Modified 22 February 2021
The Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN: https://scan-bugs.org) serves specimen occurrence records and images from over 100 North American arthropod collections for all arthropod taxa. The focus is on North America but global in scope. SCAN is built on Symbiota (http://symbiota.org/docs/), a web-based collections database system that is used for other taxonomic data portals, including (Symbiota Portals). SCAN is the primary repository for occurrence data produced by the four continuing Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs), the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN TCN), the Lepidoptera of North America Network (LepNet TCN), Terrestrial Parasite Tracker (TPT: http://parasitetracker.org/), and arthropod data produced by InvertEBase TCN (http://invertebase.org/).