University of Alberta Museums, E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum (UAM-UASM)

The E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum houses approximately one million specimens. The research collection includes principally Nearctic insects, representing most orders and the major families thereof. The beetle family Carabidae is especially well represented: included are about 400,000 specimens mainly from the Nearctic region, but with an important Neotropical component, and fewer taxa from the remaining biogeographic regions of the world. The moths and butterflies, order Lepidoptera, with over 65,000 specimens, about half of which are from Alberta localities, are another group of major interest.
Contact: Dr. Felix Sperling (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 8 January 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 307,615 specimen records
  • 306,101 (100%) georeferenced
  • 241,721 (79%) identified to species
  • 222 families
  • 2,058 genera
  • 7,193 species
  • 7,411 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371