University of Guelph Insect Collectio…

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Full Title

University of Guelph Insect Collection (DEBU)

Description

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.

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Steve Marshall
Collection Director
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario Canada 519-824-4120 ext. 52582
Metadata author
Steve Paiero
Acting Curator
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario Canada 519-824-4120 ext. 52582
Originator
Steven Paiero
Acting Curator
University of Guelph N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario Canada 519-824-4120 ext. 52582

doi:10.5886/4pp2vt5a

Published by

University of Guelph

Publication Date

Nov 25, 2013

Registration Date

Nov 22, 2013

Hosted by

Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

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  • DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.15468…
  • Source webpage http://data.canadensys.net/ipt…
  • UUID 103fa8e2-5be7-402c-b147-708d07…

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Geographic Coverage

The University of Guelph Insect Collection houses material from around the world with an emphasis on the Ontario insect fauna, and the Nearctic and Neotropical Diptera.

Other Contacts

Publisher
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario Canada
Administrative contact
Steven Paieros
Acting Curator
University of Guelph Guelph Ontario Canada