Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH-ENT)

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
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
Address:
Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake Ciity, Utah   84108
USA
801-587-7907
Collection Statistics:
  • 44,368 specimen records
  • 43,013 (97%) georeferenced
  • 2,675 (6%) with images
  • 25,463 (57%) identified to species
  • 236 families
  • 1,031 genera
  • 2,116 species
  • 2,400 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371
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