National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH-Invertebrates)

Public records of accessioned specimens and observations curated by the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. These data are from the Departments of Entomology and Invertebrate Zoology.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 October 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,880,692 specimen records
  • 944,419 (50%) georeferenced
  • 183,490 (10%) with images (234,149 total images)
  • 6,713 GenBank genetic references
  • 919,400 (49%) identified to species
  • 3,080 families
  • 12,398 genera
  • 45,246 species
  • 46,055 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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