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ANSP-ENT

Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection

Live specimen data from The Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection. Established in 1812, the Entomology Department's collections hold approximately four million insect specimens, of which more than 11,000 are primary types. Current research in the Entomology Department focuses on the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and behavior of worldwide Orthoptera and Tipuloidea, and the survey of aquatic insects of Mongolia. An index of the nearly 100,000 species in the collection can be found here

Collection Manager: Jason Weintraub, weintraub@ansp.org
Curator: Jon Gelhaus, gelhaus@ansp.org (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1249-6739)
Curatorial Assistant: Greg Cowper, cowper@ansp.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b235bd87-fd7a-4c52-a5f7-79008c393131
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Academy of Natural Sciences
Access Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)


ANSP-ORTH

Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection – OrthopNet

OrthopNet consists of specimen records from Orthoptera, Phasmatodea & Mantodea in the ANSP collection. It is a NSF-ADBC PEN project.

Contacts: Greg Cowper, gwc32@drexel.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e3570181-82db-489c-b146-d8cb4b33e472
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: ANSP
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only


ANSP-PARA

Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection – ParasiteTracker

This collection is comprised of arthropod parasites on vertebrates

Contacts: Jason Weckstein, jdw342@drexel.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4c7f97a5-32a4-46cb-8998-5f1aa7773673
Digital Metadata: EML File


UASD-IIBZ-ENT-Odonata

Actual specimens of adult Odonata from the IIBZ Entomology Collection

Este perfil contiene la colección de Odonata del Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas cuyos registros fueron usados para el artículo:

Sánchez-Rosario, A. 2019. Distribución de la riqueza de especies de los odonatos (Insecta: Odonata) de la República Dominicana: una actualización a partir de especímenes de colección - Distribution of species richness of the odonates (Insecta: Odonata) of the Dominican Republic: An update from collection specimens. Actual. Biol. 41 (111): 72-80, 2019 | DOI:10.17533/udea.acbi.v41n111a06

La creación del perfil en el portal Ecdysis de Symbiota fue posible gracias a la colaboración con el Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC), Arizona State University y el financiamiento para su digitalización por el Programa Biodiversity Information for Development (proyecto BID-CA2020-031-NAC) de la Globla Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) y la European Union.

Curator: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 995fc151-422a-4ab3-85a4-8d931d972b0c
Digital Metadata: EML File

Adam Haberski Research Collection

The personal research collection of Adam Haberski. My principal interest is the Coleoptera of the United States and Canada, especially the Staphylinidae.

Curator: Adam Haberski, ahaberski@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 992ca726-fd6e-4398-a8c6-07dcf1f71083
Digital Metadata: EML File


AZDA-AZDA-ENT

Arizona Department of Agriculture Entomology Collection

Entomology Collection of the Arizona State Department of Agriculture.

Entomologist: Colin Bailey, cbailey@azda.gov
Contacts: James Conway, jconway@azda.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b8c8c26f-e836-4227-88bb-fa6b2446edb3
Digital Metadata: EML File

Arizona State University Arthropod Collection

The ASU Arthropod Collection contains over 5,000 non-insect specimens (Class: Arachnida), including scorpions, spiders, ticks, and mites. The collection is an actively growing collection and serves as an important regional resource for research, teaching, and outreach. The specimens are preserved in alcohol or on microscope slides. Most specimens are from the southwestern United States and Sonora Mexico. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu) or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281@asu.edu).

Contacts: Sangmi Lee, slee281@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 41b2f1af-9b4e-450d-8f6c-e5df18e49711
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ASUCOB

Arizona State University Charles W. O'Brien Collection

The Charles W. O'Brien Collection (legacy coden: CWOB) is now (August, 2018) relocated to Tempe, 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 the collection is reactivated at the new location, 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. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu) or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281@asu.edu).

Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, SLEE281@ASU.EDU (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 335643f7-6835-41fd-9dca-c6b8e7918780
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ASUHIC

Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection

The ASU Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection contains approximately 1,000,000 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@asu.edu) or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281@asu.edu).

Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, slee281@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71ca74c2-208d-4784-998f-6f7ecc6ec090
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ASULOB

Arizona State University Lois B. O'Brien Collection

The Lois B. O'Brien Collection (legacy coden: LBOB) is is now (August, 2018) relocated to Tempe, Arizona, and contains approximately 250,000 planthopper specimens (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea sensu Bourgoin (2017) ), with a global range and emphasis on New World (and Neotropical) regions. Charles W. O'Brien - a weevil 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 "ASULOB" (new coden) was created, with the purpose of making the O'Brien planthopper specimens now residing at Arizona State University accessible on-line while maintaining their collector/expert provenance. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu) or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281@asu.edu).

Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, SLEE281@ASU.EDU (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 741d3036-156f-49fa-b672-1d7aad6d2810
Digital Metadata: EML File

Auburn University Native Bee Lab

Contacts: Anthony Abbate, apa0011@auburn.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1ddcac88-7c7d-44c3-8bc9-3435aceeb615
Digital Metadata: EML File


BROW-BCIC

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).

Contacts: David Serrano, dserrano@broward.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3ae42fd2-0827-4f35-9ec5-89d26914b5a5
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Broward College


BUPBASE-BUPBASE

Buprestidae Specimen Database (BupBase)

The Buprestidae Specimen Database is a collection of buprestid specimens being used in a variety of projects related to the evolution of jewel beetles, particularly in relation to the evolution of color and vision within the group. The majority of specimens are on loan from various institutions and are temporarily housed at the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Contacts: Nathan Lord, nlord@agcenter.lsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2bd20e20-fae7-46e6-a496-5a9d71e962a2
Digital Metadata: EML File

California Channel Islands Beetles

Custom data import from SCAN downloads for the California Channel Islands Beetle project by Andrew Johnston and Matt Gimmel
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 December 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Plant Sciences Entomology Collection

Our collection has roughly 50,000 specimens, both pinned and in ethanol. The vast majority of insects have been collected by students here at the university, for varying entomology classes. Therefore, a large portion of the collection was collected from SLO county. However, many specimens are from around California, and we have a special Swanton Pacific Ranch collection. This collection is incredibly important to our school, as the Ranch is used by students of all disciplines to further their hand on education. Unfortunately, the Ranch  burned in 2020, making these specimens invaluable. 

Lecturer, Collections Manager: Ryan Perry, rkperry@calpoly.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 37bed406-b435-4539-b319-be2fdfb75b32
Digital Metadata: EML File

California State University East Bay Insect Collection

Curator: Jenny Hazlehurst, jenny.hazlehurst@csueastbay.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0ca2afb9-24f1-48da-b5aa-e3b1727236f5
Digital Metadata: EML File

Canadian Museum of Nature - Weevils

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 828ec47f-c597-4efd-8586-359c916b3d8a
Digital Metadata: EML File

Carolina Thomson MDE Scholarship and Research Collection

Researcher: Carolina Thomson, carothomsonmtz@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0009-0008-5699-5461)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ed38f34c-6591-4043-8e67-1f4597e2b903
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Carolina Thomson


IIBZ-Chrysomelidae

Chrysomelidae from the entomological collection of the IIBZ

Este perfil contiene la colección de Chrysomelidae del Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas. La representación geográfica abarca República Dominicana fundamentalmente. Registros ocasionales de Haití podrían incorporarse más adelante. El rango geográfico que abarca data del año 1958 hasta la actualidad. 

La creación del perfil en el portal Ecdysis de Symbiota fue posible gracias a la colaboración con el Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC), Arizona State University y el financiamiento para su digitalización por el Programa Biodiversity Information for Development (proyecto BID-CA2020-031-NAC) de la Globla Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) y la European Union.

Contacts: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f69b7fae-d940-402b-9666-1347d595d4ca
Digital Metadata: EML File


CU-CUAC

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.

Contacts: Michael S. Caterino, mcateri@clemson.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a9059e97-59da-48f3-8f7f-aec3ddfac069
Digital Metadata: EML File


UNA-CACINAT

Colección de Abejas del Centro de Investigación en Apicultura Tropical (UNA)

Colección de tipo taxonómico, geográfico y posee preparaciones de especímenes secos.

 

Coordinadora Programa Integrado de Meliponicultura: Ingrid Aguilar Monge, ingrid.aguilar.monge@una.cr
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d1860b0e-0def-4c61-b669-88f5a57e7ec8
Digital Metadata: EML File

Colección de Artrópodos de la Universidad de Tierra del Fuego

Es una colección de enfoque taxonómico. Posee especímenes de arácnidos en líquido, insectos en alcohol y montados. Son especímenes colectados por grupos de investigación del Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC), Investigadores de la UNTDF y el público general. La falta de entomólogos residentes, hasta hace pocos años, en la Provincia ha retrasado la formación de una colección formal, actualizada y unificada.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f989cb1c-3c49-4959-9566-b69cbc1a0ece
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Instituto de Ciencias Polares, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Tierra del Fuego


UCRG-UCRG

Colección Entomológica de la Carrera de Agronomía de la UCR Sede Guanacaste

La Colección Entomológica pertenece a la Carrera de Agronomía de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Sede de Guanacaste. Se ubica en la Finca Experimental del Recinto Santa Cruz, donde se realizan las prácticas de la carrera. La colección contiene insectos de importancia agrícola, así como especímenes recolectados en hábitats naturales de la provincia de Guanacaste y alrededores.
Contacts: Jairo Mora, jairo.mora@ucr.ac.cr
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c8fa879e-c720-4fab-a749-f96d003a6d87
Digital Metadata: EML File

Colección Entomológica de la Universidad de Colima

Básicamente son lepidópteros (en su mayoría esfíngidos) de México, alrededor de 30 mil especímenes. El rango temporal es más o menos de 1960 al presente.

Collection Manager: Carlos Luis Leopardi Verde, cleopardi@ucol.mx (ORCID #: 0000-0001-5172-5114)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 40f5f7cd-5122-4535-a46f-969a24d74c94
Digital Metadata: EML File


CBUMAG-ENT

Colección Entomológica de la Universidad del Magdalena

Contacts: Larry Jiménez Ferbans, larryjimenezferbans@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cda97de1-b5cc-4963-b497-a1ee6312cf77
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Universidad del Magdalena


UASD-IIBZ-ENT

Colección Entomológica del Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas/ Insect Collection IIBZ

Entomological Collection IIBZ (Colección Entomológica IIBZ). It is a collection started in 1959 by prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano, who collected around 30,000 specimens. Actually, the collection has grown with the contributions of other entomologists from personal collections and research projects. The collection is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

Curator: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b3d8cda7-0835-44e0-bb3f-f8d69ff76627
Digital Metadata: EML File


UNACHI-MUPADI

Colección Entomológica del Museo de Peces de Agua Dulce e Invertebrados de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí

The Entomological Collection of the Museum of Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates has more than 40,000 specimens divided into a wet collection and a dry collection, focused mainly on groups of aquatic insects, although it also has a large number of moths from the higher areas of Chiriquí province. The entomological collection was established in 2008 by Dr. Juan Bernal (R.I.P.), in order to collect information about the entomofauna of western Panama. For more information contact the museum director Géminis Vargas (geminis.vargas@unachi.ac.pa), M.Sc. or to the researchers Tomas Ríos (tomas.rios@unachi.ac.pa), M. Sc. and Yusseff Aguirre, M. Sc. (yusseff.aguirre@unachi.ac.pa)
Contacts: Yusseff Aguirre, yusseff.aguirre@unachi.ac.pa
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7a8072d1-f13b-497f-8872-8e5dcaa54b46
Digital Metadata: EML File


SCAN-ARTSYS

Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research)

ARTSYS is the "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]

Contacts: Nico Franz, nico.franz@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d50ffe23-db7b-4c25-b6a4-43ac933ab9cf
Digital Metadata: EML File

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Arthropod Collection

Broad collection across all taxa, focused on Connecticut, from 1900 – 1950, followed more recently by intensive collections in particular taxa based on the interests of specific research programs, including: Apoidea, Buprestidae, and Cerambycidae. The collection holding is estimated at 160,000 specimens.

Contacts: Gale Ridge, Gale.Ridge@ct.gov
Contacts: Tracy Zarrillo, tracy.zarrillo@ct.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 16fca9c2-f622-4cb1-aef0-3635a7be5aeb
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Davide Dal Pos Research Collection

Contacts: Davide Dal Pos, daveliga@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7571ba64-4f12-4af9-a9ab-d2eba06b3af6
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Davide Dal Pos


DBG-DBGA

Denver Botanic Gardens Collection of Arthropods

The Denver Botanic Gardens Collection of Arthropods (DBGA) is small reference and research collection focused on arthropods from urban and suburban habitats. Specimen and observation data is primarily collected from 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. Identifications are often only to family level.

Contacts: Rick Levy, Richard.Levy@botanicgardens.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf3e5fc5-8a24-4a59-88e6-cb12cae48258
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Denver Botanic Gardens


DMNS-Arac

Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Arachnology

Worldwide in scope though with a focus on the American West, the Arachnology collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science comprises over 50,000 specimen lots and is growing every year. The holdings include primary types and paratypes. Holdings are particularly strong in Colorado species and in Solifugae, with 13 primary types and 65 paratypes. The Colorado Spider Survey, initiated at DMNS in 1999, has vastly expanded our knowledge of the Colorado spider fauna. The collection is housed in the Avenir Collections Center - an onsite state-of-the-art museum collections facility.

Curator: Paula Cushing, paula.cushing@dmns.org
Collections Manager: Andrew Doll, andrew.doll@dmns.org, 303-370-8387
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: de06a5b7-ffe2-40c4-b376-bb9b779bbdc9
Digital Metadata: EML File


DMNS-Ento

Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Entomology

Worldwide in scope though with a focus on the American West, the Entomology collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science comprises over 1,000,000 specimens and specimen lots. It 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 collection is housed in the Avenir Collections Center - an onsite state-of-the-art museum collections facility.

Contacts: Dr. Frank Krell, frank.krell@dmns.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 85d00be2-3f99-49c2-9185-3942fca4c5dc
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Denver Museum of Nature & Science


IIBZ-IIBZ-ENT

Diversidad de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) en dos parques urbanos de la República Dominicana

El conjunto de datos que aquí se presenta corresponde a los registros de las hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) asociadas a dos áreas urbanas protegidas. Los datos fueron obtenidos en el proyecto "Evaluación de las comunidades de hormigas como una herramienta para la determinación de la calidad ambiental utilizando como modelo dos áreas urbanas protegidas de la provincia Santo Domingo y el Distrito Nacional", financiado por el Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (FONDOCYT 2015-201-1A2-165). Los investigadores principales, Santo Navarro, M.Sc. (IIBZ-UASD) y David Lubertazzi, PhD (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University). Los especímenes fueron recolectados del 15 de febrero al 17 de octubre de 2017, considerando la estacionalidad (temporada seca y húmeda). Los especímenes se recolectaron utilizando el protocolo ALL (Ants of the Leaflitter Protocol) modificado. Se realizaron muestreos de hojarasca con bolsas mini Winkler, trampas de caída y recolección manual. La hojarasca cernida permaneció por 48 horas para la extracción de las muestras. Se presentan 963 registros de especímenes determinados hasta especie preservados en etanol o montados en alfiler. Se identificaron seis subfamilias compuestas por 19 géneros y 29 especies. La creación del perfil de este conjunto de datos en el portal Ecdysis de Symbiota fue posible gracias a la colaboración con el Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC), Arizona State University y el financiamiento para su digitalización por el Programa Biodiversity Information for Development (proyecto BID-CA2020-031-NAC) de la Globla Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) y la European Union.

Contacts: IIBZ UASD, iibz@uasd.edu.do
Curator: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1564-0724)
Curadora asistente: Ramona Geraldo, ramonageraldo@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9804-9264)
Curador asistente: Diyael Sosa, sosadiyael17@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0001-6233-5285)
Curadora asistente: Rosa Laureano, rosaclaureano@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0003-2049-7520)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d8c28a9a-caae-4b10-a1b0-97863ce517c1
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo


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.
Contacts: Robert Delph, robert.delph@colostate.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 847b0b2e-b6d5-4373-8c09-0ab3bc9b8376
Digital Metadata: EML File


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.

Collections Manager: Christy Bills, cbills@nhmu.utah.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f2db060-4711-4881-95f7-1c58b0c48df4
Digital Metadata: EML File

Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Contacts: Mike Huben, mike@huben.us
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7824517d-0dbb-4618-996b-9bcb40ffc492
Digital Metadata: EML File

Ethan Richard Wright Collection

The Ethan R. Wright Collection contains specimens primarily from Arizona.

Collection Manager: Ethan Wright, ethanrichardwright@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 324e42d3-bb41-4cff-b067-7bd55983d5a7
Digital Metadata: EML File


EWIC-EWIC

Evan Waite Invertebrate Collection

DOI

The personal research collection of Evan S. Waite focuses primarily on ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carbaidae Latreille, 1802) of North America though specimens from other families an geographic locations are present as well.  Currently housed at the Arizona State University Biocollections, this collection is part of my ongoing dissertation work. A special thank you to Courtney Curtis of CotinisCreative for designing and creating the EWIC logo.

Contacts: Evan Waite, waitesevan@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ff59ebc1-27ef-4137-adec-ca4b673496c7
Digital Metadata: EML File

Florida State Collection of Arthropods

The Florida State Collection of Arthropods is worldwide in scope. Earlier accumulations, primarily from Florida and the southeastern United States, still form a large portion of the collection; however, most insect groups have worldwide representation, with particular strengths for circum-Caribbean and South American regions. In recent years much new material has been obtained, through surveys or exchanges, from the Neotropics, parts of Africa (especially South Africa) and Asia (especially Indonesia and Taiwan).

Among the 22,400 drawers of pinned insects, 352,000+ slides, and 294,200+ vials of the Museum of Entomology, are an estimated 9 million prepared specimens including over 2,500 primary and at least 30,000 secondary types. Millions more specimens are in the estimated 20,000 bulk alcohol containers and various dry samples from around the world. These, together with the other holdings, place the FSCA among the top 10 North American entomological collections.

Contacts: Elijah Talamas (ORCID #: 0000-0002-1048-6345)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17fb5c4e-64ed-4da9-84ec-af6ae89b47c9
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAU-NAUFEC

Forest Entomology Collection - Northern Arizona University

This collection contains specimens that are part of the Northern Arizona University Forest Entomology Collections with an emphasis on insect taxa related to forest management. This collection formerly utilzied the coden NAUF5F.

Curator: Richard Hofstetter, rich.hofstetter@nau.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 03af9b03-2d22-4fc4-8443-b881a31555f7
Digital Metadata: EML File

Guy Hanley Insect Research Collection

Approximately 20,000 coleopteran specimens in many families, a large portion from the Northern Great Plains of North America, and several focused areas research areas such as North American aphodiine scarabs, North Dakota water beetles, the scarab genus Serica and Coenonycha, and the weevil genus Listronotus.

Contacts: Guy Hanley, Ghanley701@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cf11b630-dbf1-4ef3-b7bd-67e11c14f60d
Digital Metadata: EML File


HNU-HNUSEL

Hannam University Systematic Entomology Laboratory

The Hannam University Systematic Entomology Laboratory is HNU-SEL's database maintained by Professor/Ph.D. Bong-Kyu Byun. KOERA of Lepidoptera.

 

Contacts: Bong-Kyu Byun, bkbyun@hnu.ac.kr (ORCID #: 0000-0003-0393-6464)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: de6ff38b-bbe3-4cec-aa24-5c1ab54d1566
Digital Metadata: EML File

Ian Watkinson Lepidoptera Collection

Ian Watkinson's private entomological collection, primarily of micro-Lepidoptera and Geometridae; is currently located in Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A.

Collection Holder: Ian Watkinson, monarchrst@aol.com (ORCID #: 0009-0002-6608-2478)
Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, slee281@asu.edu, 4807275977
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cc7bcab9-a060-489c-9c63-35298ac39a9c
Digital Metadata: EML File

Ilgoo Kang Braconid Collection

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad2418e3-4206-4d9a-be40-9d5628d803ef
Digital Metadata: EML File

Insect Color Specimen Database

This database serves as the specimen-level data for specimens included in the Insect Color Database (ICDB), located at www.insectcolor.com. ICDB is a database for color-specific datasets, including reflectance spectra, image color analyses, transmission electron microscopy data, etc. The catalog numbers for both this specimen database and any associated color data on ICDB are shared.
Contacts: Nathan P. Lord, nlord@lsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 400b10d3-443d-4107-8cc2-1a56257842e2
Digital Metadata: EML File


IIBZ

Insectos asociados a las sabanas de montañas altas de República Dominicana

Este conjunto de datos representa un extracto de los resultados del proyecto «Caracterización y ecología de la flora y la fauna en las sabanas de las montañas altas de la Cordillera Central y la Sierra de Neiba», proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología a través del programa FONDOCYT, No. 2013-1A2-130. Se incluyen 504 registros de ocurrencia de los órdenes de insectos Archaeognatha, 22; Blattodea, 246; Coleoptera, 41; Hemiptera, 38; Hymenoptera, 139; Orthoptera, 18. Las familias representadas fueron Acrididae, Blaberidae, Curculionidae, Ectobiidae, Formicidae, Lygaeidae, Meinertellidae, Scarabaeidae y Tetrigidae recolectados entre 21 de abril de 2014 a 14 de julio de 2015. Las muestras fueron recolectadas en sabanas de altura (1 504 a 2 975 m) dominadas por la presencia de Danthonia domingensis, una gramínea endémica de las altas montañas de la isla Hispaniola. Las localidades muestreadas abarcan nueve sabanas en la Cordillera Central y una en la Sierra de Neiba. La creación del perfil de este conjunto de datos en el portal Ecdysis de Symbiota fue posible gracias a la colaboración con el Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC), Arizona State University y el financiamiento para su digitalización por el Programa Biodiversity Information for Development (proyecto BID-CA2020-031-NAC) de la Globla Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) y la European Union.

Curator: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 456364cb-eab6-4305-abcb-c909e0cceeaf
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo

J. B. Wallis / R. E. Roughley Museum of Entomology

Invertebrate collection, primarily insects (pinned, slides, and fluid preserved) with good representation for Manitoba, Canada and strengths in bees and aquatic beetles

Curator: Jason Gibbs, jason.gibbs@umanitoba.ca (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4945-5423)
Technician: Wonhyo Lee, Wonhyo.Lee@umanitoba.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5e7df386-c816-4437-888e-e97d8d211ed7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)

Jason L. Williams Arthropod Collection

The personal arthropod collection of Jason L. Williams primarily holds North American ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and other Hymenoptera, but also includes other taxa and collections made from other geographic locations. The collection includes a combination of specimens cold preserved in 95% ethanol and pinned material.

Collection Manager: Jason L. Williams, jleewill@gmail.com, 4438442697 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9834-3348)
Supervisor: Andrea Lucky, alucky@ufl.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 97326203-e65f-4c48-96da-dee0529d07a3
Digital Metadata: EML File

Jim Beley Entomology Collection

This is the entomology collection of Jim Beley focused on a comprehensive survey of the beetles of the Crazy Mountains of Montana.

Curator: Jim Beley, jammerjim114@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 70a0fa9e-985e-4f54-a620-d5506ea64e86
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSC-RMIC

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California Santa Cruz, Insect Collection

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.

Contacts: Chris Lay, cml@ucsc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 158c01b0-798b-4a8c-b77a-d5964b91e4c0
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of California, Santa Cruz
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only

Louis F. Nastasi Insect Collection

My personal entomological collection. My interests are primarily within wasps and flies although I actively maintain collections of various other taxa. Feel free to contact me with any inquiries related to my collection! While my collection is fairly small I am working hard to make its data accessible and as organized as possible.
Contacts: Louis Nastasi, lfnastasi@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: abf11b19-2764-4e84-bf17-85e7b25bb89a
Digital Metadata: EML File


LCDI-LERC

Luther Entomological Research Collection

The Luther entomological research collection, one of the collections of the Hoslett Museum of Natural History at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, is an important repository of Northeast Iowa insect biodiversity and includes many state record specimens (insect species not previously found in Iowa) not found in the Iowa State University insect collection. The LERC has a unique role specializing in the documentation of insect biodiversity of the driftless region in NE Iowa, SE Minnesota, and SW Wisconsin.

Contacts: Kirk Larsen, larsenkj@luther.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0a2d1691-227d-402d-82e0-47cdfd569a6f
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Luther College


MAJC-MAJC

M. Andrew Johnston Research Collection

The M. Andrew Johnston Research Collection is comprised primarily of beetles, especially darkling beetles (family Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802). The MAJC has an emphasis on specimens from the southwestern deserts of North America and others pertaining to ongoing systematic research. The collection contains roughly 20,000 pinned specimens, a frozen tissue collection stored in ethanol, and full body disarticulations for morphological examination.

Curator and Collection Manager: Andrew Johnston, ajohnston@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0166-6985)
Github Documentation: https://github.com/mandrewj/majc
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ce9fc807-ec48-4444-8586-f7432fd3f77c
Digital Metadata: EML File

Maeve Botham Research Collection

30 specimens minimum identified to species and uploaded to Ecdysis for an honors contract supervised by Nico Franz.

Contacts: Maeve Botham, mibotham@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0009-0008-0065-4991)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 83b6dce6-31c1-4e28-8b4b-023ac2ffa4ad
Digital Metadata: EML File

Maine State Museum - Brianne Du Clos

A project collection of Maine bees from Brianne Du Clos

Contacts: Brianne Du Clos, brianne.duclos@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d90fc5ce-4f1a-47c8-8f80-de85871ce695
Digital Metadata: EML File

Manuel D. Barria Personal Collection

The collection includes material of Scarabaeoidea from Panama and other countries, the specimens are dry mounted (pin), the purpose of the collection is to create the first reference collection of Scarabaeoidea from Panama.

Curator: Manuel Barria, manuel.barriag@up.ac.pa, +507 66683975 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-7045-0707)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c9afcdc0-d16c-4f4c-bf3a-f62a9f0f0ae6
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Manuel D. Barria Collection


MTU-MTUIC

Michigan Technological University Insect Collection

The Michigan Technological University Insect Collection features over 10,000 specimens primarily from under-sampled areas of Michigan's western Upper Peninsula, filling distribution gaps for the region. Housed in MTU's College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, the collection dates to the 1930s and has been used as a repository for both faculty and students since its inception. Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a heavily forested transitional zone between boreal and northern hardwood ecosystems, featuring unique habitat types and associated arthropod communities. This expanding collection features a large portion of specimens collected in the 1960s through the 1970s, as well as the early 2000s to the present day. Twenty-three insect orders are represented, with strengths in Coleoptera, Hemiptera, and Lepidoptera.

Contacts: Tara Bal, tlbal@mtu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 November 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File

Museo de Historia Natural Unillanos-Entomology

Curator: Luis González-Montaña, luis.gonzalez.montana@unillanos.edu.co (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9136-9932)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e7837bd9-578b-4c23-9692-b992502ffdad
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCR-MI-CIPROC

Museo de Insectos, Centro de Investigaciones en Protección de Cultivos (CIPROC), Escuela de Agronomía, Universidad de Costa Rica.

The Museum of Insects, founded in 1962, seeks that its visitors know the biodiversity of our country and also learn the importance and benefits that insects have in our environment. It is attached to the Crop Protection Research Center (CIPROC), of the Agronomy School of the University of Costa Rica, so its purposes are teaching and research. This Museum has established numerous contacts and interacted with scientists from the main research centers worldwide, this has promoted the exchange of information on the diversity of insects in our country and the role they play within the ecosystem. The Museum of Insects is related to its academic infrastructure, as well as to the national agricultural sector, especially in the provision of diagnostic services for species of economic interest due to their pest status or that acts as a biological regulator, which are highly susceptible to handling not very compatible with the environment. In addition, it has representative collections of the biodiversity of Costa Rica.
Curator: Humberto Lezama, oncideres@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b9fd9444-29e5-45bb-8b12-6dbbb7f0d00e
Digital Metadata: EML File


MFM-En

Museo del Fin del Mundo - Colección Entomológica

La colección entomológica del Museo del Fin del Mundo comprende insectos conservados en medio líquido, en camas de algodón y montados en cajas entomológicas. La mayor parte de los ejemplares corresponde a colectas realizadas dentro de la provincia de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur - Argentina en la década de los años 80, aunque contamos también con una pequeña colección de insectos provenientes de otras provincias y fechas variadas.

Collection Manager: María Regina Silva, mrsilva@tdf.edu.ar, +542901 421863 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-6451-6319)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b3b77f35-7d81-4592-a83f-c82f3909badb
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museo del Fin del Mundo - Gobierno de la Provincia de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur - Argentina


MNHNSD-ARACH

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Arácnidos

The Arachnids collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” (MNHNSD-ARACH) houses more than 4000 lots containing around 10 100 specimens; these specimens belong to 9 orders, 76 families, 234 genera and 334 species, of which 106 are endemics from Hispaniola Island. Of all registers, 68 % is identified at least to genera level, and around 3400 have been digitized, with Araneae representing more than 75 %. Most of the records are from Hispaniola, specifically from Dominican Republic, dating from 1974 to present; however, the collection also contains a few specimens from other Caribbean countries which were received through donations. The arachnids’ orders represented in the collection are: Acari (not included in the dataset), Amblypygi, Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Schizomida, Scorpiones, Solifugae, and Thelyphonida; with Palpigradi being the only one not represented of those recorded from Hispaniola.

Contacts: Gabriel de los Santos, g.delossantos@mnhn.gov.do (ORCID #: 0000-0002-1839-1893)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 26 July 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano”


MNHNSD-ORTH

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Ortópteros

The Orthoptera collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” (MNHNSD-ORTH) houses around 1 240 specimens; these specimens belong to 7 families, 24 genera and 25 species, of which 13 are endemics from Hispaniola Island. Of all registers, 41 % is identified at least to species level, and around 650 have been digitized, with Acrididae representing more than 37 %. Most of the records are from Hispaniola, specifically from Dominican Republic, dating from 1974 to present.

 

Contacts: Arturo León
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 159fa9a8-2d6d-43d7-9f4c-85b189c2e5b6
Digital Metadata: EML File


TTU-TTU-Z

Museum of Texas Tech University Invertebrate Zoology Collection

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 (including an extensive collection of ants), medical/veterinary specimens (endo- and ectoparasites), and arachnids. The pinned collection contains over 3,200 genera and 7,500 identified species. The collection is estimated to hold about 4.6 million specimens including pinned insects, arachnids preserved in ethanol, microscope slides (medical/veterinary importance and mites), and bulk samples. There are currently slightly more than 800 type specimens (mostly paratypes) in the collection.

Curator of Invertebrate Zoology: Jennifer C. Girón, Jennifer.Giron@ttu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0851-6883)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cea09681-fa6f-4dd5-9fc9-52badffeed0c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museum of Texas Tech University

N.A. Fensler Carabidae Collection

Personal worldwide collection of pinned Carabidae. Majority of specimens from the Nearctic region, but continuing to acquire Palearctic and tropical specimens, as well.

Contacts: Nick Fensler, nfensler@outlook.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e0bd5f70-bbc1-4dcd-a680-ff7646660676
Digital Metadata: EML File

Nathaniel Green Research Collection

This collection represents the personal research collection of Nathaniel Green which is focused on Hymenoptera.

Curator: Nathaniel Green, nathaniel.md.green@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 02019e22-ae05-4a3b-ab03-9dd5c0732a7e
Digital Metadata: EML File

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Entomology Channel Islands Beetles

This collection contains filtered data originally provided by the LA County Museum to Andrew Johnston and Matthew Gimmel for Coleoptera of the California Channel Islands. The records were subsequently updated, georeferenced, and edited for taxonomic congruence to the greater project of California Channel Islands Beetles.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 June 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File


MWLR-NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection - Symbiota

The focus is on terrestrial arthropods from the New Zealand region but there are substantial holdings from South Pacific countries and of mites and nematodes from New Zealand. Material comes from the 1880s to the present day. There are over 1.2 million pinned insects, ~100,00 microscope slides, and 250,000 vials of ethanol preserved specimens. Ecdysis is being used as a platform for workflows associated with mass digitisation.

Biocultural (BC) Notice. The BC (Biocultural) Notice is a visible notification that there are accompanying cultural rights and responsibilities that need further attention for any future sharing and use of this material or data. The BC Notice recognizes the rights of Indigenous peoples to permission the use of information, collections, data and digital sequence information (DSI) generated from the biodiversity or genetic resources associated with traditional lands, waters, and territories. The BC Notice may indicate that BC Labels are in development and their implementation is being negotiated.

Head Curator: Darren Ward, wardda@landcareresearch.co.nz (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4509-8553)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6c2d187d-18ed-47fb-8a5a-649c040c0e16
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Landcare Research, New Zealand Arthropod Collection


NAU-AGFR

Northern Arizona University - Agua Fria National Monument Collection

The Northern Arizona University Agua Fria National Monument Collection (NAU-AGFR) is comprised of arthropods collected within an experimental garden along the Agua Fria river. This garden is funded by a Macrosystems grant from the National Science Foundation and the facility is part of a network of common gardens managed by the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA). The primary focus of these gardens is to understand 1) the role of genetics in mitigating the effects of climate change and 2) to quantify how plant stress affects biodiversity. Dr. Art Keith uses Sea, Land, Air, Malaise (SLAM) traps to collect insects. Maya Shimoni is responsible for insect curation and imaging. Dr. Gary Alpert, an entomologist at NAU oversees all arthropod aspects of the project and is assisted by Dr. Tom Whitham who oversees the integration of insect findings with climate change and plant genetics studies.

Curator, Project Manager: Gary Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Curator, NAU Insect Collection: Grey Gustafson, grey.gustafson@nau.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 47b19381-5ad3-4972-876e-39eb56995694
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAU-NAAC

Northern Arizona University - Arthropod Collection

The Northern Arizona University - Arthropod Collection (NAAC), previously the Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity (CPMAB), houses over 250,000 arthropod specimens, primarily from the southwestern United States and Mexico. Specimens are being added each year, primarily from Military Reservations, National Parks and Monuments, The Nature Conservancy, and a network of common gardens managed by the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA). Many specimen occurrence data are combined with high resolution images.

Curator: Grey Gustafson, grey.gustafson@nau.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-2014-7128)
Project manager: Gary Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Project manager: Zane Holditch, zh57@nau.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 875b3050-dc20-414e-a67b-eb81b0f3fc2d
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAU-WACA

Northern Arizona University - Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection

Northern Arizona University Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection (NAU-WACA) is an important collection of both specimens and associated images of arthropods within Walnut Canyon National Monument on the Colorado Plateau. The goal of the WACA collection, on behalf of the National Park Service and NAU, is to represent material relevant to ecologists, taxonomists, conservationists and the public. Mark Szydlo Biologist for the National Park Service, and Gary Alpert, Biologist at Northern Arizona University have been contributing specimens for curation into this collection.
Contacts: Gary D. Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Contacts: Mark Szydlo, mark_d_szydlo@nps.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d47171e9-de69-4b95-b3ea-8f05b5ec57ad
Digital Metadata: EML File

Northern Plains Research Collection

The Northern Plains Research Collection is part of the Northern Plains USDA ARS Pollinator Lab in Sydney, MT.
Contacts: Alexandra Morphew, alexandra.morphew@usda.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3685809e-80f6-4b39-8885-0bf7765c8124
Digital Metadata: EML File


OSAL-spiders

Ohio State University Spider Collection

Spiders (Araneae) mostly from Ohio, with significant additional material from Florida and the Great Smoky Mt. National Park. Specimens are in vials with ethyl alcohol.  Includes the historical collections from 1915-1945 of William Barrows, the Ohio Spider Survey 1994-2014, plus the Andrew Penniman collection.

Curator: Richard Bradley, bradley.10@osu.edu
Curator: Hans Klompen, klompen.1@osu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4423cf92-2ccb-47ae-9c15-fc1034ecfd49
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Ohio State University

Oliver Keller Research Collection

The research collection of Oliver Keller, primarily focused on Coleoptera with an emphasis on Lampyridae and Scarabaeidae.
Contacts: Oliver Keller, okeller1977@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 117e3998-6dda-486d-9d61-8ba5084a2b90
Digital Metadata: EML File


NPS

Park Pollinators Project

Logo showing a butterfly and bee with a netThis aggregate dataset contains records of primarily bees and Lepidoptera from multiple sources compiled for the Park Pollinators project. This project was funded through the  task Agreement #P17AC00971 between Colorado State University and the US National Park Service (NPS) Inventory and Monitoring Division (I&M), to inventory insect pollinators (mainly butterflies, moths and bees) within the US national parks boundaries.

 

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Licensing, rights, data usage policies, and contacts vary. Refer to the original data sources for this information.

Species lists generated by this project can be found here.

Contacts: Mohammad Al Mousa, Mohd.Al-Mousa@colostate.edu
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 January 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File


PSGC-ENT

Patrick S. Gorring Collection

This is a general arthropod collection with pinned and ethanol preserved specimens suitable for DNA extraction. Focus areas of the collection are the beetle family Cerambycidae worldwide, woodboring larvae, and phytophagous beetles of the USA. (~4,000 specimens).

Contacts: Patrick Gorring, Pgorring86@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e1b8eb9e-0241-4595-aaa2-73a55e09573c
Digital Metadata: EML File


UTAH-PIPR

Price Institute of Parasite Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah

The Price Institute for Parasite Research (PIPR) is largely focused on the study of ectoparasitic insects (but we also work on vertebrate endoparasites, including avian malaria). The centerpiece of PIPR is a collection of 1200+ species of slide-mounted lice, representing about two thirds of the 301 recognized genera, making it the fourth most diverse collection in North America (top 10 worldwide). The collection is invaluable because of the consistent quality of its specimens, most of which were prepared by Dr. Roger Price, a leading authority on the systematics of lice. PIPR also contains an extensive collection of 40,000+ slides of fleas and lice assembled by the late Robert Elbel. It houses equipment for microscopy and the creation and analysis of digital images. This facility, in conjunction with the University's SEM unit, allows for rapid recording of morphometric data on a variety of scales. PIPR has facilities for preparing new slide-mounts and remounting slides. It houses one of the largest frozen ectoparasite tissue collections in the world, consisting of 7,000+ specimens from 250+ host species. PIPR also has an associated molecular lab with full capabilities for DNA extraction, PCR, and the preparation of material for the University of Utah's central automated sequencing facility. PIPR will serve as a base for research and training in ectoparasitology well into the new century. • 25,000 slides of lice (Phthiraptera) • 17,000 slides of fleas (Siphonaptera) • Additional ectoparasite specimens include: mites, ticks, flies, and helminths, but these are not yet catalogued.

Curator: Sarah Bush, bush@biology.utah.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d4dcb10a-1c87-48c6-8503-2276e21b231f
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Sarah E. Bush, Curator PIPR collection


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.

Contacts: Lynn S. Kimsey, lskimsey@ucdavis.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 21256927-e9e6-48bf-9884-794c178785f2
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of California
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use, except by contract


USC-DMBC

Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection

The Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection consists of 25,215 moths and 1,758 butterflies of which there are 1,167 species; the collection is currently located on the Columbia Campus of the University of South Carolina. All specimens were collected by Dr. Dominick in the areas around his home on The Wedge Plantation between during the period from roughly 1965 through 1975. The Wedge is a former rice plantation, located 5 miles north of McClellanville, South Carolina, and consisting of a mixed habitat of impounded rice fields, cypress swamps and a mixed pine-hardwood forest including live oaks and giant Magnolias. The property is transected by the fresh to brackish South Santee River, which divides The Wedge into approximately 650 and 850 acre tracts. The collection was the result of the lifelong interest of Dr. Dominick, a physician. Dr. Dominick played a central role in reevaluating the phylogeny of moth species in North America. A series of monographs organized as fascicles of "The Moths of America North of Mexico" was published through the joint effort of Dr. Dominick and E.W. Classey; from 1971 to 1978 13 fascicles were published on 13 superfamilies of moths. Many individuals assisted Dr. Dominick in this enterprise; those recognized as the principal contributors include Dr. D. C. Ferguson (1978), Dr. J. G. Franclemont (1973), Dr. Ronald W. Hodges (1971), (1974), (1978), Dr. E. G. Munroe (1972), (1973), (1976), and Mr. Charles R. Edwards. The cataloging of the Dominick Collection was done by Dr. F. Lance Wallace of The Citadel, Charleston SC; Dr. Wallace maintained the collection from 1983 to 1992, updating the collection to coincide with the numbering system and revisions occurring in the Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico.

Contacts: Herrick Brown, hbrown@mailbox.sc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8d19beb5-460b-4cc5-9fff-112ffa2f01f9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences


ASU-ROLS

Rick Overson and Laura Steger Invertebrate Observations

This data set is comprised of observations of invertebrates from North America with a focus in Arizona and northwestern Mexico. Observations were made by Laura Steger and Rick Overson. Odonate abundance for a survey reach is listed as single (1), rare (2-4), uncommon (5-12), common (13-100), or abundant (100+), unless otherwise noted. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the data in this collection.

Contacts: Rick Overson, rickoverson@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0003-3728-6260)
Contacts: Laura Steger, lsteger@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0878-4132)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c7263105-7706-4d44-9384-8d0ef527a33a
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rick Overson and Laura Steger

RL Minckley Plant Collection

Temporary collection containing only plant records from the RL Minckley Insect and Plant collection: https://scan-bugs.org/portal/collections/misc/collprofiles.php?collid=257

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


RUAC_ENT

Rutgers University Entomological Museum

The Rutgers University Entomological Museum (RUEM) is home to over 200,000 specimens, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of New Jersey insects in the world. The collection dates back to the late 1880s and was developed by both entomologists and citizen scientists. Much of the collection is from areas of agriculture that no longer exist due to development in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Contacts: Entomological Museum, entmuseum@sebs.rutgers.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3ddc70d4-d007-4587-8860-b87be98faa35
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rutgers University


SCFS-ENTO

Sagehen Creek Field Station (UC-Berkeley) – Insects

This collection represents an incomplete spectrum of insects collected at UC Berkeley - Sagehen Creek Field Station (and a few others). UC Davis' ENT109 has been taught at Sagehen in alternate years since shortly after Richard Bohart initiated the course in the late 1940's. Phil Ward has run the program in recent decades, and is undoubtedly the most knowledgeable expert on the insect fauna of Sagehen and the surrounding areas. ENT109 students must collect 200 families during their stay (of about 600 in all of North America). This challenging task is made possible by Sagehen's geographical position that spans from the Sierra Crest at the top, to the Great Basin where the creek joins the Little Truckee River. Sagehen is also positioned within day-trip distance of many additional ecosystems, including lakes, rivers and deserts, that support even more insect fauna diversity. Year-round flows from Sagehen's volcanic bedrock feed fen and meadow complexes that have been especially conducive to driving caddisfly speciation. Don and Nancy Erman have published extensively on these insects and ecosystems at Sagehen. Sagehen's insect specimen records were digitized by BNHM as part of a CAP-TCN grant in 2014. Those records were simply added to the museum's collection records, without any way of identifying them as Sagehen specimens, and with no way for Sagehen to manage that data. So, in 2020 we worked with the museums to finally separate out and upload the Sagehen data to SCAN-bugs.org.

Contacts: Faerthen Felix, faerthen@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4a18848c-858c-4f05-9fef-d550224fa463
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: UC Regents


SSAC-SSAC

Salvatore S. Anzaldo Collection

Research collection of Sal Anzaldo, primarily containing specimens of weevils in the superfamily Curculionoidea. The collection is currently housed at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Contacts: Sal Anzaldo, sanzaldo@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3fea69d0-4b26-4a42-aef4-bfde46b8fe92
Digital Metadata: EML File


SOAC-SOAC

Samanta Orellana Research Collection

Collection of K. Samanta Orellana A., primarily containing specimens collected in Guatemala and Southwestern US. Currently hosted at Arizona State University (SOAC) and Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (SOA).

Contacts: K. Samanta Orellana, sorellana@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4098-5823)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 90418dc3-c988-4e5a-91c9-0e4e23975cfc
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Samanta Orellana

San Diego Natural History Museum Entomology Department

Collection is heavily focused on the SW USA and NW Mexico, particularly the peninsula of Baja California. Notably strong collections of Lepidoptera and Neuroptera. The median date of specimen acquisition is 1957 with collections ranging from 1905 to present day. Current and near future collection priorities will focus on underrepresented areas in Baja California, particular inland and coastal dunes.

Collections Manager: Pamela Horsley, phorsley@sdnhm.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1f9cd5d3-c732-4ee9-b51e-477051bdad49
Digital Metadata: EML File


SDSU-TAC

San Diego State University - 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.

Contacts: Marshal Hedin, mhedin@sdsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 97f7c0f0-6e77-43f4-9254-05c0c99d9073
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: SDSU Terrestrial Arthropods Collection


SLRC-SLRC

Sangmi Lee Research Collection

SLRC is the collection to make specimens accessible that are part of an ongoing Gelechiidae Systematics Research project: most are the author's home collection, frequently are on loan from different institutions/collections which are not destined to become part of the author's home collection.

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Contacts: Sangmi Lee, slee281@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1af72f20-5059-4d55-b6fd-670df22ff189
Digital Metadata: EML File


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.
Contacts: Matthew L. Gimmel, mgimmel@sbnature2.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6e617657-ddab-4a49-ad92-dad309c70c51
Digital Metadata: EML File


SEMO-SEMO

Southeast Missouri State University Invertebrate Museum

A regional collection consisting of specimens from the Southeast Missouri and Southwest Illinois area. Has representatives from most orders.

Contacts: Timothy M. Judd, tjudd@semo.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b8f17bfa-0e95-431a-8a53-65e72555b3f9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Southeast Missouri State University
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only


SUU-SUUIC

Southern Utah University Insect Collection

Insect collection of the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History located at Southern Utah University.

Project Manager: Jacqualine Grant, Ph.D., jacqualinegrant@suu.edu, 4358658549 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-8444-1270)
Student Taxonomist: Ashlee Hardin, ajphardin33@gmail.com
Student Taxonomist: Leeloo Yutuc, leelooy29@gmail.com
Student Taxonomist: Isaac Sorensen, isaacsorensen123@gmail.com
Student Taxonomist: Jacob Olvera, jacobolvera62@gmail.com
Taxonomist (beetles): Sam Wells, Ph.D., samuelwells@suu.edu, 4358658701
Biologist: Rachel Bolus, rachelbolus@suu.edu, 4358658540
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d2b0a050-32bc-4c54-a956-a2fa35a13a48
Digital Metadata: EML File


UF-SPDR

Spider Parasite Digital Research Collection

Spiders and associated parasites / parasitoids. Dried and alcohol preserved.

Assistant Professor: Nick Keiser, ckeiser@ufl.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4936-7810)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 8be51fa1-6dec-44d6-9e3b-a748c7463c45
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Carl N Keiser


SOVT-FBL

State of Vermont Forest Biology Lab

The Forest Biology Lab is located in the Vermont Agricultural and Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) on the campus of Vermont Technical College in Randolph. This new facility houses FPR’s insect collection that contains at least 1,884 different species of Vermont invertebrates from lab submissions and trap surveys. 

Contacts: Savannah Ferreira, Savannah.ferreira@vermont.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 33f4a4be-10b0-4a78-966a-f9812c49d9e8
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: State of Vermont Forest Biology Lab


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 Sarah Smith, curator (smith462@msu.edu).

Contacts: Anthony Cognato, cognato@msu.edu
curator: Sarah Smith, smith462@msu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-5173-3736)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 452dc9fa-28aa-401f-bde2-b825313bb2dc
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Department of Entomology, MSU


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.

Contacts: Chris Paradise, chparadise@davidson.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 25b650b5-ada6-47ae-b438-b33707f97724
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Davidson College
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only

The Diptera Course Checklist

From June 20th - July 6th, 2019, an international team of 35 entomologists from 15 countries attended Fly School II: A Course for Dipterists in Los Osos, California, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. We extensively sampled for Diptera at 17 main sites, with Camp Keep (GPS N 35.29, W -120.88) as the camping quarters, representing a broad range of habitats within San Luis Obispo County. A variety of collecting methods were employed, including both active (e.g. sweep sampling, hand netting, and aspirating) and passive (e.g. Malaise, Shannon, and light traps) techniques. Flies were identified to lowest taxonomic level possible based on expertise using the most relevant literature available, and specimens are permanently housed at a variety of locations around the world. A full checklist of taxa based on these data will be included in a forthcoming publication in the Pan-Pacific Entomologist. Co-contact: Brittany Wingert - bwingert@ualberta.ca Co-contact: Andrea Kautz - akautz14@gmail.com Co-contact: Brian Brown - bbrown@nhm.org

Contacts: C. Scott Clem, cscottclem@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 13d79829-bcb8-42e4-a996-7450e74e26ca
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: LACM

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.

Curator: Aaron Smith, smit3866@purdue.edu
Collections Manager: Christopher Wirth, wirth3@purdue.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 January 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Purdue University, Department of Entomology

Tyler J. Hedlund Collection

The personal research collection of Tyler J Hedlund.
Contacts: Tyler Hedlund, tjhedlun@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7f907506-885d-4bd2-a5fe-d18f8443043a
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCONN-INV

UConn Biodiversity Research Collection

The insect collection numbers over 200,000 specimens, with strengths in Heteroptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Odonata of the northeastern United States. Although the origins of the collection date to the 1930s, due largely to the efforts of Jerauld Manter, a faculty member at the time, our earliest specimens date from the 1870’s. The facility also houses part of the James A. Slater worldwide collection of Rhyparochromidae (Heteroptera).

Contacts: Katrina Menard, Katrina.menard@uconn.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3424432d-6315-479a-be70-2c46cfd82ed0
Digital Metadata: EML File


NARO

Uganda National Insect Collection

The Uganda National Insect Collection is a repository of the arthropod collections of the National Insect Museum and Herbarium situated at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories Kawanda (NARL), under the National Agricultural Research Organization. This is the oldest and largest insect collection in the East and Central African regions holding specimens of agricultural and scientific importance.

The collection, estimated at over 20,000 insect specimens, dates back to the 1900s and represents a valuable historical record of agricultural pests in the country and the world at large. It was started by C.C. Gowdey who was a Government Entomologist at the then Department of Agriculture from 1909 to 1921. During his 12 years in Uganda C.C. Gowdey, G.L.R. Hancock, G.D.H. Carpenter, and other co-workers discovered more than 50 new insect species. The collection, therefore, serves as the reference for all insects in Uganda and is the only place where insect taxonomic activities are conducted.

Despite its importance, the existence of this insect collection is relatively unknown. In 1994 the national agricultural research sub-sector was made autonomous and research activities were reorganized from discipline-based to commodity (crop or livestock) based. This led to the shortage of funding for its conservation activities and the museum suffered neglect. A recent initiative by the Biotechnology and Biodiversity Program at NARL is working towards reviving this facility through digitization. Later on, collections from other NARO institutes will follow suit.

Research Assistant: Amos Watentena, wateamos@gmail.com, +256786989786 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9318-9716)
Principal Research Officer: Dr. John Adriko, john.adriko@naro.go.ug (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9442-1695)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9b16dd33-d70f-4578-9519-07ee60f1d62c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National Agricultural Research Organization


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.

Contacts: M. Lourdes Chamorro, Lourdes.Chamorro@ars.usda.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 35b51244-86e3-4823-b813-5d42e3e444f3
Digital Metadata: EML File

Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro Entomology Collection

The Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro Insect Collection (UAQE) is located in the state of Querétaro in the center of Mexico. It was initiated in 1998 and contains over 90,000 insect specimens, mostly mounted on pins with a small collection in alcohol. Principal taxonomic groups represented majority of identified specimens are from Curculionidae, Chrysomelidae, aquatic beetles, Pentatomidae, bees, aquatic Hemiptera, Formicidae, and Orthoptera. The biogeographic areas covered is mostly from the Altiplano Central and the Sierra Madre Oriental but the collection contains other regions of Mexico, with small numbers of specimens from the United States and other countries. There are 21 type specimens housed in the collection.

Curator: Robert W. Jones, rjones@uaq.mx, +52 442 144 8794 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9125-8848)
Department Coordinator: Norma Hernádez Camacho, norma.hernandez@uaq.mx (ORCID #: 0000-0001-5339-8524)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2857733c-176e-48ea-a938-24bc8f7c262c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

Universidad Nacional Agraria, Museo de Entomología

Colección de insectos presentes en los sistemas agricolas, pecuaria y forestal de Nicaragua.

Curador: Oswaldo Rodríguez Flores, orodriguez@yci.una.edu.ni
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: edee8c9e-f073-48d5-9ae6-9a70a6664016
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.

Curator: Wendy Moore, wmoore@email.arizona.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d6e5984e-21f9-42af-8346-229b107a8631
Digital Metadata: EML File


UA-ASDM

University of Arizona Insect Collection ASDM Bee Collection

This collection holds the records for approximately 30,000 pinned bee specimens collected and curated by scientists and volunteers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum across the Tucson Basin in southern Arizona.  Many of the specimens were collected as part of long-term pan-trap surveys. These specimens are deposited in the University of Arizona Insect Collection.

Administrator: Kim Franklin, kfranklin@desertmuseum.org
Administrator: Wendy Moore, wmoore@arizona.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0003-4441-6203)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c71b9f99-bdee-4e14-9fee-2eeeea692dd7
Digital Metadata: EML File


UA-RLMC

University of Arizona Insect Collection RL Minckley Insect Collection

Insect collection of RL Minckley which is deposited at the University of Arizona. An associated collection of plants is also deposited with the University. A large number of the included insect records are related to a specific vouchered plant.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cef5463b-e7e2-4025-9a52-e8f1a5f5ea80
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSB-IZC

University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection

University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. Contributions to data in this collection come from Katja Seltmann (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5354-6048), Elaine Tan (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0504-4067), Rachel Behm (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7264-3492) and Zach Brown. The data is archived at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5660088.

DOI GloBI Review Report  

Director: Katja Seltmann, seltmann@ucsb.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0001-5354-6048)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b03a3f0c-bfa5-4e02-b5d3-56ff38626302
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of California
Access Rights: https://www.ccber.ucsb.edu/collections/databases-searching-specimen-data-and-images

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.

Curator: Joseph V. McHugh, mchugh.jv@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2782fb31-21b7-4e51-9e02-e44592e5410d
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.

Contacts: Dan Rubinoff, rubinoff@hawaii.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b6fc2f73-9e20-4a95-b129-cdcf5e47a26e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii Insect Museum
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only


QMOR

University of Montreal Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection

The Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection (coden: QMOR), housed at the University of Montreal's Biodiversity Center, contains 1.5 million specimens of insects, arachnids, and other terrestrial arthropods. Approximately 500,000 are dry specimens, 1 million are preserved in ethanol in 40,000 glass vials, and a few microscope slides complete the total. Of the ~20,000 species housed in the collection, half are recorded from the Canadian province of Quebec. A vast majority of the material is from Quebec and dates to the 20th Century. Beetles, bees, and the aquatic orders of insects are taxonomic strengths.

Collection manager: Étienne Normandin, qmor.umontreal@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0002-2954-5173)
Curator: Colin Favret, colin.favret@umontreal.ca (ORCID #: 0000-0001-6243-3184)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ce05ec2e-8190-4bcf-b455-6f8d030946f0
Digital Metadata: EML File

University of Saskatchewan - Ducks Unlimited Canada Pitfall Trap Collection

The DUCP collection contains arthropods caught in pitfall traps from the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2021.Traps were placed along a 150m transect with traps located at 0m, 75m, and 150m. There were two transects per site: one starting from the field margin and one begining at a praire pothole edge.   Sites sampled include five seeded grasslands, four native prairies, five canola fields, three barley fields, and two wheat fields located within 100km of Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Collection Manager: Sean Prager, sean.prager@usask.ca, +13069668359 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4708-9618)
Collection Manager/Curator: Georgiana Antochi-Crihan, georgiana.antochi@usask.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f9951f51-587a-45d2-af7e-8bff7d9f7453
Digital Metadata: EML File


UTC-UTCI

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect Collection

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 stylianos-chatzimanolis@utc.edu

Contacts: Stylianos Chatzimanolis, stylianos-chatzimanolis@utc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 92112763-ef41-48db-abf8-3ad5e48a26cc
Digital Metadata: EML File


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.

Contacts: Lisa Chamberland, uvm.vtzt@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2897d960-53c1-4c38-a1cf-54c0ebb19b38
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The University of Vermont


UWSP-PARA

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The Stephen J. Taft Parasitology Collection in the UWSP Museum of Natural History (UWSP – PARA) was established in 2004 when Dr. Stephen (Steve) J. Taft retired after 33 years of teaching and research at UWSP. The collection was largely acquired and amassed through the work of Steve Taft and the numerous students he mentored over the decades of his tenure at UWSP. The collection is impressive in its magnitude and faunistic scope, with over 20,000 slide mounted specimens and additional hundreds of wet preserved specimens in vials and jars. Strengths of the collection include avian ectoparasites (lice and mites) as well as endoparasites (helminths and blood protists). The collection contains many invaluable specimens, such as those from hosts that no longer occur in Wisconsin, or others from hosts for which lethal sampling is no longer permissible. The Parasitology Collection maintains facilities for preparing new permanent slide-mounts and remounting slides. A small but growing frozen tissue collection and associated molecular laboratory support future research. The mission of the Parasitology Collection is to serve as a foundation for research and training, primarily of undergraduates, in parasitology and related scientific and applied disciplines.

Contacts: Sarah Orlofske, Sarah.Orlofske@uwsp.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7e2f8485-10c3-4f90-9cb8-6f9decf342d4
Digital Metadata: EML File

Utah Tech University Natural Science Museum’s Insect Collection

The collections of Utah Technical University’s Natural Science Museum were originally made solely to help students become familiar with the area’s plants and animals. With the institution’s change from a two-year college in 2013, its commitment to technology education, and the growing importance of biodiversity informatics led to the decision to start digitizing the existing collection and using it to help ensure students become familiar with the new tools being developed for recording, sharing, and using specimen-based biodiversity information.

Contacts: Bryan Stevens, bstevens@dixie.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1ed6890d-74df-4a5d-afbd-6bba05832df4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Utah Technical University


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.

Curator: Paul Marek, pmarek@vt.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71cf02fb-35ac-4d6f-955a-8996120e7627
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 75,000 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 in populous western Washington. 

Contacts: Merrill Peterson, Merrill.Peterson@wwu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ac0104db-a981-4af8-95f4-9e6500a5847b
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Western Washington University
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only


UI-WFBM

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, Diptera and aphids. The primary geographic focus is the Pacific Northwest region and southern deserts, but also world coverage for Buprestidae and Cleridae, Bill Barr’s specialty families. Other particularly well represented groups are other families of Coleoptera, rangeland 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 held by Luc Leblanc (leblancl@uidaho.edu) since 2015.

Curator: Luc Leblanc, leblancl@uidaho.edu
Contacts: Stephen Cook, stephenc@uidaho.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7182f3bc-92f7-4b7b-b763-5752dddb2802
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Idaho William F. Barr Entomological Museum

William Murphy Insect Collection

Insect collection of William Murphy. 

Curator: William Murphy, murphybill1@hotmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: db5f828f-26b7-47b5-92f9-74d71ed11fa8
Digital Metadata: EML File