Ecdysis Portal Natural History Collections and Observation Projects


ASU-ASUCOB

Arizona State University Charles W. O'Brien Collection

The Charles W. O'Brien Collection (legacy coden: CWOB) is now (August, 2018) relocated to Tempe, Arizona, and contains approximately one million weevil specimens (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea sensu Bouchard et al. 2011), with a global range and emphasis on New World (and Neotropical) regions. Lois B. O'Brien - a planthopper specialist - has made invaluable contributions to this collection. In 2017, Arizona State University entered an agreement with the O'Briens to gradually transfer and permanently house and curate this world-class collection. As the collection is reactivated at the new location, specimens are digitized under this new identity. Hence the virtual SCAN collection "ASUCOB" (new coden) was created, with the purpose of making the O'Brien weevil specimens now residing at Arizona State University accessible on-line while maintaining their collector/expert provenance.
Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, SLEE281@ASU.EDU (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Curator: Nico Franz, nico.franz@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 335643f7-6835-41fd-9dca-c6b8e7918780
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ASUHIC

Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection

The ASU Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection contains approximately 1,000,000 insect specimens, representing at least 25 orders, 390 families, 4,000 genera, 12,000 species and 1,240 subspecies. Most specimens are from the southwestern United States; however considerable representative material is also available from other North American regions and Mexico. The collection was largely developed through the activities of past faculty - Drs. Frank Hasbrouck, Gordon Castle and Mont Cazier - and their students. An extensive reprint collection is available to visiting researchers. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu) or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281@asu.edu).
Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, slee281@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Curator: Nico Franz, nico.franz@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71ca74c2-208d-4784-998f-6f7ecc6ec090
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ASULOB

Arizona State University Lois B. O'Brien Collection

The Lois B. O'Brien Collection (legacy coden: LBOB) is is now (August, 2018) relocated to Tempe, Arizona, and contains approximately 250,000 planthopper specimens (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea sensu Bourgoin (2017) ), with a global range and emphasis on New World (and Neotropical) regions. Charles W. O'Brien - a weevil specialist - has made invaluable contributions to this collection. In 2017, Arizona State University entered an agreement with the O'Briens to gradually transfer and permanently house and curate this world-class collection. As partial transfers occur, specimens are digitized under this new identity. Hence the virtual SCAN collection "ASULOB" (new coden) was created, with the purpose of making the O'Brien planthopper specimens now residing at Arizona State University accessible on-line while maintaining their collector/expert provenance.
Collection Manager: Sangmi Lee, SLEE281@ASU.EDU (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Curator: Nico Franz, nico.franz@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 741d3036-156f-49fa-b672-1d7aad6d2810
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-BIO386-2020

ASU BIO386 General Entomology Observations Collection - Fall 2020 Semester

ASU BIO386 General Entomology Observations Collection - Fall 2020 Semester
Contacts: Nico Franz, Katherine Arguez & Evan Waite, nico.franz@asu.edu
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7fd6e757-e702-40fd-b2b6-cbb79b3846f4
Digital Metadata: EML File


BUPBASE-BUPBASE

Buprestidae Specimen Database (BupBase)

The Buprestidae Specimen Database is a collection of buprestid specimens being used in a variety of projects related to the evolution of jewel beetles, particularly in relation to the evolution of color and vision within the group. The majority of specimens are on loan from various institutions and are temporarily housed at the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Contacts: Nathan Lord, nlord@agcenter.lsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2bd20e20-fae7-46e6-a496-5a9d71e962a2
Digital Metadata: EML File

California Channel Islands Beetles

Custom data import from SCAN downloads for the California Channel Islands Beetle project by Andrew Johnston and Matt Gimmel
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 December 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File

California State University East Bay Insect Collection

Curator: Jenny Hazlehurst, jenny.hazlehurst@csueastbay.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0ca2afb9-24f1-48da-b5aa-e3b1727236f5
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCRG-UCRG

Colección Entomológica de la Carrera de Agronomía de la UCR Sede Guanacaste

La Colección Entomológica pertenece a la Carrera de Agronomía de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Sede de Guanacaste. Se ubica en la Finca Experimental del Recinto Santa Cruz, donde se realizan las prácticas de la carrera. La colección contiene insectos de importancia agrícola, así como especímenes recolectados en hábitats naturales de la provincia de Guanacaste y alrededores.
Contacts: Jairo Mora, jairo.mora@ucr.ac.cr
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c8fa879e-c720-4fab-a749-f96d003a6d87
Digital Metadata: EML File


CBUMAG-ENT

Colección Entomológica de la Universidad del Magdalena

Contacts: Larry Jiménez Ferbans, larryjimenezferbans@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cda97de1-b5cc-4963-b497-a1ee6312cf77
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Universidad del Magdalena


UASD-IIBZ-ENT-Ants

Colección Entomológica del Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas / Ants

The Entomological Collection IIBZ (Colección Entomológica IIBZ) is a collection started in 1959 by Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano, who collected around 30,000 insect specimens. Currently, the collection has grown with the contributions of other entomologists from personal collections and research projects. The collection is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. This dataset contains the records of the ants (Formicidae) housed in the collection. 

Contacts: IIBZ UASD, iibz@uasd.edu.do
Curator: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1564-0724)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d8c28a9a-caae-4b10-a1b0-97863ce517c1
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo


UASD-IIBZ-ENT

Colección Entomológica del Instituto de Investigaciones Botánicas y Zoológicas/ Insect Collection IIBZ

Entomological Collection IIBZ (Colección Entomológica IIBZ). It is a collection started in 1959 by prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano, who collected around 30,000 specimens. Actually, the collection has grown with the contributions of other entomologists from personal collections and research projects. The collection is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

Curator: Ruth Bastardo, rbastardo40@uasd.edu.do
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b3d8cda7-0835-44e0-bb3f-f8d69ff76627
Digital Metadata: EML File


UNACHI-MUPADI

Colección Entomológica del Museo de Peces de Agua Dulce e Invertebrados de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí

The Entomological Collection of the Museum of Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates has more than 40,000 specimens divided into a wet collection and a dry collection, focused mainly on groups of aquatic insects, although it also has a large number of moths from the higher areas of Chiriquí province. The entomological collection was established in 2008 by Dr. Juan Bernal (R.I.P.), in order to collect information about the entomofauna of western Panama. For more information contact the museum director Géminis Vargas (geminis.vargas@unachi.ac.pa), M.Sc. or to the researchers Tomas Ríos (tomas.rios@unachi.ac.pa), M. Sc. and Yusseff Aguirre, M. Sc. (yusseff.aguirre@unachi.ac.pa)
Contacts: Yusseff Aguirre, yusseff.aguirre@unachi.ac.pa
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7a8072d1-f13b-497f-8872-8e5dcaa54b46
Digital Metadata: EML File


SCAN-ARTSYS

Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research)

ARTSYS is the "Collection of Externally Processed Specimens for Arthropod Systematics Research". ARTSYS is a pragmatic solution to the challenge of making specimens accessible that are part of an ongoing revisionary systematic project, but are frequently on loan or otherwise not destined to become part of the author's home collection. ARTSYS is open to any revisionary arthropod systematist needing such a tool. The occurrence record table allows one to specify the Owning Institution and Disposition (e.g., "on loan"). Request access to ARTSYS: e-mail nico.franz@asu.edu. Register your set of utilized ARTSYS catalog numbers: http://tinyurl.com/artsys-label-tracking. Access the ARTSYS spreadsheet template: https://github.com/nfranz/ARTSYS [Download the spreadsheet, adjust the number in cell A2 according to the number set reserved in the Tracking Google spreadsheet, and print your set of 525 catalog numbers]
Contacts: Nico Franz, nico.franz@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d50ffe23-db7b-4c25-b6a4-43ac933ab9cf
Digital Metadata: EML File

Davide Dal Pos Research Collection

Contacts: Davide Dal Pos, daveliga@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7571ba64-4f12-4af9-a9ab-d2eba06b3af6
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Davide Dal Pos


DUGWAY-DUG-ENT

Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection

The Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection houses more than 1,100 specimens of plants, insects, spiders, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals collected primarily from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground but also include some areas just outside the installation within Tooele County. The collection is used in support of the Army Mission on the West Desert of Utah, in scientific research, education and outreach efforts. One objective of this collection is to ensure preservation of species of concern and document localities and habitats for management of sensitive and/or rare species mandated by the endangered species act.
Contacts: Robert Delph, robert.delph@colostate.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 847b0b2e-b6d5-4373-8c09-0ab3bc9b8376
Digital Metadata: EML File

Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Contacts: Mike Huben, mike@huben.us
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7824517d-0dbb-4618-996b-9bcb40ffc492
Digital Metadata: EML File

Ethan Richard Wright Collection

The Ethan R. Wright Collection contains specimens primarily from Arizona.

Collection Manager: Ethan Wright, ethanrichardwright@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 324e42d3-bb41-4cff-b067-7bd55983d5a7
Digital Metadata: EML File


EWIC-EWIC

Evan Waite Invertebrate Collection

Personal research collection of Evan S. Waite. Focusing on carabidae and other coleoptera of North America. Currently housed at the Arizona State University Biocollections. A special thank you to Courtney Curtis of CotinisCreative for designing and creating the EWIC logo.
Contacts: Evan Waite, waitesevan@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ff59ebc1-27ef-4137-adec-ca4b673496c7
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAU-NAUFEC

Forest Entomology Collection - Norther Arizona University

This collection contains specimens that are part of the Northern Arizona University Forest Entomology Collections with an emphasis on insect taxa related to forest management. This collection formerly utilzied the coden NAUF5F.

Curator: Richard Hofstetter, rich.hofstetter@nau.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 03af9b03-2d22-4fc4-8443-b881a31555f7
Digital Metadata: EML File


HNU-HNUSEL

Hannam University Systematic Entomology Laboratory

The Hannam University Systematic Entomology Laboratory is HNU-SEL's database maintained by Professor/Ph.D. Bong-Kyu Byun. KOERA of Lepidoptera.
Contacts: Bong-Kyu Byun, bkbyun@hnu.ac.kr
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: de6ff38b-bbe3-4cec-aa24-5c1ab54d1566
Digital Metadata: EML File

Ilgoo Kang Braconid Collection

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad2418e3-4206-4d9a-be40-9d5628d803ef
Digital Metadata: EML File

Insect Color Specimen Database

This database serves as the specimen-level data for specimens included in the Insect Color Database (ICDB), located at www.insectcolor.com. ICDB is a database for color-specific datasets, including reflectance spectra, image color analyses, transmission electron microscopy data, etc. The catalog numbers for both this specimen database and any associated color data on ICDB are shared.
Contacts: Nathan P. Lord, nlord@lsu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 400b10d3-443d-4107-8cc2-1a56257842e2
Digital Metadata: EML File

Los Angeles County Museum - Entomology Channel Islands Beetles

This collection contains filtered data originally provided by the LA County Museum to Andrew Johnston and Matthew Gimmel for Coleoptera of the California Channel Islands. The records were subsequently updated, georeferenced, and edited for taxonomic congruence to the greater project of California Channel Islands Beetles.
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 June 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File

Louis F. Nastasi Insect Collection

My personal entomological collection. My interests are primarily within wasps and flies although I actively maintain collections of various other taxa. Feel free to contact me with any inquiries related to my collection! While my collection is fairly small I am working hard to make its data accessible and as organized as possible.
Contacts: Louis Nastasi, lfnastasi@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: abf11b19-2764-4e84-bf17-85e7b25bb89a
Digital Metadata: EML File


MAJC-MAJC

M. Andrew Johnston Research Collection

The M. Andrew Johnston Research Collection is comprised primarily of beetles, especially darkling beetles (family Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802). The MAJC has an emphasis on specimens from the southwestern deserts of North America and others pertaining to ongoing systematic research. The collection contains roughly 20,000 pinned specimens, a frozen tissue collection stored in ethanol, and full body disarticulations for morphological examination.
Curator and Collection Manager: Andrew Johnston, ajohnston@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0166-6985)
Github Documentation: https://github.com/mandrewj/majc
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ce9fc807-ec48-4444-8586-f7432fd3f77c
Digital Metadata: EML File

Museo de Historia Natural Unillanos-Entomology

Curator: Luis González-Montaña, luis.gonzalez.montana@unillanos.edu.co (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9136-9932)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e7837bd9-578b-4c23-9692-b992502ffdad
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCR-MI-CIPROC

Museo de Insectos, Centro de Investigaciones en Protección de Cultivos (CIPROC), Escuela de Agronomía, Universidad de Costa Rica.

The Museum of Insects, founded in 1962, seeks that its visitors know the biodiversity of our country and also learn the importance and benefits that insects have in our environment. It is attached to the Crop Protection Research Center (CIPROC), of the Agronomy School of the University of Costa Rica, so its purposes are teaching and research. This Museum has established numerous contacts and interacted with scientists from the main research centers worldwide, this has promoted the exchange of information on the diversity of insects in our country and the role they play within the ecosystem. The Museum of Insects is related to its academic infrastructure, as well as to the national agricultural sector, especially in the provision of diagnostic services for species of economic interest due to their pest status or that acts as a biological regulator, which are highly susceptible to handling not very compatible with the environment. In addition, it has representative collections of the biodiversity of Costa Rica.
Curator: Humberto Lezama, oncideres@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b9fd9444-29e5-45bb-8b12-6dbbb7f0d00e
Digital Metadata: EML File


MNHNSD-ARACH

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Arácnidos

The Arachnids collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” (MNHNSD-ARACH) houses more than 4 000 lots containing around 10 100 specimens; these specimens belong to 9 orders, 76 families, 234 genera and 334 species, of which 106 are endemics from Hispaniola Island. Of all registers, 68 % is identified at least to genera level, and around 3 400 have been digitized, with Araneae representing more than 75 %. Most of the records are from Hispaniola, specifically from Dominican Republic, dating from 1974 to present; however, the collection also contains a few specimens from other Caribbean countries which were received through donations. The arachnids’ orders represented in the collection are: Acari (not included in the dataset), Amblypygi, Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Schizomida, Scorpiones, Solifugae, and Thelyphonida; with Palpigradi being the only one not represented of those recorded from Hispaniola. The publication of these data (Acari is NOT included) will take place in two parts: a) an occurrence dataset of all non-spiders’ arachnids will be published before May 31st, 2022; b) an updated publication to include the spiders’ records will be made before May 15th, 2023. Publishing this collection (MNHNSD-ARACH) following the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) standards is part of the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID; project BID-CA2020-031-NAC), developed by GBIF Secretariat, and funded by the European Union. This collection is being managed as a Data snapshot of local collection database, at ecdysis portal, from Symbiota.

Contacts: Gabriel de los Santos, g.delossantos@mnhn.gov.do (ORCID #: 0000-0002-1839-1893)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 May 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano”


MNHNSD-ORTH

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Ortópteros

Contacts: Arturo León
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 159fa9a8-2d6d-43d7-9f4c-85b189c2e5b6
Digital Metadata: EML File

Nathaniel Green Research Collection

This collection represents the personal research collection of Nathaniel Green which is focused on Hymenoptera.

Curator: Nathaniel Green, nathaniel.md.green@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 02019e22-ae05-4a3b-ab03-9dd5c0732a7e
Digital Metadata: EML File


MWLR-NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

The focus is on terrestrial arthropods from the New Zealand region but there are substantial holdings from South Pacific countries and of mites and nematodes from New Zealand. Material comes from the 1880s to the present day. There are over 1.2 million pinned insects, ~100,00 microscope slides, and 250,000 vials of ethanol preserved specimens. The total size of the collection is estimated at 7 million specimens.

Head Curator: Darren Ward, wardda@landcareresearch.co.nz (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4509-8553)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6c2d187d-18ed-47fb-8a5a-649c040c0e16
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Landcare Research, New Zealand Arthropod Collection


NAU-AGFR

Northern Arizona University - Agua Fria National Monument Collection

The Northern Arizona University Agua Fria National Monument Collection (NAU-AGFR) is comprised of arthropods collected within an experimental garden along the Agua Fria river. This garden is funded by a Macrosystems grant from the National Science Foundation and the facility is part of a network of common gardens managed by the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA). The primary focus of these gardens is to understand 1) the role of genetics in mitigating the effects of climate change and 2) to quantify how plant stress affects biodiversity. Dr. Art Keith uses Sea, Land, Air, Malaise (SLAM) traps to collect insects. Maya Shimoni is responsible for insect curation and imaging. Dr. Gary Alpert, an entomologist at NAU oversees all arthropod aspects of the project and is assisted by Dr. Tom Whitham who oversees the integration of insect findings with climate change and plant genetics studies.

Curator, Project Manager: Gary Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Curator, NAU Insect Collection: Grey Gustafson, grey.gustafson@nau.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 47b19381-5ad3-4972-876e-39eb56995694
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAU-NAAC

Northern Arizona University - Arthropod Collection

The Northern Arizona University - Arthropod Collection (NAAC) houses over 250,000 arthropod specimens, primarily from the southwestern United States and Mexico. Specimens are being added each year, primarily from Military Reservations, National Parks and Monuments, The Nature Conservancy, and a network of common gardens managed by the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA). Many specimen occurrence data are combined with high resolution images.

Curator: Grey Gustafson, grey.gustafson@nau.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-2014-7128)
Project manager: Gary Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Project manager: Zane Holditch, zh57@nau.edu
Project manager: Maya Shimoni, mashimoni551@yahoo.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 875b3050-dc20-414e-a67b-eb81b0f3fc2d
Digital Metadata: EML File


NAU-WACA

Northern Arizona University - Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection

Northern Arizona University Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection (NAU-WACA) is an important collection of both specimens and associated images of arthropods within Walnut Canyon National Monument on the Colorado Plateau. The goal of the WACA collection, on behalf of the National Park Service and NAU, is to represent material relevant to ecologists, taxonomists, conservationists and the public. Mark Szydlo Biologist for the National Park Service, and Gary Alpert, Biologist at Northern Arizona University have been contributing specimens for curation into this collection.
Contacts: Gary D. Alpert, garydalpert@gmail.com
Contacts: Mark Szydlo, mark_d_szydlo@nps.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d47171e9-de69-4b95-b3ea-8f05b5ec57ad
Digital Metadata: EML File

Northern Plains Research Collection

The Northern Plains Research Collection is part of the Northern Plains USDA ARS Pollinator Lab in Sydney, MT.
Contacts: Alexandra Morphew, alexandra.morphew@usda.gov
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3685809e-80f6-4b39-8885-0bf7765c8124
Digital Metadata: EML File

Oliver Keller Research Collection

The research collection of Oliver Keller, primarily focused on Coleoptera with an emphasis on Lampyridae and Scarabaeidae.
Contacts: Oliver Keller, okeller1977@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 117e3998-6dda-486d-9d61-8ba5084a2b90
Digital Metadata: EML File


ASU-ROLS

Rick Overson and Laura Steger Invertebrate Observations

This data set is comprised of observations of invertebrates from North America with a focus in Arizona and northwestern Mexico. Observations were made by Laura Steger and Rick Overson. Odonate abundance for a survey reach is listed as single (1), rare (2-4), uncommon (5-12), common (13-100), or abundant (100+), unless otherwise noted. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the data in this collection.

Contacts: Rick Overson, rickoverson@gmail.com (ORCID #: 0000-0003-3728-6260)
Contacts: Laura Steger, lsteger@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0878-4132)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c7263105-7706-4d44-9384-8d0ef527a33a
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rick Overson and Laura Steger

RL Minckley Insect Collection

Temporary collection containing only insect records from the RL Minckley Insect and Plant Collection: https://scan-bugs.org/portal/collections/misc/collprofiles.php?collid=257

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cef5463b-e7e2-4025-9a52-e8f1a5f5ea80
Digital Metadata: EML File

RL Minckley Plant Collection

Temporary collection containing only plant records from the RL Minckley Insect and Plant collection: https://scan-bugs.org/portal/collections/misc/collprofiles.php?collid=257

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


SSAC-SSAC

Salvatore S. Anzaldo Collection

Research collection of Sal Anzaldo, primarily containing specimens of weevils in the superfamily Curculionoidea. The collection is currently housed at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Contacts: Sal Anzaldo, sanzaldo@asu.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3fea69d0-4b26-4a42-aef4-bfde46b8fe92
Digital Metadata: EML File


SOAC-SOAC

Samanta Orellana Research Collection

Collection of K. Samanta Orellana A., primarily containing specimens collected in Guatemala and Southwestern US. Currently hosted at Arizona State University (SOAC) and Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (SOA).

Contacts: K. Samanta Orellana, sorellana@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4098-5823)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 90418dc3-c988-4e5a-91c9-0e4e23975cfc
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Samanta Orellana

Sand Tank Mountains Insect Records

Aggregate dataset of GBIF records for a bounding box around the Sand Tank Mountains

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data harvested from a data aggregator
Last Update: 4 May 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File

Sangmi Lee Research Collection

SLRC is the collection to make specimens accessible that are part of an ongoing Gelechiidae Systematics Research project: mostly are the author's home collection, frequently are on loan from different institutions/collections which are not destined to become part of the author's home collection.
Contacts: Sangmi Lee, slee281@asu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-9636-8242)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1af72f20-5059-4d55-b6fd-670df22ff189
Digital Metadata: EML File


SBMNH-SBMNHENT

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection

The Entomology Collection at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (SBMNH) contains over 300,000 specimens, including both insects and arachnids. The collections focus primarily on the Santa Barbara region, including important holdings from the California Channel Islands. In addition to Channel Islands material, the collection is very strong in California beetles (Coleoptera), moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), and parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera). The dry collection is housed in modern metal cabinets, in Cornell-style drawers, and is mostly sorted to the family level. The collection holds about 20 primary types, described as a result of California beetle surveys, housed separately from the remainder of the collection. Representation is very strong from the Transverse Ranges, including the mountains of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Desert areas to the east are also well represented, as is the southern Sierra Nevada.
Contacts: Matthew L. Gimmel, mgimmel@sbnature2.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6e617657-ddab-4a49-ad92-dad309c70c51
Digital Metadata: EML File


SUU-SUUIC

Southern Utah University Insect Collection

Insect collection of the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History located at Southern Utah University.

Project Manager: Jacqualine Grant, Ph.D., jacqualinegrant@suu.edu, 4358658549 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-8444-1270)
Student Taxonomist: Ashlee Hardin, ajphardin33@gmail.com
Student Taxonomist: Leeloo Yutuc, leelooy29@gmail.com
Student Taxonomist: Isaac Sorensen, isaacsorensen123@gmail.com
Student Taxonomist: Jacob Olvera, jacobolvera62@gmail.com
Taxonomist (beetles): Sam Wells, Ph.D., samuelwells@suu.edu, 4358658701
Biologist: Rachel Bolus, rachelbolus@suu.edu, 4358658540
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d2b0a050-32bc-4c54-a956-a2fa35a13a48
Digital Metadata: EML File

Tyler J. Hedlund Collection

The personal research collection of Tyler J Hedlund.
Contacts: Tyler Hedlund, tjhedlun@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7f907506-885d-4bd2-a5fe-d18f8443043a
Digital Metadata: EML File

Universidad Nacional Agraria, Museo de Entomología

Colección de insectos presentes en los sistemas agricolas, pecuaria y forestal de Nicaragua.

Curador: Oswaldo Rodríguez Flores, orodriguez@yci.una.edu.ni
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: edee8c9e-f073-48d5-9ae6-9a70a6664016
Digital Metadata: EML File


UA-UAIC

University of Arizona Insect Collection

The University of Arizona Insect Collection (UAIC) contains approximately 2 million specimens representing 35,000 species of pinned, alcohol-preserved, slide-mounted and frozen-tissue preserved arthropods mostly from the Sonoran Desert Region. Significant holdings include Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera and Lepidoptera, but all insect groups are extensively represented. The UAIC user community is diverse, ranging from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to highly active emeritus insect systematists. Annually, we host thousands of visitors, ranging from resident researchers to individual walk-ins, campus tour groups, and vast numbers of people seeking information on the biology of the Sonoran Desert Region.

Curator: Wendy Moore, wmoore@email.arizona.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d6e5984e-21f9-42af-8346-229b107a8631
Digital Metadata: EML File


UCSB-IZC

University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection

University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. Contributions to data in this collection come from Elaine Tan (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0504-4067), Rachel Behm (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7264-3492) and Zach Brown. The data is archived at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5722552.

Director: Katja Seltmann, seltmann@ucsb.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0001-5354-6048)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b03a3f0c-bfa5-4e02-b5d3-56ff38626302
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of California
Access Rights: https://www.ccber.ucsb.edu/collections/databases-searching-specimen-data-and-images


UTC-UTCI

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect collection started in 1970 with Dr. Charles Nelson, a Plecoptera expert. For several years it grew into an extensive teaching collection with representative of most insect families found in the Southeastern USA. In 2008, Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis initiated the Coleoptera collection, which is fully curated and databased. The main focus of the Coleoptera collection is the Southeastern USA but several other countries are represented. We welcome visitors and loan requests; please contact Stylianos Chatzimanolis at the email address below or at @schatzimanolis.
Contacts: Stylianos Chatzimanolis, stylianos-chatzimanolis@utc.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 92112763-ef41-48db-abf8-3ad5e48a26cc
Digital Metadata: EML File