Synoptic Insect Collection (STRI-ENTO)

STRI Synoptic Insect Collection was begun on Barro Colorado Island in 1977 by Robert Silberglied and Annette Aiello as a general collection to give researchers an overview of the BCI insect fauna and to permit preliminary identifications for research vouchers. Years, later the collection was moved to the Tupper site where it now occupies 150 Cornell drawers and includes voucher material from STRI visitors and staff. The collection is strongest in Asilidae (robber flies), Pentatomidae (stink bugs), Reduviidae (assassin bugs), and Passalidae (betsy beetles) groups that were targeted by visiting specialists.
Curator: Annette Aiello, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-5233-4841)
Data Technician/Photographer: Marleny Rivera, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1231-4579)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5546039a-dfdf-4ad1-a1b6-a356c8a71a09
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: STRI
Collection Statistics
  • 19,811 specimen records
  • 11,374 (57%) georeferenced
  • 683 (3%) with images
  • 9,250 (47%) identified to species
  • 412 families
  • 2,153 genera
  • 2,946 species
  • 2,985 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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