University of Alberta E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum (UASM)

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The E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum houses approximately one million specimens. The research collection includes principally Nearctic insects, representing most orders and the major families thereof. The beetle family Carabidae is especially well represented: included are about 400,000 specimens mainly from the Nearctic region, but with an important Neotropical component, and fewer taxa from the remaining biogeographic regions of the world. The moths and butterflies, order Lepidoptera, with over 65,000 specimens, about half of which are from Alberta localities, are another group of major interest.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

(2013): University of Alberta E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum (UASM). v17.33. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/9enbmt

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

University of Alberta Museums
Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780.492.5834
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Felix Sperling
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3991
https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences/faculty-and-staff/academic-staff/felix-sperling

Who filled in the metadata:

Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collections Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Danny Shpeley
Assistant Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-0461
https://www.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences/collections-and-museums/strickland/assistant-curator
Custodian Steward
Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-6271
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Custodian Steward
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collections Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Curator
Felix Sperling
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3991
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/felix-sperling

Geographic Coverage

Global, North America, Canada, United States, Mexico, Alberta

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Arthropoda, Hexapoda, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Carabidae, Noctuidae

Phylum  Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class  Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Order  Coleoptera (Beetles),  Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies)
Family  Carabidae (Ground Beetles),  Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1877-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum
Collection Identifier UASM
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Deep frozen,  Dried,  Microscopic preparation,  Pinned,  Mounted

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/9enbmt
8971dfba-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=entomology