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Buprestidae Specimen Database (BupBase) (BUPBASE-BUPBASE)

The Buprestidae Specimen Database is a collection of buprestid specimens being used in a variety of projects related to the evolution of jewel beetles, particularly in relation to the evolution of color and vision within the group. The majority of specimens are on loan from various institutions and are temporarily housed at the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Contacts: Nathan Lord,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2bd20e20-fae7-46e6-a496-5a9d71e962a2
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Buprestidae Specimen Database (BupBase). Occurrence dataset (ID: 2bd20e20-fae7-46e6-a496-5a9d71e962a2) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 710 specimen records
  • 44 (6%) georeferenced
  • 8 (1%) with images (21 total images)
  • 534 (75%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 13 genera
  • 65 species
  • 69 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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