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

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: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 June 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
San Diego Natural History Museum Entomology Department. Occurrence dataset (ID: 1f9cd5d3-c732-4ee9-b51e-477051bdad49) accessed via the Ecdysis Portal,, 2023-12-01).
Collection Statistics
  • 128,656 specimen records
  • 75,465 (59%) georeferenced
  • 68,577 (53%) with images (71,784 total images)
  • 106,685 (83%) identified to species
  • 278 families
  • 1,764 genera
  • 3,967 species
  • 4,348 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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