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.
Contacts: Peter T Oboyski (essig.museum@gmail.com)
Related link: https://essig.berkeley.edu/
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial)
Collection Statistics
  • 13,922 specimen records
  • 13,875 (100%) georeferenced
  • 12,935 (93%) identified to species
  • 2 families
  • 82 genera
  • 293 species
  • 316 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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Taxon Distribution
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  • Abaris (6)
  • Acupalpus (49)
  • Agonoleptus (162)
  • Agonum (138)
  • Amara (1415)
  • Amblygnathus (18)
  • Amphasia (3)
  • Anillinus (1)
  • Anisodactylus (634)
  • Apenes (16)
  • Apristus (70)
  • Axinopalpus (9)
  • Badister (2)
  • Bembidion (42)
  • Brachinus (112)
  • Bradycellus (6)
  • Calathus (461)
  • Calosoma (30)
  • Carabus (528)
  • Chlaenius (298)
  • Cicindela (439)
  • Clinidium (1)
  • Clivina (2)
  • Colliuris (1)
  • Cratacanthus (235)
  • Cychrus (5)
  • Cyclotrachelus (871)
  • Cylindera (70)
  • Cymindis (619)
  • Diacheila (44)
  • Dicaelus (320)
  • Diplocheila (3)
  • Discoderus (764)
  • Dromochorus (30)
  • Dyschirius (55)
  • Elaphropus (15)
  • Elaphrus (3)
  • Euryderus (127)
  • Galerita (78)
  • Harpalus (1415)
  • Helluomorphoides (25)
  • Hypherpes (121)
  • Lebia (1)
  • Leistus (5)
  • Lophoglossus (3)
  • Loricera (3)
  • Loxandrus (7)
  • Micrixys (2)
  • Microlestes (10)
  • Morion (1)
  • Myas (8)
  • Nebria (1)
  • Notiobia (3)
  • Notiophilus (32)
  • Omus (5)
  • Oxypselaphus (7)
  • Pasimachus (542)
  • Patrobus (2)
  • Pentagonica (1)
  • Piosoma (125)
  • Platynus (56)
  • Poecilus (113)
  • Promecognathus (6)
  • Pseudomorpha (3)
  • Pterostichus (1869)
  • Rhadine (39)
  • Scaphinotus (254)
  • Scarites (46)
  • Selenophorus (796)
  • Selenophorus (Selenophorus) (12)
  • Semiardistomis (4)
  • Sphaeroderus (135)
  • Stenolophus (67)
  • Stereocerus (5)
  • Syntomus (27)
  • Synuchus (332)
  • Tachys (1)
  • Tetracha (19)
  • Tetragonoderus (76)
  • Trechus (1)
  • Trichotichnus (12)
  • Zacotus (6)