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University of Hawaii Insect Museum (UHIM-UHIM)

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The University of Hawaii Insect Museum (UHIM) is the second largest collection of insects in the state of Hawaii and ranks among the biggest collections in the world for Hawaiian insect holdings. The collection dates to 1908, and as such houses an important record of changes in arthropod biodiversity over time, including the extinction and introduction of species. The museum houses over 250,000 specimens, with strengths in endemic Diptera and Lepidoptera. The UHIM also serves as a center for research and education about biodiversity and systematics for the University of Hawaii system.

Contacts: Dan Rubinoff,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b6fc2f73-9e20-4a95-b129-cdcf5e47a26e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii Insect Museum
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
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Cite this collection:
University of Hawaii Insect Museum. Occurrence dataset (ID: b6fc2f73-9e20-4a95-b129-cdcf5e47a26e) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-04-24).
University of Hawaii Insect Museum
310 Gilmore Hall, 3050 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI   96822
Collection Statistics
  • 129,205 specimen records
  • 33,525 (26%) georeferenced
  • 126,320 (98%) with images (127,256 total images)
  • 83,806 (65%) identified to species
  • 338 families
  • 1,204 genera
  • 2,839 species
  • 2,891 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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