Snow Entomological Museum Collection

Latest version published by University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute on Aug 3, 2020 University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

SEMC (Snow Entomological Museum Collection) comprises nearly 5 million pinned insect specimens. Our strengths are Apoidea, Neotropical Coleoptera (especially Staphylinidae, Hydrophiloidea, and Chrysomoloidea), Mecoptera, and fossil insects. We have digitized approximately 800,000 individual specimens (mostly Apoidea and Staphylinidae, Orthoptera, and various other smaller families).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,374,609 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 1,374,609 records in English (86 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: aae308f4-9f9c-4cdd-b4ef-c026f48be551.  University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jennifer Thomas
Assistant Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1501 Crestline Dr. suite 140 66045 Lawrence Kansas US 785-864-2234

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Zack Falin
Collection Manager
University of Kansas - Biodiversity Institute 1501 Crestline Dr., Suite 140 66045 Lawrence Kansas US 785-865-3034

Who filled in the metadata:

Jennifer Thomas
Assistant Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1501 Crestline Dr. suite 140 66045 Lawrence Kansas US 785-864-2234

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Michael Engel
Curator in Charge
KU Biodiversity Institute +01 785 864 2319
http://entomology.biodiversity.ku.edu/
Principal Investigator
Caroline Chaboo
Curator
KU Biodiversity Institute +01 785 864 5173
http://entomology.biodiversity.ku.edu/
Principal Investigator
Andrew Short
Curator
KU Biodiversity Institute +01 785 864 2323
http://entomology.biodiversity.ku.edu/
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
KU Biodiversity Institute

Geographic Coverage

Our collection has excellent representation in Kansas and North America (generally), as well as Central and South America (Apoidea, Coleoptera). We have good representation for the Palearctic region as well as Southern Africa and Australia (Apoidea).

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1890-2011

Collection Data

Collection Name Division of Entomology (Snow Entomological Museum Collection)
Collection Identifier SEMC
Parent Collection Identifier KU Biodiversity Institute
Specimen preservation methods Pinned