Neotropical Entomology Collections

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Annette Aiello Lepidoptera Collection

Annette Aiello reared Lepidoptera as well as some other orders, occupies 75 Cornell drawers. The collection includes mounted head capsules, pupal exuviae, cocoons and other abandoned parts.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez ( &


Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection

The ASU Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection contains approximately 700,000 insect specimens, representing at least 25 orders, 390 families, 4,000 genera, 12,000 species and 1,240 subspecies. This data is a subset of the specimens collected within the Central and northern South America region. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Curator Dr. Nico Franz (nico.franz[at] or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (slee281[at]
Contact: Nico Franz, Sangmi Lee (,

California Academy of Sciences ANTWEB

AntWeb is the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants. It is community driven and open to contribution from anyone with specimen records, natural history comments, or images.
Contact: Brian L. Fisher (


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Henk Wolda Insect Collection

Henk Wolda light trapped insects from various stations in Panama, especially Barro Colorado Island (BCI), are estimated at 2500 Homoptera (Auchenorrhyncha only), 1000 Cerambycidae, 300 Blattodea, and unspecified, but smaller, numbers of Scarabaeidae, Elateridae, Chrysomelidae, and various other coleopteran families.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez ( &


Henry P. Stockwell Collection

Henry P. Stockwell beetle collection occupies some 200 drawers, including about 80 drawers of Curculionidae (weevils). More than 70% of the material is from Panama. The collection includes about 100 paratypes representing about 15 species.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez ( &


Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio), Costa Rica

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Museo de Entomología en la Maestría de Entomología, Universidad de Panamá

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Contact: Vanessa Sánchez ()


National Museum of Natural History

The U.S. National Entomological Collection ranks as the second largest insect collection in the world with approximately 35 million specimens including over 100,000 holotypes plus hundreds of thousands of additional paratypes and other secondary types.
Contact: David Furth (


Synoptic Insect Collection

STRI Synoptic Insect Collection was begun on Barro Colorado Island in 1977 by Robert Silberglied and Annette Aiello as a general collection to give researchers an overview of the BCI insect fauna and to permit preliminary identifications for research vouchers. Years, later the collection was moved to the Tupper site where it now occupies 150 Cornell drawers and includes voucher material from STRI visitors and staff. The collection is strongest in Asilidae (robber flies), Pentatomidae (stink bugs), Reduviidae (assassin bugs), and Passalidae (betsy beetles) groups that were targeted by visiting specialists.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez ( &