Field Museum of Natural History (Zoo…

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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Insect, Arachnid and Myriapod Collection

Description

The Division of Insects’ holdings of worldwide Arthropoda (excluding Crustacea) rank fifth in overall size among North American collections and are of worldwide importance for many groups. The collection presently includes roughly 4.1 million pinned insects plus 8.3 million specimens or lots in alcohol or on microscope slides. In addition, there are over 17,000 partly-sorted “bulk samples” from traps or leaf-litter extractions. The collection receives heavy use by US and international research visitors and borrowers as well as extensive educational use.

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Administrative contact
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
Metadata author
James Boone
Collection Manager Insects, Arachnids and Myriapods
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
Originator
Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203

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Publication Date

Jun 26, 2014

Registration Date

Jul 10, 2012

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Margeret Thayer
Associate Curator of Insects
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States