Insectarium de Montréal (IMQC)

Latest version published by Insectarium de Montréal on Oct 4, 2018 Insectarium de Montréal

The Montréal Insectarium was created thanks to the initiative of notary and self-taught entomologist Georges Brossard, who, in 1988, donated a major collection of naturalized insects. This collection was displayed until the complete renovation of the permanent exhibition in 2011. Then, in 1989, the scientific and historical collection of Brother Firmin Laliberté was used as a starting point for the Insectarium’s scientific collections. The Insectarium’s scientific collections are composed of more than 225,000 insect specimens and include major specialized collections for certain taxa. They also offer a synoptic overview of Québec’s insects. Over the past five years, more than 900 type specimens have been put into the Insectarium’s scientific collections.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 39,114 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    39114
  • Identification 
    854

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 39,114 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: as needed
Metadata as an EML file download in English (11 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Larrivée M (2018): Insectarium de Montréal (IMQC). v2.1. Insectarium de Montréal. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.5886/i6z1vo

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Insectarium de Montréal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 3484c814-c0f1-453c-8501-50d4846c4ba6.  Insectarium de Montréal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canadensys.

Keywords

IMQC; Insectarium de Montréal; Espace pour la vie; Space for Life; Canadensys; Canada; Quebec; Collection; Specimens; Entomology; Occurrence; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Maxim Larrivée
Curator
Insectarium de Montréal 4581 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal Québec CA
http://espacepourlavie.ca/insectarium

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Maxim Larrivée
Curator
Insectarium de Montréal 4581 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal Québec CA
http://espacepourlavie.ca/insectarium

Who filled in the metadata:

Maxim Larrivée
Curator
Insectarium de Montréal 4581 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal Québec CA
http://espacepourlavie.ca/insectarium

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Vincent Lessard
Graduate student
Université de Montréal 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal Québec CA
Content Provider
Colin Favret
Assistant Professor
Université de Montréal 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montreal QC CA

Geographic Coverage

Insects from Québec and around the world.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Entomological collection

Class  Insecta (Insects),  Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order  Acari,  Cheleutoptera,  Coleoptera,  Dermaptera,  Dictyoptera,  Diptera,  Ephemeroptera,  Grylloptera,  Hemiptera,  Hymenoptera,  Lepidoptera,  Neuroptera,  Odonata,  Orthoptera
Suborder  Homoptera

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1914-01-01 / 1992-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/i6z1vo
3484c814-c0f1-453c-8501-50d4846c4ba6
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=imqc-specimens