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This USA specimen kit includes everything that is in the 50 specimen collection, plus 10 more specimens. To summarize, this kit includes 16 different insect Orders containing 60 different insect Families. So, you get 60 different specimens of dead insects (that's 60 different species), 60 pins and a pair of forceps (helpful tweezers) for use in manipulating the specimens into position. 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 you do let them dry out, 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.

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

List last updated 09/19/17.

   Order

   Family

   Common Name

 Hemiptera

 Pentatomidae

 Stink bug

 Hemiptera

 Coreidae

 Leaf-footed Bug

 Hemiptera

 Rhopalidae

 Boxelder bug

 Hemiptera

 Cicadellidae

 Leafhopper

 Hemiptera

 Corixidae

 Water boatman

 Hemiptera

 Membracidae

 Buffalo treehopper

 Hemiptera

 Cicadidae

 Cicada

 Hemiptera

 Miridae

 Plant bug

 Hemiptera

 Reduviidae

 Assassin bug

 Diptera

 Stratiomyidae

 Soldier fly

 Diptera

 Empididae

 Dance fly

 Diptera

 Calliphoridae

 Bluebottle fly

 Diptera

 Muscidae

 House fly

 Diptera

 Drophillidae

 Fruit fly

 Diptera

 Bibionidae

 March fly

 Diptera

 Varies

 Giant Fungus Gnat*

 Diptera

 Culicidae

 Mosquito*

 Hymenoptera

 Apidae

 Honeybee

 Hymenoptera

 Ichneumonidae

 Ichneumon Wasp

 Hymenoptera

 Formicidae

 Ant

 Hymenoptera

 Mutillidae

 Velvet Ant

 Hymenoptera

 Vespidae

 Yellowjacket

 Coleoptera

 Coccinellidae

 Ladybug

 Coleoptera

 Elateridae

 Click beetle

 Coleoptera

 Histeridae

 Clown Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Cantharidae

 Soldier Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Erotylidae

 Fungus Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Carabidae

 Ground beetle

 Coleoptera

 Cerambycidae

 Longhorn Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Scarabaeidae

 Scarab Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Tenebrionidae

 Darkling Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Hydrophilidae

 Whirligig Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Curculionidae

 Weevil

 Coleoptera

 Chrysomelidae

 Leaf Beetle

 Lepidoptera

 Noctuidae

 Owlet Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Erebidae

 Tiger Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Geometridae

 Geometer Moth

 Lepidoptera 

 Tortricidae

 Leafroller Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Crambidae

 Crambid Snout Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Nymphalidae

 Buckeye Butterfly

 Lepidoptera

 Pieridae

 Pierid Butterfly (white/sulphur)

 Blattodea

 (varies)

 Cockroach

 Blattodea

 Archotermopsidae

 Dampwood Termite

 Blattodea/Isoptera 

 Rhinotermitidae

 Subterranean Termite*

 Orthoptera

 Gryllidae

 Cricket

 Orthoptera

 Tettigoniidae

 Katydid (imperfect antennae)

 Orthoptera

 (varies)

 Grasshopper

 Trichoptera

 (varies)

 Caddisfly*

 Dermaptera 

 (varies)

 Earwig

 Zygentoma

 Lepismatidae

 Firebrat*

 Neuroptera

 Chrysopidae                

 Green Lacewing

 Neuroptera

 Hemerobiidae

 Brown Lacewing

 Neuroptera

 Myrmeleontidae

 Antlion

 Neuroptera

 Sisyridae

 Spongillafly

 Microcoryphia

 Machilidae

 Jumping Bristletail*

 Odonata

 (varies)

 Damselfly

 Odonata

 Libellulidae

 Skimmer Dragonfly

 Phasmida

 Heteronemiidae

 Walkingstick* (small)

 Psocodea

 (varies)

 Barklouse*

 Raphidioptera

 Raphidiidae

 Snakefly*

 

+ 60 Pins

+ Forceps

Dead Insect Collection 60 Count

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