Essig Museum of Entomology (EMEC-EMEC)

The Essig Museum of Entomology on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley houses an active research collection of over 5,000,000 terrestrial arthropods. From humble beginnings as a teaching collection over a hundred years ago, through exponential growth as the California Insect Survey beginning in 1939, the Essig Museum is now one of the largest and most important university-based research collections of insects in North America. Primarily a collection of specimens from the Western Hemisphere, regional emphasis is on the eastern Pacific Rim, in particular California, Mexico, and Central America, and the islands of the central Pacific.
Contact: Peter T Oboyski (essig.museum@gmail.com)
Home Page: https://essig.berkeley.edu/
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
Collection Statistics
  • 7,476 specimen records
  • 7,471 (100%) georeferenced
  • 6,554 (88%) identified to species
  • 2 families
  • 64 genera
  • 203 species
  • 212 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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