Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Lady Beetle (Coccinellidae) Specimens

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22 December 2021
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These are the Lady Beetle (Coccinellidae) specimens found in the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Specimens are mainly from three collections: Bruce Parker, J. Boone, and the Margaret Skinner Collections. These were all examined and digitized as part of the Vermont Atlas of Life - Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

McFarland K, Pupko J (2021): Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Lady Beetle (Coccinellidae) Specimens. v1.3. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=fbm-lb&v=1.3


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 58dfb99f-44d0-4cfb-a08b-8b62cfcf91de.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Kent McFarland
  • Content Provider
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Conservation Biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420
05055 Norwich
Julia Pupko
  • Originator
biology technician
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420
05055 Norwich
Beau Harris
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Fairbanks Museum
1302 Main Street,
Saint Johnsbury

Geographic Coverage

Most records are from the State of Vermont, USA.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Lady Beetles (Coccinellidae)

Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1890-01-01 / 1995-01-01

Project Data


Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL
Study Area Description State of Vermont
Design Description https://val.vtecostudies.org/

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods

Insects collected for specific projects and ad hoc.

Study Extent State of Vermont and some other locations

Method step description:

  1. insects collected by observers

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Parker, Bruce L., Gordon R. Nielsen, and Ross T. Bell. 1976. Lady Beetles: A Checklist of the Coccinellidae of Vermont (Insect: Coleoptera). Agricultural Exp. Station Bulletin 681. University of Vermont. http://val.vtecostudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Lady-Beetles-VT-Checklist-1976.pdf

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 58dfb99f-44d0-4cfb-a08b-8b62cfcf91de