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MPM Milwaukee Public Museum Invertebrate Zoology Collection

Latest version published by Milwaukee Public Museum on May 19, 2017 Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum Invertebrate Zoology Collection numbers about 800,000 specimens of which 70% are insects and 30% are other invertebrate groups encompassing a broad diversity of animals (52 zoological classes.) Lepidoptera and Coleoptera comprise the largest portions of the insect collections, and Mollusca and Crustacea the largest collections of other invertebrates. Special insect collections include the Type Collection (about 60 holotypes and 55 syntypes) of various orders, tropical Lepidoptera and gynandromorphs from James R. Neidhoefer, a worldwide collection of Sphingidae from William E. Sieker, the Albert Schwartz collection of West Indies Lepidoptera, determined Costa Rican cacao-pollinating midges (Ceratopogonidae and Cecidomyiidae) from Allen M. Young’s research. Other significant invertebrate collections include a comprehensive survey of WI crayfishes made by the WI Department of Natural Resources, Horton H. Hobbs III and Joan P. Jass, the Harold Mathiak collection of WI freshwater unionids, and the WI arachnid collection, including the historically important George W. and Elizabeth G. Peckham Collection of jumping spiders. A more detailed description is available at http://www.mpm.edu/research-collections/invertebrate-zoology/collections-overview. For further information or loans, please contact Collection Manager Julia Colby (colby@mpm.edu).

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 3,513 records.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 3,513 records in English (209 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
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How to cite

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Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Milwaukee Public Museum. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c081d6d4-cb80-45b3-b9cd-dab5568b8c5e.  Milwaukee Public Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Julia Colby
Milwaukee Public Museum 800 West Wells Street 53233-1478 Milwaukee Wisconsin US 1-414-278-2760

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Julia Colby
Milwaukee Public Museum 800 West Wells Street 53233-1478 Milwaukee Wisconsin US 1-414-278-2760

Who filled in the metadata:

Julia Colby
Milwaukee Public Museum 800 West Wells Street 53233-1478 Milwaukee Wisconsin US 1-414-278-2760

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Joanna McCaffrey
Biodiversity Informatics Manager

Geographic Coverage

Global

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1817-01-01 / 2017-05-19

Project Data

The Lepidoptera of North America Network (LepNet) comprises 26 research collections that will digitize approximately 2 million specimen records and integrate these with over 1 million existing records. LepNet will digitize 43,280 larval vial records with host plant data, making this the first significant digitization of larvae in North American collections. LepNet will produce ca. 82,000 high-quality images of exemplar species covering 60% of North American lepidopteran species. These images will enhance remote identifications and facilitate systematic, ecological, and global change research. In collaboration with Visipedia, LepNet will create LepSnap, a computer vision tool that can provide automated identifications to the species level. Museum volunteers and student researchers equipped with smartphones will image >132,000 additional research-quality images through LepSnap. Up to 5,000 lepidopteran species will be elevated to a "research ready" status suitable for complex, data-driven analyses. LepNet will build on the existing data portal (SCAN) in consolidating data on Lepidoptera to the evolution of lepidopteran herbivores in North America. Access to these data will be increased through integration with iDigBio. Data for a broad range of research, including the evolutionary ecology of Lepidoptera and their host plants in the context of global change processes affecting biogeographic distributions will be generated. The LepXPLOR! program will spearhead education and outreach efforts for 67 existing programs, engaging a diverse, nationwide workforce of 400+ students and 3,500+ volunteers. Overall, LepNet will generate a sustainable social-research network dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a digital collection of North American Lepidoptera specimens (http://www.lep-net.org/).

Title Lepidoptera of North America Network: Documenting Diversity in the Largest Clade of Herbivores
Funding DBI 1600824 (U.S. National Science Foundation)

The personnel involved in the project:

Julia Colby

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=mpm-invert