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Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro Entomology Collection (UAQ-UAQE)

The Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro Insect Collection (UAQE) is located in the state of Querétaro in the center of Mexico. It was initiated in 1998 and contains over 90,000 insect specimens, mostly mounted on pins with a small collection in alcohol. Principal taxonomic groups represented majority of identified specimens are from Curculionidae, Chrysomelidae, aquatic beetles, Pentatomidae, bees, aquatic Hemiptera, Formicidae, and Orthoptera. The biogeographic areas covered is mostly from the Altiplano Central and the Sierra Madre Oriental but the collection contains other regions of Mexico, with small numbers of specimens from the United States and other countries. There are 21 type specimens housed in the collection.

Curator: Robert W. Jones,, +52 442 144 8794 (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9125-8848)
Department Coordinator: Norma Hernádez Camacho, (ORCID #: 0000-0001-5339-8524)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2857733c-176e-48ea-a938-24bc8f7c262c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Cite this collection:
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro Entomology Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 2857733c-176e-48ea-a938-24bc8f7c262c) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-02-29).
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Avenida de las Ciencias s/n
Juriquilla, C.P. 76230
Collection Statistics
  • 37 specimen records
  • 11 (30%) georeferenced
  • 1 (3%) with images (1 total images)
  • 10 (27%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 3 genera
  • 3 species
  • 3 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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