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The Davidson College Entomology Collection (DCH-DCEC)

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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,
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
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Cite this collection:
The Davidson College Entomology Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 25b650b5-ada6-47ae-b438-b33707f97724) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 6,528 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 6,527 (100%) with images (6,527 total images)
  • 3,814 (58%) identified to species
  • 264 families
  • 662 genera
  • 821 species
  • 821 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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