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Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum (BYU-BYUC)

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The BYU Arthropod Collection is housed in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University. It totals approximately 2,000,000 specimens, mostly insects. Although worldwide in coverage, an emphasis is on western North America. Although taxonomically diverse, strengths include Coleoptera, Plecoptera, and Siphonaptera. The insect tissue holdings are outstanding. The principal aim is systematic study, but the collection is available to a wide variety of researchers.

Contacts: Shawn Clark,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4c2f1b43-7cae-43c0-a388-f4e3c068e299
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only.
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Cite this collection:
Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum. Occurrence dataset (ID: 4c2f1b43-7cae-43c0-a388-f4e3c068e299) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-21).
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Arthropod Collection
Brigham Young University
645 E. 1430 N.
Provo, UT   84602
Collection Statistics
  • 240,301 specimen records
  • 221,233 (92%) georeferenced
  • 39,820 (17%) with images (40,696 total images)
  • 161,873 (67%) identified to species
  • 431 families
  • 1,690 genera
  • 5,054 species
  • 5,395 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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