Natural History Museum of Utah - Entomology (UMNH-ENT)

The Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah consists of approximately 250,000 pinned and alcohol specimens from around the world, with greatest specimen numbers from the intermountain west. The collection dates back to the late 1800s, with heaviest collection periods in the 1930s and 1960s. The collection was relocated in 2012 to a new facility with optimal storage conditions. Areas of greatest strength include Lepidoptera, Cicadidae and Cicindelidae. Future project emphasis is on databasing the collection to increase research utilization of the collection.

Collections Manager: Christy Bills, cbills@nhmu.utah.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
UMNHENT-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Utah
Cite this collection:
Natural History Museum of Utah - Entomology. Occurrence dataset (ID: 70f2997d-2e4f-4caa-9bc6-ce94ab7c0ede) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 215 specimen records
  • 215 (100%) georeferenced
  • 25 (12%) with images (50 total images)
  • 99 (46%) identified to species
  • 9 families
  • 25 genera
  • 27 species
  • 28 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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