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Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH-ENT)

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The Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah consists of approximately 250,000 pinned and alcohol specimens from around the world, with greatest specimen numbers from the intermountain west. The collection dates back to the late 1800s, with heaviest collection periods in the 1930s and 1960s. The collection was relocated in 2012 to a new facility with optimal storage conditions. Areas of greatest strength include Lepidoptera, Cicadidae and Cicindelidae. Future project emphasis is on databasing the collection to increase research utilization of the collection.

Collections Manager: Christy Bills,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f2db060-4711-4881-95f7-1c58b0c48df4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Occurrence dataset (ID: 5f2db060-4711-4881-95f7-1c58b0c48df4) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-24).
Natural History Museum of Utah
Utah Museum of Natural History
301 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT   84108-1214
Collection Statistics
  • 81,136 specimen records
  • 79,539 (98%) georeferenced
  • 4,535 (6%) with images (8,675 total images)
  • 42,849 (53%) identified to species
  • 421 families
  • 2,408 genera
  • 4,669 species
  • 5,461 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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