Institutional Collection: Insect, Arachnid and Myriapod Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
ARTH
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The Division of Insects’ holdings of worldwide Arthropoda (excluding Crustacea) rank fifth in overall size among North American collections and are of worldwide importance for many groups. The collection presently includes roughly 4.1 million pinned insects plus 8.3 million specimens or lots in alcohol or on microscope slides. In addition, there are over 17,000 partly-sorted “bulk samples” from traps or leaf-litter extractions. The collection receives heavy use by US and international research visitors and borrowers as well as extensive educational use.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Other or Undefined
Preservation Type: 
Storage Environment: Other (please define)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
(empty)
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/n9zv-z18s

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
The Field Museum of Natural History
Mailing Address 2: 
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Mailing Address 3: 
(empty)
City/Town: 
Chicago
State/Province: 
IL
Postal/Zip Code: 
60605-2496
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 24 April 2013 - 12:28pm EDT
  • Updated: 14 May 2015 - 2:06pm EDT
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