Representative specimens of Geometridae.

Nesotocus munroi, a weevil from Hawaii

Planet Ento--the CUIC

Andrena vicina (Andrenidae), an important native pollinator.

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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.

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Holy crud-covered carabids Batman
Jim Liebherr has just revised the Cyphocoleus carabid beetles of New Caledonia. Some of these beetles are covered with an environmental patina over their dorsal surfaces. This varnish can be so goopy plant debris adheres, allowing the ...More ›
What happened to our lawn? OR Curtains for cicadas
Find out who might be chunneling in your lawn.More ›

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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