Representative specimens of Geometridae.

Nesotocus munroi, a weevil from Hawaii

Planet Ento--the CUIC

Andrena vicina (Andrenidae), an important native pollinator.


The Cornell University Insect Collection is a world-class
research and training collection

that includes over 7 million insects specimens representing about 200,000 species, or roughly 20% of the World's described insect fauna. Our collection is an important resource for Cornell students, staff and faculty, for the College of Agriculture, for residents of New York State, and for the broader systematics community.


Caviar on the 4th of July
Big crane flies succumb to the caviar fungus.More ›
John Moser, Friend of Cornell
John Moser has endowed a professorial chair that will support entomological systematics at CornellMore ›

Never move firewood

The Emerald Ash Borer is now known from several isolated localities in New York State. To minimize  spread of this insect, never move firewood. Please help save our forests.

Question: Do you like the doink of a baseball off of an aluminum bat?

Answer: Well, if you DON'T, you're like us, so keep Ash bats in America's Pastime, and NEVER EVER move firewood.

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