Oregon State Arthropod Collection (OSU-OSAC)

The OSAC is a research collection of approximately 3 million non-marine arthropod and molluscan specimens. Strengths are Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera and Acari. The fauna of the Pacific Northwest is particularly well represented, but the collection is global in scope. The collection includes both primary and secondary types. More information can be found on their website: http:osac.oregonstate.edu.
Contact: Christopher Marshall (Christopher.Marshall@oregonstate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 June 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Oregon State University
Collection Statistics
  • 24,392 specimen records
  • 24,343 (100%) georeferenced
  • 23,624 (97%) identified to species
  • 4 families
  • 205 genera
  • 808 species
  • 834 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371