Western Washington University Insect Collection (WWU-WWUC)

The Western Washington University Insect Collection houses approximately 50,000 insect specimens. Our geographic area of focus is the northwestern portion of the contiguous United States. Most of our specimens are from the northwestern portion of Washington State, an area that is poorly represented in other collections in the region. The collection is the largest publicly-held insect collection within a 100 mile radius centered on Seattle.  
Contact: Merrill Peterson (Merrill.Peterson@wwu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: be43e4da-bd95-4cdb-a590-3129a4cef884
Live Data Download: Login for access
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Western Washington University
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Western Washington University
Biology Department, Western Washington University, 516 High St.
Bellingham, WA   98225
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 656 specimen records
  • 656 (100%) georeferenced
  • 656 (100%) identified to species
  • 10 families
  • 119 genera
  • 203 species
  • 203 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371