New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) Insect specimens (Arctos)

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Description

The NMMNHS Entomology collection has grown from various donors, volunteers and staff since the opening of the museum. There are around 7500 specimens, with a focus in spiders, beetles, and butterflies from the Southwestern US. The spiders are primarily preserved in alcohol while the insects are pinned.

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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Entomology Collection

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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 04daaaf2-0d57-414d-8656-28c0137b638a.  New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Lindsey Frederick
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  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
BioScience Collection Manager
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Rd
87104 Albuquerque
New Mexico
US
Dave Bloom
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John Wieczorek
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Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Southwestern United States

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

A focus in spiders, beetles, and butterflies. With an overall representation of every Order.

Order Lepidoptera, Araneae, Coleoptera

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1980 - present

Collection Data

Collection Name New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) Insect specimens
Collection Identifier NMMNH:Ento
Parent Collection Identifier NMMNH
Specimen preservation methods Pinned,  Alcohol,  Mounted

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/

Purpose The entomology collection preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of invertebrate life in New Mexico and is held for research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.
Alternative Identifiers 04daaaf2-0d57-414d-8656-28c0137b638a
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