University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC-UTCI)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect collection started in 1970 with Dr. Charles Nelson, a Plecoptera expert. For several years it grew into an extensive teaching collection with representative of most insect families found in the Southeastern USA. In 2008, Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis initiated the Coleoptera collection, which is fully curated and databased. The main focus of the Coleoptera collection is the Southeastern USA but several other countries are represented. We welcome visitors and loan requests; please contact Stylianos Chatzimanolis at the email address below or at @schatzimanolis.
Contact: Stylianos Chatzimanolis (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a9451a2e-c7ab-45be-bbd5-75bee864d055
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect Collection
615 McCallie Ave, Dept 2653
Chattanooga, TN   37403
Collection Statistics
  • 20,263 specimen records
  • 20,026 (99%) georeferenced
  • 694 (3%) with images
  • 11 GenBank references
  • 5,992 (30%) identified to species
  • 96 families
  • 621 genera
  • 597 species
  • 613 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371