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
  • 1,880,691 specimen records
  • 944,419 (50%) georeferenced
  • 183,486 (10%) with images (234,145 total images)
  • 6,713 GenBank genetic references
  • 1,063,654 (57%) identified to species
  • 3,080 families
  • 14,644 genera
  • 60,181 species
  • 62,005 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project is supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology through an award titled "Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy" (DEB-1456674). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.