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University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods (GMNH-UGCA)

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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,
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.
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Cite this collection:
University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods. Occurrence dataset (ID: 2782fb31-21b7-4e51-9e02-e44592e5410d) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Georgia Museum of Natural History Arthropods
Natural History Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA   30602-7882
Collection Statistics
  • 29,471 specimen records
  • 27,934 (95%) georeferenced
  • 10 (0.03%) with images (15 total images)
  • 24,359 (83%) identified to species
  • 128 families
  • 1,133 genera
  • 2,229 species
  • 2,483 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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