Hymenoptera Institute Collection (UKY-HIC-HIC)

The Hymenoptera Institute Collection is a collection of largely parasitic Hymenoptera housed in Michael Sharkey’s Lab in the Entomology Department (Agricultural Science Center North) at the University of Kentucky. The museum houses over 350 drawers of Hymenoptera focusing on Braconidae, with the primary focus on the braconid subfamily Agathidinae. The braconid collection is of world-scope, having received samples from all continents except Antarctica and is primarily used to describe new species and conduct molecular phylogenetics studies. Major recent projects include the Thailand Biodiversity Project (TIGER), the Columbia Biodiversity Project, and the Hymatol Project (phylogeny of Hymenoptera). More information can be found at the Sharkey Lab webpage: http://sharkeylab.org/sharkeylab/sharkeyProjects.php
Contact: Eric Chapman (ericgchapman@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a8a78602-8293-4636-943a-aa4e7a91dfe7
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Kentucky
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
S225 Agricultural Science Center North
1100 South Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky   40546-0091
United States of America
(859) 257-3169
Collection Statistics
  • 17,110 specimen records
  • 9,720 (57%) georeferenced
  • 425 (2%) with images
  • 2,239 (13%) identified to species
  • 46 families
  • 266 genera
  • 505 species
  • 505 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371