcn.amnh.org/. The second collection consists of data from a bee PBI project. Data for both of these projects are being served on SCAN to provide added value to SCAN users. Although the American Museum of Natural History served as the lead institution for both of these projects, a number of institutions have collaborated in the digitization. Please download data-sets from the iDigBio portal , which serves as the primary portal for these data-sets.
Contact: John S. Ascher (dbsajs@nus.edu.sg)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 June 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SCAN
Access Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)

Odonata records from the Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum

These records are taken from odonates in the BYU collection but the specimens were not catologed. Most of the specimens are papered but some are in the frozen tissue collection. The records were produced by Alan Myrup, who has spent many years curating the BYU odonate collection.
Contact: Shawn Clark (shawn_clark@byu.edu)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d8074cdb-9b4c-49ae-8746-e72a6dc411cc
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only.


OSU-OSU

Ohio State C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection

This collection is comprised of an extract of specimen records from the Ohio State C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection. These records are also included in the Triplehorn Museum's GBIF feed. Further aggregation is not recommended.
Contact: Norman F. Johnson (johnson.2@osu.edu)
Home Page: wasps.osu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Ohio State University


OSU-OSAC

Oregon State Arthropod Collection

The OSAC is a research collection of approximately 3 million non-marine arthropod and molluscan specimens. Strengths are Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera and Acari. The fauna of the Pacific Northwest is particularly well represented, but the collection is global in scope. The collection includes both primary and secondary types. More information can be found on their website: http:osac.oregonstate.edu.
Contact: Christopher Marshall (Christopher.Marshall@oregonstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Oregon State University

Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR)

The Ouellet-Robert entomological collection (QMOR) is one of the larger Canadian university entomological collections and the second largest in Quebec. It comprises 1.5 million specimens, covering more than 20,000 species. Aquatic insects from many regions of the world are particularly well-represented. This dataset includes 38,295 digitized lots from the collection (192,000+ individuals), representing the orders Odonata, Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera. Data served via Canadensys at http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=lemq-specimens. This data is provided as a resource for SCAN users, if you use data from this collection in publications please access the data via GBIF or Canadensys web portals.
Contact: Colin Favret (colin.favret@umontreal.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File

Plant Bug Planetary Biodiversity Inventory Project PBI: Phytophagous Insects as a Model Group for Documenting Planetary Biodiversity (Insecta: Heterop

Contact: Randall T. Schuh (schuh@amnh.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 June 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File

Primera fase de actualización de la Colección de Siphonaptera Alfredo Barrera del Museo de Zoología Alfonso Herrera

Proyecto financiado parcialmente por la Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte Las pulgas son insectos ectoparásitos de aves y mamíferos, portadores de virus y bacterias, por lo que son transmisoras de enfermedades causantes de epidemias cuando estas no son controladas. Por lo que son considerados insectos de importancia sanitaria, y es por esta razón que comenzó el estudio de estos parásitos, conformando colecciones. La colección de Siphonaptera (Insecta) Alfredo Barrera, del Museo de Zoología "Alfonso L. Herrera" es considerada una de las más importantes en Latinoamérica, ya que cuenta con una gran cantidad de ejemplares tipo y un acervo importante de ejemplares de otros países, además es una de las pocas colecciones dedicadas al estudio de este taxón en el país. En la cual se encuentran representadas el 72% (100) de las especies que han sido registradas en el país (138 especies); sin embargo, todavía falta mucha información sobre este taxón por conocer. Actualmente existe una base de datos soportada en el programa Biótica 4.0, que se creo en el año de 1996 a partir del proyecto J123 de la CONABIO y contiene 5,277 registros, de los cuales el 20% de los registros se encuentran determinados a nivel genérico. De 1997 a la fecha se ha ido acumulando material en alcohol al 70%, alrededor de 1,500 ejemplares que están en proceso de curación para integrarse a la colección. Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 1 Familia: 9 Género: 50 Subgénero: 1 Especie: 136 Infraespecie: 23
Contact: Jorge Llorente Bousquets (jlb@hp.fciencias.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCD-BMEC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology

The Bohart Museum’s mission is to serve the research community, support campus teaching, provide science educational outreach for the public, and to provide diagnostic and information services. The museum houses the seventh largest insect collection in North America. The museum specializes in the unique insect fauna of California, both native and exotic species. Current holdings of nearly 8 million specimens include a wide range of terrestrial invertebrates, specializing in arthropods (insects, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions, mites, ticks, and spiders), crustaceans (pill and sow bugs, fairy and tadpole shrimp), and tardigrade water bears. The largest collections are of the Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Acarina and Tardigrada. The collections are worldwide in scope, with the Americas, south Asia and Australia particularly well-represented. The museum is also the home of the California Insect Survey and sponsors research on the California fauna.
Contact: Lynn S. Kimsey (lskimsey@ucdavis.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 79aa23b2-db5f-4b44-9484-e8af67d3db86
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of California
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use, except by contract

Repatriación de datos de los lepidópteros depositados en la Colección del McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural H

El presente proyecto tiene como objetivo principal repatriar los datos de las especies de nueve familias de Lepidoptera, depositados en la colección del "McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity", Florida Museum of Natural History. En la actualidad se están revisando las familias Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Riodinidae, Lycaenidae, Hesperidae, Sphingidae, Saturniidae y Castiindae, las cuales son las bases del presente proyecto. A traés de estimaciones preliminares se calcula que están representadas en el McGuire Center aproximadamente 1500 especies y unos 50,000 registros de estas familias. Con la obtención de estos datos se pretende incrementar el conocimiento geográfico y biótico de la fauna de lepidópteros mexicanos, además de seguir con el desarrollo de las bases de datos de los Museos de Zoología de la Facultad de Ciencias y de El Colegio de la Frontera Sur; así como, del banco de datos de la propia CONABIO. Con la información obtenida y con la que ya se cuenta, seguir contribuyendo en el conocimiento de la fauna mexicana; además de la formación de recursos humanos en el desarrollo de las actividades profesionales de licenciatura y posgrado en ambas instituciones y el apoyo científico a otras instituciones tanto nacionales, como del extranjero.
Contact: Moisés Armando Luis Martínez (alm@ciencias.unam.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


SSAC-SSAC

Salvatore S. Anzaldo Collection

Research collection of Sal S. Anzaldo, primarily containing specimens of weevils in the superfamily Curculionoidea, and specifically Neotropical conoderine weevils. The collection is currently housed at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Contact: Sal Anzaldo (sanzaldo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 97a2a8fc-8fc8-48c1-a0eb-c50add88c708
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Salvatore S. Anzaldo


SBMNH-SBMNHENT

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection

The Entomology Collection at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH) contains over 300,000 specimens, including both insects and arachnids. The collections focus primarily on the Santa Barbara region, including important holdings from the California Channel Islands. In addition to Channel Islands material, the collection is very strong in California beetles (Coleoptera), moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), and parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera). The dry collection is housed in modern metal cabinets, in Cornell-style drawers, and is mostly sorted to the family level. The collection holds about 20 primary types, described as a result of California beetle surveys, housed separately from the remainder of the collection. Representation is very strong from the Transverse Ranges, including the mountains of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Desert areas to the east are also well represented, as is the southern Sierra Nevada.
Contact: Matthew L. Gimmel (mgimmel@sbnature2.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a8a49613-67d0-48cc-8563-14c76462a46d
Digital Metadata: EML File


SCAN-ARTSYS

SCAN Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research)

ARTSYS is the "SCAN Collection of Externally Processed Specimens for Arthropod Systematics Research". ARTSYS is a pragmatic solution to the challenge of making specimens accessible that are part of an ongoing revisionary systematic project, but are frequently on loan or otherwise not destined to become part of the author's home collection. ARTSYS is open to any revisionary arthropod systematist needing such a tool. The occurrence record table allows one to specify the Owning Institution and Disposition (e.g., "on loan"). Request access to ARTSYS: e-mail nico.franz@asu.edu. Register your set of utilized ARTSYS catalog numbers: http://tinyurl.com/artsys-label-tracking. Access the ARTSYS spreadsheet template: https://github.com/nfranz/ARTSYS [Download the spreadsheet, adjust the number in cell A2 according to the number set reserved in the Tracking Google spreadsheet, and print your set of 525 catalog numbers]
Contact: Nico M. Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0acac5fe-f0ec-4d9f-82f8-0dbb74888de2
Digital Metadata: EML File

Scarab Central: World Scarabaeoidea

Scarab beetles (Scarabaeoidea) include over 31,000 described species, and current estimates suggest that the group includes at least 50,000 species world-wide. It is ecologically diverse with species that feed on roots, fruits, leaves, and rotting wood as well as detritivores that are associated with vertebrate carcasses and dung, and inquilines living in nests of vertebrates and invertebrates. The group is environmentally important, with many species of conservation, agricultural, biocontrol, cultural, and eco-service concern. For these reasons, biodiversity data on scarab beetles are essential. This database integrates data from several projects focused on New World scarab biodiversity. Combining these data greatly increases the power of our biodiversity knowledge. It allows development of regional catalogs, specimen-level information including character data, geographic and temporal distributions, host plant associations, and images. It contributes to the development of computer infrastructure for organizing and accessing knowledge about scarab beetles, and provides the foundation for future work in global scarab systematics
Contact: Brett C. Ratcliffe (bratcliffe1@unl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 38c12dad-756f-494d-bf91-dedfde534b05
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: UNL
Access Rights: Access to most of the data will be open to the public. Certain data will be limited to special request in writing from bona fide researchers. Such information will be metadata about the collection data (i.e., when and who proofed the data), sensitive

Scarabaeoidea y colección de tipos de la colección entomológica del Centro de Estudios en Zoología, Universidad de Guadalajara

La Colección Entomológica del Centro de Estudios en Zoología, Universidad de Guadalajara (CZUG) se ha convertido en los últimos años en un acervo fundamental para el conocimiento de los insectos del estado de Jalisco y la región Occidente del país. Si bien, en el estado existen otras dos colecciones de importancia (en la Estación de Biología, Chamela, UNAM y en el Instituto Manantlán de Ecología y Conservación de la Biovidersidad, Universidad de Guadalajara), las actividades de investigación y difusión permiten ubicarla en una posición importante a pesar de ser de reciente formación. Al realizar este proyecto, la información de Scarabaeoidea de la colección se sistematizará e incorporará a una base de datos en Biótica 4.1, además de que la información de especímenes del extranjero se incorporará a una base de datos en Access, misma que ahora contiene la información de la Colección Entomológica Tomás G. Zoebisch asociada a la colección Entomológica.Se incorporará información de cinco familias, aproximadamente 45 géneros y 250 especies. El total de registros será de aproximadamente cinco mil, considerando para ello que cada ejemplar será un registro debido a que cada uno de los ejemplares estará asignado a un número de catálogo de la colección Reino: 1 Filo: 1 Clase: 1 Orden: 3 Familia: 15 Género: 169 Subgénero: 22 Especie: 359 Infraespecie: 20
Contact: José Luis Navarrete Heredia (snavarre@cucba.udg.mx)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


SDSU-TAC

SDSU Terrestrial Arthropods Collection

The SDSU Terrestrial Arthropods Collection includes an estimated 50,000 specimens of pinned insects, a slide-mount collection, and many terrestrial arthropods (e.g., insects, arachnids, myriapods) preserved in ethanol. Most of these specimens were collected in southern California and adjacent regions (e.g., Arizona, Baja California Mexico). The collection holdings in Arachnida, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, and Coleoptera are particularly strong. The collection is an important resource for both the teaching and research missions of the Department of Biology at SDSU, with a synoptic collection of local insects kept specifically for this purpose.
Contact: Dr. Marshal Hedin (mhedin@mail.sdsu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c425cbc1-db60-4f45-be76-95358932734c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SDSU Terrestrial Arthropods Collection

Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of Natural History

Public records of accessioned specimens and observations curated by the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. This collection is comprised of an extract from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution IPT. These records are also included in the National Museum of Natural History iDigBio feed. Please download data directly from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution IPT.
Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 December 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File

South Dakota State University, The Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection

The Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection (SMIRC) covers a large variety of information, from collection highlights to research. Because the SMIRC was established in the late 19th century, the collection has an extensive history. The complex collection has aided in many different research projects and has helped with the production of many products.
Contact: Paul Johnson (paul.johnson@sdstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 79a96c8c-5719-4e0e-8a24-d597c48c1d62
Digital Metadata: EML File


TTRSNHM (25625)-TTRSLEP (24626)

Tall Timbers Research Station Natural History Museum

The Tall Timbers Lepidoptera collection includes nearly 2,000 specimens collected largely in the southeastern United States. Major collectors include Lucien Harris (for Butterflies of Georgia), Leon and Julie Neal, and E. V. Komarek.
Contact: Gil Nelson Kevin Robertson Jim Cox (gnelson@bio.fsu.edu krobertson@ttrs.org Jim@t)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e2bad816-fb41-481e-91e6-09e2a059efac
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
Access Rights: CC BY


TAMU-TAMUIC

Texas A&M University Insect Collection

The Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC) is a land-grant-university-based collection of insects and related arthropods whose primary holdings are focused on the regional faunas of the south-central and southwestern United States and the northern neotropics, especially Mexico. As the oldest and largest entomological collection in Texas, the TAMUIC serves research, education and extension missions throughout the state, and particularly supports the diverse activities of the TAMU Department of Entomology. The TAMUIC has grown steadily through the years, especially in the last three decades, to become a major research collection with 2.6+ million curated specimens and holdings of more than 45,000 species. Approximately 10,000 specimens are loaned annually to systematics and biodiversity researchers around the world.
Contact: Dr. John D. Oswald (j-oswald@tamu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Texas A&M University
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only


TTU-TTU-Z

Texas Tech University - Invertebrate Zoology

The Invertebrate Zoology collection (TTU-Z) of the Museum of Texas Tech University is international in scope with an emphasis on arthropods from semi-arid and arid lands, especially from North America. The collection consists primarily of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. The pinned collection contains over 3,200 genera and 7,500 identified species. These counts are underestimated because they were made over a decade ago and the majority of the collection holdings have not been identified nor cataloged. The estimated minimal numbers are: Pinned Insects about 1 million individuals, Med/Vet Zoology about 75,000, Arachnids under 50,000, Miscellaneous groups under 1,000. At least 3 million specimens are retained as sealed, bulk specimens. These samples are mostly cataloged and are being split and labeled as time permits (motivated by researchers’ needs). There are currently slightly more than 800 type specimens (mostly paratypes) in the collection.
Contact: James Cokendolpher (james.cokendolpher@ttu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d4e788b4-5d52-47a3-873e-227c6df49c7b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museum of Texas Tech University
Access Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)


MSU-MSUC

The Albert J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection

In 1867, Professor Albert J. Cook started the ARC and it currently houses ~ 1.5 million specimens mounted on pins, slides or stored in alcohol representing ~35,000 species. A significant portion of the collection represents the insect diversity Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. Other significant collections represent the world-wide arthropod fauna for select taxa, e.g., Lepidoptera and Scolytinae. Researchers in systematics, agriculture, natural resources, urban insect management, to extension personnel and to the general public use these specimens. Please direct inquiries to Anthony Cognato, Director or Gary Parsons, Manager (parsonsg@cns.msu.edu).
Contact: Anthony Cognato (cognato@msu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 15cdb244-b82d-4798-af5e-ef7bc138f233
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Department of Entomology, MSU

The Broward College Insect Collection

The focus of the Broward College Insect Collection is to house and make available arthropod collections focused on South Florida and the greater Everglades ecosystems. Established in 2017 it began with about 30,000 specimens from the faculty’s personal/research collections and historic student/teaching collections of the college. Donations and student survey projects currently feed the collection. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact collection director Dr. David Serrano (dserrano@broward.edu)
Contact: Dr. David Serrano (dserrano@broward.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a875efbb-6377-47b2-9fb3-7500e7df8a02
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Broward College

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - University of Guelph

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG) archive at the University of Guelph currently holds over 2.8 million voucher specimens (as of March 2017). Every specimen is digitized, and the exact storage location of each specimen is tracked in a collection management information system for quick reference and retrieval. The databased information for every voucher is also archived in the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD), permitting the permanent storage, validation and analysis of barcode sequence data and associated specimen metadata. Nearly 90% of the specimens have been DNA barcoded, and a few representatives of every species have been digitally imaged. The majority of these specimens (roughly 60%) derive from Canada, stemming primarily from collections made by the CBG at 159 sites since 2008 including national parks, provincial parks and other protected or private areas. The collection is taxonomically diverse, spanning 25 phyla, 62 classes, and 263 orders. Employing the Barcode Index Number system as a proxy for species, the collection contains about 175,000 species. Just over 1 million specimens from the collection are included in this resource, which includes all CBG collection events from 2008-2015 at National Parks, National Park Reserves, and National Urban Parks within Canada. All included specimen records are associated with DNA barcode information, and have a link to their associated specimen page on the BOLD. All barcode sequences associated with these specimens have been submitted to GenBank and their accessions are provided in this resource. This data resource is served by the Integrated Publishing Toolkit of Canadensys at http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=bioug-specimens. This "snapshot" collection is technically a curated dataset of specimen information from local database and the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD).
Contact: Dr. Jeremy deWaard (dewaardj@uoguelph.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 11 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


DCH-DCEC

The Davidson College Entomology Collection

Davidson College used to have many more insects than we do currently. Much of the collection was transferred to NC State in the late 1990s when we lost our museum space to renovations for research space. We have recently rebuilt some of what remained to a somewhat larger collection, due to our own collecting and a decent sized gift of Costa Rican, European and North American butterflies. The collection is an idiosyncratic collection of what was left behind, what I’ve collected, and butterflies gifted to the College.
Contact: Chris Paradise (chparadise@davidson.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0006a383-40ab-41dc-887f-617c97c490f6
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Davidson College
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only

The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History at University of California Santa Cruz

The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz houses collections that are mostly local to the Central Californian Coast, including habitats in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Monterey Bay Area, and the Monterey Bay itself (seabirds and marine algae). Collections include: marine algae (400+), plants (10,000+), bryophytes (200+), fungi (1000+), lichens (200+), insects (90,000+), fish (500+), amphibians (500), reptiles (500), birds (1500), and mammals (800+). Notable collections include the Randall Morgan Insect Collection which contains ~70,000 specimens collected systematically at 39 locations from 1989-199 in natural and rare habitats in Santa Cruz County, California. For each specimen, the species of plant it was collected from was also recorded. Morgan collected systematically at each location over an entire year (and in some locations over multiple years) and kept precise records on plant phenology. The collection mainly consists of hymenoptera, diptera, and lepidoptera but also contains good representation of other common orders.
Contact: Chris Lay (cml@ucsc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1020510b-27c4-4b72-9532-eceb38d4475a
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of California, Santa Cruz
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only

The Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary

The Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary is an annual compilation of Lepidoptera records from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Each year our members submit information regarding range extensions, host plant associations, population dynamics, etc. Automated in 1995, the database contains all records since that time plus Saturniidae and Sphingidae records since 1971. In spite of a strict review policy, it is inevitable that the database will contain occasional errors. However, by using the database as a pointer system, the data can be valuable for the avocational collector planning a vacation as well as the professional conducting research of the highest order.
Contact: Chris Grinter (info@lepsoc.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 23 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


PU-PERC

The Purdue Entomological Research Collection

The Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC) is an integral part of the Department of Entomology at Purdue University. Specimens housed in the collection are the basis for research in systematic entomology at Purdue and by specialists worldwide. The PERC also serves as a reference to facilitate the accurate and timely identification of insects for extension and teaching needs. Approximately 2 million specimens are held, representing more than 140,000 species. This includes mainly dry-mounted pinned material as well as many specimens stored in liquid preservative or mounted on slides.
Contact: Dr. Jennifer M. Zaspel (jzaspel@purdue.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 61cff121-261e-4eff-a186-a377f91aa027
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Purdue University, Department of Entomology


OMNH-RINVRT

The Sam Noble Museum Department of Recent Invertebrates

The Collection of Recent Invertebrates, with its >500,000 specimens, presents a nice sampling of invertebrate diversity. Focus of the collection is on Oklahoma invertebrates, but it also contains specimens from more than 100 countries and territories. We are unique among invertebrate collections by pursuing cataloging of all of our specimens. Data is also served to iDigBio under SNOMNH IPT - Recent invertebrates https://www.idigbio.org/portal/recordsets/2e6b6643-ebc7-4a80-a7ea-f4dd7b9c42e7
Contact: Katrina Menard (Kmenard@ou.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 June 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The University of Oklahoma

Tri-Trophic TCN

Plants, herbivores, and parasitoids: A model system for the study of tri-trophic associations project. Darwin Core Archive for the Collaborative Research: Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the study of Tri-Trophic Associations project;National Science Foundation EF#1115081, EF#1115103, EF#1115080, EF#1115144, EF#1115191, EF#1115104, EF#1115115
Contact: Katja Seltmann (kseltmann@amnh.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 June 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UAM-UAM_ENT

UAM Insect Collection

This collection is comprised of an extract of specimen records from the University of Alaska Museum Entomology Collection. These records are also included in the UAM iDigBio feed. If further aggregation is desired please contact the curator of the University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection to ask permission to aggregate data from their source IPT instance.
Contact: Dr. Derek Sikes (dssikes@alaska.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Alaska Museum


USNM-USNMENT

United States National Museum, Entomology Collections

The USNM Entomology Collection is one of the largest insect collections in the World. The collection contains over 300,000 species representing approximately 60% of known insect families. With approximately 35 million specimens, including 100,000 holotypes and hundreds of additional paratypes and other secondary types, in more than 232,000 drawers in 5200 cabinets, 33,000 jars or vials, and 50,000 slides from locations worldwide, the collection is strongest in coverage for Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Specimens from the Old World are also well represented, especially Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. Particular strengths include mosquitoes, wasps, beetles, butterflies and moths and flies. The collection of Coleoptera at USNM is one of the world’s largest, consisting of more than 10 million specimens, including over 20,000 primary types. The nucleus of the National Collection was formed in 1881 with the transfer of the general collection of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the National Museum of Natural History. Notable collection acquisitions and donations have significantly enhanced the National Coleoptera Collection. The majority of the collection is housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, other groups are held at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Support Center in Suitland, Maryland. The Department of Entomology includes research scientists and museum specialists from the Smithsonian Institution, U.S.D.A. Systematic Entomology Lab and Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit of the Department of Defense.
Contact: M. Lourdes Chamorro (Lourdes.Chamorro@ars.usda.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 043bee8b-d64c-4136-a7c1-f79af60d4a13
Digital Metadata: EML File


UAM-UASM

University of Alberta Museums, E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum

The E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum houses approximately one million specimens. The research collection includes principally Nearctic insects, representing most orders and the major families thereof. The beetle family Carabidae is especially well represented: included are about 400,000 specimens mainly from the Nearctic region, but with an important Neotropical component, and fewer taxa from the remaining biogeographic regions of the world. The moths and butterflies, order Lepidoptera, with over 65,000 specimens, about half of which are from Alberta localities, are another group of major interest.
Contact: Dr. Felix Sperling (felix.sperling@ualberta.ca)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


UA-UAIC

University of Arizona Insect Collection

The University of Arizona Insect Collection (UAIC) contains approximately 2 million specimens representing 35,000 species of pinned, alcohol-preserved, slide-mounted and frozen-tissue preserved arthropods mostly from the Sonoran Desert Region. Significant holdings include Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera and Lepidoptera, but all insect groups are extensively represented. The UAIC user community is diverse, ranging from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to highly active emeritus insect systematists. Annually, we host thousands of visitors, ranging from resident researchers to individual walk-ins, campus tour groups, and vast numbers of people seeking information on the biology of the Sonoran Desert Region.
Contact: Wendy Moore (wmoore@email.arizona.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: aef2ae41-e2ab-4c73-a616-036ba2fc2326
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Arizona
Access Rights: Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status. Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies. (eg. 'not‐for‐profit use

University of British Columbia - Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ)

Over half a million pinned specimens, 75,000 alcohol-preserved specimens and 25,000 specimens on slides showcase BC and the Yukon’s spectacular insect diversity. Past collectors’ particular projects have shaped the collection, and have resulted in particularly strong holdings of Hemiptera (true bugs), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Siphonaptera (fleas) and Anoplura and Mallophaga (lice). The collection has also been enriched by the following notable holdings: de Waard Lepidoptera (moths), Downes Hemiptera (true bugs), Foxlee Diptera (true flies) and Hymenoptera (bees and wasps), Harrison Coleoptera (carabids), Llwewllyn Jones Lepidoptera (butterflies), Scudder Hemiptera (true bugs), Stace-Smith Coleoptera (beetles). The Collection also includes an extensive library of entomological literature, ranging from insect taxonomy, biology, and habitat to pest control. It includes over 350 books, 8000 reprints, and 20 series of unbound journals. We also have over 10,000 photographic slides of insects and arachnids with accompanying data. Data served via Canadensys at http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=lemq-specimens. This data is provided as a resource for SCAN users, if you use data from this collection in publications please access the data via GBIF or Canadensys web portals.
Contact: Karen Needham (semubcz@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCM-UCMC

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection

The Entomology collection (including both insects and arachnids) is one of six major collections housed at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History in Boulder, Colorado. This collection houses over 700,000 insect and spider specimens, representing over 17,000 species, with a focus on the Rocky Mountain region and North America. Current research efforts in the collection are focused on grasshoppers, bees, and Lepidoptera. The goals of this collection are to make our specimens and the data they contain available to researchers and the public, to participate in public education and outreach, and to conduct research relevant to issues of ecology, evolution, and conservation.
Contact: Deane Bowers (deane.bowers@colorado.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17c97d22-5064-49c9-a323-110c14056ebe
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Colorado


UD-UDCC

University of Delaware Insect Research Collection

The University of Delaware Insect Research Collection was founded with the creation of the Agricultural Research Station at Delaware College (now University of Delaware) in the 1880’s, and became associated with the Department of Entomology when the Department was founded in 1925. It is a scientific research collection historically focused on the insects and other arthropods of Delaware (or more broadly, the Delmarva Peninsula, which comprise about 75% of the collection), especially those of agroeconomic importance. However, in recent years, the collection has sought to incorporated specimens from a much broader geographic spectrum. The collection consists of approximately 350,000 pinned specimens, plus several thousand specimens in alcohol and a few hundred on slides. Collection strengths from past researchers or students include biting flies, aquatic insects (esp. Bob Lake’s Trichoptera and Plecoptera, plus Hydrophilidae from Andrew Short), Formicidae, and bees. Recent years have resulted in a great expansion of the Hemiptera collection, in particular the Auchenorrhyncha, of which some 40,000 specimens have been digitized as part of the Tri-Trophic Hemiptera TCH supported by NSF. Further digitization projects are actively sought, particularly if they involve the active participation of UD undergraduate students.
Contact: Charles Bartlett (Bartlett@udel.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 303067f9-527d-458e-81ea-0894c44b9e23
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Charles Bartlett
Access Rights: Not for Profit


GMNH-UGCA

University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods

The University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods (UGCA) serves as the official state repository of insects and other non-marine arthropods. The Collection is part of the UGA Department of Entomology and the Georgia Museum of Natural History (GMNH). The UGCA includes approximately 2,000,000 pinned specimens. In addition the collection houses significant alcohol-preserved and slide-mounted collections. Approximately 60% of the holdings are from the southeastern United States as is consistent with our mission to serve as the primary systematics reference for the state. More than 70% of that regional material is identified to the species level.
Contact: Joseph V. McHugh (mchugh.jv@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e7bcca50-5afb-4728-a5c4-014551fe50a0
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Georgia Museum of Natural History
Access Rights: Material is available via loans to researchers around the world and for in-house use.


UHIM-UHIM

University of Hawaii Insect Museum

The University of Hawaii Insect Museum (UHIM) is the second largest collection of insects in the state of Hawaii and ranks among the biggest collections in the world for Hawaiian insect holdings. The collection dates to 1908, and as such houses an important record of changes in arthropod biodiversity over time, including the extinction and introduction of species. The museum houses over 250,000 specimens, with strengths in endemic Diptera and Lepidoptera. The UHIM also serves as a center for research and education about biodiversity and systematics for the University of Hawaii system.
Contact: Dan Rubinoff (rubinoff@hawaii.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0fc43ef4-018d-479a-a633-3653718ec766
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii Insect Museum
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only


KU-SEMC

University of Kansas Natural History Museum Entomology Division

This collection is comprised of an extract of specimen records from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum Entomology Division. These records are also included in the KU Natural History Museum iDigBio feed. Please download data directly from Kansas Natural History Museum Entomology Division.
Contact: Dr. Zack Falin (ksem@ku.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The University of Kansas Natural History Museum

University of Minnesota Insect Collection

The University of Minnesota Insect Collection’s mission is to explore, describe, and preserve representative specimens of Earth’s remarkable diversity of insects and to make these specimens available to the global community for research and education. Contributions to the collection began in 1879 with specimens of insects and spiders from the North Shore of Lake Superior. During the last 135 years, the collection’s holdings have grown from a regional collection of 3,000 specimens to a major national and international resource of more than 3.8 million specimens. The collection is one of the largest university-affiliated insect collections in North America. Enhancing the collection’s status are 6 resident systematists, computerized inventory management and specimen databases, the large and historically important affiliated University of Minnesota Natural Resources Library, and a molecular systematics laboratory. Invertnet, a collaborative effort among major Midwestern universities coordinated by the University of Illinois and funded by the National Science Foundation, is currently underway to digitize the collection’s specimen holdings. Research projects associated with the collection have broad taxonomic and geographic scope. Faculty and graduate student research focuses on both aquatic and terrestrial insect groups and includes taxonomic, phylogenetic, and applied questions. The collection is the mainstay of graduate training is systematic entomology at the University of Minnesota.
Contact: Robin Elizabeth Thomson (thom1514@umn.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad7e4ae3-ab29-41f0-a66a-2f0e4756b2c1
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Regents of the University of Minnesota


UNR-ENTO

University of Nevada, Reno, Museum of Natural History, Entomology Research Collection

Reared specimens associated with interaction diversity datasets from across the Americas. Supplemented with adult collections. In addition to homepage please visit www.caterpillars.org
Contact: Lee Dyer (ldyer@unr.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 046eddff-cf84-40f7-979b-e6b7b42d718c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Nevada, Reno, Museum of Natural History


UTC-UTCI

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect collection started in 1970 with Dr. Charles Nelson, a Plecoptera expert. For several years it grew into an extensive teaching collection with representative of most insect families found in the Southeastern USA. In 2008, Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis initiated the Coleoptera collection, which is fully curated and databased. The main focus of the Coleoptera collection is the Southeastern USA but several other countries are represented. We welcome visitors and loan requests; please contact Stylianos Chatzimanolis at the email address below or at @schatzimanolis.
Contact: Stylianos Chatzimanolis (stylianos-chatzimanolis@utc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a9451a2e-c7ab-45be-bbd5-75bee864d055
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)


UVM-VTZT

University of Vermont Zadock Thompson Zoological Collection-Invertebrates

The Zadock Thompson entomological collection is the oldest and most complete collection of its kind in the state of Vermont. It is also the largest insect collection in the state, with approximately 280,000 pinned specimens, and 20,000 DNA-grade specimens preserved in ethanol. The species represented in the collection represent the diversity of insect’s populations in Vermont, though the range of the specimens is worldwide. The collection consists of approximately 40% Coleoptera, 10% Hemiptera, 10% Diptera, 10% Lepidoptera, 5% Hymenoptera and 5% Odonata, and a selection of various other orders of insects; as well as 60,000 Arachnids. The collection is now the only large arthropod collection in the state, since the ruin of the State Invertebrate Collection by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. The Thompson collection has repeatedly and regularly been accessed by scientists studying taxonomy, nomenclature, phylogenetics, population ecology, and biodiversity of species living in Vermont, as well as being regularly used for biological class instruction, and by non-biologists, including artists and photographers. Understanding the consequences of climate change on biodiversity and distribution of animals is becoming increasingly important, and thus the scientific value of historical collections such as the Zadock Thompson Zoological Collection increases.
Contact: Sohath Zamira Yusseff-Vanegas (syusseff@uvm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4f6326b5-f8c5-4a39-88b9-e23b65180f9b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: The University of Vermont


UWYMED-ENT

University of Wyoming Dillon Lab Insect Collection

Insect pollinators (primarily bees) collected for various projects throughout Wyoming. Most collections are since 2009 but some specimens are historical, salvaged from past researchers working in the region.
Contact: Michael Dillon (Michael.Dillon@uwyo.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9fc2faba-f3ab-4fb5-8695-5c0b2e602b71
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Michael Dillon


UDAF-UDAFE

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Entomology Collection

The entomology collection at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is located in Salt Lake City. Specimens are collected from all over the state but a majority is from the Great Basin area. There are several thousand specimens in the collection with emphasis placed on insects significant to the future of agriculture in Utah, such as bark beetles, Japanese beetles and gypsy moths.
Contact: Joey Caputo (jcaputo@utah.gov)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e6f892dc-9db7-4dbb-a446-496ab2156862
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Access Rights: Public Data


VPI-VTEC

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection is the oldest and largest entomological collection in Virginia. Founded in 1888 by W.B. Alwood at the university’s first experimental station with just a few insects collected from his apple orchards, the collection now composes more than 500,000 specimens. The collection contains many entomological treasures like American Burying Beetles collected from Blacksburg in 1889 (now extinct from the state), colorful Malaysian butterflies, a herbarium of plant pests, and an extensive slide collection of 50,000 soil mites. In addition to pinned dried specimens, the VTEC holds an alcohol collection of aquatic insects and Appalachian millipedes.
Contact: Paul Marek (pmarek@vt.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cbb0e637-c014-4f09-99a1-37d1bbfdfb70
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Virginia Tech, Department of Entomology


WWU-WWUC

Western Washington University Insect Collection

The Western Washington University Insect Collection houses approximately 50,000 insect specimens. Our geographic area of focus is the northwestern portion of the contiguous United States. Most of our specimens are from the northwestern portion of Washington State, an area that is poorly represented in other collections in the region. The collection is the largest publicly-held insect collection within a 100 mile radius centered on Seattle.  
Contact: Merrill Peterson (Merrill.Peterson@wwu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: be43e4da-bd95-4cdb-a590-3129a4cef884
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Western Washington University
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only


WICH-WICHI

Wichita State University Collection

The Wichita State University Biodiversity Laboratory houses the invertebrate collection (WICHI) which contains arthropod specimens that result from regional research (pollination, herbivory, habitat surveys) and international research (primarily Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). We aim to make biodiversity data broadly available and assist in research that examines biotic patterns (e.g., insect and host-plant interactions), phylogenetics, spatial distributions, and conservation. Discoveries based on this research assist in documenting the biotic response to climate change, predicting the geographic potential of invasive species, recognizing habitat bio-indicators, among others.
Contact: Mary Liz Jameson (MaryLiz.Jameson@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf5897ef-d770-46ac-8159-04e1eb267f6b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: 37.72071, -97.29384

William F. Barr Entomological Museum

The University of Idaho’s William F. Barr Entomological Museum is located in the Agriculture building (room 136) at the University of Idaho (Moscow, ID). The museum was initiated in 1946, when taxonomist W.F. Barr (1920-2011) was hired at UI, where he served until retiring in 1982. The collection contains over one million pinned specimens, housed in 142 CAS type cabinets, over 20,000 vials of ethanol-preserved immatures, and a modest collection of slide-mounted mites and aphids. The primary geographic focus is the Pacific Northwest region, but also world coverage for Buprestidae and Cleridae, Bill Barr’s specialty families. Other particularly well represented groups are other families of Coleoptera, grasshoppers, aquatic insects and butterflies. The collection also houses the very large collection of reprints and rare books donated by Melville H. Hatch. The long-serving (1986-2015) curator was Frank Merickel, a position filled now by Luc Leblanc (leblancl@uidaho.edu).
Contact: Stephen Cook, Luc Leblanc (stephenc@uidaho.edu, leblancl@uidaho.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 04b4edd7-82e4-4e40-8225-c9dd676594f5
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Idaho William F. Barr Entomological Museum


WIS-IH-WIRC

Wisconsin Insect Research Collection

The Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (WIRC), is home to nearly 3,000,000 curated specimens. The collection also houses more than 5,000,000 additional uncurated specimens in bulk, primarily in ethyl alcohol.  

The Wisconsin collection is the result of nearly 170 years of collecting by amateur and professional entomologists. Early collecting efforts focused on increasing holdings of Coleoptera, Diptera, and Lepidoptera, while the current research strengths of the WIRC include Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Hemiptera. This diversity reflects the ongoing research of curatorial and support staff as well as taxonomic graduate training and several key collection donations. Active taxonomic teaching and research programs and involvement in state and regional inventory projects have contributed to a sustained growth of the collection by an average of 16,000 specimens per year in recent years.
Contact: Daniel K. Young (Young@entomology.wisc.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 October 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Access Rights: Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status. Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies. (eg. "not-for- profit use only".)


YPM-ENT

Yale Peabody Museum, Entomology Division

This collection is comprised of an extract of specimen records from the Yale University Peabody Museum Entomology Division. These records are also included in the Peabody Museum's iDigBio feed. Further aggregation is not recommended.”
Contact: Dr. Lawrence Gall (lawrence.gall@yale.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 6 November 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Yale University

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