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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect Collection (UTC-UTCI)

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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

Contacts: Stylianos Chatzimanolis,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 92112763-ef41-48db-abf8-3ad5e48a26cc
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 92112763-ef41-48db-abf8-3ad5e48a26cc) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 35,564 specimen records
  • 35,533 (100%) georeferenced
  • 974 (3%) with images (1,018 total images)
  • 10,304 (29%) identified to species
  • 94 families
  • 739 genera
  • 764 species
  • 778 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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