A natural history museum is much like a library. The specimens along with their labels contain a wealth of information about taxonomy, evolution and ecology. We have launched a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded University of Hawai'i Insect Museum Digitization Project. This project serves not only as a mechanism for digital preservation of the irreplaceable specimen records, but also as a way to share them with the general public and other researchers from around the world. Furthermore, it allows us to pool the Museum collection with other Hawaiian insect collections from elsewhere. Having the museum data widely available is important for use in a wide variety of studies including: monitoring the arrival of new (potentially invasive) species, the extinction and decline of native species, as well as changes over time due to the influence of global climate change, habitat destruction, and natural changes over time. Our growing online collection is hosted on the Southwest Collections of Arthropod Network (SCAN) and DigiVol (citizen-science database). For more information on the Digitization Project or how to become a volunteer and help us from your own computer, please contact: jbreil@hawaii.edu.









The University of Hawai'i Insect Museum would like to thank all of our volunteers for their valuable efforts in helping us digitize The University of Hawaii Insect Collection, which is hosted on the Atlas of Living Australia's DigiVol database. This project would not have been possible without their generousity!  We like to give a special thanks and recognize our top volunteers, those who have risen above and beyond as expedition leaders!

Volunteer Expedition(s)
Erna Van Zyl
  • True Flies of Hawai'i (Lispocephala) II
  • True Flies of Hawai'i (Lispocephala) III
  • True Flies of Hawai'i (Lispocephala) IV
  • Hawaiian Drosophilidae: Modified Mouthpart I
  • Hawaiian Drosophilidae: Modified Mouthpart II
  • Hawaiian Drosophilidae: Modified Mouthpart III
  • Hawaiian Drosophilidae: Modified Mouthpart IV
  • Hawaiian Drosophilidae: Modified Mouthpart V
  • Hawaiian Drosophilidae: Modified Mouthpart VI
  • Crambidae: The Grass Moth Family I
  • Crambidae: The Grass Moth Family II
  • Owlet Moths of Hawai'i (Noctuidae) I
  • Owlet Moths of Hawai'i (Noctuidae) II
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i I
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i II
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i III
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i V
  • Tortrix Moths of Hawai'i (Tortricidae) I
  • Tortrix Moths of Hawai'i (Tortricidae) II
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI I
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI II
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI III
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI V
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI VI
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI VIII
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI IX
  • HI Drosophilidae: Bristle-foot Subgroup I
  • HI Drosophilidae: Bristle-foot Subgroup II
  • HI Drosophilidae: Ciliated-tarsus Subgroup I
  • HI Drosophilidae: Ciliated-tarsus Subgroup II
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI I
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI II
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI III
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI IV
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i I
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i II
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i III
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i IV
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i V
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i VI
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i VII
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i VIII
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i IX
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i X
  • Anthomyiidae Flies of Hawai'i I
  • The Gall Gnats of Hawai'i (Cecidomyiidae) I
  • The Gall Gnats of Hawai'i (Cecidomyiidae) II
  • Parasitic Encyrtidae of Hawai'i I
  • Parasitic Encyrtidae of Hawai'i II
  • Asteiidae Flies of Hawai'i
  • Eulophidae of Hawai'i I
  • Eulophidae of Hawai'i II
  • Chironomids of Hawai'i I
  • Chironomids of Hawai'i II
  • Chironomids of Hawai'i III
  • Ceratopogonidae: Biting Midges of Hawai'i I
  • Ceratopogonidae: Biting Midges of Hawai'i II
  • Chloropidae: The Grass Flies of Hawai'i I
  • Chloropidae: The Grass Flies of Hawai'i III
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i I
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i II
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i III
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i IV
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i V
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i VII
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i VIII
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i IX
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i X
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XI
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XII
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XIII
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XIV
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XV
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XVI
  • Pteromalidae I
  • Pteromalidae II
  • Drosophilidae: Haleakalae Group I
  • Drosophilidae: Haleakalae Group II
  • Drosophilidae: Haleakalae Group III
  • Drosophilidae: Haleakalae Group IV
  • Drosophila: Non-Hawaiian Invasives I
  • Drosophila: Non-Hawaiian Invasives II
  • Drosophila: Non-Hawaiian Invasives III
  • Drosophila: Non-Hawaiian Invasives IV
  • Drosophila: Non-Hawaiian Invasives V
  • Drosophila: Nudidrosophila
  • Figitidae: Eucoilidae
  • Eurytomidae
  • Scelionidae
  • Tortrix Moths of Hawai'i (Tortricidae) III
  • Tortrix Moths of Hawai'i (Tortricidae) IV
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot I
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot II
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot III
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot IV
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot V
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot VI
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot VII
  • Tineid Moths of Hawaii (Tineidae)
  • Bark beetles of Hawaii (subfam. Scolytinae)
  • Hawaiian Hemipterans I (Issidae and Others)
  • Hawaiian Hemipterans II (Unsorted Hemiptera)
  • Hawaiian Hemipterans III (Unsorted Hemiptera)
  • Hawaiian Hymenoptera I (Unsorted Hymenoptera)
  • Hawaiian Hymenoptera II (Unsorted Hymenoptera)
  • Hawaiian Pyraloidea I
  • Hawaiian Pyraloidea II
  • Hawaiian Pyraloidea III
  • Hawaiian Pyraloidea IV
  • Hawaiian Pyraloidea V
  • Hyposmocoma I
  • Hyposmocoma II
  • Hyposmocoma III
  • Hyposmocoma IV
  • Hyposmocoma V
  • Hyposmocoma VI
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings I
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings II
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings III
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings IV
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings V
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings VI
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings VII
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings VIII
  • Kauai Specimens I
Baz Walter
  • Sphecidae: Thread-waisted wasps of Hawai'i I
  • Vespidae I: Wasps of Hawai'i
  • Geometridae: Geometer Moths of Hawai'i I
  • Geometridae: Geometer Moths of Hawai'i II
  • Geometridae: Geometer Moths of Hawai'i III
  • Geometridae: Geometer Moths of Hawai'i IV
  • True Flies of Hawai'i (Lispocephala) I
  • Owlet Moths of Hawai'i (Noctuidae) III
  • Owlet Moths of Hawai'i (Noctuidae) IV
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i III
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i IV
  • Scaptomyza (Drosophilidae) of Hawai'i V
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI III
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI IV
  • Dolichopodidae: Long-Legged Flies of HI VII
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI II
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI III
  • Agromyzidae: Leaf-miner Flies of HI IV
Reiner Richter
website: http://photos.rnr.id.au
  • Pulelehua of Hawai'i: Butterflies & Skippers
  • Hawaiian Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae)
  • Pinao'ula: Dragonflies & damselflies of Hawai'i
  • Sphinx Moths of Hawaii
Teresa Van Der Heul
  • Gryllidae: "True Crickets" of Hawai'i
  • Sphecidae: Thread-waisted wasps of Hawai'i II
  • Vespidae II: Wasps of Hawai'i
  • Canacidae: Beach Flies of Hawai'i IV
  • The Gall Gnats of Hawai'i (Cecidomyiidae) II
  • Parasitic Encyrtidae of Hawai'i II
  • Ceratopogonidae: Biting Midges of Hawai'i II
  • Chloropidae: The Grass Flies of Hawai'i II
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i II
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawai'i VI
  • Ephydridae: Shore Flies of Hawaii XII
  • Figitidae: Eucoilidae
  • Eurytomidae
  • Tortrix Moths of Hawai'i (Tortricidae) III
  • Hawaiian Pyraloidea I
Jennifer Self
  • Hawaiian Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae)
  • Darkling Beetles of Hawai'i (Tenebrionidae) I
Larry Littlehale
  • Darkling Beetles of Hawai'i (Tenebrionidae) I
Juvie Ormonde
  • Hyposmocoma I
  • Hyposmocoma III
  • Drosophilidae – Picture Wings I
Grahame Parsons
  • Drosophila: Non-Hawaiian Invasives V
Ines Sarmiento
  • Drosophilidae Leaf Breeders – Spoonfoot III

Once again, thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to the University of Hawai'i Insect Museum collection and Digitization Project.  We appreciate your help and can't thank you enough! For more information, or to become a volunteer please contact: jbreil@hawaii.edu.

 


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