University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute - Snow Entomological Museum (KU-SEMC)

SEMC (Snow Entomological Museum Collection) comprises nearly 5 million pinned insect specimens. Our strengths are Apoidea, Neotropical Coleoptera (especially Staphylinidae, Hydrophiloidea, and Chrysomoloidea), Mecoptera, and fossil insects.
We have digitized approximately 800,000 individual specimens (mostly Apoidea and Staphylinidae, Orthoptera, and various other smaller families).

Collection Manager: Zack Falin, ksem@ku.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
KUSEMC-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
Cite this collection:
University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute - Snow Entomological Museum. Occurrence dataset (ID: 4aa98dea-480a-49fe-9b39-0cef056e99fc) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 153 specimen records
  • 83 (54%) georeferenced
  • 115 (75%) with images (181 total images)
  • 84 (55%) identified to species
  • 11 families
  • 12 genera
  • 12 species
  • 13 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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