University of Guelph Insects (UOG-DEBU)

The University of Guelph Insect Collection has its roots in the insect collection of the Entomological Society of Ontario, founded in 1863. It is the oldest insect collection in Canada and was, in effect, Canada's national insect collection before there was a Canada and before the establishment of the Canadian National Collection in Ottawa. Although our current collection of just over two million specimens is relatively small by world standards, the University of Guelph Insect Collection remains one of North America's most important heritage insect collections, and is Canada's third or fourth largest insect collection. It is the best collection of Ontario insects, including many irreplaceable specimens of extirpated species.

Collection Director: Steve Marshall,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Guelph
Cite this collection:
University of Guelph Insects. Occurrence dataset (ID: ebdaf6d5-9903-4b79-a564-5579e3ed2ae4) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 97 specimen records
  • 97 (100%) georeferenced
  • 75 (77%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 17 genera
  • 18 species
  • 18 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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