Wichita State University Collection (WICH-WICHI)

The Wichita State University Biodiversity Laboratory houses the invertebrate collection (WICHI) which contains arthropod specimens that result from regional research (pollination, herbivory, habitat surveys) and international research (primarily Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). We aim to make biodiversity data broadly available and assist in research that examines biotic patterns (e.g., insect and host-plant interactions), phylogenetics, spatial distributions, and conservation. Discoveries based on this research assist in documenting the biotic response to climate change, predicting the geographic potential of invasive species, recognizing habitat bio-indicators, among others.
Contact: Mary Liz Jameson (MaryLiz.Jameson@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf5897ef-d770-46ac-8159-04e1eb267f6b
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: 37.72071, -97.29384
Collection Statistics
  • 440 specimen records
  • 59 (13%) georeferenced
  • 421 (96%) identified to species
  • 3 families
  • 21 genera
  • 39 species
  • 39 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371