Entomology Type Collection (CASC-TYPE)

Since the department's founding in 1862, our collection has grown to become one of the three largest entomology collections in North America, encompassing approximately 250,000 species of insects, myriapods, and arachnids. Led by curators Brian Fisher, Michelle Trautwein, and Lauren Esposito, and collection manager Chris Grinter, today's department includes scholars, curatorial staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students comprising a broad range of expertise.

Contacts: Chris Grinter, cgrinter@calacademy.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5f0984d8-055e-46af-a525-6241a93d612e
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA   94118
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 18,115 specimen records
  • 3,214 (18%) georeferenced
  • 3,986 (22%) with images (17,275 total images)
  • 16,317 (90%) identified to species
  • 662 families
  • 5,218 genera
  • 15,757 species
  • 15,953 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Eurytoma (1)
  • Evoxysoma (1)
  • Heimbra (1)
  • Symbra (1)