FSCA ODONATA COLLECTION. (updated 11-January-2022)

Paul Skelly, Collection Manager, FSCA; Mauffray, Resident Research Associate, Curator of Odonata/p> The Museum houses one of the largest Odonata collections of curated adults and immatures in the world, totaling over 800,000 specimens (including 130,000 immatures in vials). The collection includes over 150 primary types and hundreds of secondary types (246 species represented by at least one secondary type.) The International Odonata Research Institute (IORI), managed by Mr. Bill Mauffray, is headquartered at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA) in Gainesville, Florida.

The collection includes specimens from throughout the world with large holdings from Central and South America as well as the Southeast Asia, United States and Canada. Major components of the Odonata collection have come from Frances Byers, George and Juanda Bick, Carl Cook, R. Duncan Cuyler, Jerrell Daigle, Thomas Donnelly, Sid Dunkle, Paul Harwood, Ken Knopf, Bill Mauffray, John Michalski, B. Elwood Montgomery, Dennis Paulson, Clark Shiffer, Fred Sibley, Septima Smith, Kenneth Tennessen, Minter J. Westfall, Jr. and many others. Representative specimens from Clarence Kennedy, F. Campos, Philip Calvert, James Needham, J. Williamson and others. The IORI collection was merged into the FSCA in 2004.

Special features of the FSCA collection:

Species list:



Types in the FSCA/IORI collection