Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum (BYU-BYUC)

The BYU Arthropod Collection is housed in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University. It totals approximately 2,000,000 specimens, mostly insects. Although worldwide in coverage, an emphasis is on western North America. Although taxonomically diverse, strengths include Coleoptera, Plecoptera, and Siphonaptera. The insect tissue holdings are outstanding. The principal aim is systematic study, but the collection is available to a wide variety of researchers.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad64ad57-a281-457e-b398-964dddc7e953
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only.
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Arthropod Collection
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah   84602
Collection Statistics
  • 125,634 specimen records
  • 112,840 (90%) georeferenced
  • 91 (0.07%) with images
  • 88,648 (71%) identified to species
  • 196 families
  • 884 genera
  • 2,740 species
  • 2,950 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371