University of Alberta Entomology Col…

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University of Alberta Entomology Collection (UASM)


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

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Administrative contact
Felix Sperling Sperling
Univeristy of Alberta
Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta CA Edmonton Alberta Canada
Metadata author
Jim Whittome
Information Management Advisor
Univeristy of Alberta
Ring House #1 Edmonton Alberta Canada
Danny Shpeley
Assistant Curator
Univeristy of Alberta
Biological Sciences Edmonton Alberta Canada

Published by

University of Alberta Museums

Publication Date

Feb 12, 2014

Registration Date

May 26, 2008

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University of Alberta Museums IPT



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Taxonomic Coverage

Terrestrial arthropods with emphasis on beetle, butterflies, and moths.

Hexapoda, Arachnida

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Global coverage, with emphasis on North America.


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Global coverage, with emphasis on North America.