University of Alberta Entomology Collection

FULL TITLE

University of Alberta Entomology Collection (UASM)

DESCRIPTION

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.

TEMPORAL COVERAGES

Date range: Jan 1, 1850 - Jan 1, 2050

LANGUAGE OF METADATA

ENGLISH

LANGUAGE OF DATA

ENGLISH

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT

Felix Sperling

METADATA AUTHOR

Jim Whittome

ORIGINATOR

Danny Shpeley