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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Arthropod Collection (CAES-CAES)

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Broad collection across all taxa, focused on Connecticut, from 1900 – 1950, followed more recently by intensive collections in particular taxa based on the interests of specific research programs, including: Apoidea, Buprestidae, and Cerambycidae. The collection holding is estimated at 160,000 specimens.

Contacts: Gale Ridge,
Contacts: Tracy Zarrillo,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 16fca9c2-f622-4cb1-aef0-3635a7be5aeb
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
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Cite this collection:
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Arthropod Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 16fca9c2-f622-4cb1-aef0-3635a7be5aeb) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2023-12-08).
Collection Statistics
  • 18,841 specimen records
  • 18,818 (100%) georeferenced
  • 16,735 (89%) identified to species
  • 6 families
  • 39 genera
  • 292 species
  • 297 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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