Atlas of Living Malaysia

The Atlas of Living Malaysia project comprises the records of pre-selected pinned insect specimens at the Natural History Museum, London. It includes representatives of over 5,000 species that occur in Malaysia and the surrounding regions, including material collected by Alfred Russel Wallace along with his personal collection.

Pinned insect specimens from the following 13 Orders were digitised: Blattodea, Coleoptera, Dermaptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Mantodea, Neuroptera, Odonata, Orthoptera, Phasmatodea, and Trichoptera.

Each specimen record has been published with an image capturing both the specimen and its associated labels and creating an inventory record with a unique identifier (Data Matrix barcode), taxon information and country level collection locality. Some specimens will have additional images capturing the reverse side of labels and/or additional views of the specimen (ventral and/or lateral).

The data resource is available using the link. Please search for the relevant taxa.

This collection was digitised as part of the Museum's Digital Collections Programme and the non-governmental organisation ECOMY (Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Malaysia).

Data and Resources

Cite this as

Robyn Crowther, Phaedra Kokkini, Peter Wing, E. Louise Allan, Laurence Livermore, Helen Hardy (2019). Dataset: Atlas of Living Malaysia. Natural History Museum Data Portal (

Retrieved: 09:42 20 Oct 2019 (GMT)

Additional Info

Field Value
Author(s) Robyn Crowther, Phaedra Kokkini, Peter Wing, E. Louise Allan, Laurence Livermore, Helen Hardy
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Contributors Max Barclay, Geoff Martin, Ben Price, Sue Ryder, Mick Webb, Daniel Whitmore
Temporal extent pre 1850 to present day
Update frequency Monthly
Dataset category Collections
Last updated September 25, 2019
Last resource update September 17, 2019 (Atlas of Living Malaysia specimens)
Created September 17, 2019
License Creative Commons CCZero