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The Insect Division houses a world-class collection with over 4.5 million specimens from all over the globe. An emphasis on specific taxonomic groups has produced outstanding collections of the Acari, Orthoptera, and Odonata, and to a lesser extent, the Homoptera, Coleoptera and Lepidoptera.

Division News

Check out Insect Week!

From June 23rd to the 30th Charlie Engelman, umich student video producer, will be coming out with a daily short insect video filmed in the insect collections room with Mark O’Brien.


Qixin He receives Donald W. Tinkle scholarship award

This is the UMMZ's most prestigious scholarship, given this year to Qixin He for her innovative research on the evolutionary genetics of the African mosquito Anopheles gambiae


Publication Highlight

Dichopetala and new Related North American Genera

The genus Dichopetala Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 sensu Rehn and Hebard, 1914 is revised, with the description of 6 new genera and 14 new species.
T. J. Cohn (posthumous), D.R. Swanson, and P. Fontana