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

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
Cite this collection:
Museo de Insectos, Centro de Investigaciones en Protección de Cultivos (CIPROC), Escuela de Agronomía, Universidad de Costa Rica.. Occurrence dataset (ID: b9fd9444-29e5-45bb-8b12-6dbbb7f0d00e) https://serv.biokic.asu.edu/ecdysis/content/dwca/UCR-MI-CIPROC_DwC-A.zip accessed via the Ecdysis Portal, /ecdysis, 2022-08-19).
Collection Statistics
  • 168 specimen records
  • 145 (86%) georeferenced
  • 10 (6%) with images (23 total images)
  • 112 (67%) identified to species
  • 3 families
  • 16 genera
  • 16 species
  • 16 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics