Bishop's University Insect Collection (BUIC)

Latest version published by Bishop's University Insect Collection on Mar 2, 2020 Bishop's University Insect Collection

The Bishop's University Insect Collection houses approximately 200,000 specimens, mostly from the Holarctic region, with particular strength in northern and alpine Diptera.

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 228 records.

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 228 records in English (16 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Favret C (2018): Bishop's University Insect Collection (BUIC). v2.2. Bishop's University Insect Collection. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Bishop's University Insect Collection. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8a4c7a23-7732-4ba2-b51d-c2cc885ec44c.  Bishop's University Insect Collection publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canadensys.


BUIC; Bishop's University Insect Collection; Collection entomologique de l'Université Bishop's; Canadensys; Canada; Quebec; collection; specimens; entomology; Occurrence; Specimen; Diptera; Holarctic region; northern and alpine Diptera; Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Colin Favret
Université de Montréal 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal Québec CA 514-343-2158

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jade Savage
Bishop's University 2600 rue du College J1M 1Z7 Sherbrooke Qc CA

Who filled in the metadata:

Colin Favret
Université de Montréal 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal Québec CA 514-343-2158

Who else was associated with the resource:

Vincent Lessard

Geographic Coverage

Most specimens are form the Holarctic region, with a particular strength in northern and alpine environments.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Entomological collection

Class  Insecta (Insects)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/nmcxfj