Databases

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ESSIG HOLDINGS DATABASE

Essig Museum staff and volunteers have been building several databases, including a list of species (~all) and specimens (in part, ~10%) in the collection. Digitizing activities were greatly amplified by the CalBug project (2010-2015) funded by the National Science Foundation. For many specimens, labels were imaged first – these images are used to transcribe collecting data. Not all images have been transcribed yet, but images can be searched by genus and species names.

Although we strive to avoid typos and keep names up-to-date, there are likely to be some mistakes. If you find errors (typos, synonyms, changes in higher taxonomy), please contact the collections manager (essig.museum@gmail.com). See the full list of available digital resources.

Species List

Simple Specimen Search

Advanced Specimen Search

Specimen Label Images Search

Browse by Higher Taxonomy


OTHER DATABASES

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates – The laboratory of Vince Resh maintains several long-term aquatic sampling data sets. These data sets have been examined in many of Dr. Resh’s publications and are now freely available. Information on each data set, including the list of relevant publications, is provided in downloadable Excel files.

CalBug – California Arthropod Database representing the eight major collections in California

California Counties Moth Database – County records from vouchered specimens

CalPhotos – Photographs of arthropods and other organisms

Lepidoptera of French Polynesia – Photographs, biology, and distribution of moths and butterflies

Moorea BioCode Database – All taxon inventory of the island of Moorea, French Polynesia