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North Carolina State University. Department of Entomology

A systematic resource for insects and mites from North Carolina, Southeastern United States, and in several insect groups, the world. The collections of approximately 1.4 million specimens include: research; genome bank; teaching; and outreach.


USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Goals of this program include preservation of reference specimens, maintenance of genetically important germplasm, documentation of specific insect stocks, and distribution of material to researchers and breeders.

Smithsonian Institution, Department of Entomology

With over 300,000 species representing approximately 60% of known insect families, this collection ranks as the second largest insect collection in the world, and is second to none in coverage of the Nearctic and Neotropical regions.