South Dakota State University, The Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection (SDSU-SMIRC)

The Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection (SMIRC) covers a large variety of information, from collection highlights to research. Because the SMIRC was established in the late 19th century, the collection has an extensive history. The complex collection has aided in many different research projects and has helped with the production of many products.
Contact: Paul Johnson (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 79a96c8c-5719-4e0e-8a24-d597c48c1d62
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 9,489 specimen records
  • 349 (4%) georeferenced
  • 3,862 (41%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 58 genera
  • 143 species
  • 144 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371