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Useful links in entomology

Tosena splendida.
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (René Limoges)

Associations and Societies

    • Association des entomologistes amateurs du Québec

      The Association des entomologistes amateurs du Québec (AEAG) has the following objectives: to promote entomology as a scientific hobby; to intitiate new members to the study of insects and spiders through identification workshops, excursions, and meetings with specialists; to facilitate the exchange of information between members; to provide good quality material at competive prices; to publish the work and observations of its members; and to safeguard the protection and conservation of all entomofauna and the entomological heritage of Quebec. This web site is in French only.

    • Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods)

      The Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) is a not-for-profit organization that helps to coordinate scientific research among specialists on the Canadian fauna. The BSC network of scientists discovers, synthesizes, and freely shares knowledge about Canada’s biological diversity. This web site describes the BSC and provides various resources for work on the Canadian fauna, including on-line publications and databases.

    • Entomofaune du Québec

      The site of entomological reference in Quebec. Contributes, by various means and actions, to collecting, assembling, safeguarding, and making available, locally and internationally, knowledge and data on the taxonomy and fauna of insects and other arthropods, particulaly those native to Quebec. This web site is in French only.

    • Entomological Society of America

      The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists. 

    • Entomological Society of Canada

      The Entomological Society of Canada represents hundreds of entomologists from all parts of Canada and around the world. The Society is a dynamic force in promoting research, disseminating knowledge of insects, and encouraging the continued participation of all “students and lovers of Entomology” in the most fascinating of all natural sciences.

    • Société d'entomologie du Québec

      The Entomology Society of Quebec (SEQ) is a non-profit scientific society which aims to promote the study of insects in Quebec. The Society is administered by a board of directors made up entirely of volunteers. This web site is in French only.

    • Office pour l'information éco-entomologique (OPIE-Insectes)

      Association for insects and their environment. Publisher of Insectes magazine. In French only.

Collections and Museums

  • Collection d’insectes du Québec

    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 160,000 specimens. These pages, from the official website of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, are in French only.

  • The Collection entomologique Ouellet-Robert

    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.

  • 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. This website is in English only.

  • Newfoundland Insectarium

    The Newfoundland Insectarium is a museum of nature featuring insects and arthropods from around the world. It houses thousands of live and mounted specimens including a butterfly garden, glass beehive, and ant colony. It is located in Reidville, Newfoundland. The Insectarium is one of only two of its kind in Canada, with the other being the Insectarium of Space for Life.

  • Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute (SASI)

    Field research and educational programs of the role of arthropods in the Sonoran desert of Arizona.

  • Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory

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

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