University of Hawaii Insect Museum (UHIM-UHIM)

The University of Hawaii Insect Museum (UHIM) is the second largest collection of insects in the state of Hawaii and ranks among the biggest collections in the world for Hawaiian insect holdings. The collection dates to 1908, and as such houses an important record of changes in arthropod biodiversity over time, including the extinction and introduction of species. The museum houses over 250,000 specimens, with strengths in endemic Diptera and Lepidoptera. The UHIM also serves as a center for research and education about biodiversity and systematics for the University of Hawaii system.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0fc43ef4-018d-479a-a633-3653718ec766
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii Insect Museum
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
University of Hawaii Insect Museum
310 Gilmore Hall, 3050 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI   96822
Uniter States of America
Collection Statistics
  • 125,307 specimen records
  • 33,417 (27%) georeferenced
  • 123,407 (98%) with images
  • 78,569 (63%) identified to species
  • 278 families
  • 1,154 genera
  • 2,597 species
  • 2,645 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371