The collection has been inventoried and curated at the species level. Integration of the Strecker and several smaller collections with the main collection was completed along with moving and rehousing the entire Lepidoptera collection in new cabinets. The Strecker collection specimen data and comprehensive inventory data are both presented here.Learn more
The collection has been inventoried and curated at the species level. Integration of the Strecker and several smaller collections with the main collection was completed along with moving and rehousing the entire Lepidoptera collection in new cabinets. The Strecker collection specimen data and comprehensive inventory data are both presented here. Indications of type status should be regarded as preliminary, since they are generally based only on the presence of type labels; the main exception to this is the Strecker types of Catocala species (Noctuidae), a catalog of which was published in 1990 (Gall, L. F. & D. C. Hawks. Systematics of Catocala moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I. Type material in the Strecker collection, with lectotype designations. - Fieldiana (Zoology n.s.) 59: 1-16). Users should note that the "Str-" numbers used for collecting sites and events for the Strecker specimens are merely database reference numbers; they have no historical significance and are not present on the specimen labels.View less
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With support from NSF (DEB-8814449), the Strecker Collection specimens were individually databased and labeled under the supervision of Dr. John Rawlins (Carnegie Museum) in preparation for integrating that previously separate collection with the rest of the Lepidoptera collection (by species). Creation of the species inventory database was supported by National Science Foundation grant DEB-9527968 to A. F. Newton & M. K. Thayer.
Conversion of Insects' Lepidoptera data to KE EMu was partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services' support for Common Ground, IMLS CM-00-05-0050-05.
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