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San Diego Natural History Museum Entomology Department (SDNHM-SDMC)

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Collection is heavily focused on the SW USA and NW Mexico, particularly the peninsula of Baja California. Notably strong collections of Lepidoptera and Neuroptera. The median date of specimen acquisition is 1957 with collections ranging from 1905 to present day. Current and near future collection priorities will focus on underrepresented areas in Baja California, particular inland and coastal dunes.

Collections Manager: Pamela Horsley,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1f9cd5d3-c732-4ee9-b51e-477051bdad49
Digital Metadata: EML File
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Cite this collection:
San Diego Natural History Museum Entomology Department. Occurrence dataset (ID: 1f9cd5d3-c732-4ee9-b51e-477051bdad49) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2024-05-24).
Collection Statistics
  • 129,069 specimen records
  • 75,523 (59%) georeferenced
  • 69,243 (54%) with images (72,728 total images)
  • 107,973 (84%) identified to species
  • 280 families
  • 1,782 genera
  • 4,063 species
  • 4,450 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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