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Broward College Insect Collection (BROW-BCIC)

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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 (

Contacts: David Serrano,
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
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
Broward College Insect Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 3ae42fd2-0827-4f35-9ec5-89d26914b5a5) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 5,163 specimen records
  • 1,717 (33%) georeferenced
  • 927 (18%) with images (1,585 total images)
  • 3,695 (72%) identified to species
  • 140 families
  • 314 genera
  • 388 species
  • 397 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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