The Lyman Entomological Museum is the insect collection and systematic entomology laboratory of McGill University. The collection houses 2.8 million specimens of insects and other arthropods, making it the second largest insect collection in Canada, and the largest university insect collection in the country.

The collection was established in 1860 and ceased acquisitions in present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Worldwide terrestrial coverage. 70% of Diptera specimens were collected from Canada.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Lyman Entomological Museum collection is 2,800,000.

Of these 251,572 are databased. This represents 9.0 % of the collection.

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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Lyman Entomological Museum collection has an estimated 2,800,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 9.0 % of these (251,572 records).

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