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NOTE: As of 2014, the California Beetle Project page is no longer updated. The original database and list of California beetles in the menu on the left will remain for the time being, but the information contained within is not necessarily current. SBMNH Entomology Curator Matthew L. Gimmel has divided up the function of the original database into two conceptual halves:

  1. The SBMNH Entomology specimen-level database, including all SBMNH beetle specimens included in the CBP database, which is now available (and ever-growing) through the ecdysis portal at

  2. A literature- (and available specimen-)based checklist.
  3. of the Coleoptera of California, which is being revised and re-compiled by Dr. Gimmel, and, as of January 2017, is about 85% complete.

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Funded in part by award DEB0447694 from the National Science Foundation to M. Caterino.

Last updated 01/16/2009

 California Beetle Project > Support

Support the California Beetle Project

Your contributions can help us achieve our goals. Donations to the California Beetle Project can support collection growth, web development, and educational activities.

You can show your support for the project through the purchase of a California Beetle Project t-shirt, featuring our mascot, the Banded Alder Borer (a native longhorned beetle known as Rosalia funebris). One of these can be yours for a contribution of $20 or more.

Contact Michael Caterino for details. Direct contributions may be also be made through the Museum's Development Division. Donate online, or Email our development team.

Thank you for your support!


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