Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Data

Recommended Citation Formats

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General Citation:
SCAN SANDBOX. 2024. http//:167.172.152.89/portal/index.php. Accessed on July 17.
Usage of occurrence data from specific institutions:
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: <List of Collections> (Accessed through SCAN SANDBOX Data Portal, http//:167.172.152.89/portal/index.php, YYYY-MM-DD)

For example:
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and New York Botanical Garden (Accessed through SCAN SANDBOX Data Portal, http//:167.172.152.89/portal/index.php, 2024-07-17)

Occurrence Record Use Policy

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Collection Use Rights

Collection use rights are defined by the individual collection managers. Plese refer to the collection manager if you have any questions.

Collection Rights
Collection Name Rights
Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection - LepNet http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection – OrthopNet http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology Collection – ParasiteTracker http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Actualización de la Colección de Artrópodos con importancia médica (CAIM), Laboratorio de Entomología, InDRE http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Allan Smith-Pardo http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
American Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
AntWeb http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Apoyo para la infraestructura de la colección de artrópodos con y sin importancia médica del Laboratorio estatal de Salud Pública del estado de Guanaj http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
April Hamblin thesis collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Archbold Biological Station Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Arizona State University - Social Insect Biodiversity Repository http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Arizona State University Charles W. O'Brien Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Arizona State University Lois B. O'Brien Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Auburn University Museum of Natural History Entomology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Augustana College Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Australian Freshwater Invertebrates http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of the New World http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Bee data from INABIO http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Bees in the Trees Cornell Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Biodiversidad de la apifauna de Yucatán http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Biodiversidad de la Sierra Tarahumara. Lepidoptera: Mimallonoidea, Lasiocampoidea, Bombycoidea y Pyraloidea http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Bishop's University Insect Collection (BUIC) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
BLM Mother Lode Field Office: The Bees of Pine Hill Preserve http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Bloom et al., 2021 Documenting pollinators, floral hosts, and plant–pollinator interactions in U.S. Pacific Northwest agroecosystems http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Bombus of Canada http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Branson Museum of Zoology - Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
BugGuide http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Butterflies and Skippers of Alberta Project http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
California Academy of Sciences - Entomology Type Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
California Academy of Sciences Entomology http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
California State University East Bay Natural History Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Canadian Museum of Nature Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Canadian National Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Carnegie Invertebrate Zoology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Catálogo de insectos de la colección del Centro de Entomología http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Catálogo y recopilación de datos científicos de los lepidópteros nocturnos de México, pertenecientes a cinco familias http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
CEPANN - Coleção Entomológica Paulo Nogueira-Neto - IB/USP http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Chicago Academy of Sciences http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Clemson University Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
CNIN/Abejas de México/Apoidea http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
CNIN/Coleoptera http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
CNIN/Lepidoptera http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Coleção Entomológica http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Colección de insectos agrícolas del proyecto diversidad en sistemas de cultivos http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Colección de Invertebrados de la Universidad de la Sierra http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Colección de referencia de vectores de Leishmania spp (causante de Leshmaniasis cutánea localizada) de la Península de Yucatán y un estudio preliminar http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Colección de referencia de vectores de Leishmania spp (causante de Leshmaniasis cutánea localizada) de la Península de Yucatán y un estudio preliminar http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Colección Zoológica de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Collaborative bee data from private collections http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Colorado College Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Computarización de abejas de la colección entomológica de la Frontera Sur http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Computarización de la colección de abejas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) del Museo de Zoología Alfonso L. Herrera, de la Facultad de Ciencias de la UNAM http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Computarización de la Colección Nacional de insectos Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín del Museo de Historia Natural de la Ciudad de México http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Computarización y actualización de la curación de la Colección de Lepidóptera del Museo de Zoología "Alfonso L. Herrera" y su base de datos MARIPOSA. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Crispin S. Guppy Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Denver Botanic Gardens Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Arachnology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Entomology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Parasites http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Derek A. Woller Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Diversidad de abejas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) de la Reserva de la Biosfera El Triunfo, Chiapas http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Diversidad de ocho grupos de insecta (Odonata, Lycidae, Phengodidae, Lampyridae, Cantharidae, Cerambycidae, Syrphidae y Vespidae) en tres regiones con http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Dugway Proving Ground Natural History Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
eButterfly http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Entomological Museum Francisco Luis Gallego - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Entomology Collection at the Natural History Museum of Utah http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Entomology Collection of the Natural History Museum of the University of the Amazon http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Eric G Chapman Coleoptera Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Escarabajos y moscas de los bosques de niebla del sureste mexicano (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea; Diptera: Syrphidae y Calliphoridae) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Essig Museum of Entomology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Estación Biológica de Doñana Pollinator Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Fauna de insectos sociales del estado de Campeche http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Field Museum of Natural History Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Myriapods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Florida Museum of Natural History, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Florida State Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Fortalecimiento de las colecciones de ECOSUR. Primera fase (Abejas) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Frost Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Furman University Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
General Research Observations http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Gregory P. Setliff Collection - Kutztown University http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Guy Hanley Insect Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Hannam University Systematic Entomology Laboratory http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology Collection (HWML) Parasite Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Plant Pest Control Branch http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Host Spiders http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Hymenoptera Institute Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Ian Watkinson Lepidoptera Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Illinois Natural History Survey - Crustacean Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Illinois Natural History Survey Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
iNat research grade identified to species http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
iNaturalist Research-grade Observations http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Insect Collection of Quebec (CIQ-ENT) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Insectarium de Montréal (IMQC) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad - Entomology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
International Barcode of Life project (iBOL) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Inventario de Hymenóptera; parasítica en México http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Inventario de la lepidopterofauna de la Sierra de Huautla http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Inventario de las mariposas de la selva baja de las sierras de Taxco-Huautla, Guerrero (RTP120) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Inventario de los ropaloceros (Lepidoptera) de la Sierra Gorda, estado de Querétaro, México http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Joseph Moore Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
K-State Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California Santa Cruz, Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Kojun Kanda Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
KWP Lepidoptera Collection (Arctos) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera y Heterocera) de áreas prioritarias para la conservación en la Península de Yucatán, con registros de adultos y estados inmad http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
LepSnap Observations http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
López-Uribe Lab Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Luther Entomological Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
M. Andrew Johnston Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
M. Gollop Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Maine State Museum - Brianne Du Clos http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
McDonald-Podesta-Fortuin-Gandhi Orchid Bee Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
McGill University, Lyman Entomological Museum (LEMQ) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
McMaster University Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Michigan Technological University Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Middlebury College Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Milwaukee Public Museum, Invertebrate Zoology-Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Minnesota Bee Atlas http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Mississippi Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Montana Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Moth Observation Database: David L. Wikle Personal Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observation Database: Field Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observation Database: Kansas State University http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observation Database: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: American Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: California Academy of Sciences http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: California Department of Food and Agriculture http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: Canadian National Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: Colorado State University, Fort Collins http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: Denver Museum of Nature & Science http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: LA County Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: National Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: Paul and Sandy Russel Personal Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: Peter Jump Personal Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: San Diego Natural History Museum http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: Tom Dimock Personal Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: UC Berkeley http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: UC Davis http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: UC Riverside http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Moth Observations Database: University of Connecticut http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museo de Entomología y Biodiversidad Tropical Collection - University of Puerto Rico http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Arácnidos http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural “Prof. Eugenio de Jesús Marcano” - Colección de Ortópteros http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ) and Pompilid hosts http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Museum of Northern Arizona - Walnut Canyon National Monument Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museum of Northern Arizona Invertebrate Collections http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Museum of Northern Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museum of Northern Arizona – Petrified Forest National Park Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Museum of Southwestern Biology Division of Parasitology - ParasiteTracker http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Museum of Southwestern Biology, Division of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
National Museums of Kenya, Invertebrate Section http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab - US-CA-MX - Bees http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab - World - Bees http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
NAU Forest Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
NCSU Research Dataset Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
NEON Biorepository Carabid Collection (DNA Extracts) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
NEON Biorepository Carabid Collection (Pinned Vouchers) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
NEON Biorepository Carabid Collection (Trap Sorting) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
NEON Biorepository Mosquito Collection (Bulk Identified) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
NEON Biorepository Mosquito Collection (Pinned Vouchers) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
New Mexico State Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
New York State Museum Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
North American Bee Collections http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
North Carolina State University Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Northern Arizona University - Agua Fria National Monument Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Northern Biodiversity Program Coleoptera (2010-2011) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Odonata de Veracruz http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Odonata records from the Brigham Young University Arthropod Museum http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Ohio State C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Ohio State University Acarology Laboratory http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Oregon Bee Atlas http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Oregon State Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Orma Smith Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Orphaned Collection - Lyman Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Orthoptera DNA Tissue Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection (QMOR) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Pardee et al. 2023: Plant-Pollinator Networks across an Urban Corridor http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Peter Hall Observations http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Plant Bug Planetary Biodiversity Inventory Project PBI: Phytophagous Insects as a Model Group for Documenting Planetary Biodiversity (Insecta: Heterop http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Plant–pollinator community assembly across wildfire gradients http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
PollardBase http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Pollinator interaction flexibility across scales affects patch colonization and occupancy http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Predicting changes in bee assemblages following state transitions http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Price Institute of Parasite Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Primera fase de actualización de la Colección de Siphonaptera Alfredo Barrera del Museo de Zoología Alfonso Herrera http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Proyecto para compatibilizar el inventario de biota edáfica BGBD con el Sistema Nacional de Información sobre Biodiversidad http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Repatriación de datos de los lepidópteros depositados en la Colección del McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural H http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Richard B. Dominick Moth and Butterfly Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Riqueza específica y biodiversidad de microartrópodos edáficos de la Isla de Cozumel, Q. Roo http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
RL Minckley Insect and Plant Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Ross A. Layberry Observations http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Royal British Columbia Museum Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
RPSP - Coleção Entomológica Prof. J.M.F. Camargo, FFCLRP/USP http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Rutgers University Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Sagehen Creek Field Station (UC-Berkeley) – Insects http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Salvatore S. Anzaldo Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
San Diego Natural History Museum Entomology Department http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
San Diego State University - Terrestrial Arthropods Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
SCAN Collection of Externally Processed Specimens (Arthropod Systematics Research) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Scarab Central: World Scarabaeoidea http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Scarabaeoidea y colección de tipos de la colección entomológica del Centro de Estudios en Zoología, Universidad de Guadalajara http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Sierra Huérfana de Mazatán - Arthropod Observations http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of Natural History http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
South Dakota State University, The Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Southeast Missouri State University Invertebrate Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
State of Vermont Forest Biology Lab http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Staten Island Museum Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Survey of bumblebees in central Alberta - 2018 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Tall Timbers Research Station Natural History Museum, The Lepidoptera collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Test Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Texas A&M University Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Texas Tech University - Invertebrate Zoology http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
The Albert J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The Broward College Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - University of Guelph http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The Davidson College Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The Diptera Course Checklist http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
The Dr. James F. Matthews Center for Biodiversity Studies Zoological Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
The Lepidoptera collection (EL) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
The Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The Purdue Entomological Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The Sam Noble Museum Department of Recent Invertebrates http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
The University of Central Florida Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
The University of Texas at El Paso Biodiversity Collections Entomology collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
The University of Texas Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Tri-Trophic TCN http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
UAM Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
UConn Biodiversity Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
United States National Museum, Entomology Collections http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Universidad del Magdalena Abejas http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Alaska Museum (UAM) Insect Observations http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Alberta Museums, E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Arizona Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of British Columbia - Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of California Riverside, Entomology Research Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of California San Diego - Drought and Habitat Fragmentation on Native Bee Assemblages http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Central Florida, Stuart M. Fullerton Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Delaware Insect Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Florida Forestry Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Guam Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Guelph Insect Collection (DEBU) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Hawaii Insect Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Indianapolis Spider Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Kansas Natural History Museum Entomology Division http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Kentucky Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Division of Insects http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Minnesota Duluth Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Minnesota Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Nebraska State Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Nevada, Reno, Museum of Natural History, Entomology Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of New Hampshire Collection of Insects and Arthropods (UNHC-UNHC) http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of North Dakota Insect Collection. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Northern Iowa - Wen Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Invertebrate Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
University of Redlands Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of the Virgin Islands, Cooperative Extension Service Arthropod Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Utah Invertebrates Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Vermont Zadock Thompson Zoological Collection-Invertebrates http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Western Ontario Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
University of Wyoming Dillon Lab Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
USNM data by Mississippi Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Entomology Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Utah State University, Eastern Entomological Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Utah Tech University Natural Science Museum’s Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
VectorBase (Bioinformatics Resource for Invertebrate Vectors of Human Pathogens) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Vermont Atlas of Life http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Viktor Senderov Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Virginia Commonwealth University Dyer Lab Bee Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Washington Bee GBIF-BOLD Dataset http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Washington State University Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
West Virginia Wesleyan College Katharine B. Gregg Orchid Pollinator Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Western Carolina University Collection of Arthropods http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Western Washington University Insect Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Wichita State University Collection http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
William F. Barr Entomological Museum http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Wisconsin Insect Research Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
World Weevil Database http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Xerces Society - Bumble Bee Watch http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Yale Peabody Museum, Entomology Division http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Zadock Thompson Zoological Collections - Caribbean Island Biogeography (CARBIO) Arachnid Collection http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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