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Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection (ANSP-ENT)

Live specimen data from The Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection. Established in 1812, the Entomology Department's collections hold approximately four million insect specimens, of which more than 11,000 are primary types. Current research in the Entomology Department focuses on the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and behavior of worldwide Orthoptera and Tipuloidea, and the survey of aquatic insects of Mongolia. An index of the nearly 100,000 species in the collection can be found here

Collection Manager: Jason Weintraub,
Curator: Jon Gelhaus, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1249-6739)
Curatorial Assistant: Greg Cowper,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b235bd87-fd7a-4c52-a5f7-79008c393131
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Academy of Natural Sciences
Access Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
Cite this collection:
Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: b235bd87-fd7a-4c52-a5f7-79008c393131) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Academy of Natural Sciences
Department of Entomology
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA   19103
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 49,487 specimen records
  • 20,163 (41%) georeferenced
  • 1,775 (4%) with images (2,375 total images)
  • 44,035 (89%) identified to species
  • 88 families
  • 1,356 genera
  • 4,070 species
  • 4,405 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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