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Mississippi Entomological Museum Database on SCAN: Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network

The Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM) has partnered with SCAN: Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network to host specimen data on their interactive database site. To access current MEM records on SCAN, go to the SCAN Collections page, click the Specimens tab (or Specimens & Observations tab) near the top left, then just below the tab click inside of the Select/Deselect box to deselect all collection records from various institutions, scroll down to the Southeast section and click in the box for Mississippi Entomological Museum (MISSA-MEM), then press return or scroll back to top of the page and click on the Search Button near upper right. The "Search Criteria" window will open, and MEM records can be searched using various parameters such as family or scientific name. To access records from multiple institutions at one time, simply select the boxes associated with those institutions before clicking the Search Button.


Current Collection Statistics on SCAN: Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network

  • 163,259 specimen
  • 88,831 (54%) georeferenced
  • 2,234 (1%) with images
  • 125,108 (77%) identified to species
  • 98 families
  • 1,671 genera
  • 4,799 species
  • 4,884 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)