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Insect

The World Data Service for Paleoclimatology archives climate proxy insect data and insect-based climate reconstructions.

Carabus nitens image by Peter Skidmore

Accessing Data at the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology


Search Insect Data

Search through insect studies using Investigator, Title, Location Name, Parameters, and Latitude/Longitude Bounds.

Launch Insect Data Search


Search All Paleoclimatology Data

Access a free text search of our entire archive.

Launch Paleo Data Search


Interactive Map

Select study locations by region, proximity to a point, or text-based attributes.

Launch Interactive Map


Google Earth Map

Locate and download insect studies using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.

Download KMZ File


NCEI Paleo Web Service

Use the NCEI Paleo Web Service to access insect study metadata records.

API Documentation


Browse Insect Datasets

Contributing Data

To contribute to the insect archive, review our instructions for contributing data. Prospective data providers can email paleo@noaa.gov to submit data and study description information.

Other Resources

Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package (BugsCEP)
Research and teaching aid for palaeoentomology, quaternary entomology, and ecology.