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: 6 March 2018
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 341,419 specimen records
  • 339,901 (100%) georeferenced
  • 274,806 (80%) identified to species
  • 240 families
  • 2,116 genera
  • 7,339 species
  • 7,561 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371