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

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.

Curator: Felix Sperling, felix.sperling@ualberta.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
UASM-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Alberta Museums
Cite this collection:
University of Alberta E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum. Occurrence dataset (ID: 16848bac-ee68-4a8a-ac03-cb5dc4b9d43c) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 1,583 specimen records
  • 1,575 (99%) georeferenced
  • 1,104 (70%) identified to species
  • 13 families
  • 109 genera
  • 183 species
  • 183 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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