Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity (FLMNH-MGCL)

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, has become one of the world’s largest institutions for research on butterflies and moths, and an important research facility for insect science. The facility was constructed by combining the staff and merging the Lepidoptera holdings from the Allyn Museum of Entomology, the Florida State Collection of Arthropods and other University of Florida collections, and now may include over ten million specimens from all over the world, rivaling some of the largest Lepidoptera research collections globally. The facility includes a team of domestic and international researchers studying many areas of lepidopterology, including behavior, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology, genomics, physiology, systematics and taxonomy.
Contact: Akito Kawahara (kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 32180c92-8d89-4e4a-8af5-6749f47ea299
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center
Florida Museum of Natural History
3215 Hull Road
Gainsville, Florida   32611
United States of America
Collection Statistics
  • 12,620 specimen records
  • 8 (0.06%) georeferenced
  • 6,539 (52%) with images
  • 4,175 (33%) identified to species
  • 17 families
  • 71 genera
  • 112 species
  • 153 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371