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UConn Biodiversity Research Collection (UCONN-INV)

The insect collection numbers over 200,000 specimens, with strengths in Heteroptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Odonata of the northeastern United States. Although the origins of the collection date to the 1930s, due largely to the efforts of Jerauld Manter, a faculty member at the time, our earliest specimens date from the 1870’s. The facility also houses part of the James A. Slater worldwide collection of Rhyparochromidae (Heteroptera).

Contacts: Katrina Menard,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3424432d-6315-479a-be70-2c46cfd82ed0
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
UConn Biodiversity Research Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 3424432d-6315-479a-be70-2c46cfd82ed0) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-07-25).
Collection Statistics
  • 25,392 specimen records
  • 22,886 (90%) georeferenced
  • 22,855 (90%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 59 genera
  • 381 species
  • 382 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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