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University of British Columbia - Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ)

Description

Over half a million pinned specimens, 75,000 alcohol-preserved specimens and 25,000 specimens on slides showcase BC and the Yukon’s spectacular insect diversity. Past collectors’ particular projects have shaped the collection, and have resulted in particularly strong holdings of Hemiptera (true bugs), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Siphonaptera (fleas) and Anoplura and Mallophaga (lice). The collection has also been enriched by the following notable holdings: de Waard Lepidoptera (moths), Downes Hemiptera (true bugs), Foxlee Diptera (true flies) and Hymenoptera (bees and wasps), Harrison Coleoptera (carabids), Llwewllyn Jones Lepidoptera (butterflies), Scudder Hemiptera (true bugs), Stace-Smith Coleoptera (beetles). The Collection also includes an extensive library of entomological literature, ranging from insect taxonomy, biology, and habitat to pest control. It includes over 350 books, 8000 reprints, and 20 series of unbound journals. We also have over 10,000 photographic slides of insects and arachnids with accompanying data.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1900 - Jan 1, 1900

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Administrative contact
Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3379
Metadata author
Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3379
Originator
Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3379

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University of British Columbia

Publication Date

Dec 5, 2013

Registration Date

Jul 11, 2013

Hosted by

Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

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Canadensys repository

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Taxonomic Coverage

BC specimens from all insect orders. A small collection of non-insect arthropods from BC. Jumping spiders (Family Salticidae) from around the world.

CLASS
Insecta (Insects)

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Mainly a BC collection, with additional holdings from YT, AK, NT, and NU . Also a small number of specimens from the other Canadian Provinces and WA, OR, and CA in the more

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Mainly a BC collection, with additional holdings from YT, AK, NT, and NU . Also a small number of specimens from the other Canadian Provinces and WA, OR, and CA in the United States.

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Principal investigator
Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3379
Publisher
University of British Columbia 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada