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Utah Tech University Natural Science Museum’s Insect Collection (UTU-UTU-I)

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The collections of Utah Technical University’s Natural Science Museum were originally made solely to help students become familiar with the area’s plants and animals. With the institution’s change from a two-year college in 2013, its commitment to technology education, and the growing importance of biodiversity informatics led to the decision to start digitizing the existing collection and using it to help ensure students become familiar with the new tools being developed for recording, sharing, and using specimen-based biodiversity information.

Contacts: Bryan Stevens,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1ed6890d-74df-4a5d-afbd-6bba05832df4
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Utah Technical University
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Cite this collection:
Utah Tech University Natural Science Museum’s Insect Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 1ed6890d-74df-4a5d-afbd-6bba05832df4) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 4,984 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 2,940 (59%) identified to species
  • 51 families
  • 240 genera
  • 198 species
  • 198 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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