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Arizona State University Arthropod Collection (ASU-ASUARC)

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The ASU Arthropod Collection contains over 5,000 non-insect specimens (Class: Arachnida), including scorpions, spiders, ticks, and mites. The collection is an actively growing collection and serves as an important regional resource for research, teaching, and outreach. The specimens are preserved in alcohol or on microscope slides. Most specimens are from the southwestern United States and Sonora Mexico. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz ( or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (

Contacts: Sangmi Lee, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 41b2f1af-9b4e-450d-8f6c-e5df18e49711
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
Arizona State University Arthropod Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 41b2f1af-9b4e-450d-8f6c-e5df18e49711) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 5 specimen records
  • 5 (100%) georeferenced
  • 5 (100%) with images (14 total images)
  • 5 (100%) identified to species
  • 2 families
  • 2 genera
  • 3 species
  • 3 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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