Entomology Inventory (CASC-INV)

Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Entomology has inventoried and databased all of the species names in the entire pinned insect collection. This species-level database includes 6,623,710 specimens representing approximately 250,000 taxa. It does not include information on groups of arthropods normally kept in alcohol, with the exception of the Trichoptera (caddisflies) and part of the Embioptera (webspinners). It also does not include information on specimens out on loan (more than 1 million specimens), and the approximately 4 million specimens gathered as part of the Madagascar Arthropod Biodiversity Project.

Contacts: Chris Grinter, cgrinter@calacademy.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ad33cb7c-b2e3-469e-98fc-c8bfe28c3eca
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: California Academy of Sciences
Collection Statistics
  • 583,365 specimen records
  • 7,500 (1%) georeferenced
  • 13 (0%) with images (61 total images)
  • 211,886 (36%) identified to species
  • 961 families
  • 9,347 genera
  • 35,389 species
  • 37,761 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - California
Click on the specimen record counts within the parenthesis to return the records for that term
  • Tuolumne (1)
  • Ventura (1)
  • Agua Caliente (1)
  • Alameda (3800)
  • Alpine (1176)
  • Amador (453)
  • Berkeley (1)
  • Butte (1358)
  • Calaveras (2068)
  • Channel Islands NP (7)
  • Channel Islands Natl. Park (273)
  • Clark Mountains (1)
  • Colusa (295)
  • Contra Costa (3391)
  • Death Valley NP (6)
  • Del Norte (505)
  • El Dorado (3179)
  • El Dorado Natl Forest (1)
  • Fair Oaks (1)
  • Fort Ross (2)
  • Fresno (3139)
  • Glenn (462)
  • Hernando (1)
  • Hope Valley (1)
  • Humboldt (2755)
  • Humbolt (2)
  • Imperial (1282)
  • Inyo (3596)
  • Joshua Tree NP (35)
  • Joshua Tree National Monument (1)
  • Joshua Tree National Park (12)
  • Joshua Tree Natl Park (1)
  • Joshua Tree Natl. Mon. (1)
  • Joshua Tree Natl. Park (2)
  • Kern (2408)
  • Kern River (1)
  • Kings (301)
  • Kings Canyon (1)
  • Kings Canyon Natl. Park (280)
  • Klamath (1)
  • Lake (2198)
  • Lake Tahoe (2)
  • Lake/Napa/Sonoma (1)
  • Lassan Natl Forest (1)
  • Lassen (1649)
  • Lassen NP (3)
  • Lassen Natl Forest (2)
  • Lassen Natl. Park (401)
  • Lassen Natl. Park Manzanita Lake (1)
  • Lassen Volcanic Natl. Park (1)
  • Little River (1)
  • Los Angeles (5442)
  • Madera (1926)
  • Marin (4475)
  • Mariposa (1310)
  • Mendicino (1)
  • Mendocino (2336)
  • Merced (565)
  • Meyers (1)
  • Modoc (1879)
  • Modoc NF (1)
  • Mono (2804)
  • Monterey (3788)
  • Mount Saint Helena (1)
  • Mt. St. Helena (1)
  • Napa (2624)
  • Nevada (2229)
  • Orange (1397)
  • Palo Alto (1)
  • Pinnacles Natl. Park (1)
  • Placer (2754)
  • Plumas (2110)
  • Redwood Natl. Park (17)
  • Riverside (5100)
  • Sacramento (1408)
  • San Benito (903)
  • San Berardino (1)
  • San Bernadino (1)
  • San Bernardino (4575)
  • San Deigo (1)
  • San Diego (4824)
  • San Dimas Experimental Forest (2)
  • San Francisco (2696)
  • San Francisco (Farallon Islands) (2)
  • San Gabriel Mountains (1)
  • San Gabriel Mountains, Mountain Pass (3)
  • San Gabriel Mountains, Xtal Lake (1)
  • San Jacinto Mts. Tahquitz Valley (1)
  • San Joaquin (854)
  • San Luis Obispo (1648)
  • San Mateo (3216)
  • Santa Barbara (1586)
  • Santa Clara (3433)
  • Santa Cruz (2711)
  • Santa Rosa Mountains (1)
  • Sequoia NP (5)
  • Sequoia Nat'l Park (1)
  • Sequoia National Park (1)
  • Sequoia Natl Park (2)
  • Sequoia Natl. Park (1373)
  • Shasta (2673)
  • Sierra (1511)
  • Siskiyou (3334)
  • Solano (662)
  • Sonoma (3238)
  • Stanislaus (1379)
  • Sutter (215)
  • Tahoe Nat'l Forest (1)
  • Tahoe Natl. Forest (1)
  • Tahoe Valley (1)
  • Tehama (695)
  • Trinity (2703)
  • Tulare (3284)
  • Tuolomne (1)
  • Tuolumne (2769)
  • Ventura (1311)
  • Yolo (985)
  • Yolo/Solano (1)
  • Yosemeti (3)
  • Yosemite (2)
  • Yosemite Creek (1)
  • Yosemite NP (5)
  • Yosemite National Park (1)
  • Yosemite Natl Park (2)
  • Yosemite Natl. Park (1893)
  • Yuba (463)
  • unknown (11)