UCF Biology

Bug Closet

The University of Central Florida Collection of Arthropods at the University of Central Florida (UCFC), colloquially known as the Bug Closet, is a regionally focused research collection whose core mission is to document the biodiversity of insects and related arthropods in Central Florida. With more than 430,000 specimens in its holdings, most of which have been collected during the past twenty years, UCFC has arguably the best material of recent Central Florida insects, with a heavy emphasis on Hymenoptera (bees and wasps) and Coleoptera (beetles). Moreover, the collection has been databased at specimen-level in its entirety and is available online to the public, providing an invaluable resource to the scientific community.

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