University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection (UCM-UCMC)

The Entomology collection (including both insects and arachnids) is one of six major collections housed at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History in Boulder, Colorado. This collection houses over 700,000 insect and spider specimens, representing over 17,000 species, with a focus on the Rocky Mountain region and North America. Current research efforts in the collection are focused on grasshoppers, bees, and Lepidoptera. The goals of this collection are to make our specimens and the data they contain available to researchers and the public, to participate in public education and outreach, and to conduct research relevant to issues of ecology, evolution, and conservation.
Contact: Deane Bowers (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17c97d22-5064-49c9-a323-110c14056ebe
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Colorado
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Entomology Section
UCB 265
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado   80309
United States of America
Collection Statistics
  • 100,748 specimen records
  • 100,737 (100%) georeferenced
  • 584 (0.58%) with images
  • 86,541 (86%) identified to species
  • 203 families
  • 1,503 genera
  • 3,081 species
  • 3,233 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371