University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection (UCSB-IZC)

The UC Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology collection began in 2016 when Cheadle Center Director, Katja Seltmann started at UCSB. The majority of the specimens are recent (since 2016) but many from the 1950s are included in an entomology teaching collection that was at UCSB during this time. In 1960, Dr. Adrian Wenner arrived at UCSB and added a small personal collection of families not represented in the collection. The collection continues to grow through voluntary donations of arthropods collected by students for class projects, accessions from the UCSB Natural Reserve System, and research projects at UCSB and the Cheadle Center Ecological Restoration. The majority of the specimens are insects from UC Santa Barbara and the surrounding area and the collection strength is in Hymenoptera. This collection is a snapshot of an external collection database where only the Bee (Apoidea:Anthophila) records are included. All data and images in this collection are under CC0 1.0 (Public-domain) license.

Director: Katja Seltmann, seltmann@ucsb.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0001-5354-6048)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 31 October 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 8,671 specimen records
  • 8,413 (97%) georeferenced
  • 2,507 (29%) with images (6,315 total images)
  • 4,905 (57%) identified to species
  • 7 families
  • 46 genera
  • 138 species
  • 144 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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