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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Plant Sciences Entomology Collection (CPSLO-PSEC)

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
Cite this collection:
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Plant Sciences Entomology Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 37bed406-b435-4539-b319-be2fdfb75b32) https://ecdysis.org/content/dwca/CPSLO-PSEC_DwC-A.zip accessed via the Ecdysis Portal, ecdysis.org, 2024-03-01).
Address:
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Plant Sciences Entomology Collection
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA   93407
USA
Collection Statistics
  • 2,034 specimen records
  • 1,145 (56%) georeferenced
  • 190 (9%) identified to species
  • 32 families
  • 12 genera
  • 12 species
  • 12 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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