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Rutgers University Entomological Museum (RUAC_ENT)

The Rutgers University Entomological Museum (RUEM) is home to over 200,000 specimens, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of New Jersey insects in the world. The collection dates back to the late 1880s and was developed by both entomologists and citizen scientists. Much of the collection is from areas of agriculture that no longer exist due to development in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Contacts: Entomological Museum,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3ddc70d4-d007-4587-8860-b87be98faa35
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rutgers University
Cite this collection:
Rutgers University Entomological Museum. Occurrence dataset (ID: 3ddc70d4-d007-4587-8860-b87be98faa35) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-04-24).
Rutgers University Entomological Museum Entomology
96 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ   08901-8525
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 14,053 specimen records
  • 113 (0.8%) georeferenced
  • 5,934 (42%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 32 genera
  • 152 species
  • 154 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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