KWP Lepidoptera Collection (Arctos) (UAM-KWP)

Kenelm W. Philip Lepidoptera collection,includes the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey (ALS) collection. ALS was a citizen science initiative lead by Dr. Philip that was active from 1970 to 2014 and included over 600 people. 90% of the KWP pinned collection (~43,200 specimens) will be transferred to the NMNH in August 2018.
Contact: Derek Sikes (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 June 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 73,972 specimen records
  • 73,588 (99%) georeferenced
  • 58,077 (79%) identified to species
  • 39 families
  • 264 genera
  • 506 species
  • 509 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371