Frost Entomological Museum (PSUC-ENTO)

The research collection comprises over 2,000,000 specimens of insects representing at least 15,000 species. Specimens are pinned, slide mounted, and liquid preserved in alcohol with dried artifacts. The important collection holdings include the George and Alice Beatty Odonata Collection, John Pepper Aphid Collection, K.C. Kim Anoplura. Collection, archival collections from major inventory and assessment projects including several national parks and a PA National Guard Training Center and others.
Contact: Andrew R. Deans (adeans@psu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 12 October 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 44,440 specimen records
  • 3,653 (8%) georeferenced
  • 2,501 (6%) identified to species
  • 130 families
  • 329 genera
  • 282 species
  • 282 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371
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