Hemiptera: Heteroptera

Our Heteroptera holdings are strong, with particularly good material for eastern North America and the Palearctic and Neotropical regions. There are 275 Cornell drawers of pinned specimens, including about 100 primary types and over 200 secondary types. We have parts of the O. Heidemann and H. H. Knight collection of Miridae, both rich in types. Especially good holdings are found in Miridae (44 drawers), Lygaeidae (23 dr.), Pentatomidae (46 dr.), Coreoidea (41 dr.), Reduviidae (21 dr.), Tingidae (9 dr.), and aquatic families (34 dr.).

Hemiptera: Homoptera

We have reasonably strong representation in the Homoptera. There are 150 drawers of pinned material, including 25 primary types and 112 secondary types (Search Types). The Tom Wood collection of Membracidae includes the extensive research material associated with his studies on sympatric speciation. The Wood collection has been completely integrated with the previous Cornell collection by Mr. Brett Morgan (Cornell 2014), resulting in 68 drawers of material (see the PDF checklist). The Leonard/Griswold collection of aphids comprises over 20,000 microscope slides, and is one of the best aphid collections in the eastern United States. It was included in the Tritrophic Hemiptera ADBC organized by Toby Schuh and Ben Normark, and coordinated by Katja Seltmann. In addition we have strong representation in worldwide Cicadidae (56 drawers), and Cicadellidae (69 dr.), which were recently curated by Cornell students Ryan St. Laurent (class of 2016) and Jamie Freeman (class of 2015), respectively (see PDF checklists).

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