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This dead insect collection of USA insects package includes all fifteen insects in our 15 Specimen collection, plus an additional five specimens (and 20 pins). There are 11 different Orders, 20 Families, and 20 Species per the table below. All specimens ship between layers of soft tissue paper within small plastic specimen cups with lids, overboxed with cardboard boxes. We include a few duplicated specimens for you to practice pinning (Sorry, no special requests as to which ones you get as freebies).

Orders ship Monday through Friday, the day following order placement (or sometimes same-day).

Jumping bristletails and caddisflies are soft-bodied and are shipped in a small vials of 70% alcohol, 30% water solution(*). With care, most or all specimens are large enough to accommodate a pin stuck through them. Small and/or fragile specimens may more easily be glued to paper tabs and then these tabs get a pin stuck through them.

All specimens are usually collected within the last calendar year and have been stored in the freezer to maintain both their appearance and, when thawed, their flexibility. That means no chemicals (relaxing fluid) are typically required. If needed, you can put them in water that has been boiled and set to the side for a few moments. If you don't plan to use the thawed specimens on arrival, simply place them back in the freezer until you are ready to use them.

Twenty pins are included with each order.

Last Revised 9/06/17

Order Family Common Name
 Hemiptera  Rhopalidae  Boxelder Bug
 Hemiptera  Pentatomidae  Stink Bug
 Hymenoptera  Apidae  Honeybee
 Hymenoptera  Formicidae  Ant*
 Hymenoptera  Vespidae  Yellowjacket
 Coleoptera  Carabidae  Ground beetle
 Coleoptera  Coccinellidae  Ladybug
 Coleoptera  Scarabaeidae  Scarab Beetle
 Lepidoptera  (varies)  Moth
 Lepidoptera  Nymphalidae

 Buckeye Butterfly

 Blattodea  Blattidae  Cockroach*
 Diptera  Muscidae  House Fly
 Diptera  Calliphoridae  Bluebottle Fly
 Diptera  Stratiomyidae  Soldier Fly
 Orthoptera  Gryllidae  House Cricket
 Orthoptera

 Acrididae

 Grasshopper
 Neuroptera

 Chrysopidae

 Green Lacewing
 Odonata  (varies)  Damselfly
 Dermaptera  Forficulidae  Earwig
 Microcoryphia  Machilidae  Jumping Bristletail*
     

+ 20 Pins

We include a few duplicated specimens for you to practice pinning. (Sorry, no special requests as to which ones you get as freebies)

Dead Insect Collection 20 Specimens

Price: $52.00
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