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
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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
  • 128,258 specimen records
  • 115,260 (90%) georeferenced
  • 98 (0.08%) with images
  • 90,358 (70%) identified to species
  • 209 families
  • 894 genera
  • 2,780 species
  • 2,992 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371