University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Insect Division Collection

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This collection contains catalog records from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology’s Insect Division's specimen collection. Specimens that have an image associated with the record, such as a label data image, are included here. Some records contain complete collection, preparation, and taxonomic detail, while others only have a specimen data image and limited taxonomic detail. Records include specimen information from the early 1800s through the present and are of global distribution. Most of our databased or digitized records currently are of Orthoptera (grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), and Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, and ants). There are currently about 300,000 specimen recorded in the database and more specimen record images are being added frequently as the UMMZ Insect Division continues to work on digitizing the estimated 4.5 million specimens in the collection.

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes. These materials may be protected by copyright. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission. If you have questions about the collection, please contact the UMMZ Insect Division professional staff. If you have concerns about the inclusion of an item in this collection, please contact Library Information Technology.