This is a list of the most important Institutional collections of New World delphacid specimens (in alphabetical order). It is not exhaustive, but contains only those institutions that contain the largest holdings, and particularly those with substantive type material. For information on other collections, try Biodiversity Collections Index.
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Telephone: (212) 769-5601
Fax: (212) 769-5277
Contact: Randall T. Schuh (Toby)
Notes: Collection includes most of Linnavuori’s specimens; 57 type specimens, mostly African material described by Linnavuori, Fennah and Asche.
Types databased online, includes photo!
1525 Bernice Street,
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96817
Contact: Shepherd P. Myers
Entomology Collections Manager
phone: (via main switchboard): (808) 847-3511
Notes: Includes many type specimens of Muir and Kirkaldy (South America and Australia).
Type specimen database
California Academy of Sciences Natural History Museum(CASC)
55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco Ca 94118
CASC Entomology Research website
Norman D. Penny, Ph.D.
Senior Collections Manager
(415) 379-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: The collection of David Crawford (from Pomona College) resides primarily at CASC, including the type specimens (which have not been included on the type specimen database). Includes specimens from Fisher’s ongoing survey of Madagascar. The type specimen database includes 48 delphacid type specimens. The delphacid collection has been inventoried and can be explored on their online database.
CDFA-Plant Pest Diagnostics
Collection Manager: Jackie Kishmirian, Collections Manager
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (CNCI)
Contact: Dr. K.G.A. Hamilton (Andy)
Comments: Includes the collections of G. Scudder and H. H. Ross.
211 Wellman Hall #3112
Contact: Cheryl B. Barr
Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FCSA)
Contact: Susan E. Halbert
Notes: In addition to very good holdings from the Midwest, this collection has a fine collection of Auchenorrhyncha from Kyrgystan from research conducted by Dr. Chris Dietrich.
North Carolina State University Insect Museum (NCSU)
Contact: Bob Blinn
Notes: Includes the Z. P. Metcalf collection. Collection contents available in searchable database. Primary types on indefinite loan to USNM. The Z. P. Metcalf literature collection is also housed at NCSU.
|Ohio State University – The C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection (OSUC)Department of Entomology
Museum of Biological Diversity
1315 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212-1192
Contact: Creighton Freeman (email@example.com)
Website suggested contact: Norman Johnson
Notes: Online database lists 14 primary types, listing available in searchable database (under Araeopidae, instead of Delphacidae).
The Museum of Natural History (BMNH)
Contact: Mr. Mick Webb
Note: Perhaps the largest collection of Delphacidae worldwide. Importantly, it includes the collections of R. G. Fennah.
The U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM)
Contact: Stuart McKamey, Research Entomologist
Notes: Collection includes many of Caldwell’s types. Collection includes types formerly at Iowa State and North Carolina State University types are on indefinite loan to USNM.
Notes: This collection includes Raymond H. Beamer’s collection of Auchenorrnyncha, including his types. Raymond Beamer described a large number of delphacid species from the late 1930’s to the early 1950’s.