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Mounted naturalized insect of the family Gryllidae
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  • Database of entomological collections.

  • Insect and Spider Collections of the World

    Clearing house of information, compiled by the Bishop Museum of Honolulu in Hawaii, on the insect and spider collections of the world.

  • Québec Insect Collection

    "La Collection d'insectes du Québec" (CIQ) is the result of combining collections from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the Minsitry of Agriculture, and the former Ministry of Lands and Forests for a total of over 60,000 specimens. These pages, from the official website of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, are in French only.

  • Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection

    The "Collection Ouellet-Robert" of the University of Montréal contains approximately 1.5 million specimens representing over 20,000 species, 12,000 of them from Quebec. The pages, from the University of Montreal website, are in French only.

  • Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes

    The Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (CNC) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is one of the five largest collections of its kind in the world. It contains over 16 million specimens. The Collection is housed at the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre in the K.W Neatby Building on the historic Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario. 

  • Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory

    McGill University’s collection of 2.8 millions specimens of insects and other arthropods.

  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Department of Entomology)

    With over 35 million specimens housed in more than 132,354 drawers, 33,000 jars or vials, and 23,000 slides in more than 5,200 cabinets, the National Insect Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, is one of the largest entomological collections in the world.

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