California Academy of Sciences Entomology (CAS-ENT)

Through active fieldwork, laboratory research, and management our 10 million specimens, we advance knowledge about Earth's insects and arachnids — taxonomic groups vital to healthy ecosystems. These digitized occurrence records are here for you! Enjoy!
Contact: Chris Grinter (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 May 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, California   94118
United States of America
(415) 379-8000
Collection Statistics
  • 242,632 specimen records
  • 55,914 (23%) georeferenced
  • 6 (0%) with images
  • 188,622 (78%) identified to species
  • 746 families
  • 3,964 genera
  • 11,626 species
  • 11,935 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371