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Orders ship Monday through Friday, the day following order placement (the 40 piece kit takes me as much as 90 minutes to pack).

This USA specimen kit includes everything that is in the 30 specimen collection, plus ten more specimens and including one more Order (Psocodea- barklice). To summarize, this kit includes 14 different insect Orders containing 40 different insect Families. So, you get 40 different specimens of dead insects (40 different species) and 40 pins. The table below lists this information in an easier to understand format. Please note that some specimens are small or soft-bodied and ship in alcohol (70% alcohol in 1.5 milliliter microcentrifuge vials) as denoted by asterisks in the table below. These and all the other species 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're ready. Also, note that termites are now considered to be in the Order Blattodea, although much literature still refers to them as being placed within the Order Isoptera. All specimens (including ones in vials) are packed between layers of soft tissue paper within portion cups (small condiment cups with lids). These are wrapped in cushioning newspaper and overboxed with a cardboard box for shipping. Please see Terms and Conditions page for more information about our policies and shipping services.

Many specimens are large enough to accommodate a pin stuck through them, but you may find that small and/or fragile specimens are more easily glued to paper tabs with pins (first) stuck through the paper tabs (see Oregon State University Website). This is the conventional method for displaying small specimens. We include a few duplicated specimens for you to practice pinning (Sorry, no special requests as to which ones you get as freebies).

 

Last Revised on 11/17/17.

 

Order

Family

Common Name

 Hemiptera

 Coreidae

Leaf-footed Bug

 Hemiptera

 Miridae

Plant Bug

 Hemiptera

 Largidae

Largid Seed Bug

 Hemiptera

 Cicadellidae

Leafhopper

 Hemiptera

 Pentatomidae

Stink Bug

 Hemiptera

 Membracidae

Treehopper

 Hemiptera

 Lygaeidae

Large Milkweed Bug

 Hemiptera

 Cydnidae

Burrowing Bug

 Diptera

 Calliphoridae

Bluebottle fly

 Diptera

 Muscidae

House Fly

 Diptera

 Drophillidae

Fruit Fly

 Diptera

 Empididae

Dance Fly

 Hymenoptera

 Apidae

Honeybee

 Hymenoptera

 Formicidae

Ant

 Hymenoptera

 Vespidae

Yellowjacket Wasp

 Hymenoptera

 Ichneumonidae

Ichneumon

 Coleoptera

 Scarabaeidae

Scarab Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Coccinellidae

Ladybug

 Coleoptera

 Chrysomelidae

Leaf beetle

 Coleoptera

 Curculionidae

Weevil

 Coleoptera

 Cantharidae

Soldier Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Carabidae

Ground beetle

 Coleoptera

 Tenebrionidae

Darkling Beetle

 Lepidoptera

 Geometridae

Geometer Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Pieridae

Pierid Butterfly

 Lepidoptera

 Nymphalidae

Buckeye Butterfly

 Lepidioptera

 Crambidae

Crambid Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Noctuidae Owlet Moth

 Blattodea

 Blattidae

Cockroach

 Blattodea/Isoptera 

 Ectobiidae

Wood Roach*

 Blattodea

 Archotermopsidae

Dampwood Termite*

 Orthoptera

 Gryllidae

House Cricket

 Orthoptera

 Acrididae

Grasshopper

 Psocodea

(varies)

Barklouse*

 Ephemeroptera

 (varies)

Mayfly

 Neuroptera

 Chrysopidae                

Green Lacewing

 Microcoryphia

 Machilidiae

Jumping Bristletail*

 Trichoptera

 (varies)

Caddisfly

 Rhaphidioptera

 Raphidiidae

Snakefly

 Odonata  (varies) Damselfly

 

+ 40 Pins

Some specimens are duplicated for you to practice with. (sorry, no requests for these bonus specimens)

 

Dead Insect Collection 40 Count

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