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University of Montreal Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection (QMOR)

The Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection (coden: QMOR), housed at the University of Montreal's Biodiversity Center, contains 1.5 million specimens of insects, arachnids, and other terrestrial arthropods. Approximately 500,000 are dry specimens, 1 million are preserved in ethanol in 40,000 glass vials, and a few microscope slides complete the total. Of the ~20,000 species housed in the collection, half are recorded from the Canadian province of Quebec. A vast majority of the material is from Quebec and dates to the 20th Century. Beetles, bees, and the aquatic orders of insects are taxonomic strengths.

Collection manager: √Čtienne Normandin, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-2954-5173)
Curator: Colin Favret, (ORCID #: 0000-0001-6243-3184)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ce05ec2e-8190-4bcf-b455-6f8d030946f0
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
University of Montreal Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: ce05ec2e-8190-4bcf-b455-6f8d030946f0) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-21).
University of Montreal Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection
4101 East Sherbrooke St
Montreal, Quebec   H1X 2B2
Collection Statistics
  • 3 specimen records
  • 3 (100%) georeferenced
  • 3 (100%) with images (3 total images)
  • 3 (100%) identified to species
  • 3 families
  • 3 genera
  • 3 species
  • 3 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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