University of British Columbia - Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ) from University of British Columbia

Karen Needham
Over half a million pinned specimens, 75,000 alcohol-preserved specimens and 25,000 specimens on slides showcase BC and the Yukon’s spectacular insect diversity. Past collectors’ particular projects have shaped the collection, and have resulted in particularly strong holdings of Hemiptera (true bugs), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Siphonaptera (fleas) and Anoplura and Mallophaga (lice). The collection has also been enriched by the following notable holdings: Downes Hemiptera (true bugs) Foxlee Diptera (true flies) and Hymenoptera (bees and...