The insect collection numbers over 200,000 specimens, with strengths in Heteroptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Odonata of the northeastern United States. Although the origins of the collection date to the 1930s, due largely to the efforts of Jerauld Manter, a faculty member at the time, our earliest specimens date from the 1870’s. The facility also houses part of the James A. Slater worldwide collection of Rhyparochromidae (Heteroptera).

Invertebrate Database:

Curator: Dr. Janine Caira
Collection manager: Dr. Katrina Menard