M. Andrew Johnston Research Collection (MAJC-MAJC)

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
Collection Statistics
  • 8,145 specimen records
  • 6,798 (83%) georeferenced
  • 2,540 (31%) with images (2,571 total images)
  • 7,673 (94%) identified to species
  • 4 families
  • 131 genera
  • 301 species
  • 322 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics