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University of Minnesota Insect Collection (Entomology-UMSP)

Housed within the Department of Entomology, UMSP is one of the largest university-affiliated insect collections in North America. Current holdings include 4,035,133 specimens, representing over 53,000 described species (as of December 2019). The collection is a valuable resource for researchers at the University of Minnesota, across the state, and throughout the entomological community, both nationally and internationally.
Contact: Robin Elizabeth Thomson (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 July 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Collection Statistics
  • 54,099 specimen records
  • 52,738 (97%) georeferenced
  • 64 families
  • 2 genera
  • 1 species
Extra Statistics
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